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Sonning Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Sonning Golf Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6329 yard), private, heathland golf course designed by J H Taylor.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6329 yards | Private | Heathland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information

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


Contact Information

Address: Duffield Road, Sonning on Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6GJ United Kingdom

Tel: 0118 9693332

Golf Pro: Johnathan Dunn | Tel: 01189219931

Website: http://www.sonning-golf-club.co.uk/

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Sonning Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.21

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 72
Average Ratings
4.19 ... Overall Rating
4.23 ... The Course
4.52 ... Course Cond.
4.31 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.96 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.41 ... Pace of play
4.19 ... Hospitality.
3.83 ... Prac. Facil.
4.05 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

72 ratings & 59 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 927 out of 2183.

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.



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Reviewed Sep 11 2021 by Paul E - rated 4 out of 5

In very good nick after strange summer weather

Very warm welcome in pro shop. Course in good condition save for a couple of the bunkers which were compacted after rain where sand thin.
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Reviewed Sep 8 2021 by Garry B - rated 4 out of 5
A lovely course well presented and a good challenge for the average golfer. Friendly and lovely club house with great fascilities.

(Round played: Jul 2021 - Score: 92 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Aug 21 2021 by Franklyn S - rated 4 out of 5
The course was in excellent condition with fast sloping greens but the were true, personally I enjoyed the par 3's only 2 par 5's but some strong par 4's

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 76 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Aug 14 2021 by Andy C - rated 4 out of 5

Sonning

Stunning Sonning, beautiful course and fantastic condition. Really enjoyable round, great pace for a four ball, 3:45 mins. Perfect, apart from the sock policy... wear white socks with shorts... still don't get that rule I'm afraid.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.7)
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Reviewed Aug 8 2021 by Pete / Bristol - rated 1 out of 5

Rude and dated - but good course

Attitude to visitors atrocious. Had driven 2 hours to play at the course, only to be greeted by an interrogation on my attire. Upon explaining I'd driven a fair distance and needed to use the changing facilities, I was "generously" told I could pay for my round once I had changed. Upon changing I was promptly upsold a pair of white socks, as clearly the definition of smart dress code, is white ankle socks only. Left a pretty sour taste. Would add the course was in excellent condition, but to be honest this is exactly the type of golf club with dated attitudes that puts people off golf.
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Reviewed May 1 2021 by Steven K - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course & very friendly

Second visit to Sonning, course was in great condition and the hospitality before, during and after was worth a mention - especially as my 4-ball voucher expired in October but the club Secretary was very accommodating in assisting in re-arranging. Good mix of holes, good greens and reasonably priced.
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Reviewed Dec 16 2020 by Bill C - rated 4 out of 5
Great course that held up well in the wet conditions, pace of play was great and the price was very reasonable.

(Round played: Dec 2020 - Score: 83 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 20 2020 by Martin T - rated 4 out of 5
Played here quite a few times but this was the best condition I've ever seen it in! Greens were really fast. I'm afraid the club itself blotted its copybook. £5.10 for a small bottle of San Miguel is disgusting!!!

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 92 Handicap: 11)
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Reviewed Aug 15 2020 by Anthony D - rated 5 out of 5

Love playing this course

Despite weeks without rain the fairways were a green oasis and the greens fast and tricky as always.

A hot humid day with thunderstorms forecast and with covid restrictions the drinks served on the patio as the rain started were very much deserved. As a visiting society we were very well looked after.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.9)
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Reviewed Jun 19 2020 by Dereck N - rated 5 out of 5
The best course I have played this year. The fairways... beautifully cut... the greens are amazing. Brilliant golf course.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 24.6)
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Reviewed Mar 17 2020 by Leon D - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 19 2019 by Barkham - rated 4 out of 5

Good Course

Played here twice now and both times the course has been great. The greens on the second occasion has just been treated, so a bit bumpy. There are some mighty long par 4's that require a good old thump with the mashie. Quite strong par 3's, it really is a good knock, give it a go.
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Reviewed Sep 9 2019 by Jon W - rated 4 out of 5

Good value

Teed off from 12th on pros advice as competition had just started on 1st. Course was in good condition but greens has been treated so slightly bobbly but consistent speed and fairways maybe a tad long. Friendly members and no hold ups so got round quickly. Great value as played using a hot deal so under ?40 each for a very nice course was excellent value. Nice clubhouse and decent drink selection.
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Reviewed Aug 13 2019 by Tomo M - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent value for money. Course in great condition (particularly greens). Good variety. Well worth a visit. Will come back !
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Reviewed Jun 11 2019 by Colin R - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful

Superb all round course, club house and hospitality. The greens were absolutely fantastic.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 80 Handicap: 8.7)
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Reviewed May 23 2019 by Anthony D - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

Annual 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)
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Reviewed May 15 2019 by Leon D - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 4 2019 by John A - rated 5 out of 5

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)
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Reviewed Apr 15 2019 by Vic F - rated 4 out of 5
Course in good condition and greens regular and predictable
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Reviewed Nov 16 2018 by Jason W - rated 4 out of 5
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