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Hindhead is a beautiful heathland course set in glorious surroundings and ranks amongst the very best of Britain’s heathland courses.
Originally designed by J.H Taylor, the course sits easily in a natural terrain with fairways bordered by glorious heather and tall pines. The early spring brings with it additional splashes of colour from the rhododendrons and azaleas. With its elevated position, the second nine offers some far-reaching views of the beautiful Surrey countryside.
Founded in 1904 by a group of enthusiasts that included Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle the club boasts a rich history and continues to be enjoyed by members and guests alike.
Hindhead is a really pretty Surrey course, with beautiful azaleas and rhododendrons of many colours in the Spring and purple flowering heather later in the year. I have played the course a number of times in club matches so cannot comment on the green fee or how easy it is to gain access as a non-member, but I definitely recommend a visit.
Hindhead is a course of two halves, the first running up and down valleys, with a couple of steep climbs, so an electric trolley is recommended. There are some challenging down hill tee shots and tricky heather and gorse to contend with if you stray from the fairway. The back nine, following the welcome halfway hut with toilets and hot and cold refreshments, is much more level. On both nines there are some long carries over heather. There are some blind shots too, where you can be surprised by where your ball finishes. The holes are all interesting and a good test of golf.
I have always found the members friendly and welcoming and the food is very good. The Ladies Locker Room is accessed from outside, near the Proshop, as well as from the central corridors of the main Clubhouse. There is a large putting green near the Clubhouse terrace. There is also a good view of the adjacent 18th green from the terrace - a lovely place to sit on a sunny day and watch the players completing their rounds.
|Are the tees rated for women?
|Are there on-course toilet facilities?
|Does the pro-shop stock women's gear?
|Was the green fee value for money?
|How would you rate the women's changing rooms?