Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Royal Blackheath Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 70 (6193 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1766 and re-modelled by James Braid in 1929.

Contact Information

Court Road, Eltham, London, Kent, SE9 5AF United Kingdom

Tel: 020 8850 1795

Golf Pro: Matthew Johns | Tel: 020 8850 1763

Website: http://www.royalblackheath.com/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £65.00 - £45.00 after 4.30pm *
  • Weekend Guide: n/a *

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6193 yards | Private | Parkland

Golf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Visitors are very welcome Monday to Fridays. Book green fees via the Pro-shop or contact the office to discuss your golf day.

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28


Royal Blackheath Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.85

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 48
Average Ratings
4.04 ... Overall Rating
4.10 ... The Course
4.63 ... Course Cond.
4.13 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.67 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.38 ... Pace of play
4.38 ... Hospitality.
3.13 ... Prac. Facil.
4.13 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

48 ratings & 31 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1544 out of 2137.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Set in the picturesque grounds of Eltham Lodge, Royal Blackheath Golf Club's historical ties to the game of golf are undoubted. After nearly 100 years at the Eltham site, the look and feel of golf course is being transformed. Through a exciting yearly program of investment, that will incorporate the re-design of all bunkers, teeing grounds and restoring a more natural, parkland landscape, Royal Blackheath will return to the features and designs laid out by James Braid in his original design. Modernising the challenge, whilst restoring the course's intended layout, makes a round of golf with us a must for new guests or returning golfers.


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Reviewed Jan 7 2020 by Philip R - rated 3 out of 5

Expected better for the green fee

Well kept but it it’s a pretty boring piece of land so it gets repetitive. Also the least friendly of the few royal clubs I’ve played.
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Reviewed Jul 23 2019 by Philip S - rated 4 out of 5

A lovely course in the middle of SE London!

The course was in superb condition. I've played there four times now and you can really see the hard work of the past few years on the course paying dividends. The green keepers have done a great job. Very friendly bar staff and the playing members made us feel very welcome
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Reviewed Jul 4 2019 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Wow

Fabulous setting and a fabulous course.
Oozing history in the clubhouse, but not at all stuffy. A friendly welcome and top notch service.
The course is visually spectacular. The fairways are manicured. The greens are slick. (The first green looks like it needs some TCL but after that they are superb.) Just don't go in the long grass, it's ultra punishing.



(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 96 Handicap: 14)
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Reviewed Jun 20 2019 by Jim K - rated 5 out of 5

Updated Braid classic

Invested wisely in strategic repositioning of drive bunkers to provide a good test of risk reward decision making. Do't be fooled by a par 71, 6300 card, the well guarded greens compliment a strong course, with an unrivalled historic club house and museum of artefacts that were the origin of many everyday concepts, Medal, Open, Claret Jug ! Well worth a visit.
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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Andy L - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 18 2018 by Jim K - rated 5 out of 5

Clubhouse oozes history

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Reviewed May 19 2018 by Jim K - rated 5 out of 5

Course transformation over 3 years with Oldest golf club & museum is a

Strategic replacement and increase of very tactical bunkers re empahises the original risk reward layout of the 1925 Braid upgrade to a Tom Dunn 1892 design. Now almost 6300 par 71 it presents a good challenge for modern equipment but preserves amazing views of an iconic 17th century clubhouse and museum housing unique memorabilia which underpin much of the game's history.
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Reviewed Oct 14 2017 by Tom W - rated 4 out of 5

Good course

Decent course but very similar holes. Not too many noteworthy or flagship. Very good condition but not much variety.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2017 by Terry T - rated 3 out of 5
Great course, hard to believe its so close to Central London! Was on a society day, lovely food afterwards.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 112 Handicap: 24)
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Reviewed May 30 2017 by Jonathan B - rated 4 out of 5
Great course in great condition. And so traditional.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 81 Handicap: 11)
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Reviewed Jun 5 2016 by Terry T - rated 4 out of 5


Course in fantastic condition. Nice setting, hard to believe you are only 10 miles or so from Central London. Very nice, interesting clubhouse.
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Reviewed Mar 29 2016 by London - rated 1 out of 5
Main benefit is the location (close to downtown / Greenwich) and the nice neighbourhood around it. The course itself is rather boring, with many holes that are flat from the tee box to the green, and in poor conditions (admittedly, played in March, but can't see how the poor quality grass and hard rock bottom can improve through seasons). If I had paid20 pounds to play there, my review mght have been more positive, but at 40, I did expect a bit better, even if I do understand the location must be paid for. I'd rather spend an extra 30 minute on the road and play something better for that price.
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Reviewed Sep 23 2015 by Tony B - rated 4 out of 5
Very good course with very friendly memebers

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 23.3)
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Reviewed Aug 10 2015 by Jon M - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course with friendly members. Good breakfast and lunch. Apparently approx. 2500 have been removed in the last year.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 19.9)
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Reviewed Aug 7 2015 by Chris M - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course and in excellent condition; played with 6 handicapper who went around in 76 Gross

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 105 Handicap: 22.3)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2015 by Matt G - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course played in windy conditions. Nice clubhouse too

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jul 17 2015 by Graham G - rated 4 out of 5

Corporate day forgiving course in great condition

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 13.8)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2015 by Andrew J - rated 3 out of 5
Course was being maintained and upgraded so there were a lot of holes with GUR on. Still a very nice course and the club house is amazing.

(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 96 Handicap: 23.7)
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Reviewed Jun 20 2015 by Steven H - rated 5 out of 5
Lots of trees have been cut back which have made the course feel a little easier. Greens were in good condition as usual.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 86 Handicap: 17.7)
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Reviewed Mar 25 2015 by Helen V - rated 4 out of 5
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