High Elms Golf Club

High Elms Golf Club, Kent is an 18 hole, par 71 (6221 yard), public, parkland golf course.

Contact Information

High Elms Road, Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7JL United Kingdom

Tel: 01689 858175

Golf Pro: P. Remy

Website: http://www.hegc.org/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £21.00 per round Mon - Thurs, £23.00 per round Fri. *
  • Weekend Guide: £28.50 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6221 yards | Public | Parkland

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High Elms Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.78

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 343
Average Ratings
3.32 ... Overall Rating
3.37 ... The Course
2.90 ... Course Cond.
3.23 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.38 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
2.95 ... Pace of play
3.65 ... Hospitality.
2.27 ... Prac. Facil.
3.14 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

343 ratings & 226 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1669 out of 2122.

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What the club says: A par 71 (SS70) and par 72 (SS72) for ladies, High Elms Golf Course, features many tree-lined fairways and strategically placed greenside bunkers which call for accurate driving and well placed iron shots. With its large variety of mature trees and excellent layout, High Elms is a public course of outstanding character and quality.

Apart from the normal mental challenges of golf, High Elms Golf Course gives you plenty of other things to think of, uphill and downhill lies, sidehill lies, doglegs and the 13th, unlucky for many regular players. It may only be a 224 yard par 3 from the white tees, but out of bounds left and right, uphill and over 3 bunkers to the green, means that although it is stroke index 2 on the mens card, many believe it to be the hardest hole on the course. Do not be put off though, play it as a par 4 and walk away happy.


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Reviewed Oct 30 2019 by Alfred P - rated 2 out of 5

tricky greens, unfair pin positions!

This course has some lovely par 4 holes. Unfortunately, the powers that be, being the green keepers keep putting the pin positions at the top of very slopey greens! The course could be really nice if it weren't for the shaved fast greens!

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 84 Handicap: 9.8)
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Reviewed Oct 20 2019 by Andrew M - rated 3 out of 5

Needs some TLC

High Elms is a good layout and a good test of Golf.
Tees are not great and some camber.
Fairways are a bit bare in places.
Greens ok with all the rain we've had.
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Reviewed Oct 3 2019 by Graham C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 1 2019 by Kevin B - rated 4 out of 5

Worth visiting

Great course with some tricky holes fast greens in excellent condition watch out for the 13 par 3 uphill very tricky
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Reviewed Aug 19 2019 by Bob J - rated 3 out of 5

Good Course

A pretty good test. A lot of sloping fairways and awkward lies. the rough is quiet severe as well which adds to the course protection.
No driving range but there are nets to warm up in and good putting/chipping area
Good breakfast and modern friendly clubhouse.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 13.8)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2019 by Alfred P - rated 4 out of 5

a tough layout with some great par 4's!

High Elms is a course that requires some long and accurate drives for the par fours. The greens are in good condition and are receptive. Bunkers still need some improvement. The fairways are coming back.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 82 Handicap: 9.4)
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Reviewed Jul 23 2019 by Mike B - rated 3 out of 5

Not so enjoyable.

I've been playing this course for the last ten years and it's become much more difficult and less enjoyable.
The fairways have become narrower and in poor condition with areas of rough left on the former fairways; the rough is deeper and difficult to get out of; there are ridiculous eyebrows of rough on the bunkers on the 10th and 18th greens which used to be close cut. I'll still play on Mytime courses but less frequently here.
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Reviewed Jul 16 2019 by Eric C - rated 4 out of 5
played here many times ,but this time disappointed greens were in excellent condition but fairways were quite bad very patchy, that said i would still play here??

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: 13.3)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2019 by William R - rated 4 out of 5
Course has been in better condition in previous years
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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Stephen C - rated 3 out of 5

Why change?

This course changed to play Back 9 first. That makes the start too difficult, viz., 10-18 = 61, 1-9, 50. Someone else quit after scoring 70 on 10-18.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 111 Handicap: 26.5)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2019 by James B - rated 2 out of 5

Grass needs cutting

First time played here for a couple of years and is now much harder than I remember it. Rough has been allowed to grow too long and too close to fairway/greens so is too punitive especially when fairways are hard, bare and slopey. Greens slow, could do with more grass cutting all round.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: 22.6)
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Reviewed May 15 2019 by David C - rated 4 out of 5

Changing the course could not see the point

Very slow round birthday party holding up golf ,changing the front nine for the back nine no point.
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Reviewed May 13 2019 by Terence H - rated 4 out of 5
well kept course staff were very friendly and helpful greens were fast food was lovely overall very good

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 112 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed May 6 2019 by Mark E - rated 3 out of 5
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(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 92 Handicap: 15.8)
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Reviewed May 4 2019 by Robert W - rated 4 out of 5
Lovely course in good condition. Service and staff pleasant and efficient. I enjoyed the challenge.

(Round played: Feb 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: 23.3)
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Reviewed May 2 2019 by Martin W - rated 1 out of 5
This course is probably in the worst condition that I have ever seen there, the fairways are bare already and the greens are definitely the worst that I have ever played anywhere

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 23)
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Reviewed Apr 24 2019 by Alfred P - rated 3 out of 5
A challenging course with undulating greens and defined fairways. The senior section is very welcoming.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 82 Handicap: 9.5)
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Reviewed Apr 15 2019 by Jeff L - rated 1 out of 5
prices hiked to 35 quid on saturday and the course is in poor condition, changed the layout of the course for no apparent reason. NOT coming back


(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 92 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed Apr 14 2019 by Peter W - rated 1 out of 5

AVOID!!

Fairways and greens are like playing on a farmers field, appalling and have the cheek to charge full price. Have change the course around so start on the 10th another really poor decision
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Reviewed Apr 14 2019 by Steve B - rated 1 out of 5

Poor condition

Always previously enjoyed High Elms but really poor tees and greens ,prices have risen £35 is not a good deal many better courses for this price

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 108 Handicap: 23.4)
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