Sonning Golf Club

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Sonning Golf Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6329 yard), private, heathland golf course designed by J H Taylor.

Contact Information

Duffield Road, Sonning on Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6GJ United Kingdom

Tel: 0118 9693332

Website: http://www.sonning-golf-club.co.uk/

Golf Pro: Johnathan Dunn | Tel: 01189219931

Contact/Secretary: Guy Stacey

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *
Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 70 | 6329 yards | Private | Heathland

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

Visitors: It gives me great pleasure to introduce Sonning Golf Club to you. We have a great golf course with an exceptional history with an elegant and friendly environment that is a unique combination of the traditions of a private members' club and is in excellent entertaining facilities.

The golf course provides a wonderful test for all standards of player and is always presented at its very best. Continued investment in the course ensures that those standards are maintained and the experience is enjoyed by all who come and play. Sonning has previously been described as a ‘hidden gem’, but today it is being increasingly discovered and celebrated.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

Location: http://www.sonning-golf-club.co.uk/html/contact/contact_map.asp

Designed by: J H Taylor

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Sonning Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.34

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 44
Breakdown Averages

4.23 ... Overall Rating
4.21 ... The Course
4.32 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.91 ... VFM
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44 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 457 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The golf course measures 6,329 yards and has a par of 70 and a SSS of 71. It generally plays longer than its yardage due to the elevations of several greens and fairways. Although originally a heath land course, there is now an abundance of mature trees and shrubs that line its fairways.

The greens are always true and fast and will test the very best of players. Peter Alliss has described our 17th hole as “one of the best short holes in the South of England”. The course is always in excellent condition throughout the year, and as written in the Michelin Guide “It is well worth a detour”. Martin Hawtree, the renowned international golf course architect, has redesigned Sonning’s original Taylor/Colt layout and has produced an impressive new 18th hole that finishes in front of the clubhouse. With an excellent practice range and short game area, Sonning provides some of the best facilities in the South of England.


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Adam C rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 5 2017

Played in a club match. Great course, great condition, great layout and friendly members. Look forward to playing again

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.5)
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Mark B rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 3 2017

I played on an afternoon with a fair green fee of £29. The course is in lovely condition and with the irrigation system everywhere was green which make a change, there are 6 holes of over 400 yards off the yellows which is a good test and the shortest par four isn't really worth going for as they have a ditch at the back of the green. Hole 16 was very tough with the wind against and all bushes and trees down the left hand side catching any errant shots. good practice facilities too

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 81 Handicap: 10.6)
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Pete R rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 19 2017

greens fantastic course in really good condition.
well looked after by all staff.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.4)
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John Crawshaw rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 18 2017

A good test of golf
Played the course Monday afternoon 10th July after a hot/dry spell of weather and was pleasantly surprised to find both the tees and fairways to be in good condition due to the on course irrigation system. The greens were also very good, quite quick and putted true.
There is a good mixture of short and longer par 4's and to score well on these holes you had to be fairly straight. I really liked the four par 3's - all around 150 yards from yellow tees but they were all well bunkered to catch wayward shots - a good test of accuracy.
Unfortunately there wasn't a course map available either on the tees or on the card and lack of course knowledge cost me a high score on the last due to the the back bank of the fairway bunkers being covered in thick rough.

Score 85 handicap 16.7
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Jon B rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 16 2017

Great course
A very nice course for both beginners and experts alike. Play it safe as a beginner and get a good score, or if more confident, go for broke on some very good risk and reward holes. Would very much like to play this course again.


(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 120 Handicap: 27.1)
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James C rated 4 out of 5 - May 30 2017

Very good and professional course, seemed slightly member first over visitors

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20.5)
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Neville S rated 5 out of 5 - May 11 2017

All I can say to anyone thinking about playing Sonning is to take the oportunity, especially if you can get a good deal on one of the tee time sites. There are 18 lovely holes of parkland golf to be enjoyed, with tees, fairways and greens that were all in very good condition. The fairways are generally pretty wide, with a lot of the holes/greens protected by a number of bunkers and subtle breaks.

I played it on a day when the ground was dry, which certainly helped reach a number of the longer par 4's. There are four par 4's longer than 435 yards from the yellows. To balance that there are only a couple of par 5's, neither of which is especially long.

The welcome at the proshop was very friendly, as were the staff working behind the bar.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 17.4)
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Anthony D rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 27 2017


despite a cold snap and rain the course was very well presented and in great condition. Minus point were the bunkers hadn't been racked that morning a some had deep sand.
Lovely location and staff very helpful.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 18.1)
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Simon S rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 16 2017

Course is in great condition for this time of year!

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.2)
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Neill S rated 3 out of 5 - Feb 25 2017

Course was in good condition given the weathe of late. Greens were very bobbly which made pitting a pain.
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Alex / Reading rated 2 out of 5 - Jan 28 2017

£30 (which although I appreciate is a big reduction from their usual fee) for a twilight round with 18 temporary greens is not good at all. The greens were wet but some may have been used, and they looked good so very disappointing not to go on of them.
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Dee B rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 24 2016

Love this course as well as staff,pro shop and bar. Grabbed a 4ball for ?100
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Alan F rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 13 2016



(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 23.3)
Course in first class condition, quiet apart from the trains and the tarffic outside, and a great pleasure to play on a generous parkland course.
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Johannes v rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 24 2016

Course in very good condition, greens fast ( but apparently not as fast as normal) nice course, will play again

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 24.8)
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Dave O rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 7 2016

Cracking course and enjoyable round. Greens had just been spiked which is a problem with booking through tee off times rather than the club.
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Ryan H rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 18 2016

Played here with a society on a very warm day. Course was in perfect condition with the many greenkeepers working hard on it mid morning but also having the politeness to stop any noise whilst taking tee shots etc. Some beautiful holes and can be punishing if you go wide. All staff top drawer. Great course and I would definitely come back.
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Graham L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 6 2016

Best course I have played on for a long time. Very friendly
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Tichafa M rated 5 out of 5 - May 18 2016


Excellent course. There clearly has been significant investment on the fairways.
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 24.5)
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Shane M rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 19 2016


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(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 14.1)
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Simon S rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 18 2016

Course is in great shape for the time of year!

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 85 Handicap: 13.4)
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