Coronation Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9LE0 United KingdomTel: 01344 620197
Golf Pro: Stuart Hill
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Swinley Forest Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.64 ... Overall Rating
4.81 ... The Course
4.63 ... Course Cond.
4.44 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.97 ... VFM
4.25 ... Pace of play
4.38 ... Hospitality.
3.57 ... Prac. Facil.
4.50 ... Food + Drink
33 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 16 out of 1971.
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What the club says: The course was designed by Harry Colt in 1909 and is just over 6000 yards long and par 68.
Golf Course Reviews for Swinley Forest 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
Excellent course - well worth a visit!Excellent course - every hole is a challenge but a fair one. A lot of undulation, challenging but true greens. Staff were fantastic and the venue extremely impressive. Not cheap but definitely worth playing!
(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 17.2)
A hidden gem
(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 80 Handicap: 12)
Hidden gemNot easy to get on and not cheap but worth it for the layout and beautiful holes
(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 11.9)
amazingthis is now one of my favourite courses. it is a stunning place to play and while its not the longest course its main defence is the greens.
well worth a visit.
(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.2)
Lovely classic parkland courseA glorious course in great condition with plenty of interesting holes, though the heather can take its toll!
(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.9)
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 23.1)
Beautiful course, great clubhouse, food great, very accommodating.
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 82 Handicap: 12)
As always, a great course and a great lunch
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 74 Handicap: 13.9)
(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 14.5)
great place to play, very traditional, beautifully underplayed course. Millionaires golf.
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 20.7)
Superb course and great hospitality...a gem!
(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 73 Handicap: 9.7)
(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.1)
(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 96 Handicap: 20)
After a phone call to the Secretary and subsiquent emails enabled us to get on to this notoriously difficult course. The course itself is not notoriously difficult, just the getting on part, we played 36 holes from the yellows in the morning and the whites in the afternnon.
The view from the clubhouse of no.1 and no.18 wets the apetite and lets you know the treat you are in for.
Pine trees, heather and loads of rhododendrons (which were in full bloom) make it easily the prettiest course i have ever played. It is a cliche but everyone is right when they compare it visually to Augusta.
The greens are positioned beautifully and almost every approach has equal appeal as well as danger. The raised greens on many holes make wayward approaches tough up and downs.
Stand out holes are hard to choose as there are so many for different reasons, but the 12th and 13th are probably my pick.
There is a slight downside to the green however, they are very slow. They were longer than expected and to be honest slightly bobbley in places. The Steward informed us of the programme of recovery over the past year and suggested that it would take another year or so for them to return to their past glory.
While on the slight negative, the course is also fairly short by modern standards with only 1 par 5 and 5 par 3s. This is only a personal preferance, but i do prefer more than 1 3 shot hole per round.
These negatives pale into insignificance when you take the experience as a whole. I cannot recommend this place enough, and it is a place rather than just a course.
I love the Surrey/Berkshire heath courses and Swinley is the purest and i would say best that i have ever played.
Luckily we were invited back, so i very much look forward to enjoying it all over again.
(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 89 Handicap: 18.7)
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