Users Comments (6)

Ahhh home sweet home... Lets face it last year (2006) was horrible. A long hot summer meant that we nearly lost at least four greens, the bunkers were fiilled with rubbish and the half way house was a urinal.

But what a difference a year (and a couple of million make). As I write we have a euro-pro tour event coming the greens (that have not been laid in nearly 100 years) are running at 12.5 on the stimp, the new gorse and heather has been planted and the rough has been back combed to make the nearly impossible - utterly impossible. I note (with pride in my club) that my average score is about 10 shots higher here than any other course I play!

Be aware that there are some changes planed - hole 1. the par 5 that I bogey 35% of the time is being made into a par 4 (no change to tee or green) the short par 4 13th is being made into a 260 yard par 3 and the 511 yard 22 yard wide par 5 - well thats going to be a 511 yard par 4.

Hit straight - hit long and be blooming careful.

Still to help you along the new coaching facilities are amongst the best around - and getting better - with video and bio-mechanical testing Mark and Stewart got my handicap down from 24 to 8.2 in two years!

September 14th 2007
NAME: Bruce
HOME CLUB: Selsdon Park
HANDICAP: 9
RELATIONSHIP: member

Having played Selsdon Park several times before it changed ownership, I played it again over the Bank Holiday weekend. The course was in great condition, doubtless helped by the wet summer but also clearly benefitting from substantial investment.

The course is nicely set out, with a mixture of long holes and some pretty tricky raised greens. The course is undulating and hilly in parts. The only thing I would note is that whilst tee times are well spaced, the mixture of players using buggies and others walking/trollying means that players can bunch up on certain holes.

On summer weekends, the green fees reduce from £45 to £25 after 4pm, a good saving and we had no problem getting round before dark. Really enjoyable!

August 28th 2007
NAME: Emily
HOME CLUB: -
HANDICAP: -
RELATIONSHIP: visitor

I visited this course with 3 friends one weekend in January, and i am pleased to say that the course was in exceptional condition.

It is worth mentioning that there is a new director of golf and head greens keeper, and by all accounts a lot of money is being invested in the course (finally), its certainly worth a further visit as with the investment it should only get better!

February 7th 2007
NAME: Pete
HOME CLUB: Chartham Park
HANDICAP: 18
RELATIONSHIP: visitor

I work for a london ac company who have just joined Selsdon Park GC as a corporate member.

I have been lucky to play many great courses over the years and feel that with some extra care and attention Selsdon Park would be a Great golf course.

The course is long with some exceptional approach shots and could very easily become one of the best courses in the area.

Our company has 2 years at Selsdon Park and I really look forward to visiting the club (every month). I am hoping that the management take notice and seriously invest to make Selsdon Park a very memorable day for everyone.
 
Editors Note: And so says everyone I know.

November 17th 2006
NAME: Phil Gerrard - HML Group
HOME CLUB: Worldham Park
HANDICAP: 17
RELATIONSHIP: corporate

A well laid out course let down by poor upkeep (the first 5 holes all had scorched or damaged greens in early June). Having played most of the courses in the area there is better value to be had elsewhere. All rather a shame because with a bit more TLC and a half decent pro-shop this could be an excellent track.

June 12th 2006
NAME: Mike Jefferies
HOME CLUB: Dulwich
HANDICAP: 16
RELATIONSHIP: visitor

I had one day off from work, and from my hotel search at Expedia I ended up by accident at Selsdon Park. The stay was wonderful, and playing golf on Sunday morning was a real experience.

A nice course, relaxed atmosphere, and the hotel within view for most of the first nine. I enjoyed the challenge, and played well until the last three holes. I guess I was too ready for the leisure centre and a relaxing Sunday afternoon by then.

The course and a stay at the hotel is highly recommended.

Nov 14th 2004
NAME: Stein
HOME CLUB: Drammen Golf Club, Norway
HANDICAP: 24
RELATIONSHIP: visitor

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