Fairlop Waters Golf Club

Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex is a 27 hole complex with the 18 hole Par 72 (6281 yard) Course and 9 hole par 27 (1167 yard). A public, parkland golf club

Contact Information

Forest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 3JA United Kingdom

Tel: 020 8500 9911

Golf Pro: B. Preston
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £16.30 per round; £8.80 per 9 holes on Par 3 Course *
  • Weekend Guide: £23.00 per round; £11.40 per 9 holes on Par 3 Course *

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Course Information:
27 holes | Par 72 | 6281 yards | Public | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy Hire Changing rooms BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Golf societies welcome

Par Package = £18.00 pp

Birdie Package = £23.00 pp

Eagle Package = £27.00 pp

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

Fairlop Waters Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  2.33

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 85
Average Ratings
2.56 ... Overall Rating
2.51 ... The Course
1.33 ... Course Cond.
2.73 ... Facilities/Serv.
2.68 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.62 ... Pace of play
2.85 ... Hospitality.
1.77 ... Prac. Facil.
2.42 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

85 ratings & 61 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 2116 out of 2122.

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What the club says: The golf complex has two Pay and Play courses.

The 18-hole course is 6281 yards long and has a Par of 72.

The 9-hole course is 1167 yards long and has a Par of 27.


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Reviewed Aug 24 2019 by Graham C - rated 1 out of 5

Gone Downhill

Greens are dead and cracked making serious putting impossible - more hit and hope. This used to be a good option for a fun day's golf - it was never anything like a top course but it was good value. Even though it's still very reasonably priced, it's not good value anymore. Whether it's council cutbacks I don't know, but it's gone seriously downhill. And despite the course being virtually empty, there were no trolleys available due to a lack of handles. I've enjoyed playing this course over the last few years but I won't be going again in a hurry.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 115 Handicap: 26.3)
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Reviewed Aug 14 2019 by Robert H - rated 1 out of 5

Disappointing

I used to play this course regularly about five years ago. It is now in an awful condition. The tee’s are mostly overgrown. Ninety five percent of the greens have little or no grass. All have cracks in them due to dry weather. I am not sure if I shall play there again.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 17)
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Reviewed May 20 2019 by Andy/Ilford - rated 1 out of 5

Looks Dreadful

I live a drive and a wedge from Fairlop Waters. I have played a few times in years gone by and actually believe with some love it would be a good course. Went for a walk over there yesterday and I have to say I have never seen a golf course in worse condition, from the tee boxes to the greens, I didn't include fairways as I didn't see any grass cut short enough to be classed as such. 2pm on a nice Sunday afternoon in May and we saw the grand total of 3 golfers. Says it all. Such a shame!
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Reviewed Apr 21 2019 by London - rated 1 out of 5

Disappointing

Shocking. This is a recreational venue and golf is not their focus. Avoid.
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Reviewed Dec 28 2018 by Chigwell - rated 1 out of 5

Awful course

I played Fairlop for the first time in over 10 years today. It is in absolutely disgusting condition. I doubt any kind of upkeep has taken place for at least 2/3 years. Most greens were on the fairway. Tees were indistinguishable. No wonder it was empty. DO NOT waste your money here.
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Reviewed Aug 31 2018 by Des / Essex - rated 1 out of 5

Worst golf course in Essex

Poor greens & Expensive to play.
Pin position not changed for months , dog mess on greens , bunkers unplayable, No grass on green or not been cut.
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Reviewed Aug 28 2018 by Graham C - rated 1 out of 5
Course has suffered after recent heatwave and the greens were dire. As this is a municipal course I think you just have to suck it up but it wasn't great. In addition, I was stuck behind two ladies who were very slow so the first 9 took two and a half hours.This isn't usually a problem at this course so I was probably just unlucky.Nonetheless, this was one of my least enjoyable visits to Fairlop Waters.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 25.9)
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Reviewed Aug 3 2018 by Ben W - rated 3 out of 5

Nice quiet council run course.

Good but not a full serviced course so not in perfect condition but is definitely kept well enough to play on and i would recommend.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 111 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jul 15 2018 by Gary F - rated 1 out of 5

Avoid like the plague

Fairlop waters was a very nice course once,but unfortunately the council have got there grubby hands on it,the fairway and greens resemble the surface of mars.Just needs some money spent on it, don't be too surpised if they start building on the land.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 85 Handicap: 20.9)
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Reviewed May 17 2018 by Lee A - rated 1 out of 5

Total abomination

Never, in nearly 20 years of playing golf have I enjoyed a round less. This course will leave you feeling like James Dyson's latest vacuum has sucked out your soul. Where should I begin in describing the pig sty that is Fairlop Waters? The tee boxes would, on any other course, be deemed as ground under repair. They are uneven and covered in grass at least an inch high - and that is the good ones. Several of them have weeds growing through. I had to swing a diver through flowering dandelions a couple of times. The greens are abysmal. The grass is so long that as you walk you leave footprints half an inch deep. Worst of all is the rough. It is covered in thick clumps of mown grass which cause you to loose almost any ball you hit into it. This is particularly frustrating if you only miss a fairway by a yard or two. What is such a shame is how badly this course has been left to rot. Not long ago it was a nice setup. It is now in a disgraceful condition. Never again.
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Reviewed Nov 1 2017 by Barry K - rated 3 out of 5

Needs work

Tee boxes not very good, some fairways need cutting, bar staff ignored us for 5 minutes while they talked amongst themselves. Better courses in the area you can play
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Reviewed Oct 10 2017 by Russell M - rated 1 out of 5

Overpriced!

I decided to play Fairlop Waters because it is one of three golf courses within ten miles of my house that I have never played. One of the reasons I haven't played here before is the bad things I had heard.

When I arrived at the course it turns out I had to pay to park! It was only 40p, but it put a sour taste in my mouth.

There is no pro shop, you pay at the bar in the main building. It cost me £19 for the round and £3 for a small bucket of range balls (40 balls). I had to pass both Risebridge and Hainault Forest to get to this course. Both these golf courses are in a better condition, and cheaper than Fairlop Waters!

The range is dated and they use the old style range balls. It could really do with bit of tender loving care!

The course is very flat, and if it wasn't for the trees around the course you could probably see every hole. The whole course is in dire need of some tender loving care. The tee boxes were not that good and the grass needed cutting. This was the same for the fairways and greens, they all needed cutting. It could be that they are letting it get longer for the winter, but when you see daisies and dandelions on the fairways, I would say it needs cutting.

The bunkers had sand in them, but there were no rakes. Again, needed some looking after. There was grass growing through the sand and the edges of the bunkers needed trimming.

The greens were decent (apart from one which had problems!) They ran true but were slow, probably due to the fact they needed cutting.

I have marked this course off as being played now, and probably will never play it again. It's overpriced for what it is and I pass better (cheaper) courses to get here!

The only way I would play here again is if it was in a competition or somebody I was playing with desperately wanted to play here!




(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 15.8)
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Reviewed Jul 16 2017 by Curtis - rated 1 out of 5

Absolute Rip Off ????

I played 18 holes at 7am I was charged £49 for one round with a buggy, considering the greens were covered in divets, dog walkers everywhere & no site of a decent fairway!! I cannot believe that they charge so much money for a public open course. It's cheaper & much more satisfying playing Hainault Forest GC which is just over a mile away!!

The buggy was disgusting, it looks like it has never been cleaned & they are only 4 years old, absolutely fuming ????

Not worth the money as pound for pound this has to be the most expensive course in the country for what you get.
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Reviewed May 20 2017 by John V - rated 2 out of 5

The par 5s provide some challenge, but the greens are in need of repair.
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed May 17 2017 by Joe S - rated 5 out of 5
Played here last weekend, i was dubious after reading the reviews, however i was plesently suprised. Decent condition, staff were very friendly, new club house for a beer after was great - also showed the football.
Enjoyed it!
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Reviewed May 8 2017 by Danny V - rated 3 out of 5
An improving course tee to green in good condition, signs that works are on going on the greens.
Some nice holes with some long par 3's! The rough is set up to make it more challenging.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 20.9)
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Reviewed Apr 18 2017 by Dhan P - rated 3 out of 5
Decent challenging course. Greens need attention. Encountered holes and divots on greens.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 128 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Apr 9 2017 by Graham C - rated 2 out of 5
This is an interim view because I really like this course. However, the clubhouse is closed at present due to total refurbishment although you can get a beer from the restaurant next door to drink outside. This is OK on a sunny day but I'm not sure what happens if it's raining. Also, on this visit, the greens were the worst I've ever known them and really need some work. As I say I normally rate this course as being excellent value for money and worth a visit for a fun day out but, until the clubhouse is finished and the greens improve, you might want to give it a miss.
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Reviewed Mar 13 2017 by James London - rated 1 out of 5
Absolutely terrible course and paid £18 for a midweek game. Awful greens with divots and holes in. The fairways are like jungle i\'ve seen better pitch & putts. Dog walkers everywhere walking across fairways & greens. One dog owner let his dog poop on one of the greens and he didnt even pick it up
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Reviewed Mar 8 2017 by Barry K - rated 4 out of 5
We got 2 for 1 vouchers off of there website, all staff were very helpful. The course was in very good condition no temp greens and in good condition, will definitely play again soon
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