Purley Downs Golf Club

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Purley Downs Golf Club, Surrey is an 18 hole, par 70 (6308 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by JH Taylor in 1904

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Purley Downs, 106 Purley Downs Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0RB United Kingdom

Tel: 0181 657 8347

Golf Pro: Scott Graham | Tel: 020 8651 0819

Website: http://www.purleydowns.co.uk
 

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  • Midweek Guide: From £25.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6308 yards | Private | Parkland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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Purley Downs Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.29

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 53
Average Ratings
4.13 ... Overall Rating
4.25 ... The Course
4.62 ... Course Cond.
3.85 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.84 ... VFM
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3.85 ... Pace of play
4.08 ... Hospitality.
3.38 ... Prac. Facil.
3.69 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

53 ratings & 48 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 704 out of 2137.

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What the club says: Purley Downs, a 6308-yard, par 70, SSS 70, downland layout, designed by JH Taylor in 1904, is superbly situated some 500 feet above sea level with magnificent views over the whole of London.

From the highest vantage points you can see Wembley Arch, Canary Wharf, Hampstead Heath and the City of London landmarks; some even claim to have seen Windsor Castle on a clear day.


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Reviewed Mar 15 2020 by Edward D - rated 5 out of 5
Rarely shuts due to wet weather
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Reviewed Feb 21 2020 by Chris E - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic Condition

Middle of February, all greens in use and in amazing condition fro Autumn, never mind winter. Not particularly muddy. When other courses in the the area are either closed or quagmires, this course continues to be open and offering quality golf.
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Reviewed Jan 29 2020 by Rory H - rated 2 out of 5

Nice ...if not a little too similar

Really enjoyed the round at Purely Downs. Cracking start on a picturesque par 3. The course is not overly punishing, and if your scoring well then sometimes this distracts you from analysing the course itself.
But having thought back I'd say how well maintained it was, (considering the awful golf conditions we're having), but I'd also say it was a touch same same for too many holes.
Would I go back - yes without doubt. A dull course well looked after is better than a interesting course that's unplayable.
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Reviewed Aug 22 2019 by Edward D - rated 4 out of 5

Super Course

Great course, very nice people. will be going back very soon. car park is tight but that is the only issue.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 100 Handicap: 26.7)
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Reviewed Jun 5 2019 by Stuart T - rated 4 out of 5

Really good

Very nice but very challenging course greens were in excellent condition quite hilly in places well worthy a visit

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 116 Handicap: 23.8)
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Reviewed Mar 23 2019 by Edward D - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

Always in good condition.
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Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by London - rated 5 out of 5

Best greens in East Surrey

Greens were brilliant. Course was interesting and a challenge, but a bit hilly. Overall, I would love to be a member, if they'll have me!
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Reviewed Jul 19 2018 by Ralph P - rated 5 out of 5
Course in great condition. Greens good but a little slower than I expected. Well looked after whilst there and decent pint and sandwich in the clubhouse post round.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.1)
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Reviewed Apr 23 2018 by Colin H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 28 2018 by Adrian S - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course, superb condition

Played at the end of a very wet March but the course was quite dry and in superb condition.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 80 Handicap: 10.4)
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Reviewed Feb 6 2018 by Ralph P - rated 5 out of 5
Great course in excellent condition despite being the middle of winter. Goes up and down and all around. Some of the par 4's are slightly unfair in that they have dips in the middle which means unless you bomb it a mile you will hit the fairway and roll back a considerable distance which then leaves you with a considerable shot up hill. But other than that it's a pleasure to play. Nice food both before and after round too and very friendly in clubhouse.

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 12.1)
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Reviewed Aug 17 2017 by Simon G - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course in Croydon

I have only played here once, in a 2 ball. It was a great little course, with some very tricky holes, but well worth a visit, I am sure you will come back again.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 17.4)
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Reviewed Jul 22 2017 by Miguel O - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course, great views

Great course - tees, fairways and greens in great condition. Superb views over London from some the holes. Generally quite wide fairways - could probably do with a couple more trees and hazards, but overall a very enjoyable round.
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Reviewed Jun 29 2017 by Adrian S - rated 4 out of 5

nice rolling parkland course

Greens in great condition. Deer and pheasants, all very pleasant. Hope to play here again

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 74 Handicap: 12.8)
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Reviewed May 22 2017 by Chris E - rated 5 out of 5
The course is in cracking condition: fairways, tees, bunkers and especially the greens.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 20.8)
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Reviewed May 6 2017 by Richard F - rated 3 out of 5
Some long par 4s and challenging par 3 greens to hit. Possibly the dry spring meant the fairways were not cut as nicely as I've seen in the past but still some nice turf to play off and the greens were ok but not amazing. Spectacular long views across London. A pity visitors are only allowed on during weekdays as would be nice to give it a second try. Didn't go into the clubhouse so can't comment but pro shop welcoming.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed Apr 18 2017 by John/Bromley - rated 5 out of 5
Beautifully presented course with quality fast greens (not that easy to read) outstanding views across London skyline. Pro staff and bar staff very friendly and we were made to feel welcome. Will be considering applying for membership once I want to settle on one course. Not stuffy like some members clubs I've been to.
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Reviewed Mar 29 2017 by Tim E - rated 5 out of 5
Interesting course with superb views of London. Course in excellent condition. Greens very fast and undulating, but very true. Long par 4s challenging for the shorter hitter.
Highly recommended.
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Reviewed Oct 20 2016 by Chris E - rated 5 out of 5

Cracking course in excellent condition for this time of the year; some courses are not this good in the summer. Greens very fast, but true.
(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 20.5)
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Reviewed Sep 12 2016 by Lindsey M - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course - hilly and the greens were very sandy on this day but enjoyable all the same

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 103 Handicap: 24)
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