Review's of Wildwood Country Club
Tough course for a cold day in March
There are three circuits of 9 holes at Wildwood, and I think you'll have to play well to score low on any one of them. The toughest, in my humble opinion, is the shortest of the three: The Woodland. It almost seems like there's more lakes on this nine than The Lakes nine. Whether there is or isn't, you will have to hit the ball straight.
The Parkland and The Lakes give you a little more room off the tee, but not a huge amount, and they are a little longer too.
The greens looked a little patchy, but I think they'd been treated recently. However, they were very good, quick, and ran true.
The prettiest hole by far is the 5th hole on the Parkland nine, but other than that the holes tend to look a little samey. Not that there aren't some really good holes here, and the course will really test you, but I wouldn't call this course scenic.
The clubhouse had great views of the course and the food was good.
3 loops of 9 to choose from.....
Wildwood Country Club is very peaceful, very natural looking golf course with a lovely barn type clubhouse situated in Surrey.
Played there last April on a warm sunny Spring day when every tree or plant or flower look very fresh.
The 3 loops offers a choice of Parkland ,Woodland and Lakes. We played the 1st two, and water does come into play even if the names do not suggest so.
Fairways were wide but trees, bushes and rough can make a difficult round if you stray.
2 favourites holes:
Parkland 7th, a long, very sharp dog leg to the left Par 5. A ditch with water feeding the lakes on either side. The longest route is probably the safest here. Green is fairly large with a bunker on the left to catch the ones who dare cutting across.
If I remember the greens were interesting as some were tiered and ondulated.
Woodland 3rd, a short Par 3 over a large lake and a public footpath on the left.
Warm and friendly reception in the Proshop, members very amicable too.
Large, full of natural light Clubhouse, with bar upstairs overlooking the courses and miles of surrounding Surrey countryside. A large outside terrace with wooden balcony, very pleasant place to savour the 19th with lovely food on offer.
Practice facility, large car park and very pleasant Ladies changing room.
A course one should try due to the versatility of 3 courses on offers.
Disappointing.... gave up after 12 holes!
I played here on a cold, windy Sunday in November. With the benefit of hindsight, not the best idea..... but we all try these crazy things sometimes!
There are three 9-hole courses, for which separate scorecards are available for each combination. That is the good part.... and also the greens should be mentioned as they are excellent in both design and condition.
Perhaps one greenkeeper is employed just to look after the greens.... for the rest of the course is not good at all. There was a distinct lack of maintenance around the course. Fairways were so poorly defined that our group all got one hole completely wrong, aiming the wrong way and so finding our balls in long grass. This is easily done here, as the long grass extends to areas surrounding some greens, where it is quite possible to lose a ball, despite being only a few feet from the putting surface. Signage is poor, so it's easy to lose your way although in our case, when we found ourselves back at the clubhouse after 12 holes, we decided enough was enough and didn't really need any more torture.....
Ok, it was cold and had started to rain, but you should get the picture.....!
Back in the clubhouse, the day improved considerably. It is a very welcoming 'barn' style with the only missing feature being a hearty fireplace. Friendly staff and delicious food from a very good menu made us all feel much better about the day..... it was just a shame about the 'golf' part.
I should perhaps add here that these are just my own opinions of what I found (Sunday, 24 Nov 13) and may not be representative of course conditions at other times. I will not return, as I think better value than the £25 we paid can be found elsewhere.
Wildwood GC comprises three 'varied' loops of 9 holes, ie Parklands, Woodlands and Lakes. All 27 holes were played. All three loops were difficult in their own way but were exascerbated in very windy conditions, course played long. The greens were excellent, very true and pacey. The clubhouse facilities were excellent, staff likewise. This was played on a discounted Groupon voucher so was very good value for money, including a bacon roll/tea before tee off. I played the Parkland & Woodland course last year also.
Would not rush back
On the positive side the greens were excellent but fast and testing. Putting green was equally good, though did not use the range. Some very challenging holes, especially to start. On the negative, apart from the greens the course was quite shabby, long wooly approaches to lot of greens penalising a good shot, lot of very tatty bunkers, broken/poor directional signage and a couple of quite odd par fives. Played a number of better courses for the same money we paid, so would not rush back.
Practice facilities good although driving range was off mats and not long enough to use driver!
Difficult course with water in play, tight fairways. Some bunkers could do with better sand!
Greens quick and true.
Very good course that will test every area of your game!
Fast Greens only highlight sadly
Signs pathetic, fairways = light rough, no maintenance of overgrown water hazards, less than impressed with obnoxious members behind our party, definitely never going back there!