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

  3.75

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 369
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3.31 ... Overall Rating
3.39 ... The Course
2.87 ... Course Cond.
3.23 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.40 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.00 ... Pace of play
3.58 ... Hospitality.
2.28 ... Prac. Facil.
3.08 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

369 ratings & 246 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1712 out of 2162.

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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 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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Reviewed Jul 25 2020 by Terry P - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 19 2020 by Peter W - rated 2 out of 5

Slow greens

Course in reasonable condition, some tee boxes very poor and the greens need a good cut as they were fluffy and slow
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Reviewed Jul 10 2020 by Darren J - rated 3 out of 5
Good course, great value, short in distance but challenging. Course in good condition, greens need some attention

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 87 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Jun 27 2020 by Ian S - rated 4 out of 5

Great round

Pleasing to play under my new handicap of 12. Hoping to get down to 11 quickly. Roll on Cobtree Manor this afternoon

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 82 Handicap: 12.2)
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Reviewed Jun 26 2020 by John, London - rated 4 out of 5
Played the course yesterday and had an enjoyable round. Course is playing very well and in particualar greens stand out positively in comparison to the dozen or so other courses I have played recently. The course layout is interesting, with a good variation of holes (the 13th is a mamouth 213yrd Par 3) that provide a solid test of your all round game.
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Reviewed Jun 18 2020 by Mark P - rated 4 out of 5

Best course in kent

Can’t beat high elms, brilliant woodland course with some great holes. A no brainier for less than £15 midweek. No need to go anywhere else.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.3)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2020 by Joe E - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent course

Great course for a twilight round
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Reviewed Jun 15 2020 by Joe E - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent course

Great course for a twilight round
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Reviewed Jun 13 2020 by Samuel R - rated 2 out of 5

High Elms

After 10 weeks of no use, it's surprisingly poor condition. Gashes & bare patches on some greens was disappointing. But it's cheap and ideal for a twiight round.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: 25.1)
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Reviewed Jun 13 2020 by Jason S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 11 2020 by Orpington - rated 4 out of 5
Playing again after pandemic shut down and course is better than expected. In one respect its better than it has been in the last ten years, with all areas around the greens and fringes close cut with no long grass. Fairways were fine but beginning to dry out, but not as bad as I expected due to the recent dry spell. Greens could be improved but in view of what we\\\\\\\'ve been through ok. Thanks to everyone whose made it possible to play again!!!
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Reviewed Jun 11 2020 by Alfred P - rated 3 out of 5

challenging course, but fair

High Elms requires a lot of good shots off the tee boxes. The fairways are deceptively tight, especially in the summer when they run hot! The par 4's are deceptively long, but picturesque. There are some lovely vantage points where the views are lovely! Some of the greens' slopes are nigh unplayable when the pin positions are on the side and bottom of severe slopes! I recommend High Elms.
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