The Notleys Golf Club
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Really interesting layout with undulating fairways. Have to plot your way round. Tee boxes and greens not great but certainly playable. For the price you certainly can’t complain. Would definitely play again when next in the area.
Better than expected
Having not played The Notleys before, I wasn't expecting much based on other reviews.
Positives: Staff friendly, fairways in good condition, small practice range and plenty of buggies/trolleys (should you want them), Members also friendly.
Negatives: inconsistent greens (a few were waterlogged), tee boxes requiring some attention (not much in the way of flat ground), wayward shots landed near our group on multiple occasions without shouts of 'fore' (the holes are packed in quite tightly) together), and slow play in the morning session meaning we didn't tee off until more than 20 mins after our tee-time.
On balance, would probably play the course again.
Good course, friendly patrons
I have read a multitude of negative reports about this course, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well maintained the course was. It was a busy day, being a bank holiday, but we weren’t rushed and there was no double- and triple-bookings as others had complained of. Our only complaint was the greens were a little woolly, but I will definitely be playing here again
Very poor kept course , had months to get into great condition but sadly neglected greens , bunkers although GUR were just a mess . No definition between fairway , rough & fringe . Tee boxes were scabby and uneven
Not bad but...
Lovely course let down by conditions of tees and especially greens, upon which putts bobbled terribly. All bunkers GUR at present but post-lockdown that's forgivable. But greens really need work - putting v frustrating.
As soon as you drive in you can only assume by that state of the car park that the course won’t be any better and you would be right .
Firstly staff aren’t happy to be there it’s as if you being there is a burden on them . The tee boxes are a mess none were tidy neatly cut level areas . There is non definition between rough , fairways and fringes , the greens themselves are awful it’s like the guy that ploughed the field next door had a go at the greens while he was at it , bald patches long grass . The bunkers although they were GUR they still had zero work done over lockdown .
£20 for the round !!!!!! I was robbed
Played the full course today for the first time and if I’m honest probably the last
Positives - got me some fresh air in these tricky times
Negatives - upon pulling into the car park there was a sign saying no trolleys allowed. This wasn’t mentioned when booking
We then had a while to wait to tee off as there was a lot of double bookings
Then the fun began, pretty much every hole you’d be better off playing in wellies rather than golf shoes. Special mention for the third hole where me and my playing partner both managed to lose our balls after hitting the middle of the fairway as the balls got covered in mud. Then we get to the green and our shoes got lost in the mud.
I appreciate they still need to earn money but the course is being ruined by playing in these conditions. They’d be better off closing for a while and giving the ground a chance to repair.
Also on the 17th we had the fun of horses in the middle of the fairway.
The staff are really friendly and apologetic, can’t fault them at all.
Booking system was poor
The club had practically double booked all tee times due to a competition they were holding. Players were held up all over the course. At one point there was 10 people waiting on one hole. Many pairs walked off and complained. By their own admission their system can’t cope with the amount of bookings. Poorly organised golf club.
Great value challenging course
Enjoyed playing here - plenty of tricky holes particularly narrow drives. Fairway condition not great but Blake the bad weather.
haven't played Notley in a while. The course conditions have really improved. Bunkers still not 100% but greens are good and fairways well maintained. Always like the layout and still one of the most challenging courses I have played.
Nice course especially for low cost.
Was a bit dubious after reading reviews, but for the cheapest golf course around its a very decent course for the money. Greens do have weeds but its nothing insane. Fairways were cut and bunkers with weeds in had GUR signs in them. Highly recommended and will be going back soon.
A really terrible state of a golf course. It looked so untidy. The teeboxes were dreadful. The fairways were just weeds. The greens were very long and weeds all over. To make things worse the whole course is covered with flying ants nests!! It has such great potential as it has a good layout but it needs alot of money spent on it! Dreadful place to play golf. I will not be returning anytime soon.
Friendly and improved
Played this course about 7/8 years ago. The layout makes great use of the river as a hazard and it’s a great test of golf. Much improved greens with 2 or 3 still ropey but I can see the work
that’s been done long term.
The tee was busy when I was booked to tee off, not sure if they double book across the internet and in person, however a three ball of members immediately invited me to play with them and I felt very welcome at the course. I would play this course again!
Decent 18 hole course, just a shame about the greens
Hadn’t played at Notley for a couple years but thought myself and a friend would give it a try again.
Tee’d off at 2pm on a Saturday with only a slow group of 4 a head of us that let us play through, was a fairly windy day with certainly played its part but the greens were the main talking point.
People not repairing pitch marks (not the courses fault) but for them to be so patching and just very bumpy really put the round of golf a bit of a downer
Will certainly go back to the course and hopefully the greens will have slightly improved