West Malling Golf Club - Hurricane Course
|Red (W)||71||5244 yards|
|White M: 65.1/103||316||164||345||168||306||363||386||156||383||2587||445||515||438||143||145||380||360||185||455||3066||5653|
|Yellow M: 64.0/101 W: 69.4/107||300||142||318||157||285||334||354||149||330||2369||429||476||412||124||138||303||335||173||390||2780||5149|
|Red W: 69.0/106||287||134||305||130||274||330||348||144||304||2256||429||476||412||124||138||303||335||153||390||2760||5016|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities
Hurricane Course-Short and relatively easy, Muddy Fairways, Decent Greens
Wanted to play a course fairly local to me with morning availability. Which this had. The Hurricane Course is the easier and shortest of the two.Eleven of the Eighteen holes-those on the clubhouse side side suffer from poor fairways-very muddy albeit work is being undertaken to improve them from what i could see. The 16th has temporarily been altered to another Par 3 due to Fairway renovation making seven Par 3's in all. The Greens were pretty good in my opinion. Its a course to hone your Par 3 skills. Personally i think that it should have a cheaper green fee to the Spitfire course due to these problems which I also played recently and is longer and more of a test.
A short course with a friendly feel.
A good course to play if you are after a quick 18 holes. Nothing overly memorable but not a bad play. either. Greens and fairways are well kept although some work on the course around the 16th, currently looks messy and has reduced that hole from a par 4 to a much easier par 3. I used to prefer this course to the Spitfire, but currently I’d say the Spitfire is more interesting and challenging. A good clubhouse and pro shop at this club with helpful and friendly staff too. All in all good if you want a quick round but play the Spitfire if you take your golf more seriously.
Good but Busy Facility
Very busy venue but managed well. Course is not long but pretty challenging for the high handicapper.
Perfect twilight round
Played an afternoon 4 ball on the hurricane. Course was busy when we arrived but pace of play was excellent. Course was in good condition and the greens were very good. Little bit of a walk between certain holes and although the course is on the shorter side, it didn't feel like it to play. Would be happy to play here again.
Poor condition of playing surface
I was disappointed with the condition of the course today and the green fees were not inline with this.
I was a member here for 2yrs and know the course can suffer with heavy rain but there hasn't been any recently and still the course was boggy.
I hope the club can address the costs to the condition of the course because if you can't attract people to the club during this time of year to spend in the bar there'll be problems.
Beat it been so far
Iv played this course a few times now and its in its best shape so far. Will be going back to play again very soon.
Picked a good day weather wise, first time here.... Club house very friendly, good food, at a fair price. Was able to change course to the Spitfire. As this was a bit more challenging. Greens in good nick, fairways very muddy all over, as expected on parkland course. Lay out a little miss match. But dome lovely playing holes on the eye...
Played here the week before as a 2 ball, absolutely loved it so booked up a 4 ball for the following week. So had it booked with nearly a weeks notice. Was dissapointed to see that the greens were terrible a week later. I know this needs to be done but wish I had been told about it. Maybe we could have been put onto the spitfire course instead but nothing was said till we reached the first green.
In all it's a great course I feel we were just unlucky that this happened to us.
Nice course but the Spitfire is better
Course is well maintained and attractive. The stream which flows through several holes makes a nice feature and obstacle. Greens were in good condition. Reasonably straightforward but long so more suited to beginners than the Spitfire, which is both long and more technical.