Top Meadow Golf Club

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Address: Fen Lane, N/A, North Ockendon, Essex, RM14 3PR, United Kingdom
Rating: 3.4
Rating: 3.5
Opened: 1985
Holes: 18
Type: Parkland
Length: 6228 yards
Par: 72
Rating/SSS: 70
Slope:
Green Fees: £16.00 with B/Fast Midweek; £16 / with member Weekend;
Offers: See website for details
Tel No: 01708 859545
Location: View Map
Website: www.topmeadow.co.uk
   
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Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

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Top Meadow Golf Club, established in 1985, is an open 18 hole parkland course in North Ockenden, Essex. It is located just a few minutes’ drive from both the M25 and the A12 and is popular venue among the locals. The club is a member of both the Essex County Amateur Golf Union and the English Golf Union. There is both accommodation, Bar, Full catering facilities, Changing rooms, Pro Shop, Equipment hire, Golf practice facilities and it is said to provide a superb golfers’ breakfast.
Description
Top Meadow Golf club was first established in 1985 and has matured to a great parkland course. This golf course is a little gem. Built on a hillside it has spectacular views across the Essex and Kent countryside.  Set mainly to parkland, with some wide fairways to encourage the big hitter. 

Top Meadow golf course is not an overly long, measuring only 6228 yards, par 72, with an SSS of 70 but it is nevertheless an excellent test for players of all standards.

Greens are always in excellent condition, as are the fairways. The clubhouse is cheerful and as mentioned above, the full English is a favourite, locally.

Top Meadow is a family run club which was established by Anthony Stock and has been successfully run by his family since and they offer bespoke Pay & Stay Packages, these include…

 

·        Accommodation in a standard double or twin room

·        18 holes of golf on the of arrival

·        Three course dinner

·        Full English breakfast

·        18 holes of golf on the following day

·        Midweek £70.00 per person per night (for a twin bedded room)

·        Weekend £70.00 per person per night (minimum of two night stay)

·        There is a £5.00 Supplement for guests who would prefer to stay in a single room

·        Tee times and meal times are prearranged at time of booking 

Visitors are always welcome.


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Number of Reviews: 20

Handicap: 28
Pro Member

26 Nov 2019, 09:23
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Great course, well worth the visit

Last time I played here there were staked trees lol, how time flies enjoyed it back then and still do, great!!!



  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

14 Jul 2016, 08:20
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Excellent value for money.

A great little course tucked in the Essex countryside. It was established in 1985, so doesn't have the history of other clubs. It is attached to a hotel, so good restaurant facilities. Good mixture of holes, and good views over Essex countryside. Like nearby Mardyke, this is a course which doesn't seem to get busy. Greens, fairways and bunkers all in great condition, and plays well in Winter as well. At £16 including a full English breakfast it represents great value for money

  

TSG

15 Jun 2015, 08:36
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Luv it

The fairways are quite open but when you get to the greens it does tighten up. The greens still need a bit of work but by July should be fine. Staff are friendly. It has a driving range plus a practice area for chipping and putting and if you play twilight, value for money is excellent.

  

Handicap: 22
Pro Member

13 Apr 2015, 21:15
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 1.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 1.0

Don't Play at the moment

Greens terrible,fairways terrible,tee boxes terrible.£16 a round with full English but would rather pay more for a course in decent condition.


  

Handicap: 15
Pro Member

13 Apr 2015, 18:27
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 1.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Top Meadow - At £16 with Full English, It's Hard To Complain

A Course that's great value for money at £16 with a Full English Breakfast, I have a couple of gripes about the course, though. Although the course is well laid out at nearly 6000 yards, the fairways are not in top nick with lots of bare patches and unevenly cut. Also, several holes with G.U.R. which spoilt the run ups to the greens from the fairways. The major issue was the Greens; they were all full of disease and very uneven, a smooth putt was never going to happen on these. Hopefully they will sort these issues out soon as the course itself is ok.

  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

20 Mar 2014, 21:37
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Challenging especially when windy

Real value for money. The course is challenging, especially when it's windy. Need to have a good head for distances as on a lot of holes you need to put the ball in the right place or your in trouble. Only thing that lets it down are the condition of a lot of the greens, bit patchy and ball bobbles around. This could be as a result of the recent weather and greenkeepers haven't had a chance to repair damage.

  

Handicap: 24

01 Sep 2013, 10:00
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Cheap n cheerfull

Course could be in better condition but cant really fault it at £8 twilight. As a resident I got it half price £4 Don`t usually bother with buggies but couldn`t refuse at £10

Wouldn`t want to be a member here but would play again.

  

TSG

14 Aug 2013, 11:04
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Good value and challenging

I played here recently and quite a number of times 9 years ago (when I was a better player) and as always found it to be a challenging and interesting course. As mentioned by previous reviews, it helps to know the yardages on certain holes eg 2nd,7th,10th,15th. Some holes seem to play longer than their yardage eg the 18th, probably because of the prevailing West wind and being slightly uphill(I would suggest a club and half stronger in these circumstances) The 18th is slightly easier than it was 9 years ago as they have trimmed the trees on the left side so you can see most of the green from the tee now, the main obstacles being the large oak tree on the right and the pond in front of the green. The par 5 10th and the par 4 15th are formidable holes requiring thought and nerve. I still can't believe that I actually birdied the 10th 9 years ago! However that was a 'one off' and 6 to 9 is my usual score on this hole.
The course condition was fairly good, greens a little woolly in parts; some holes were cut on a slight mound making it difficult to gently roll a putt in. Wind plays a part on this course which is mainly flat with some sloping fairways. Some years ago the course was only 9 holes with the extra 9 being added later which explains the unsymmetrical layout, which in turn requires a bit of walking between certain holes.
Good value at £16 plus a breakfast (weekdays) Would recommend a visit.

  

Handicap: 11
Pro Member

21 Mar 2013, 21:12
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

certainly worth the price of admission

especially when it comes with a free fry up for £16, it has been very wet lately as we all know so the greens were a bit ropey, (and i'm sticking to that one with the way I chipped and putted on them ! ), On a nice sunny day there is much to enjoy at Top Meadow for the price. I have always found the staff very friendly and accommodating, esp with regard to my son who has severe autism. So come and enjoy

  

Handicap: 5
Pro Member

05 Feb 2013, 13:17
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Mmm

Greens are some of the worst I have ever played on, some long walks between holes which I think they could easily improve by switching hole numbers, some holes are tricky, the £16 price tag including breakfast isn't a bad price but does refect the standard of course, so I would rather pay another 10er to play on better greens!

  

Handicap: 15
Pro Member

24 Oct 2012, 08:39
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Good value, OK course

Not a bad day out all in all. £16 including breakfast is well worth it. Not overly difficult, and (probably) quite pretty.... unfortunately played in the 'fog of 2012'!! Will be back if schedules permit.

  

TSG

20 Mar 2012, 16:35
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Good friendly people who run it!

Nice welcome and good breakfast! Pleasant course which does play better in the summer. Lots of work being done to the course, mainly new grass on some of the tees. I'm sure that the greens will improve with the weather.

  

Handicap: 17
Pro Member

16 Mar 2012, 08:14
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Top Meadow sparkles in the sunshine

Well presented, this is a well worth the visit, whilst there were a number of temp tees it did not detract from the playability. Sunshine and light breezes combined to make this a good day out, once the fog had lifted, the panoramic views were revealed. Pretty course - trees in blossom - nice mix of challenges and something for every level.

Good scores are possible, but take care as the course can bite back. Well kept fairways, and greens were slick and fair enough. A nice walking course, well worth a second visit, and clubhouse facilities are well regarded...

  

TSG

05 Dec 2011, 18:22
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Worth a visit

The course is quite a good layout and a fair test of golf for all standards.There are some interesting holes,a course planner is a must,some yardages caught me out,7 and 15 are examples,you cant see the green from tee.
Fairways where reasonable considering the time of year,and the course looks well looked after.
The greens are another story not in very good condition at all.Also the big Oak tree on the left side of the 18th green needs badly cutting back,completely blocks out the green.For the price of £16 which inc.full breakfast G.V.F.M.but I wont rush back to play again because of the greens

  

Handicap: 19

27 Feb 2011, 19:27
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Testing course

Good value for money and well worth a visit and the food was good too!

  

Handicap: 28
Pro Member

24 Jan 2011, 21:16
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Average course.

Top Meadow Golf Club is an ok course but great value for money. The club house/bar is very good and the food is also very good. The course itself is ok although the greens were very poor quality today. Some of the holes play a lot longer than the stated yardage as the course is quite open and exposed to the elements.
£16 for 18 holes plus breakfast is still good value for money and less than a tenner for twilight rate is brilliant.

  

Handicap: 18
Pro Member

25 Oct 2010, 16:23
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Nice little course...a hidden gem.

Not long, but some very good golf holes, one particular par 5 ...happy to walk off with a bogey. Greens are OK to good, depending upon when they are cut, ...the day I played they were quite wooly, and not too true. Fairways very well kept though. A hidden gem and certainly value for money - £16 includes a full English breakfast. I will definitely play it again.

  

Handicap: 28

21 Mar 2010, 16:39
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 2.0

Top Meadow

Was A Member here never felt at home so I left for another club course was ok good challange but never suited my game few holes you get punished to harshley for maybe a club out but the have a big membership so maybe it was just me

  

Handicap: 27
Pro Member

07 Mar 2010, 19:49
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

value

With great facilites and warm up practice areas this course is great value for money. Fair ways and greens could be improved. This is a test for any level of golfer with some real tough holes.

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

04 Jan 2010, 18:33
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Cheap and Cheerful........

Played here on a cold January day, so not so sure I saw the course in its best light. However, its a fairly benign 18 holes that plays up and down parallel fairways but there are a few good holes. However, at £16 on a Saturday(with a member) you cant really go wrong. Wont be rushing back but would play again!

  




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