Romford Golf Club
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Romford Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6383 yard), private, parkland golf course originally designed by James Braid.
Heath Drive, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5QB United KingdomTel: 01708 740986
Golf Pro: Chris Goddard | Tel: 01708 749393
Tee Time Information
- Midweek Guide: £35.00 per round *
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18 holes | Par 71 | 6383 yards | Private | Parkland
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Romford Golf Club Reviews & Information
3.81 ... Overall Rating
3.74 ... The Course
3.82 ... Course Cond.
3.87 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.67 ... VFM
4.27 ... Pace of play
4.27 ... Hospitality.
3.73 ... Prac. Facil.
4.40 ... Food + Drink
47 ratings & 28 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1413 out of 2137.
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Golf Course Reviews for Romford Golf Club
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A cracking surprise
Good Course, worth a visitConsidering 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)
Very, very good course and clubCourse 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)
Bit DisappointedRomford 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.
Not recovered well from weatherNice 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)
WonderfulThis 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)
5* VenueExcellently 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: )
Terrific club and courseDespite 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)
Nice but a bit pricey
nice course and the fairways are good and its overall a nice course to play
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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