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Banstead Downs Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

Banstead Downs Golf Club, Surrey is an 18 hole, par 71 (6581 yard), private, downland golf course designed by James Braid in 1890.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6581 yards | Private | Downland

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Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round; £65.00 per day Mon - Thurs *

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


Visitor Information

Visitors welcome Monday - Thursday

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

Contact Information

Address: Burdon Lane, Cheam, Surrey, SM2 7DD United Kingdom

Tel: 020 8642 2284

Golf Pro: Stephen Plane | Tel: 0208 642 2284

Website: http://www.bansteaddowns.co.uk

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Banstead Downs Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.45

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 69
Average Ratings
4.09 ... Overall Rating
4.00 ... The Course
4.29 ... Course Cond.
3.87 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.96 ... Pace of play
4.33 ... Hospitality.
3.50 ... Prac. Facil.
3.92 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

69 ratings & 50 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 430 out of 2183.

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Highly Recommended 2019

What the club says: Banstead Downs is a downland course built on chalk. It has a reputation for being an "all year round" venue and rarely is the course unfit for play. The course has been designated an area of Special Scientific Interest because of the natural flora and fauna. The fairways have a natural undulation and good definition.



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Reviewed Sep 20 2021 by Andreas O - rated 5 out of 5
Considering we had a loads of rain before we played, this course was near bone dry. Amazing drainage and superb greens. Nicely laid out and every hole is different. Plays pretty tough off the whites. Look forward to playing again.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 81 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed Sep 13 2021 by Roger B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 26 2021 by Bob B - rated 4 out of 5

Always good

Played as a member?s guest good course
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Reviewed Aug 19 2021 by Mike R - rated 4 out of 5

Classy downland course - very enjoyable

This James Braid designed course has elements of some of his classic Scottish courses, playing fairly firm and fast even after a summer of rain. It is a tight course, bordered by thick trees and bushes so you need to be fairly straight off the tee but get the ball in play and you can probably score well. I was a bit wayward off the tee and was punished with lost balls. YOu can come off here feeling beaten up if not being sensible off the tee.
Greens needed a cut but they were very consistent and steady. Definitely a course I will rush back to play. I had never played before and made some poor decisions with choice of club off the tee. Don't expect to play lights out first time you play here but some course knowledge will help with repeat plays.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 79 Handicap: 4.1)
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Reviewed Aug 18 2021 by Richard G - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course

First time visit to Banstead Downs and enjoyed it. Some fun holes, especially the two driveable short par 4s but overall I felt the course is a little featureless and layout is a bit repetitive. However, the conditioning was quite good, with good fairways and greens. The interest comes from some steep false fronted greens, undulating fairways and some deep bunkers attractively framed by thick rough. I can imagine it gets pretty fast and firm most summers as it was pretty firm still with all the rain this year. Tempted to say it's not the most challenging course but I did play my best golf in years, so probably not an entirely reliable viewpoint.

Nice pro shop, friendly enough atmosphere, fast paced round (midweek twilight), warm up nets and decent chipping and putting practice areas.

Crossing the road halfway round at rush hour was interesting to say the least!

Would return but plenty of other courses I want to try first. Good value at ?30 with a County card. Wouldn't pay ?50 though.
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Reviewed Apr 1 2021 by Pete H - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 7 2020 by Dennis H - rated 4 out of 5

Banstead golf club

Dry but fresh day
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Reviewed Sep 6 2020 by Tim L - rated 5 out of 5

Course in good shape

Course is in good shape again following maintenance work post COVID. Greens fast and true and course well defined. Need to be accurate off the tee
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Reviewed Jun 21 2020 by Steve H - rated 5 out of 5

Tough off tees

Tough test of golf with tree lined fairways making shots off tee very difficult, course in great condition with nice greens.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Mar 1 2020 by Pete H - rated 5 out of 5

Best this winter

Been playing a different course each week in the SE with a limited budget & this has been so the best. Fairways excellent. Greens the best. To get a degree of summer roll after the wettest Feb on record speaks volumes. Not surprised they had 2 Socs ahead of us though & shame this slowed us down enough to get the Kitchen Closed 2 minutes ago message but will def def go back. Young?s beer on tap too.
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Reviewed Dec 31 2019 by Trevor G - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course very but bit bumpy
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Reviewed Aug 23 2019 by Rob R - rated 5 out of 5

Warm welcome

Always a warm welcome, highly recommended. Course always in excellent condition.
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Reviewed Aug 21 2019 by Paul F - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 30 2019 by Tony W - rated 5 out of 5
Banstead downs is a relaxing course, very good greens and easy to walk, nice people around the course, just be careful crossing the road.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: 17.7)
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Reviewed Jun 5 2019 by Kenley - rated 4 out of 5

Rory Hillary

Played June 2019 - One of the best maintained courses I've played in a long while. Excellent greens, which is something I look for over anything else. Saves you more shots being the theory!
Really helpful staff in the pro shop. The course was a tiny bit same same on each hole and but very enjoyable none the less. Will return but £30 green fee a little steep for a quick return.
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Reviewed Apr 19 2019 by Tom C - rated 3 out of 5
Ok
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Reviewed Apr 14 2019 by Simon T - rated 3 out of 5
Coming out of winter it's still a bit patchy but worth playing on the twilight rate. Can get a bit slow if there are matches on (got stuck behind 4 x 4 balls, wasn't let through so skipped ahead and played the 16 - 18 loop twice instead)

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 78 Handicap: 7.3)
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Reviewed Jul 2 2018 by Simon A - rated 4 out of 5

Good value for money

Nice downs style course. Friendly pro shop and overall very good. Watch out crossing the busy road.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 18 2018 by Ian R - rated 5 out of 5

Immaculate greens in a lovely setting

Took up the option of a £20 introductory green fee and will definitely return for another crack. The course is in excellent condition and the greens are the best I've played on for a while

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 107 Handicap: 19.7)
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Reviewed Apr 13 2018 by Louis G - rated 5 out of 5
Amazing course really fun to play with some amazing greens. Would definitely go back to play again.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 105 Handicap: )
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