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.

Contact Information

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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  • Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6329 yards | Private | Heathland

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

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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


Golfshake Rating

  4.36

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 62
Average Ratings
4.25 ... Overall Rating
4.24 ... The Course
4.60 ... Course Cond.
4.33 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.47 ... Pace of play
4.40 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.58 ... Food + Drink
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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.


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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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Reviewed Jun 1 2018 by Craig F - rated 4 out of 5

nice day

Course 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)
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Reviewed Apr 23 2018 by Anthony D - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent course with plenty of challenges for all abilities. Green were very good although lots of stones in the bunkers. Clubhouse very friendly with excellent food.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed Jan 6 2018 by Colin R - rated 5 out of 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)
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Reviewed Nov 7 2017 by Anthony D - rated 4 out of 5

A Wet round

With 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)
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Reviewed Aug 5 2017 by Adam C - rated 5 out of 5
Played in a club match. Great course, great condition, great layout and friendly members. Look forward to playing again

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Aug 3 2017 by Mark B - rated 5 out of 5
I played on an afternoon with a fair green fee of £29. The course is in lovely condition and with the irrigation system everywhere was green which make a change, there are 6 holes of over 400 yards off the yellows which is a good test and the shortest par four isn't really worth going for as they have a ditch at the back of the green. Hole 16 was very tough with the wind against and all bushes and trees down the left hand side catching any errant shots. good practice facilities too

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 81 Handicap: 10.6)
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Reviewed Jul 19 2017 by Pete R - rated 5 out of 5
greens fantastic course in really good condition.
well looked after by all staff.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.4)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2017 by John Crawshaw - rated 4 out of 5

A good test of golf

Played 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
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Reviewed Jun 16 2017 by Jon B - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

A 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)
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Reviewed May 31 2017 by Dee B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 30 2017 by James C - rated 4 out of 5
Very good and professional course, seemed slightly member first over visitors

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20.5)
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Reviewed May 11 2017 by Neville S - rated 5 out of 5
All I can say to anyone thinking about playing Sonning is to take the oportunity, especially if you can get a good deal on one of the tee time sites. There are 18 lovely holes of parkland golf to be enjoyed, with tees, fairways and greens that were all in very good condition. The fairways are generally pretty wide, with a lot of the holes/greens protected by a number of bunkers and subtle breaks.

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)
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Reviewed Apr 27 2017 by Anthony D - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Apr 4 2017 by Vic F - rated 4 out of 5
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