Review's of Wyke Green Golf Club
An enjoyable challenge - recommended
Wyke Green is a par 69 6,000 yards (yellow tees) parkland course. It is a mere 200 extra yards from the white tees. The course is located in Isleworth London, within sight if not sound of the Heathrow Airport flightpath and is partly bordered by Network Rail tracks, an oasis in the metropolis.
The course comprises 4 par 3s, 13 par 4s and only 1 par 5. The 219 yard par 3 16th is a particularly difficult challenge for someone who doesn't hit my driver more than a 200 yard carry. By contrast the 112 yard par 3 17th is also a tricky challenge to find the green because of its elevation and its surround by bunkers. There are 7 par 4s which are in excess of 400 yards each, most notably the 445 yard 15th and 419 yard 6th, indexes 2 & 1 respectively. The preponderance of so many 400+ yard holes on the card made the task of course management in order to bring in a respectable score essential; something I failed to do first time out.
The course was in excellent condition, fairways, greens, bunkers and tee-boxes. The course is a fairly gentle walk, much to my liking; however the challenges arise out of the positioning of the fairway bunkers, always seemed to be in play for me, the doglegs and in particular the numberous tough green side bunkers.
The greens were generally larger than they appeared from the fairways/rough, were very undulating and tricky to read.
I played the course as a guest of fellow TSGer Brigitte Lockwood and her husband Peter, a proud member at Wyke Green. There is a good ambience about the club, from staff but also a few members gathering to go out on their Monday roll-up before we were due to tee-off. One member had not only heard of Cherry Lodge but had also played it a few years previously, before all of the recent course changes.
Arriving early for our tee time intending to have breakfast before we played, I found that the clubhouse kitchen service is closed on Monday's. Facing the prospect of a short drive back the road to the nearby Tesco's store to get something to eat/take out on the course; my mood was pleasantly altered by the fact that a club member advised me that there was a halfway house located a few minutes walk away; which I hastily visited and enjoyed.
Weekday (Mon to Thurs) green fees are £40, or £20 as a members guest. The County Card discount scheme is also accepted.
I look forward to getting another opportunity to play the course again and to apply my newly found playing knowledge to make a better attempt at playing to handicap, if not better.
While I won't go as far as to say that it is a 'must play' course, I nevertheless consider it to be a quality course and that fellow TSGers would also enjoy it and would need to be playing their best golf to post a good score.
Excellent condition at the moment. Green are superbly fast and have totally recovered from their fusarium attack last winter thanks to the hard work and skill from the Greenkeeper.
Friendly members & staff in Clubhouse, very helpful Proshop, I was offered the use of a free buggy to go to the half way hut, as it a must: Karen's kitchen is not to be missed....I had a huge rock/muffin type cake with a cup of tea whilst watching players teeing off from the 8th & 9th holes.
Lots of comps going today. Matchplays etc...
The practice putting green and chipping area in front of the Clubhouse are a pleasure to practice on and reflect the quality that you will find on the course.
Lovely new wooden tables (perfectly installed by Mr L. who won his Matchplay today against last year s 'champion) outside on the terrace overlooking the practice area.
Junior groups been actively encouraged to play the game.
A very pleasant afternoon as a Visitor but cannot wait to play the course again.
Great course very well kept, with some interesting holes. Good half way house and club house. Very friendly staff.Great practice areas, will play again. Thanks for deal Brigitte.
By far the very best greens I have played on........
Absolute pleasure for short game fans, the Greens are sooooooo good, who wants a "gimme" when all the putts fall in, but one needs flair & feel as you could be very surprised by all the very subtle breaks, undulations.
The course itself was in fantastic condition from tee boxes (impeccable) to fairways, first cut, fringes etc....those pitches and chips reaching the greens as one expect them to.
Well done to the Greenkeeper and his staff.
The 1/2 way hut is very pleasant and the tea served in a colourful mug is only 50p and tastes good. So do the sandwiches. Karen has all under control and always smiles. Opens every day.
Friendly staff all around and very pleasant members.
I do hope that Mr L. will invite me more often now that he has more time on his hand. Today he kindly managed to organise a Guest rate for my Foxhills golf buddy and I. We certainly enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to return. We were blessed with super weather and the course looked absolutely resplendiscent.
A must play if in West London.
(I have a lot of catching up to do with the French & Spanish courses I played in July, August & September.) So watch out for my reviews.....
An urban gem, sparkling under the winter sun......clearly back on the map!
The previous review by Chris W. certainly gives a true picture of this Members Club. I played the course on Mon. 29th Dec 2014 (another rare invite from Mr L. (well Peter to TSGers), I really enjoyed the course on a glorious sunny winter day.
The conditions were superb despite the heavy frost, greens in A1 condition, the fairways immaculate, a lot of undergrowth had been cleared too, speeding up the time it takes to spot errand balls. Very well done to the Greenkeeper.
The 1/2 way hut was opened, a large cup of tea only cost .50p @ a members' club. It was definitely my lucky day as I managed to sell my LH 2nd hand Ladies golf club to Rosie F. (yes another Leftie), a young, keen, new golfer whose mother manages the refreshments hut! Now I can buy the one missing club in my bag: a Callaway 22 deg. hybrid...... Youpie or yepee..... Don't know the spelling .
Will return to this lovely parkland course in Spring/Summer taking advantage of the new "Special Discount Card", Mond-Thursd, 5 rounds of 18 holes for £120. Excellent value and only 2.6 miles from my home!!!!!
The new golf Manager Tim O. seems like a great enterprising addition to the Management Team. (hope you will read the 2 recent TSG reviews).
That is all for now.
Great course in london
This course is a true gem for an urban course, the members and staff are very friendly and happy to help make you have a good time. The course is a true test being short and tight with some long par 4's to truly test your game, you will have to play well to shoot your handicap around here. Happy golfing
Lucky day today.... got an invite to join Mr L.
It is not often that Mr L. invites me to join him to play golf at his club. So I was very excited, also I was trying out my 3 new clubs: a hybrid & 2 wedges.
Wyke Green is a very pleasant parkland course built on the former estate of the Earl of Jersey, but now belongs to the Members. Not far from central London, Heathrow airport, so one is surrounded in the distance by roads, trains and planes but not obstructive or distracting as the many old trees block out what could be distractions.
The fairways are wide and very well kept, not many divots, 1st & 2nd cut quite short, numerous bunkers, some quite deep, some huge, but all filled with lovely sand and my new wedge works magic... All the bunkers made this course very interesting to play and I believe a 2nd or 3rd visit will certainly help to improve the score.
Water only comes into play on the 2nd hole in the form of a brook that runs diagonally and again, it should be easier to play this hole a 2nd time around.
The greens are excellent, attractive shape, well guarded.
Good layout on the whole, but there is one point where I always get confused as to where to go next....
Atractive wooden tea hut with tables, chairs & red parasols by the 8th/10th holes but it was closed today as we teed off quite late, in fact we were the only 2 people on the golf course after 7.00pm but we finished the last 3 holes in near darkness.
Very well kept tee boxes, with ball washer, towel & bin at each Tee. Not a lot of difference in yardage between Yellow & Red Tees on many holes (Ladies SSS is 74).
Interesting Par 3, with a very tight approach. A very long one, 200+ yds...
My favourite holes:
The 8th, a Par 4/5, dog leg right, with mounds and lots of bunkers before & after the green. Quite vicious really, but a lot of fun to play and this is where my new wedges came in very useful.
The 17th: Par 3, uphill a little, guarded by a bunker the width of the green and 2 more bunkers at the back.
The 18th, Par 4/5: raised tee box, wide fairway, bunkers in the right places, one can see the Clubhouse in the distance.It was getting very dark as we finished play, could just about see my bright yellow ball, but it was my best hole.
Well stocked Pro shop, friendly staff.
Nice big clubhouse, very busy on a Friday night (a Greek theme.., some men playing poker etc...), a large patio terrace overlooking practice putting green and the 1st tee in the distance. There is a lovely painting hanging in one of the bar, depicting a view of hole 6th or 11th ? in the springtime, when all the bluebells are out and it is truly spectacular. Go and play in the Spring and you will see for yourself.
Open driving range. Practice net by 1st tee.
Large Car Park with "In" "Out" barrier for security.
A very pleasant place to have a round of golf, and a course one would want to return to better the score.
Thanks Mr L. and looking forward to the next time, yes I would like another invite.......