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Gatton Manor Hotel Golf Club

3.3   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 304 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Gatton Manor Hotel Golf Club, Surrey is an 18 hole, par 72 (6,563 yards) resort, parkland golf course designed by Commander John D Harris in the late 1960's.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6,563 yards | Resort | Parkland


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Address: Ockley, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5PQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01306 627555

Golf Pro: David Fluke | Tel: 01306 627 555

Website: http://www.gattonmanor.co.uk/


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: £40.00 per round Summer; £30.00 per round Winter *

Weekend Guide: £45.00 per round Summer; £35.00 per round Winter *

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

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £40.00 per round Summer; £30.00 per round Winter *

Weekend Guide: £45.00 per round Summer; £35.00 per round Winter *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.34

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.9
(based on 304 reviews)

5 star
75
4 star
148
3 star
61
2 star
8
1 star
12
 

HIGHLY RATED

95%

would play again or recommend


4.1

The Course

3.2

Course Conditions

3.8

Value For Money

3.5

Pace of Play

3.6

Facilities & Service

3.7

Hospitality

3

Practice Facilities

3.4

Food & Drink

What the club says: Gatton Manor offers a mature 18 hole woodland course, established in the late 1960s. At 6,600 yards the challenging course is championship length, the work of renowned Canadian golf architect, Commander John D Harris. No two holes are alike and the Commander has made imaginative use of streams, lakes, and tree-lined fairways.

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Terry G rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 10 2022

Good course and venue

Starting with the clubhouse - obviously this is a hotel course, so there is more to it than at a traditional golf club. The food was very enjoyable, everything was nice and clean although I felt the twin room I shared with a golf buddy was on the small side, but hardly any time was spent there, so it was adequate, and again clean and tidy. Locker/changing room was also on the small side, which could be a problem for larger groups. We were over 60 strong, and holding a shotgun start competition in support of MNDA. Didn't visit the Pro-shop, so can't comment there.

Moving on to the course - I was impressed with the layout, with very few holes being similar to each other, and some very interesting ones which I would hope to play better second time around - I think knowing where you are going here would help enormously. Tees, fairways and bunkers were all in good order, although the greens had been recently scarified, and had not fully recoveed - very similar to my home course, so I should have done a lot better! Pace of play was acceptable, but invariably with a shotgun start, a single 'lost ball' can knock back play for all competitors. "We never saw any greenkeeping staff, but that I'm sure was entirely down to the format we were playing. Clubhouse staff were very good, and the only comment I heard that was not complimentary was about a lack of uniforms, which meant it was not easy to identify who were staff and who were players!

Overall, I like the course, which I can recommend, and I will be happy to return to play again.

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Hi Terry G,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. On the whole, it sounds like you and your group enjoyed your experience with us. Unfortunately, your event timing coincided with our much-delayed autumn renovations so sadly the greens scaring hadn't had time to recover in time for your group. We do appreciate your understanding that this is something that is required on every golf course and sadly the weather this year impacted when we could do it.

We are investing heavily in the course and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the course conditions. The Greenskeepers led by our course manager will plan to stay out of the way of golfers when large groups have booked the course for the day. They tend to come in early and leave early to avoid interrupting your experience with us.

Thank you for pointing out staff uniforms, we agree that all our staff do require them. We are going through a rebrand which will include a revamp of the hotel and clubhouse internally. Staff uniforms will follow this process accordingly.

Thanks again for taking the time for this review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club

Replied 15th November 2022

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Jeff R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2022

Jeff Ross

A good challenge with fast greens and difficult fairways to hit .The greens are 2 and 3 tier so not easy to 2 putt on any of them when they are that fast

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Thanks Jeff, We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and by the looks of it you really enjoyed your experience of Gatton Manor.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Regards
David Fluke
Director of Golf

Replied 6th September 2022

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Richard B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2022

Beautiful Course. Worth a visit.

Tuck away in the Surrey countryside. No dud holes. They all have something about them. The course reveals itself one hole at a time. Really tough first three holes.

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HI Richard,
Thanks for taking time out to review our course. We agree with you that the course has 18 very interesting holes on it and no two holes are the same. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards
David Fluke
Director of Golf

Replied 6th September 2022

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James Cation rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 27 2022

We played at Gatton Manor on Sunday 26th June 2022 and the course is in sparkling condition.The greens played beautifully – and the fairways were in top condition. I would highly recommend Gatton Manor! Now back to its very best! (Fantastic bacon sandwich and coffee too before we teed off ????).

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Hi James,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted to hear you've enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

David Fluke
Director of Golf

Replied 2nd August 2022

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Colin Andrews rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 31 2022

Stiff test

I played two rounds at Gatton Manor on 28/29 May and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The course design uses the natural contours of the site brilliantly and many holes provide a stiff challenge. The tee boxes and fairways are in good shape and the greens, although in need of a bit of an upgrade, are tough to read, with many containing significant slopes. All in all, very good fun and decent value for a weekend away with the lads.

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Reply:
Thank you for your review Mr Andrews, We are pleased you enjoyed the course. We are also aware that a few of our Greens are not up to our usual standard due to a disease we picked up last year. Our team are on the case and following a couple of soft treatments due imminently, this will speed up recovery ensure consistency in grass growth and enable us to cut them shorter and make them quicker.
We look forward to welcoming you and your group back soon.
David Fluke
Director of Golf


Replied 6th June 2022

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Alan J rated 1.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 19 2022

Not sure if there are issues with staffing, machinery or finance but the course was very poor.

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HI Alan,

Thank you for taking the time to review Gatton Manor Golf Course.

We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the recent challenges we have faced with our greens and how we are dealing with them going forward and investing in
the whole course in general.

At the back end of July 2021, our greens developed a disease (which is not uncommon) and unfortunately, it was not treated correctly by our then Course Manager. We decided to recruit a complete new greenkeeping team our new Course Manager who started with us in September recognised the disease straight away and has set about controlling it to limit its spread.

We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. We appreciate that our golf course has not been presented anywhere to the level of condition and presentation synonymous with Gatton Manor. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Gatton Manor, you will see and enjoy a vast improvement in the quality of the golf course.

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club



Replied 30th May 2022

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Portsmouth rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 29 2021

Disappointed

Played Gatton at the end of November this year and it wasn't worth the cost of fuel to get there.
The course should not have been open as it is in a very poor condition.
The greens are the worst I have ever seen and it will take a long time to recover if it ever does but it will need some serious work and money spent on it.

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Thank you for taking the time to review Gatton Manor Golf Course.

We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the recent challenges we have faced with our greens and how we are dealing with them going forward and investing in
the whole course in general.

At the back end of July 2021, our greens developed a disease (which is not uncommon) and unfortunately, it was not treated correctly by our then Course Manager. We decided to recruit a complete new greenkeeping team our new Course Manager who started with us in September recognised the disease straight away and has set about controlling it to limit its spread.

We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. We appreciate that our golf course has not been presented anywhere to the level of condition and presentation synonymous with Gatton Manor. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Gatton Manor, you will see and enjoy a vast improvement in the quality of the golf course.

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club



Replied 30th May 2022

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London rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 22 2021

Don’t waste your money. Tee boxes and fairways in very poor condition. The greens are diseased. Needs serious investment

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Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to review Gatton Manor Golf Course.

We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the recent challenges we have faced with our greens and how we are dealing with them going forward and investing in
the whole course in general.

At the back end of July 2021, our greens developed a disease (which is not uncommon) and unfortunately, it was not treated correctly by our then Course Manager. We decided to recruit a complete new greenkeeping team our new Course Manager who started with us in September recognised the disease straight away and has set about controlling it to limit its spread.

We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. We appreciate that our golf course has not been presented anywhere to the level of condition and presentation synonymous with Gatton Manor. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Gatton Manor, you will see and enjoy a vast improvement in the quality of the golf course.

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club



Replied 30th May 2022

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Chris H rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 25 2021

Challenging course particularly for high handicappers.

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Hi Chris,

Thank you for taking the time to review Gatton Manor Golf Course.

We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. We appreciate that our golf course has not been presented anywhere to the level of condition and presentation synonymous with Gatton Manor. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Gatton Manor, you will see and enjoy a vast improvement in the quality of the golf course.

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club



Replied 30th May 2022

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Robert M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 4 2021

Interesting course

Gatton is a mainly tree lined, countryside course with a variety of holes. Some of the holes give a risk and reward opportunity. All in all, a very pleasant but challenging course to play.

(Round played: Oct 2021 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.8)

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HI Robert,

Thank you for your review of our Golf Course. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us here at Gatton.
We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards
David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club

Replied 30th May 2022

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Nick G rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2021

Worth a visit

Gatton is on the way back to its best with changes happening to both the course and club house. After neglect by previous owners the course is improving.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 107 Handicap: 20.4)

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Hi Nick,
Thank you for your review of our Golf Course. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us here at Gatton.

We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club

Replied 30th May 2022

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Mat rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 30 2021

Greens in poor shape and bunkers not been touched in months!

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Reply:
HI Mat,

Thank you for taking the time to review Gatton Manor Golf Course.

We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the recent challenges we have faced with our greens and how we are dealing with them going forward and investing in
the whole course in general.

At the back end of July 2021, our greens developed a disease (which is not uncommon) and unfortunately, it was not treated correctly by our then Course Manager. We decided to recruit a complete new greenkeeping team our new Course Manager who started with us in September recognised the disease straight away and has set about controlling it to limit its spread.

We have invested in a whole new fleet of greenkeeping equipment which we expect to take delivery of in June. We appreciate that our golf course has not been presented anywhere to the level of condition and presentation synonymous with Gatton Manor. Our aim moving forward is to take the current layout including the presentation to another level.
We are also pleased to inform you that all of the bunkers are now back in play following intensive work on the substructures.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Gatton Manor, you will see and enjoy a vast improvement in the quality of the golf course.

David Fluke
Director of Golf
Gatton Manor Hotel & Country Club



Replied 30th May 2022

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Ian W rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 28 2021

Great layout but disappointing condition

Really good challenging layout. Long but playable. Tees and fairways pretty good.

Greens poor though for late August and bunkers seem to have been abandoned (full of weeds!)

Needs some work putting into it! Wouldn’t rush back…

(Round played: Aug 2021, Handicap 8.3, score terrible!

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Gordon M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 27 2021


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Shaun B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 5 2021

Beautiful and challenging course

Lovely challenging course, the weather was horrific which meant the ball stopped where it landed on the greens, however the greens played very well considering the conditions. Will definitely be back when the sun's out.

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