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Pyrford Lakes

4   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 376 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Pyrford Golf Club, Surrey is an 18 hole, par 72 (6235 yard), private golf course designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark in 1993

18 holes | Par 72 | 6235 yards | Private | Other


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Address: Warren Lane, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8XR United Kingdom

Tel: 01483 723555

Golf Pro: Andrew Blackman | Tel: 01483 723555

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round Mon-Thur; £50.00 per round Friday *

Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round *

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round Mon-Thur; £50.00 per round Friday *

Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.95

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.9
(based on 376 reviews)

5 star
98
4 star
177
3 star
70
2 star
18
1 star
12
 

HIGHLY RATED

94%

would play again or recommend


4

The Course

3.6

Course Conditions

3.7

Value For Money

3.4

Pace of Play

3.8

Facilities & Service

4

Hospitality

3.1

Practice Facilities

3.6

Food & Drink

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Mark rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 15 2024

SLOW SLOW SLOWEST EVER

Slowest round of golf ever. Over 4 hours 50!! And told by chap behind the counter that’s to be expected as a busy weekend.
Marshall has a hopeless task as they let all range of handicap golfers outs. Nice corse in places. But not really worth the money. Bar nice now but service in bar worse that the course as no bar staff and really noisy!

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Ted rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 10 2023

Slow

Far too slow, more interest in societies and over booking. If you’re happy with a 6 hour round and 3 groups on every tee, the course for you

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Reply:
Hi Ted,

Sorry to hear that you have had a uncommon experience with us.

We would be interested to know a bit more detail, so please do email Alex on [email protected]

Thank you and kind regards,
Alex

Replied 4th September 2023

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Tony K rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 28 2020

Don't bother

Played with a member there, he apologised for the condition before we even started, thankfully he paid for the green fee as it was really poor. The manager / senior staff member said it had improved over the past month, what was it like before?! We did pop into the bar after and it was like a game of hide and seek to try and find a person that work their, 2x office staff but no bar staff.????

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A very concerning review, as a members guest I would have thought the situation with the previous owner would have been made clear - The new owners will be making a solid investment in the club improving the bunkers, fairways and peripheral areas to match the quality of our greens (Many have said they are among the best in the area at present). We have been extremely busy at the moment with over a 150 new members and hundreds of golfers playing the course each day - Unfortunately from time to time this stretches our team but they will be doing everything possible to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

I hope to see you again very soon so you can experience Pyrford as it should be,

Replied 1st August 2020

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Matt H rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 20 2019

seen better days

Used to play here years ago and has taken a turn for the worse. Weather hasnt been great so understandably wet but fairways hadnt been cut and needed reseeding. greens to be fair were good but slow. Sounds like it is under new management now so should improve but I won't be coming back until the summer to see.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 96 Handicap: 20.8)

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Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review, due to the level of rainfall we have experienced in October our normal maintenance routes have been impossible to achieve. We would love to see you back at the start of the new season to see the many improvements we have planned for the winter months.

Kind regards

Replied 25th October 2019

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terry rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 7 2019

poor

Its a real shame this course has been left to get inti the state it is has, it could be a fantastic course. A really good layout with the water making some holes a real challenge. But the condition and staff let this place down. The bunkers are the worst ive ever seen, hardly any sand and full of stones, bumpy and very slow greens, fairways patchy and generally poor. Played it after bidding at my home clubs captains day auction. Crown golf are either going bust or this club is going to close as no money is being spent here. Feel for any members they have left having to play this place every week, makes me appreciate my home members owned club even more.

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Maximilian H rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 1 2019

Going downhill

Played Pyrford yesterday for the first time this year and was extremely disappointed. Fairway bunkers are more like quarries, fairways ( especially back nine ) are in shocking condition. Greens were lumpy and slow. Not sure what has happened to the course but it seems very little money/time being spent on it. Glad we got a discount as would NOT pay the £45 it is asking on tee off times. Avoid until it improves

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Mark G rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2019

Below average

Played Pyrford yesterday for the first time in a couple of years. Was very disappointed in the whole experience. When I arrived I ordered a breakfast, order was wrong and when I asked for cutlery and sauces I was told they are round the corner and that the colleague was too busy to get them!

Course very poor for this time of year. Fairways on the back 9 aren't even worth hitting as there is no grass what so ever. Tee boxes are awful. I think we played on 3 flat ones at most. Greens pretty slow as well.

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Christian M rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed May 27 2019

I've played Pyrford many times and usually it's one of my preferred courses in the area. However today I found the course to be in shocking condition. Fairways awful - bare, dry dirt. Tee boxes haven't been moved in weeks it seems, the whole thing was just one big divot. Bunkers are more gravel than sand.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 96 Handicap: 18.5)

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Arun /Nw London rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 14 2019

Pyford

Played 14th April...poor course greens terrible an uneven considering we travelled a fair distance to play very disappointed..staff very friendly

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Robert Y rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 17 2018

Terrible condition

I wouldn't usually leave a review but this course was in particularly bad condition. We unfortunately ignored the recent reviews that said as much, and suffered with some unplayable greens.

It's a shame as the course design has a lot of potential, but is seriously under-invested and messy.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 18.9)

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Hampshire rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 22 2018

Suffering in the heat...

Played the course for the first time earlier with some mates who raved about their rounds there over the last few years...

I won't be going back and I don't think they will be either.

Credit where it is due though; it's July 2018 and there's been almost no rain for 7 weeks so everywhere is suffering, but we played a course yesterday (within 15 miles) where the fairways are green and the greens were receptive and true. None of which applies at Pyrford...

The greens were terrible. The grass length on the greens was nowhere near consistent. There were cracks on some, replacement patches on others, scorched areas, over-mown areas, unmarked GUR, random holes... And goose droppings... Okay, so we're all used to doing a bit of 'gardening' when lining up a putt, but this would have required a major amount of shovelling s*** if trying it on every hole!

The fairways were terrible. Scorched. Dead. Rock solid. I luckily realised early on that trying to get a club under the ball was pointless and started to play chip-and-runs with my 7-iron from up to 120 yards out. My mates soon tired of jarring their wrists with attempts to wedge shots in to the green off unforgiving lies. We even started to play shots towards the rough to give us a chance to get something under the next shot! We were stunned as we walked down the 16th and realised that the left-hand of that fairway and rough was green (probably from leakage from the neighbouring canal), but the rest was parched. There was a sprinkler head about a 100 yards from the green, but since the green 'oasis' was only about a foot across, I leave it for you to judge the last time it had been used.

The bunkers? They were a joke! (They were terrible!) So you have to make allowances for footprints of a non-human kind on a course with a high degree of wildlife, but every bunker I paid attention to was peppered with Footjoy and Adidas and Nike (etc.) prints. Add to that, more stones than the England Rugby scrum pack per bunker! And weeds!!! Really?!?!? The grass isn't growing on the rest of the course, but the weeds are flourishing in the bunkers? How come?

I absolutely concede that the design of Pyrford might make for a challenging course, but unless you can buy a course guide, "out of stock", from the less-than-bothered guys in the proshop, you're just going to lose ball after ball - and not enjoy the process!

Let me summarise by suggesting that if you have the option to play somewhere else for the money (or less!) then take it - at least through the summer of 2018.

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Mark G rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 13 2010

Sorry to say but another disappointing Crown golf centre. Played quite a few of them and only 3 so far that I like or are challenging. Facilities are good tho. Why is it that the course planners are so useless? Yardages & items on them are so vague is hard to play a shot with true confidence

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Andrew M rated 1.5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 19 2023

It’s a very picturesque course with many difficult holes. Water challenges on every fairway and would highly recommend

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Reply:
Andrew sorry ...

Replied 2nd May 2023

Reply:
Thank you Michael!

Clubhouse now complete so an exciting season ahead! We hope to see you again!

Is there a reason you set the course as 1 star? Your written review suggests it is a mistake. Thanks

Replied 2nd May 2023

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Mike rated 1.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 3 2022

Gone down hill

I use to be a member of Pyrford and loved it. It was always a step up from other local courses such as Traditions, Silvermere and Hoebridge. I played it on Saturday for the first time in about 5 years and was so disappointed with the experience. The plus points were the staff and the greens. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful and the greens were hard and fast but unfortunately that’s were the positive ends. The club house had zero atmosphere, no pro shop and they charged £6 a pint! The course itself looked over played the tee boxes were like £10 a round courses and the fairways were too dry, patchy and divets everywhere. When I use to play the fairways were like carpet, not anymore. Prior to going out we were told how much money had been spent on the course and we’ll really notice a difference……not true. Some new, well placed bunkers had been put in and the new pond on the 6th is good but everything else appears to have gone backwards. At this time of year the course should be looking at its best. The worst part was the pace of play. I know it was a Saturday in July and they need to get people out to make money but we waited on every shot. We actually gave up after 12 having been on the course for 3.5 hours. There was a Marshall driving around but didn’t appear to make much difference. The layout itself is excellent, not a bombers course and takes some thought however, I won’t be back. £60 a round based on what I saw today is way off the mark.

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Reply:
Hi Mike,

Thank you for your review and thank you for pointing out that our putting surfaces and staff are great. Definitely something we take pride in.

With regards to the clubhouse, the ProShop has now moved Online with a Click and Collect service for members and visitors alike. We stock all essential items, such as balls, tees and gloves. Onsite ProShops are not successful businesses in that they hold an inordinate amount of stock versus actual sales. We have found that moving the operation online has meant that we are able to offer a more tailored service and one that consistently beats the prices of larger retailers.

In addition, our clubhouse will be going under a major renovation project from January 2023. This will see the clubhouse become a beautiful modern venue catering to both golfers and the general public. I invite you to take a look at some of our concept imagery on our website.

£6 a pint is certainly the average in this area and our members receive up to 15% discount on this. We also offer a wider Partner Card Scheme which allows visitors to sign up for promotional offers as well as 5% off all sellable items onsite and online. Again, I invite you to take this up.

Course conditions are certainly firm and fast and it is entirely due to the consistent hot and dry weather, in addition to our fast draining chalk base. This certainly puts us ahead of our neighbours in the winter when their courses are closed and we are always open. We certainly do have an irrigation programme and our pods are on each morning and each night. We are also hand watering the tees and greens. Unfortunately, these conditions are just down to the weather currently. Unless you are playing on a clay course at the moment, fairways will be dry.

We are certainly focussing on pace of play at weekends but as you quite rightly pointed out, you were playing on a fair weather Saturday in July - in a period where golf has seen a huge rise in popularity - especially in Surrey. Our booking confirmation sent to all visitors advises of 4.5 hour average rounds on weekends. We are actively recruiting to bolster our on course team.

I do invite you to return, especially next Spring/Summer when the clubhouse and landscaping will be complete, and ask that you review your experience once more.

Thank you

Replied 7th July 2022

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Russell T rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 26 2021


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