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High Elms Golf Club

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 71 | 6221 yards | Public | Parkland

Golf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

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

Weekend Guide: £28.50 per round *

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


Visitor Information

Golf Guide to Kent


  • 7 Day Membership Available

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01689 858175

Golf Pro: P. Remy

Website: http://www.hegc.org/

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High Elms Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.49

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 383
Average Ratings
3.29 ... Overall Rating
3.39 ... The Course
2.78 ... Course Cond.
3.22 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.37 ... VFM
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3.02 ... Pace of play
3.54 ... Hospitality.
2.21 ... Prac. Facil.
3.05 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

383 ratings & 256 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1938 out of 2183.

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Highly Recommended 2020

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 Aug 22 2021 by David C - rated 3 out of 5

Third hole in one

Coarse is challenging, makes you think about your game scoring below 100 is what i am for ,
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Reviewed Aug 6 2021 by John B - rated 3 out of 5
Fairways had clumps of grass cuttings which affected the ball run.
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Reviewed Jun 26 2021 by Tom M - rated 3 out of 5
Pretty good course given it’s a public course, worth a go and good value for money.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 87 Handicap: 20.5)
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Reviewed Jun 21 2021 by Mike G - rated 5 out of 5

Great

Loved it wide fairways and nice long holes I'm told Par 3 up the hill is one of hardest in south east.
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Reviewed Jun 7 2021 by Alex L - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging for the beginner

As a newcomer to the game I found High Elms pretty challenging however I found the lack of facilities a let down as there was very little in terms of practice area aside from a few driving nets and a waterlogged putting green.
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Reviewed Jun 5 2021 by David F - rated 3 out of 5

Average

Was ok. Greens needed watering and cutting. Tee boxes were in good condition though. Booked this online through golf now so got a pretty good deal as it was also twilight rate. Wouldn?t wanna pay anymore then ?30 on weekend though (not sure of weekend price)
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Reviewed May 28 2021 by Mark B - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 27 2021 by Graham D - rated 3 out of 5
Let down by poor Tee boxes and greens.
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Reviewed Apr 24 2021 by John - rated 1 out of 5

Never again!

Waited on almost every hole and fairway as they have packed too many people on in 8 minute slots which is no where near long enough for a 4 ball to get through a hole. A lot of the tee boxes were in bad condition and also parts of some of the greens. I also damaged a club from a huge rock in an unmaintained bunker. All of our 4 ball have voewd never to go back.
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Reviewed Apr 8 2021 by Aidan T - rated 1 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 8 2021 by Alfred P - rated 2 out of 5

Could be a nice course

The greens after a severely wet and cold winter plus having to cope with the Covid lockdown for 3 months, has wrecked havoc on the greens and bunkers! The greens should have been left to grow more, as they are now very bald, bumpy and splotchy. The ball can't hold it's line.
The sloping greens are treacherous!
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Reviewed Apr 3 2021 by Kevin S - rated 2 out of 5
This course is usually in very good condition, but first game back after lockdown I was so disappointed. The greens were the worst I have seen them for a long time, the ball just bobbled all over the place and made it a lottery whether a put went in or not, the fairways weren?t much better, playing there again today and hoping for vast improvement.
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Reviewed Dec 23 2020 by Stephen P - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 14 2020 by Kristian P - rated 4 out of 5

Good value

Good value for a council course. Good greens and a challenge to all. I would recommend for all abilities.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 91 Handicap: 18.6)
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Reviewed Sep 20 2020 by Jonathan / Essex - rated 1 out of 5

Terrible

Paid £35 to play here... in golfing terms, that’s higher than average for a public parkland golf course. This course has so much potential, however the course is in AWFUL condition.
Tee boxes have been left to dry out and are just big areas of dirt with no grass on them.
Absolutely no excuse but poor maintenance.

Fairways were overgrown and patchy.
Bunkers had no sand in whatsoever... in fact I played out of two green side bunkers and ended up hitting a rock and practically destroying the sole of me vokey wedge.

Greens have also been left to dry out and have had no water on them whatsoever. Good tee shots are not rewarded by softer greens. It was like playing onto marble.

Everyone in my 4 ball said they would never play High Elms again EVER!

That’s how bad the course is.
And as I said before... it’s a shame, because with a little tlc, it could be amazing.
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Reviewed Sep 16 2020 by Alfred P - rated 3 out of 5

deceptively difficult

challenging par 4's make or break your score. Sloping greens require accurate placement.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 81 Handicap: 9.7)
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Reviewed Aug 17 2020 by Valerian B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 10 2020 by Dom S - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 3 2020 by Andrew C - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 81 Handicap: 8.8)
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Reviewed Jul 30 2020 by Mike R - rated 3 out of 5

Good test

Old fashioned non descript clubhouse but serving decent sandwich for breakfast and good coffee. Tee boxes are shot and fairways are tired through over use. Greens are good and the best part of the round. Bunkers are shocking as lacking in sand and poorly maintained.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.4)
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