Romford Golf Club

Romford Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6383 yard), private, parkland golf course originally designed by James Braid.

Contact Information

Heath Drive, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5QB United Kingdom

Tel: 01708 740986

Golf Pro: Chris Goddard | Tel: 01708 749393

Website: http://www.romfordgolfclub.com
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £35.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6383 yards | Private | Parkland

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Romford Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.88

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 46
Average Ratings
3.81 ... Overall Rating
3.74 ... The Course
3.82 ... Course Cond.
3.87 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.67 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.27 ... Pace of play
4.27 ... Hospitality.
3.73 ... Prac. Facil.
4.40 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

46 ratings & 28 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1535 out of 2122.

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What the club says: Romford Golf Club was originally designed by Open Champion James Braid and in more recent years has been used as a Qualifying venue for 'The Open'. The course measures 6405 yards Par71, Tree lined with beautiful Greens and lush fairways, and with its gently rolling terrain it suits young and old alike especially if you're playing 27 or 36 holes.


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Reviewed Oct 23 2019 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Very, very good course and club

Course is tight and needs very good management. Greens are excellent.
Clubhouse is excellent and the service and food are top notch.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 12.7)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2019 by Brad K - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 20 2019 by Stuart K - rated 2 out of 5
18th a temp tee box and can’t get a tee in the ground ????????
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Reviewed Feb 19 2019 by John C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 21 2018 by Graeme A - rated 5 out of 5

A cracking surprise

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Reviewed Aug 20 2018 by John B - rated 2 out of 5

Bit Disappointed

Romford could, and probably should be better. I should add the caveat to this by saying that in fairness to the course, we did visit during maintenance week and the green fee that the club charged did reflect this, however, I had been looking forward to experiencing this locally revered course for some time and I was left feeling under whelmed.

I don't want to be overly negative, the course does have some lovely holes with plenty of fair bunkering containing good quality sand, and I can see how it would have gained it's reputation back in the 'glory years'. However, the layout is without doubt 'a bit crazy', particularly around the 11th green/12th/17th/18th tees all of which criss-cross and are right on top of each other; it must be utter-carnage on busy days, particularly with people teeing off on the 18th trying to avoid those coming down the 11th (suggest purchasing golf insurance if you're playing on a busy day!). As I've already acknowledged, it was maintenance week so we must make several allowances, particularly for the greens, but if we use the condition of other local courses that I play regularly as a yard stick, particularly after this hard summer for green staff, the general state of the playing area as a whole wasn't great. While the putting green had aeration holes and sand present, I completely acknowledge, a vital part of green maintenance, many of the actual greens had scaring akin to much more than an aerator, and the fairways were balding in enough places for it to be noticeable. Perhaps my expectations for a course with the history and local prestige of somewhere like Romford were, and arguably should have been higher than other courses, particularly if you consider the regular week day green fee of pushing ?40, but it's a shame that my impressions of the course having played it for the first time aren't as good as I'd hoped.

I hate to be too negative and I've tried to be fair, I know green staff work very hard, it's been a tough summer and I will go back to give the course a second chance I'm sure. However, there is much work to be done if it's to live up to the expectations of it's local reputation, publicised images and importantly, price tag suggest.
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Reviewed Aug 19 2018 by Jim I - rated 2 out of 5

Not recovered well from weather

Nice setting, but they seem to have really struggled to get the course tidied up following the weather. Slow greens accepted where they are improving them, with heavy spiking, and grass a bit long (got a good price for the round). Main concern was long and thatched dead grass on the fairways, as if they dared not cut it while so dry and the longer dead stuff was then flatted by the rain and the mower can't pick it up. Also bare patches. Needs some serious man hours to tidy it up.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 22.7)
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Reviewed May 24 2018 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful

This a a tremendous course. Very well established, challenging but not overly so.
It's in fabulous condition. The new Head greenkeeper is earning his crust.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.5)
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Reviewed Mar 27 2018 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

5* Venue

Excellently manicured golf course.
Whilst treelined on most holes it is still fairly wide on a large number of hole meaning players of all abilities will enjoy it.
There was a lot of rain before we had played but the greens were perfect. So can hold some water which is great.
Nice variety of long and short holes meaning you never feel you play 2 holes the same.
Have heard some people claim it cab be a bit 'stuffy' but had great dealings with all staff and a few members we came into contact with were very friendly.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 82 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 14 2018 by John P - rated 4 out of 5

Good Course, worth a visit

Considering the amount of rain in the days before we played the course was in playable condition and the greens held.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 84 Handicap: 10.9)
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Reviewed Nov 27 2017 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Terrific club and course

Despite my worst round of the year I really enjoyed both the course and the clubhouse. The course is tight, but interesting all the way round. The clubhouse is well run and the staff are attentive. A really good challenge but don't play it like I did!!

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 103 Handicap: 15.5)
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Reviewed Aug 23 2017 by Mark O - rated 3 out of 5

Nice but a bit pricey

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Reviewed May 7 2017 by Stefan K - rated 4 out of 5
Greens could be better but a well laid out course which I imagine will be in mint condition in terms of the greens by summertime
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Reviewed Feb 24 2017 by Paul W - rated 4 out of 5
Lovely course even in bad weather. Decent challenge for all levels.
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Reviewed Nov 13 2016 by Peter W - rated 4 out of 5

nice course and the fairways are good and its overall a nice course to play
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Reviewed Oct 31 2016 by Dean E - rated 3 out of 5
nice course would play again
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Reviewed Oct 25 2016 by Garry L - rated 4 out of 5
Remedial work being undetaken on 2 of longest holes but discount offered. Facilities very good and food excellent.
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Reviewed Jul 20 2016 by Danny W - rated 2 out of 5

course condition was very nice but course layout is poor. To many holes where you tee off right over another green. Bunkers could do with a bit more sand in and greens watered as very bit bouncy.

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Jul 11 2016 by Gary P - rated 4 out of 5

Tight fairways
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Reviewed Jul 8 2016 by Thomas M - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course. Fast, true greens and bunkers all in decent condition, as were the fairways. Rough's just long enough to be challenging but won't ruin your round. Tight course (they've made the most of the space available) means a lots of criss-crossing - on a busier day I can see there being a lots of "fore" calls. Loved it though, would definitely return. Shame it isn't slightly cheaper (we paid £37.50 through TeeOffTimes).
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