The club doesn't have stroke savers or hole plans on the tees. The starters advice about the fourth was misleading. Course condition A* . Ranked 304 out of 2162. Brabazon Trophy, 7 people found this review helpful I look forward to going back at some point and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. View upcoming Fixtures. I played Stoneham for the first time yesterday and was impressed, despite the club being slap-bang in the middle of a £1m course improvement programme. Unicorn Golf Course | 460 William St, Stoneham, MA 02180 | 781-438-9732 The course is only 6,400 off the back tees and has not yet been protected against modern length. Type: Heathland Length: 6392 Par: 72 Telephone: 02380769272 . Course is undulating with some dips in fairways so some strategy can be used. 101 Montvale Ave, Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180, Middlesex County (781) 438-7888 Course Website. See other reviews from james sprint. or. The facilities include The Smuggler's Bay Adventure Golf, a pirate themed adventure putting course which includes holes that feature a ship wreck, a volcano and a cave and waterfall. Playing with Gary Stubbington, a Hampshire legend with a dream of a golf swing, the secretary of the HPGA and the assistant from the shop, still an amateur, we shot -19 and we won! A very good members course. 39 golf course ratings My personal preference is that running order but Stoneham arguably has the best property of the quartet and if it owned the greens of Liphook then it would be a clear winner. Golfers who admire a clever routing and great use of the terrain should be beating the door down for a game at Stoneham. 2 people found this review helpful Many of the tee shots are blind. 5 people found this review helpful There is no one who I can imagine wouldn't enjoy Stoneham. Browse by County: Bedfordshire Ampthill. Browse by Region: England. As it stands I cannot recommend playing here. Was this review helpful? Tell us what you thought: Submit your review now >>. See other reviews from T P Dean. Terms of Use, Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy. This is a top Hampshire course where visitors are extremely welcome and heavily discounted green fees can be purchased online even at the weekends. The 14th is perhaps the finest example. It doesn't pay to be too long off the tee as the fairway slopes down into a huge valley style ditch with the green on a plateau above. See other reviews from Tony White, Respond to above review  The second is a tough par 3 with trees both left and right providing a natural amphitheatre for the green which looked inviting. The best of which are 4, 11, 13 & 15. The Stoneham Oaks Golf Course is a Nine Hole Par 3 Executive Course open to the public that was established in 1994 and is owed by the Town of Stoneham. https://www.golfshake.com/course/view/16276/Stoneham_Golf_Club.html Whilst already ranked fourth in the county, I could see Stoneham climbing the Hampshire rankings as more people get to enjoy the finished product. Check back soon for updates. Review Rank | Greens are brilliant. Aspley Guise. Was this review helpful? However, things have very much changed for the better. See other reviews from Eddie Maylor. There is no obvious place to aim, but the player is aided with the knowledge that a good strike, which manages to find the right line, can reach the putting surface of this 273-yard hole. Give it a go. Aspley Guise. See other reviews from Peter Mooney. Forecast: Southampton Region: While the weather onWednesday and Friday is overcast on Thursday it will be partly sunny. The 5th is a short scorable par 4 which doglegs right and fairway bunkers make you think about which club to hit off the tee. The 4th is a stunning long par 4 which slopes steepwards down all the way to the hole with a brook running along the bottom of the fairway as you get closer to the hole. Rated High | Amazing gem of a course nearly at peak condition in early May! A stream crossing 100 yards short of the green should not be of concern to most golfers. Every hole is so different from the last but the language is the same. The course is narrow on most holes and there are several "longer" drives but it is essentially an irons course. 39 ratings & 30 reviews on Golfshake. Our Partners | Frequent rainfall, especially on Thursday and Friday. Think the course needs to decide if it's a parkland or Heathland as a lot of random patchy of heather have been planted. Deers on the course. Stoneham Golf Club Today's Golf. | Post a review, Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times. Existing users can login here. Live Leaderboard, Sign In & Score Entry Opens. Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club — Tree Cover! Ladies Results. Whilst I enjoyed the opening stretch of holes, it’s from the par five 6th where Stoneham starts to shine as you play across the part of the course that takes you furthest from the clubhouse. Unicorn Golf Course | 460 William St, Stoneham, MA 02180 | 781-438-9732 Stoneham police and an animal control officer responded to the Stoneham Arena and Stoneham Oaks Golf Course following Saturday night's incident, but they were unable to locate the animal. Thousands of trees have been felled, allowing heather regeneration, and many more are still to be axed to enable the full return of this classic layout to its heathland origins. So I was hooked on the game and went home with a 12 inch TV with remote control. Find the best Golf trails in England (United Kingdom). A good drive allows the player the opportunity to go for this green in two, but the fairway is uphill, moves severely left to right over humpty bumpty land and finishes in a hollow which leaves a blind approach. will definitely play again. I will need to return when it's finished to play the end result. Greens had good coverage but were like putting on Velcro and were amazingly slow! I played Stoneham last week and found it to be a lovely course in excellent condition. Millbrook Golf Club — Tree Cover! The scorecard is based on the tee, pin and target positions shown on the map. Was this review helpful? Police and animal control officers are searching for an aggressive coyote after reports that a coyote bit multiple people this week. The town of Stoneham purchased the property in 1972 within Stoneham and redesigned the course to play as a premiere nine hole course now known as Unicorn Golf Course. There’s a seamless flow from hole-to-hole and each is different and many are exciting (except perhaps for the unprepossessing long par three 7th). See other reviews from Freddie. Closing Date: Fri 17th Jul 2020. Indeed, at times there is a real feel that you playing on the Surrey-Berkshire sandbelt, admittedly not too far away up the M3 motorway. View the Handicap List. Stoneham Golf Club Tel: 02380769272 Address: Monks Wood Close, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 3TT. * Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking. “This animal is clearly aggressive, and we urge residents to please be aware of this situation and report any sightings of this coyote to us promptly,” Chief McIntyre said. 2 Images Write Review Book a Tee Time. The club is trying to regenerate the heather and we hope this will be much more widespread in the next few years. Great greens and bunkers. There are some blind tee shots, but you will only have a problem if you are very wayward. Respond to above review  Additionally, there is an element of risk/reward on all five three shotters. Stoneham Golf Club, Hampshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6392 yard), private, heathland golf course designed by Willie Park Jnr in 1924. The 11th involves a sizeable carry over a cross-bunker from the tee followed by an uncompromising approach over a deep gully to a green perched on a ledge on the far side. Approach Golf Course Listing (UK) Below is a list of golf courses included with the Approach. 11 and 12 continue this splendid run of holes; the former being a par four over a stream within the same valley that was encountered earlier, again to another one of those plateau greens, and the latter being a reachable par five with a beautiful, heather topped cross bunker and a green that falls away heavily to the right hand side. This crafty little hole is a marvellous example of how to defend a course at the green. The 13th is most unusual because the player faces a blind drive (due to the hills there are many obscured view tee shots) and a sea of trees in the distance. The last 25 years have not been kind to Stoneham. All in all a good course but would choose one of the other Hampshire ones such as Liphook, Blackmoor or North Hants, Respond to above review  You wouldn’t choose to build a golf course in an area surrounded by such traffic, but considering that the club was established in 1908, I think we can safely assume that the course came first. Stoneham’s biggest asset is undoubtedly its superb routing over adventurous terrain which ultimately … The effect of the routing leaves the player gauging the shifting wind on nearly every hole and is very reminiscent of Muirfield though I believe the unique Stoneham routing predates Muirfield’s loop within a loop design. Site Map | Course is well laid out with some good par 5's. Very few blind shots and none to greens. When heading to the Cape Hatteras area the level of golf courses are wanting but there... Bandon Dunes was the original and they are usually hard to beat. 8 is a tricky par 3 which is well protected by bunkers and 9 is a straight par 4. Men's Handicaps. Stoneham was a 100% course before these changes, there is now no strategic challenge on 17, it’s just a 4 iron lay up rather than risking a longer tee shot, that is disappointing. The practice area is still under major renovation, but there was minimal disruption once out playing the course. Flyers were posted Sunday warning of the aggressive coyote in the area which had some people saying they'd be on alert for the animal. Given our inability to add much length, adding risk and difficulty must improve the challenge of the course. The friendly atmosphere allows golfers of all abilities to enjoy a great round of golf and hone their skills in the excellent practice facilities. We are constantly updating and adding to our course list. The golf courses in the neighbourhood Southampton Golf Course, Chilworth Golf Club, Romsey Golf Club, Boundary Lakes at Ageas Bowl, Otterbourne Golf Course and Botley Park Golf & Leisure Club. The green slopes from back to front to add to the fun. It’s difficult to find a more satisfying par five in which the land is used so expertly. I'm rather surprised at this view of the new 17th ditch. Of the long par- 4s the 4th is exhilarating, driving out over heather before plunging steeply downhill. I must say the greens were very pure and a pleasure to putt on, but they were quick. Lots of course redesigning going on while we were there with large amount of heavy work vehicles on site, Very steep 18th fairway challenging after 17 holes. STONEHAM GOLF CLUB Monks Wood Close, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 3TT 023 80 769272 reception@stonehamgolfclub.org.uk The undulating ground remains as inviting and enticing as it always was. We are constantly updating and adding to our course list. This ditch is a much needed start to that. Download GPS tracks of England (United Kingdom). Was this review helpful? I don’t think so. 18 holes | Par 72 | 6392 yards | Private | Heathland, Visitors: Visitors most welcome subject to course availabilityCheck the Club website for 4 ball deals midweekTuesday mornings ~ Ladies until 11amSaturday ~ not before 11amSunday ~ not before 10am, Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction. Contact Us | Course in excellent condition, greens are probably playing at about 9.5/10. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com, Help | Now I hit a 5 wood or 4 iron to leave an 8 or 9 iron in, depending on the wind. British Masters. The temperature rises from 12 degrees on Wednesday to 17 degrees on Friday. Keith Baxter, Respond to above review  Greens super quick took me some time to get used to...it’s what protects the course. It's been four years since I previously played at Stoneham and the improvements are significant, this has been time and money well spent. Respond to above review  Stoneham is featured in the National Club Golfer Top 100 under £100 Golf Courses of Great Britain. Check back soon for updates. Rated Low, The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. The finesse and intricacy with which the bunkers have been renovated and renewed will stand the test of time for generations to come. The hills take the player on a continuous rollercoaster, which leaves the player guessing which way he will be aiming next. Was this review helpful? Key Features. Men's Order of Merits. The second nine was only played once and again requires a lot of local knowledge. We played Stoneham on a cracking day in June and were really impressed by what was an excellent track. Stoneham Trophy Stoneham Golf Club Sunday 9th August 2020. See photos of the route. See other reviews from Nodge. Friendly pro's and bar staff. Write about the course and venue with the aim of providing insights for other golfers rather than your round or adverse weather and do not be offensive. The hills take the player on a continuous rollercoaster, which leaves the player guessing which way he will be aiming next. 2020-08-09. See the Course Manager’s blog for more details. Comprehensive UK, Scotland and Ireland Construction Directory with daily updated construction news, plant hire and sale, job vacancies. The 2D and 3D planners are full-featured planners designed for laptops and workstations. Sorry Stoneham, still one of my favourite courses, just a bit of a blot the landscape now. All visitors are very welcome. My only regret is that they didn't take this new ditch all the way across the course, across the 6th, 12th, 14th & 15th - that would seriously have got our attention as both laying-up or going for it would require real care. The bold and progressive work that started 2-3 years ago under the guidance of an enlightened management and expert green keeper is starting to pay off handsomely. The fairways have struggled which the club is aware of, preferred lies at present. At the end of the ramp, take a right on to Montvale Ave. The course is going through a regeneration project, part of which is updating the bunkers to give them that natural heathland look and they did look stunning. This could be due to changes the club have made over the years, but recent enhancements to the course’s appearance by introducing strips of heather, particularly around the bunkers, are starting to change the appearance. Ladies Fixtures. Men's OOMs. Work With Us | The tee boxes are almost all grassed and The club embarked upon a major remodelling project in 2012 which is now thankfully close to an end. Finding this hazard leaves an awkward length bunker shot to a green which moves away from the player. Terms | Course Information: STONEHAM GOLF CLUB Monks Wood Close, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 3TT Fairways are what you would expect for a course without fairway watering. We were lucky enough to see some wild deer and also lucky enough not to see any adders. Respond to above review  Respond to above review  Stoneham Oaks GC: View from #8. It’s viscerally memorable. 1 person found this review helpful The aforementioned routing firstly takes us around the outer perimeter of the course on the front-nine with the inward-half located in the middle of the undulating property. The routing is most unusual in that the front nine rings the property counter clockwise and the back nine essentially works clockwise inside the front nine loop with a few back and forths to add variety. The course is great, quite tricky. It is a nice course and well worth a place in the top 100. FROM ROUTE 93 SOUTH (FROM THE NH DIRECTION) Take Exit 36 (Montvale Ave.) HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend, Played this course? With water all down the left and behind the green the approach is now more difficult to club and execute. However I played it with a society. Go left into the driveway to the golf course. You can hear the drone from the motorway on some of the early holes, but after that it is peace and tranquillity. I really am sorry Stoneham, but you’ve got a Premier league course here and the changes should’ve been perfect. Stoneham is every bit as good as many of the well known Surrey courses and one gets the impression that being located in Southampton has kept this club a hidden gem. The popular Stoneham Golf Club is renowned for its creative setting in the Hampshire countryside, with a course that bends and weaves through beautiful surroundings. This Stonham Adventure Golf is unlike any other mini-golf or crazy golf you have ever seen and is … The greens have returned to their challenging best. Was this review helpful? © Copyright 2007-2018 Golfshake.com Ltd. All rights reserved. Every shot at Stoneham is inviting and requires thought and skill. True and fast. Stoneham Golf Club is a Willie Park Junior course built in 1908 on a lovely piece of land. If you remain safe from your tee shot, the hole is eminently scoreable as its a nice ambient winding hole which doglegs left and meanders down to the hole. | Read Stoneham Golf Club reviews The course is always in great condition but is very hilly so if you're planning a 36 hole day then it will definitely tire you out. However, there is the difficulty of a very narrow green and wonderfully placed bunker to the right of the green. Stoneham Oaks Golf Course | 101R Montvale Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180 | 781-438-7888 Perfect Greens and fairways nearly at perfection. We aim to give you the most useful golf course planners and visualization tools available today. What the club says: The course at Stoneham is laid out over a beautiful undulating landscape which is a combination of heathland and parkland. Stoneham is an 18-hole, par 72, private heathland golf course. Simply click on an event to be taken to the full details of the competition and instructions on how to enter. Fortunately, you don’t hear the motorway traffic, but the heavy construction traffic that you meet on arrival isn’t something you can avoid. The mobile planner is a GPS-enabled planner designed for smartphones and tablets. Feedback | An all-round good test of your golfing skills in every department. Stoneham is a great course which was in in really good condition. The Stoneham Golf Club was established in 1908 in an old deer park and Willie Park Junior, designer of Sunningdale Old Course, created a wonderful course in the undulating heath and parkland. Was this review helpful? The club has ambition to become the premier golf course in Hampshire, an accolade it once held before things started to unravel decades ago. 1 person found this review helpful Played Stoneham. The energetic topography is constantly used to maximum effect throughout. View upcoming opens. Even before the new ditch was put in I never hit Driver - there was no reward for the risk and a 3 Wood just left a wedge in. View the Eclectics. Was this review helpful? I should confess that Stoneham has, and always will have, a special place in my heart. Great course going up and down dale. Consider the Men’s open in August to challenge Hampshire’s best or don’t hesitate to take your society. Golfshake Apps | Millbrook Golf Club — Tree Cover! I caddied for my father here in 1989 in the Pro Am and when the last team didn’t turn up I found myself teeing it up the day after I received my first handicap. Not long for a par five at 481 yards, it’s played to a steeply banked humpback fairway that’s like someone threw a grassy tablecloth over a whale. Stoneham is a great parkland course and every time I go there I am always extremely impressed with how well the greens are rolling. Stoneham Golf Club is one of the 64 golf courses in Hampshire. 2 people found this review helpful There has been a large amount of work renovating and updating the course (it's still in progress). However the greens are also quite undulating so actually with them being very fast makes it a lot harder! Some of my favourite holes would have to be the par 4 4th, although it is probably the hardest on the golf course, it is a beautiful looking hole, also the par 4 11th is a great hole with a good looking approach shot ahead of you. 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