Sherfield Oaks Golf Course

Course Type
Parkland
Designer
TBC
Par
Waterloo 69; Wellington 72 
Slope
0
Rating
3.8
Golf Professional
TBC
Green Fees
Reviews
16

Course Information

ADDRESS:
Wildmoor Lane, Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27OHA, United Kingdom
WHAT/THREE/WORDS:
detergent.marshes.capacity
TELEPHONE:
01256 884 100
DESCRIPTION:

Part of the Crown Golf group of golf clubs (32 courses) Sherfield Oaks is situated in the beautiful North Hampshire countryside where it provides the ideal location for a relaxing game of golf in tranquil surroundings with many mature trees and water hazards. Spread over 400 acres Sherfield Oaks has two separate 18 hole courses (5,841 yd Waterloo course and the 6,412 yd Wellington course). The Waterloo is set in mature woodland and parkland and features several trademark holes. A birdie opportunity awaits you on the very first hole of the Waterloo course, a lengthy par five which requires an accurate tee shot as a dry ditch traverses the fairway. Water is a challenge on the course too, especially at the par three 5th where a lake guards the tilted green. The front 9 is deemed to be the easier of the two. Try to make your score and then hang on through the back 9 holes. The 10th offers a narrow fairway surrounded by mature oak trees. Holes 11 and 14 are challenging, requiring an accurate and long drive to gain a view of the green. You finish the round with two reversing dog legs. The 17th turns left to right and the approach is guarded by water as the right to left 18th turns up hill to the welcome sight of the clubhouse. There are further superlatives to describe the other holes, but the better bet would be to play them yourself. The Wellington course is slightly longer than it's counterpart and consequently offers a different challenge. As the Waterloo, the Wellington course unravels it's way through ancient Hampshire woodland and landscaped parkland. Well tended fairways and manicured greens make both courses a fantastic golfing experience. The Wellington starts with a par four hole that offers no view of the green unless you are accurate off the tee. This course also features Sherfield Oaks signature hole- The par five 7th. A 501 yard monster with Oaks protecting one side and punishing rough on the other. The landing area off the tee is very narrow so club selection is vital. Turn to look at the green and you will find it carefully protected by water. Long par five are not the only challenge on this course- The par three 17th and short par four final hole can both be considered "card wreckers" if they are taken to lightly. Treat yourself and take the Wellington challenge.

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3.3 / 5

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Course Scorecards

Course Tee Holes Par Rating Slope
Sherfield Oaks GC - Wellington Yellow 18 66.9 115
Sherfield Oaks GC - Waterloo Yellow 18 70.1 116
Sherfield Oaks Golf Course Yellow 18 0 68.2 114
Sherfield Oaks - Trafalgar (Winter Course) Yellow 18 0 68.2 114

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Golf Club Reviews

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First visit will not be last

Played the Waterloo course, good variety of shots required to get round in a reasonable fashion. Being very dry the ball carried well, the rough was tough but playable , greens very true with just the right speed for a high handicap player like myself, good afternoon of golf with good company.
Date Thursday, 19, July 2018
36.0
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We found the course to be well maintained and neat and tidy

We had a lovely day weatherwise to visit Sherfield Oaks and the course did not disappoint. There were several ditches and some water hazards with interesting wildlife on them. The rough is very tricky because it has been left to grow but the fairways were wide. A constructive criticism would be to improve the direction signage on the course - we were left wondering which way next on a couple of occasions. On a positive note we met and had a short conversation with a member of the green staff who was very friendly and polite. Look forward to visiting again.
Date Saturday, 26, August 2017
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Nice courses. Choice of two

Nice course. Not to hilly, but plenty to keep you interested. We played the shorter course. A few greens were not up to scratch but overall good VFM. Would happily return
Date Thursday, 02, February 2017
36.0
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nice

Really enjoyed playing there despite the frost. I will be back when weather improves
Date Thursday, 19, January 2017
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Great and enjoyable course - could be very hard on a windy day

Enjoyable course with enough testing holes to ruin a card. Some of the holes are long and if the wind is in the wrong direction they could be hard. Course well maintained and greens ran true
Date Friday, 18, September 2015
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Real good test for all golfers

Two courses at sherfield oaks are both challenging but
a fair test for golfers of all abilities. Greens were in good
condition for this time of the year.
Date Friday, 07, November 2014
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Wellington & Waterloo.....lovely venue.

Sherfield Oaks is part of the Crown Golf group. It comprises 2 courses, both set in mature parkland/woodland with water hazards.

A large and pleasant complex, well run & maintained to high standard with an attractive Clubhouse, barn style building which houses the bar, the Pro shop, Conference/meeting rooms. Staff very welcoming. Good food and great coffee. A terrace for the Summer days.

Ladies changing rooms are well organised with all the expected facilities.

Big open practice area (part of the Golf Academy, I think), some nets and a practice green.

Large Car Park to accommodate everyone as it seems a very popular venue, not far from Basingstoke, Hants, either accessed by the ring roads or pretty country lanes depending of how well you know the area, but not far from M4 & M3.

Today (31.10.2014) we played the Wellington, the longer of the 2 courses. A scenic round with its challenges along the way, some very long Par 5s and some short Par 4s, & variable lengths on Par 3s. a nice mixture, ditches across the fairways on most holes as well as lakes full of wild life/vegetation.

Wide fairways, well kept, well presented tee boxes with ball washer/towel, clear signage to next tee & well designed paths sometimes quite lengthy between holes but not hard to walk the course.

Greens are interesting, with subtle turns, sometimes a little spongy & could have done with a cut or a roll but I am not a Greenkeeper, so not sure when that gets done.

The rough is really vile and ball finding nearly impossible and today the bright Autumn sunlight did not help matters but how nice to play golf in shorts/or skirts and short sleeves on the last day of October.

Bunkers a little compacted but well positioned.

Very mature trees to negotiate specially on the dog legged holes, some spectacular ancient oak trees, so no wonder it forms part of the name "Sherfied Oaks".

I would certainly return to this venue and would love to play the other course which is shorter and has it own attraction/challenges.

I recommend a visit in this lovely peaceful part of Hampshire.




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Date Saturday, 01, November 2014
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An enjoyable course & good hospitality!

Played this 24Jan14, following weeks of rain. The course was in exceptionally good condition, considering that many courses in the area had restricted use, and carry only policies. Hospitality was good and friendly.
Date Sunday, 26, January 2014
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Lovely course

I hadn't played at Sherfield Oaks for 6 years, but I really enjoyed returning here. There are two courses and this review is based on the shorter Waterloo course.

While the course is only around 5600 yards from the yellows, it's not entirely defenceless. The course tightens up on the back 9 so you need to be hitting it well from the tee. The 10th is an especially tricky fairway to hit. That said, the course is very fair.

The greens were all in really good condition and a pleasure to putt on. Despite the recent dry summer, the fairways and tees were all holding up really well too.
Date Friday, 16, August 2013
36.0
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wellington and waterloo

played both courses in one day, would return again, but would not play 36 holes again in that heat, must have been the hotest day of the year
Date Friday, 01, July 2011
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sherfield oaks

played the waterloo course in great shape for this time of year .. the harder of the 2 courses there .. well worth the drive .. will return
Date Monday, 01, February 2010
36.0
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Sherfield Oaks - Wellington Course

I have been playing sherfield since it was a 18 hole complex. This is probably the best condition that i have seen the course in. Rough has been cut to accomadate amature golfers. Greens are a bit slow and hard.
Date Thursday, 05, November 2009
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Nice courses

Two nice courses, the Waterloo and the Wellington.

Worth a visit.
Date Sunday, 06, September 2009
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Waterloo

Like many courses playing very short in current conditions. Course in good condition considering. No stop on the greens. Good value with Open fairways card.
Date Monday, 06, July 2009
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Sherfield Oaks Wellington Course

Good challenging course off yellow tees.
Keep it on the fairways as I discovered the rough is not forgiving. It will punish you. Greens & tees in good condition. My only gripe was the bunkers were a little lacking in sand and those that I found the sand was compacted.
Date Thursday, 28, May 2009
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SHERFIELD OAKS - WELLINGTON COURSE

A good balance of par 3/4/5s with a total of 36 on each of the two 9s. Reasonably straghtforward layout but heavy rough will penalise if you do stray off course. Fairways and greens in good condition. Managed to avoid all bunkers today! Friendly welcome in Pro Shop.
Date Thursday, 28, May 2009