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Merrist Wood Golf Club

Price Guide: ££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

Merrist Wood Golf Club, Surrey is an 18 hole, par 72 (6,574 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by David Williams in 1997

18 holes | Par 72 | 6,574 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £25.00 Twilight from 12.00 *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 *

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


Visitor Information

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

Contact Information

Address: Coombe Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PE United Kingdom

Tel: 01483 238890

Golf Pro: Adrian Carter | Tel: 01483 238 890 ?

Website: http://www.merristwood-golfclub.co.uk/

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Merrist Wood Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.76

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 285
Average Ratings
3.76 ... Overall Rating
3.84 ... The Course
2.88 ... Course Cond.
3.80 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.83 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.73 ... Pace of play
3.99 ... Hospitality.
3.40 ... Prac. Facil.
3.55 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

285 ratings & 192 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1686 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Merrist Golf Course is deemed one of Surrey's longest golf courses measuring just under 7,000 yards. When played from the back tees the golf course offers a stern challenge for the most accomplished of golfers. The forward tees also provide an excellent test for the lesser player. Water is a key hazard from both the tee and when approaching the greens. The 17th over water and the par 5 18th a fine finish to an excellent round.



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Reviewed Aug 2 2021 by Gary S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 24 2021 by David D - rated 2 out of 5

Average

Course looked like it needed some TLC and not kept well. Rough areas were too long, bunkers looked like dirt rather than sand and greens were worn. Prices need to reflect course conditions.
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Reviewed Jul 12 2021 by Thomas C - rated 2 out of 5

Very disappointed

I?ve played Merrist Wood many times over the last ten or so years and was always impressed with the club and course.
Unfortunately, I was shocked to see the state of the club and course when I arrived on Saturday. From when you arrive in the car park, usually well kept and tidy, the signs of neglect were obvious and this continued into the clubhouse and on to the course.
Still a great course but not very well kept at all. Untidy fairways and bunkers and long grass cuttings just left on the fairways and first cut. Even managed to lose a ball on the fairway?disappeared under the grass cuttings.
It?s such a shame that such a good course have been let to slip like this
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Reviewed May 13 2021 by Richard G - rated 1 out of 5

Greenkeepers on holiday??!

Disappointed by the course conditions last weekend - the only round I can remember anywhere in 25 years where the grass clearly hadn't been cut for at least several days. The fairways were like rough, and dandelions covered the tee boxes and fairways. It was like playing in a meadow.


On our one previous visit last October we were amazed how good the greens were despite incredibly wet conditions, sadly however they were pretty shabby this time, bobbley and patchy. Bunkers were all unloved too, and winter rules were stated as in effect.

The chap in the clubhouse told me the new owners (7 months in) are awaiting planning permission for a course redesign with Nick Faldo's architecture company, so I can only guess they won't invest much if anything in the course in the meantime.

It's a real shame as we think the layout is great but in this condition it's no where near worth the ?40 we paid unfortunately. The driving range wasn't open either.

Overall, Merrist Wood has good potential but is best avoided until they've invested in the course conditioning, and at least cut the grass.
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Reviewed Dec 28 2020 by Tom Rea - rated 1 out of 5

Poor and not great value

Course has a nice layout but to charge 30+ in winter is madness.

Course was waterlogged and greens in poor condition. Course has potential and has nice layout with some beautifully shaped holes but is very overpriced for what it is in winter
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Reviewed Dec 23 2020 by Mark R - rated 3 out of 5

Can be a slow course

Members don?t let faster groups play through
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Reviewed Dec 11 2020 by Dennis H - rated 1 out of 5

Course waterlogged

Lovely course with great holes however not sure the course should have been open the fairways were all fenced off and completely waterlogged
Greens were very good however why don’t people repair their pitch marks

(Round played: Dec 2020 - Score: 101 Handicap: 19.2)
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Reviewed Nov 23 2020 by Phill D - rated 2 out of 5

Slow Slow Slow and not in great shape

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Reviewed Oct 29 2020 by Richard G/Surrey - rated 3 out of 5

Has potential but wait until the spring

First time at Merrist Wood on Sunday; only place we could get an early morning tee time at fairly short notice and at a reasonable price (£30). Expectations were pretty low due to other reviews, the recent sale (the previous week I believe) from Crown Golf (who I expect haven't invested much if anything for months leading up to the sale), and some seriously wet weather. However, although the fairways were saturated we had an enjoyable experience. Really the course should have been closed, the fairways were that wet but the greens were surprisingly good. The layout was better than expected too with a balanced mix of trees, water, ditches, changes in elevation and doglegs but the most interesting bit is the dramatically sloping greens. The grass range was closed as the new owners are apparently focusing on improving that first but large practice putting green and chipping area were open. Clubhouse was open though we didn't use it so can't comment. Pace of play was good, especially for a Sunday morning and in such wet conditions. The place has definite potential but their primary concern has to be drainage for the fairways. I'm keen to revisit next year in better weather and see what it's like then. Hopefully the green fees will remain reasonable.
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Reviewed Oct 25 2020 by Matt H - rated 2 out of 5

poop

swamp like... now been sold off ... only told us on the day society was supposed to play.
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Reviewed Oct 22 2020 by Neil W - rated 2 out of 5
Was a member, and now they have turned into a pay and play. Really great people work at MW, course is good in the summer, but close to impossible in the winter due to the mud. They should have treated the members better as well when the handover happened.
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Reviewed Oct 16 2020 by Paul B - rated 3 out of 5
Just changed ownership so we had a clear run on course. Course in good condition, greens very good

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 19.6)
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Reviewed Oct 10 2020 by Will H - rated 3 out of 5

Good test

Course muddier than expected but greens were very good.
Slow round but on a Saturday and so to be expected.

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: 17.9)
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Reviewed Oct 2 2020 by Greg M - rated 4 out of 5
Great course which has managed the social distancing well.
A good challenge for all standards.
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Reviewed Sep 13 2020 by Terry P - rated 3 out of 5

Nice corse

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Reviewed Aug 28 2020 by Ken C - rated 3 out of 5

Interesting Course

Quite a long course off the yellow tees to what I usually play.
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Reviewed Aug 19 2020 by Shane B - rated 3 out of 5

Merrist Wood

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Reviewed Aug 14 2020 by Shane B - rated 3 out of 5

Merrist Wood

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Reviewed Aug 4 2020 by Russell B - rated 4 out of 5
























































































































(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 118 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 25 2020 by Nazeem W - rated 4 out of 5

Stern test of golf

First time playing this course. It is a long, tough course with a good layout. The course (tees, fairways, greens and bunkers) were in excellent condition. You have to be on your game to score on this course. Beware of the ditches on a few holes!

Will definitely play again as I enjoyed the challenged.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 93 Handicap: 14.8)
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