|Users Comments (2)|
| For a public golf course Wimbledon Common has excellent greens, but i feel that the fairways could be improved. Unfortunately this is unlikely happen as the common is used by the general public and it would cost a lot of money to maintain and their membership fees are too cheap to produce a massive income.
I have only been playing golf since June 2005 so this is a good starter course for me and i feel it could help me progress as it is quite difficult due to the numerous bushes in the way. Make sure you bring a lot of golf balls as there are many thick shrubs.
I enjoy every hole because there are a lot of surprises and everyone at the club is kind and welcoming.
Certainly a fantastic public golf course which never gets boring to play on.
March 27th 2006
|NAME: Magnus Robinson
HOME CLUB: Wimbledon Common Golf Club
| I have been playing this course regularly for
the past 20 years. Although short by today's standards, it is a thinking
golfers course. With 3 par 3's over 220 yards and 2 long par 4's, it is
a real test for the 12 and over handicapper. On a calm day provided one
is driving well, it may seem a little easy at times, but when the prevailing
south westerly wind blows, a driver is needed to get anywhere near 2 of
the longer par 3 holes. If a nor/nor easterly blows at over 20 miles an
hour, then the trouble really starts! In inclement weather, the greens on
this course are among the finest to be found within 20 miles of London -
they are still fast and tricky in the depths of winter, and are cut every
morning providing the weather allows. For the first time, the Conservators
have given permission to define the fairways, this has improved the course
no end, and in addition the greenkeepers have grown a crescent shaped section
of longer grass in front of either side of most greens, often preventing
the use of the chip and run/Texas wedge from in front of most greens. Couple
this with the links feel fairways and very few places that one is allowed
a free drop makes this course a great value for money day out.
The facilities at both London Scottish and Wimbledon Common clubhouses are very good - please remember that you must remove your red top at Wimbledon Common Clubhouse after 11 am. If you do not have a pillar box red top they are available for hire at £2.
If you need help with your game then the professional at Wimbledon Common, Jeff Jukes, played on the European Tour and is a very good coach, and his charging rate is less than half of the majority of coaches. (a 3 hour playing lesson will set you back less than £50).
Finally, when playing this course, you can (and should) leave the driver in the bag on at least 10 of the holes, unless you want to drill holes in silver birches, conifers and holly trees! (and you won't believe when out that you are only 8 miles from the West End!)
|January 29th 2002|
|NAME: Noel Sharman
HOME CLUB: Richmond Park Dukes/Princes
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