Sonning Golf Club
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Sonning Golf Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6329 yard), private, heathland golf course designed by J H Taylor.
Duffield Road, Sonning on Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6GJ United KingdomTel: 0118 9693332
Golf Pro: Johnathan Dunn | Tel: 01189219931
Tee Time Information
- Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round *
- Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *
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18 holes | Par 70 | 6329 yards | Private | Heathland
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Visitors: It gives me great pleasure to introduce Sonning Golf Club to you. We have a great golf course with an exceptional history with an elegant and friendly environment that is a unique combination of the traditions of a private members' club and is in excellent entertaining facilities.
The golf course provides a wonderful test for all standards of player and is always presented at its very best. Continued investment in the course ensures that those standards are maintained and the experience is enjoyed by all who come and play. Sonning has previously been described as a ‘hidden gem’, but today it is being increasingly discovered and celebrated.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
- 7 Day Membership Available
- 5 Day Membership Available
Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28
Sonning Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.25 ... Overall Rating
4.24 ... The Course
4.60 ... Course Cond.
4.33 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
4.47 ... Pace of play
4.40 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.58 ... Food + Drink
62 ratings & 46 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 520 out of 2102.
HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: The golf course measures 6,329 yards and has a par of 70 and a SSS of 71. It generally plays longer than its yardage due to the elevations of several greens and fairways. Although originally a heath land course, there is now an abundance of mature trees and shrubs that line its fairways.
The greens are always true and fast and will test the very best of players. Peter Alliss has described our 17th hole as “one of the best short holes in the South of England”. The course is always in excellent condition throughout the year, and as written in the Michelin Guide “It is well worth a detour”. Martin Hawtree, the renowned international golf course architect, has redesigned Sonning’s original Taylor/Colt layout and has produced an impressive new 18th hole that finishes in front of the clubhouse. With an excellent practice range and short game area, Sonning provides some of the best facilities in the South of England.
Golf Course Reviews for Sonning Golf Club
The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com
WonderfulSuperb all round course, club house and hospitality. The greens were absolutely fantastic.
(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 80 Handicap: 8.7)
Great courseAnnual society day at Sonning GC and everything as expected, 1st class. Course in excellent condition and greens fast and tricky.
(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 100 Handicap: 17.7)
Very well designed - makes you think!Specific tee times are not bookable, but I’d called a few days earlier and was advised when would be a good time to play. On this Friday morning the course wasn’t busy. An impressive clubhouse & Pro shop where I was given a friendly welcome.... I felt I was in for a good day.
Course is very well laid out with a good mix of longer holes with wide fairways and some short, tighter par-4’s, where accuracy is important. Several holes have cross bunkers so you have to know your club distances. No water in play but straying too far from the fairway will find trouble in trees, longer grass or mounds/hollows that will leave an awkward recovery.
The four par-3 holes are fantastic. All well protected by bunkers so again, club distance is vital, although you’ll probably only need an iron. They’re all short, max 152 yds from yellows.... who really needs a par-3 hole over 200yds? (I hope my home club read this!!)
Sonning is a beautiful golf course, maintained to perfection. I found no negatives.... even the air line had enough pressure to remove all grass from my shoes & trolley! Not local for me, but I will be playing here again.
(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 79 Handicap: 7.9)
nice dayCourse in great shape. Green were true. Bunkers had plenty of sand. Will look forward to playing again
(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 16)
(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 19.5)
Absolute Stunner!!A wonderful golf course in a wonderful setting. Even though we played on temp greens due to heavy rain for 3 days before playing we could not fault the experience of playing this challenging and picturesque course. They view from the fairway to the final green, with the outstanding clubhouse behind, is worth the visit on its own.
(Round played: Dec 2017 - Score: 77 Handicap: 9)
A Wet roundWith Winter Rules and a persistent drizzle the round was still enjoyable despite having to clean the ball after every shot. Greens were excellent I only needed to repair my own pitch mark. We had to hire trolleys as ours didn't have hedgehog wheels and there was only one power trolley available so I had to pull mine. We had to tee off from the 12th as there was a members roll up which would have delayed our booked tee time, but this worked out as we only had to follow one 3 ball for 7 holes and had no one following us. We didn't partake of food or drink.
(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.2)
(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.5)
(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 81 Handicap: 10.6)
well looked after by all staff.
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.4)
A good test of golfPlayed the course Monday afternoon 10th July after a hot/dry spell of weather and was pleasantly surprised to find both the tees and fairways to be in good condition due to the on course irrigation system. The greens were also very good, quite quick and putted true.
There is a good mixture of short and longer par 4's and to score well on these holes you had to be fairly straight. I really liked the four par 3's - all around 150 yards from yellow tees but they were all well bunkered to catch wayward shots - a good test of accuracy.
Unfortunately there wasn't a course map available either on the tees or on the card and lack of course knowledge cost me a high score on the last due to the the back bank of the fairway bunkers being covered in thick rough.
Score 85 handicap 16.7
Great courseA very nice course for both beginners and experts alike. Play it safe as a beginner and get a good score, or if more confident, go for broke on some very good risk and reward holes. Would very much like to play this course again.
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 120 Handicap: 27.1)
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20.5)
I played it on a day when the ground was dry, which certainly helped reach a number of the longer par 4's. There are four par 4's longer than 435 yards from the yellows. To balance that there are only a couple of par 5's, neither of which is especially long.
The welcome at the proshop was very friendly, as were the staff working behind the bar.
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 17.4)
despite a cold snap and rain the course was very well presented and in great condition. Minus point were the bunkers hadn't been racked that morning a some had deep sand.
Lovely location and staff very helpful.
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 18.1)
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