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

  3.77

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 348
Average Ratings
3.31 ... Overall Rating
3.38 ... The Course
2.82 ... Course Cond.
3.22 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.38 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
2.99 ... Pace of play
3.60 ... Hospitality.
2.24 ... Prac. Facil.
3.06 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

348 ratings & 230 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1673 out of 2137.

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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 May 26 2020 by Paul T - rated 1 out of 5

Poor greens

The course has been closed for 2 months due to covid 19, but was assured the staff had working hard on the course while closed! ( didn't show ) greens had bald patches, and chunks out of them. Grass cuttings just of all fairways, making itvery hard to find ball.
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Reviewed May 24 2020 by Andrew M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed May 23 2020 by Mark J - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed May 19 2020 by Marek L - rated 2 out of 5

Very wet and muddy

ouch that was a painful round and very muddy. Should the course be opened? Well the greens were ok if not a bit spongy in places, especially the plateau greens. But fairways were suffering. I am sure after the rains they will get back to "normal" (spoke to soon - Covid)
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Reviewed Feb 21 2020 by Dave J - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent value

Playing in the worst conditions I?ve possibly ever seen, the course still played well and despite a few temporary greens it was still fine to play
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Reviewed Jan 28 2020 by Bob A - rated 3 out of 5

Very Muddy!

Course condition was better than expected apart from the clumps of mud that seemed to be everywhere. My winter wheels filled up quickly!
The Mytime offer is very good though for value for money is great, just need to put up with quite a wet course under foot.
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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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