Review's of The Addington Golf Club
Haven't played here for a while so was looking forward to what is always a testing course. Was amazed at the conditions. Lots of work on clearance and general tidying up
Making it look a picture. It’s looking and playing better than I have known it before. Spoke to long term (prior to Altonwoos) Members who said the course is in the best shape they had ever seen. Well worth a visit
Good challenge but definitely not worth £100 on a saturday
Enjoyable course to play. Fairways very dry but greens in superb condition. Bunkers poor with little sand and stones in them. Not what I would expect from a course that charges a normal rate of £100 on a Saturday. I paid a society rate of £50 but would only pay that once or twice a year. Have played better courses for less.
The Addington Golf Club is a very interesting course with some unusual holes, great views of the city of London, and apparently the best par 3 in England (13th). The greens were in superb condition as were the tees - fairways a little dry due to the great summer. I really look forward to playing there again.
Adding ton golf course
Nice course, although I fought the tee,s were badly marked.
Not knowing the course there is plenty of rough around the fairways, difficult to find your ball if landed in there. Course is well laid out, greens are a bit bumpy.
A little disappointing
The Addington is not really giving the quality that their well above average prices would suggest. The fairways had many unrepaired divots. The greens were far from being true. Having said that there are many excellent holes here, some very challenging Par 4 holes, not to mention 6 very different and challenging Par 3 holes. My concern is more with the lack of general upkeep all around the course. Breakfast was OK but did not include the cost of a cup of tea.
The clubhouse and locker rooms were nice and the bar/food good.
The course was an interesting mix of holes with treelined fairways, dog legs, and heather disecting some fairways. There are several blind tee shots and several more risk-reward shots which makes every short interesting.
The most memorable holes where 6, with a difficult bunker guarding the right-hand side of the green, 7, a picturesque short par 3, 8, a 90 degree dog-leg with a blind tee-shot, 9, another 90 degree dogleg but with a large heather filled dell bisecting the fairway, 12, a short par 5 across a valley, with many humps, hollows and areas of heather on the fairway and 13, a long par 3 from an elevated tee, to an elevated green over the bushes infront of the tee. The views across london on the 14th and 16th tees were particularly impressive.
The greens were also excellent, often very large with several tiers and subtle slopes, but always fast.
We Paid £40 to play on a Sunday and the course was not busy. It was therefore excellent value for money and I would certainly recommend playing here.
UK TOP 100 COURSE - WELL WORTH ITS STATUS
A friendly welcome awaited us from the guy in the Pro Shop, then onto breakfast. A lovely and friendly lady served us and made us feel very welcome.
The golf course itself was fantastic; very well maintained from tee to green on every hole. Quite hilly though, so, if you prefer a buggy then pay the extra. We went on their offer of £50 for 18 holes and a full English breakfast and it was worth the money. We will be back when another offer comes around and I advise anybody to at least pay that little bit extra and give it a try.
One of the best.
Played here with TSG alongside the matchplay final.
Superb course with a great mix of holes, i would say mainly parkland style with plenty of trees close by so you have to be accurate. Also several holes have swathes of heather bi-secting the fairways so club selection is oh so important. This really is a course you have to think your way round, i thoroughly recommend a course planner especially for the tips on where to try and place your shots.
The course was in lovely condition, particularly the greens. Must be spectacular in Spring/Summer when all the rhododendrons are out. Lush fairways and tees, just a little nit picking about people not rakeing after visiting bunkers. But the bunker sand was consistant and a pleasure to play from.
Clubhouse is understated from the outside but has everything you would expect internally. Staff are professional, friendly, helpful and polite.
Practice facilities are very good with a large putting green just thro the pro shop and a stand alone par 4 hole with a two tiered green.
I understand TSG have a discount with the group that own the course, i paid just £40, which for a course of this stature is brilliant. If you get the chance then play here, i hope to...............
A beautiful course
The course is beautiful with many litte bridges. the first 6 holes are relatively easy but getting difficult after hole 7. Course is very well maintained. car park is a bit small and one has to obtain a code when leavng.
Always wanted to play here, the course did not disappoint, greens really fast and difficult to read, you have to keep it in the fairways as some really challenging shots in the rough, every hole is different and I cant wait to play it again.
Special thanks goes to John Packham for arranging this game at half the normal green fees.
Fantastic course, great staff and a real challenge
A really great course, every shot involves a lot of thought and the greens are very tricky if you are not used to the speed and undulations (which I wasn't).
The middle section is just brilliant with every hole providing a different challenge. A number of holes require a carry of 170 to 200 yards to reach the fairway, so if your tee shots are a bit unreliable it can be very challenging.
Despite this I really enjoyed the round the staff were very friendly, and courteous. The club shop pro correctly recommended a course guide, as in a number of places you will be clueless without it.
The practice hole was novel and worth using as it gears you up for the tree lined fairways (I've played on course worse than the practice hole...).
It is expensive but worth it, just bring your A game.
Watch out for the greens.......
Played here a couple of weeks back on Golf Day through work and had a great day... some of the holes here are counted in the 'Top 100 courses' list and one of the par three is reported to be the sixth best par 3 in the country. The first half of the course is pleasant but the back nine was fantastic! Not sure it is good enough to warrant the £65 standard midweek green fee but its worth a visit if you get the chance to play it. However, watch out for the greens - they're VERY quick!!
36 hole bonanza
I joined the GOLF MAGIC golf society at THE ADDINGTON back in january, so had been looking forward to this for a long time, it was £60 for 36 holes including lunch.
A week before the event i had been checking the weather forecast praying for the gods above to deliever some tropical sun, it wasn't meant to be.
Having played ADDINGTON PALACE last week it had me expecting BIG expectations.
The best part of the course is from holes 6 to 14, some spectacular layouts and holes you couldn't get bored with, The bridges you walk over to get to certain parts of the holes really make the course(if you have played here you will know what i mean).
The greens are in very good condition and are very difficult to read so you will need your putting shoes with you.
My only minor gripe, and this is minor is that i have played on better tee boxes and i felt some were a little overgrown or had too many divots in them(par 3's)
Can't wait till next year.