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Cambridge Meridian Golf Club

Course Information

Cambridge Meridian Golf Club, Cambridgeshire is an 18 hole, par 73 (6,700 yards), private, parkland golf course designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark.

18 holes | Par 73 | 6,700 yards | Private | Parkland

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Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £27.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information

Previously known as the Cambridge National Golf Club

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

Contact Information

Address: Comberton Road, Toft, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2RY United Kingdom

Tel: 01223 264 700

Golf Pro: Ian Cochrane | Tel: 01223 264 700

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

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Cambridge Meridian Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.05

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 148
Average Ratings
3.89 ... Overall Rating
4.01 ... The Course
3.60 ... Course Cond.
3.71 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.79 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.79 ... Pace of play
4.07 ... Hospitality.
3.32 ... Prac. Facil.
3.59 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

148 ratings & 98 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1261 out of 2183.

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Highly Recommended 2019


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Reviewed Sep 30 2015 by Ncr - rated 4 out of 5
Some great risk and reward holes, especially the dog-leg par 5's. A very nice par 4 starting hole with an approach over a small stream. The greens are true, and offer a good chance for birdie. 2 long par 3's are a challenge to any level of golfer. Defiantly worth a visit. (Round played: August 2015 - Score: 73 Handicap: 6)
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Reviewed May 26 2014 by Jamie W - rated 4 out of 5
First time we have played this course. Initial impressions very good and the course didn't disappoint. Some form of course layout or hole layout would have been useful on the tee or scorecard as some holes were blind / or not obvious. That said course makes you think and provides interesting holes. All in all, a course we will hopefully be going back to!

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 93 Handicap: 12.1)
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Reviewed Mar 26 2018 by Vince M - rated 4 out of 5

Home club

Nice course
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Reviewed Jun 19 2014 by Shane D - rated 4 out of 5
First time visit to this course and I really enjoyed the lay out. A well designed course with some lovely looking holes and good positioning of bunkers/hazards. Choice of club and position off tee vital to leave good shots to some large undulating greens.

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 79 Handicap: 4.8)
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Reviewed May 29 2014 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5
an awesome course to play definitely worth the hour and a half drive up the M11.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed Oct 28 2013 by Martin B - rated 4 out of 5
great course, in very good condition. Very risk and reward for the long/brave hitters

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 85 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Nov 2 2021 by L / Cambridgeshire - rated 4 out of 5

Recommended

I've played Cambridge Meridian 4 times in total (3 times this year).

Review of facilities / general environment:
Enough parking space (good), plenty of trollies or buggies available (good), practice putting green and driving range is available (but I've never used them). Club house is fine, nothing special but staff are welcoming and members I've spoken to have all been welcoming too.

General review of the course:
There is enough variety on the course that you can think your way round. Playing long can leave you out of position, so if you like courses where you shouldn't just smash a driver off the tee, then this is a good option. Tee boxes, fairways, bunkers and greens were always in good condition when I played the course.
As with all courses in Cambridgeshire, there are places where there is little protection from the wind so the conditions can make the course play more easily or more difficult, which is always fun.

Overall rating:
I recommend the course. And will enjoy playing it again in the future.


More detailed analysis / advice:
Hole 1 - Par 4.
If your short game is good, I'd recommend hitting it 200-220 off the tee, slightly favouring the right-side of the fairway, to leave you with a short pitch shot into a green that sloped back to front so you can be aggressive when going for the flag.
But if you can suffer from poor distance control from half-shots, then play to a comfortable short-iron (full shot) distance, again favouring the right side so you don't block yourself out.

Hole 2 - Par 4
Play up to the bunker past the marker on the fairway, which will leave you a short-iron into the green. Long is fine. Right side is trickier if you have the bunker to play with.

Hole 3 - Par 3.
Short par-3. Plenty of space on the right. Some water left. Nothing you can't see off the tee here.

Hole 4 - Par 5.
The marker post really is your line here (and your distance). It's a 90 degree dog-leg right so don't send one way beyond the marker.
Cutting the corner isn't really an option either so for most golfers you'll have to play this as a 3 shot par-5.

Hole 5 - Par 3.
Depending on the flag and wind this can be a middle distance or long distance par 3. Favour the left side, there's less trouble.

Hole 6 - Par 5.
There's a bunker in the middle of the fairway that can affect the longest hitters. Second shot is blind (unless you're Bryson De Chambeau). It's a straight hole where anything not too far left will gather into the fairway. A good drive and a 4/5/6 iron will leave you pitching for your third.

Hole 7 - Par 4.
The fairway levels out at the top of the hill and then slopes all the way down to the green. If you want a flat lie, play to the top of the hill to have about 180 to the green.

Hole 8 - Par 4
Favouring left-middle or middle of the fairway is the play here. Too far right and you'll block yourself out on your approach.

Hole 9 - Par 4
You have to play this as intended and you aren't allowed to go for the green off the tee.
If you can clear about 230 you can go over the trees that are slightly to the right, leaving yourself with a short-iron to the green. Otherwise aim for the gap between the trees on the left.

Hole 10 - Par 5
There are two ditches that run parallel across the fairway. It's about 250-260 to the second ditch and I imagine about 200 to the first one. If going for it for your second shot, play to the right side of the green. Anything too far left will not be found.

Hole 11 - Par 4.
Personal preference is to smash driver off the tee aiming at the bunker that's 20 yards right of the green. If you hit your draw, you could be flirting with a great shot but if it stays straight you'll have a shot chip. Attach the flag, the slope on this green will cause high chip shots to stop dead.

Hole 12 - Par 5.
If you are a big hitter, you can cut loads off this dog-leg left. Aiming about 50-60 yards left of the marker post with a 250-270 yard drive is fine.
Do not go left for your approach (water).

Hole 13 - Par 4
Plenty of options off the tee here on this short par 4 but getting closer to the green definitely helps. Don't go too far left on your approach, that's where all the danger is.

Hole 14 - Par 4
Don't hook it off the tee (water left), so play down the right centre of the fairway.
The green has loads of borrow so aim at the flag otherwise you may struggle with difficult putts.

Hole 15 - Par 3
No real issues except for the length of the hole. You can see any danger off the tee

Hole 16 - Par 4.
The key is distance off the tee. If you can, fade it off the bunkers on the left of the fairway, leaving you with a middle iron to a nice green.

Hole 17 - Par 3.
Just don't go short. Water. Take enough club and swing easy.

Hole 18 - Par 5.
For big hitters (anyone over 250 yards, I consider that big ) driver is too much off the tee if aiming at the marker post.
You can take your chances by aiming left and cutting off the corner. But it could be risky. The hole only opens up a little.
So the sensible play is 220-230 left of the marker post. Playing a good iron down the fairway to leave a comfortable distance to the green. Too far right and you'll be blocked out by the large trees near the green.


Hope all this helps and hope you enjoy the course, if you play it.
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Reviewed Jul 5 2021 by Neil H - rated 5 out of 5

Don't just smash it!

Great challenge for a mid-handicapper wanting to improve. Needs some game management to navigate and avoid the rough and hazards. Unless you are accurate, on the front 9 lower scores are more likely with the driver used sparingly off the tee. In the summer, if you can hit 200+ yds accurately with a 3 iron or 5 wood you can leave the driver in the car

(Round played: Jul 2021 - Score: 86 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed Aug 14 2020 by Phil J - rated 3 out of 5

a thinkers course

long course but not designed for the bombers. you have to plot your way round taking driver sparingly. the greens could do with some maintenance, they needed a good cut and rolling, but overall a good course would recommend

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.7)
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Reviewed Oct 30 2019 by Daniel S - rated 3 out of 5

Great course , only worth the money as twilight

well kept tricky course with a few surprises . not worth the full green fee , would only go at twilight .
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Reviewed Feb 18 2019 by Neil H - rated 5 out of 5

Course in great condition in February

Really impressed with course condition for February, no temporary tees and greens all very good. We have played a few locally and beyond that have been nowhere near as good. It's a long course but rewarding for a mid-high handicapper with some challenging holes and some very gettable. Decent drive off tee is essential for pars and birdies.
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Reviewed Nov 19 2018 by Andy L - rated 4 out of 5
The course was in pretty good condition for this time of year. Very enjoyable round.

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 25.7)
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Reviewed Oct 6 2018 by Neil H - rated 4 out of 5

Highly recommended

Newly played, you have to think your way around with some some real feature holes and a great layout.
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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by Andy L - rated 4 out of 5
This is a lovely little course and although we have had very dry and hot weather it was in surprisingly good condition, the greens were excellent. Some sand in the bunkers would be nice.
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Reviewed Jul 9 2018 by John B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 21 2018 by Jozef W - rated 5 out of 5

Don't underestimate me!

As the title already suggests, it is a course many a player might underestimate. When I first visited and looked at the lay-out and thought I'd blast my way through it. How wrong I was! It is a lovely well designed course, not too difficult but certainly not easy and rather technical. A little gem amongst the many beautiful courses in Cambridgeshire.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 23.6)
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Reviewed May 20 2018 by Mark M - rated 5 out of 5

Best course ever played

Quite simply the best course ever played. Immaculate fairways and greens. Stunning holes and very friendly staff. A very enjoyable day. I shall be back

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 105 Handicap: 25.6)
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Reviewed Apr 26 2018 by Paul D - rated 4 out of 5

Good value for money course

Greens and tees in very good condition considering the long winter and wet spring, some standing water on the fairways but to be expected. Well worth a visit good course.
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Reviewed Apr 16 2018 by Gerry S - rated 3 out of 5
very wet but in good condition bunkers full of water, facilities ok. Bar staff not very helpful.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 106 Handicap: 21.4)
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Reviewed Oct 16 2017 by Jozef W - rated 5 out of 5

Worth a visit.

Lovely course, not too easy, not too difficult. Can be tricky though especially with the prevailing wind.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 105 Handicap: 25)
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