Charity Golf Day, October 2016 - Multiple Feedbacks
- Thanks to Camberley for making us so welcome and making things run very smoothly, the food was fantastic and the staff so well drilled I would suspect a return visit some day. Camberley put on a great day on a smashing course and the food, I thought, was spot on.
- Monday at Camberley really was a great day and well organised. Lovely course, great company, the carvery was superb and raised a ton of cash for a very worthy cause, what's not to like?
- Massive thanks to Camberley Heath as well, what a fabulous course and set up, 20th best in Surrey , that would be no 2 in Lincolnshire. What a beautiful layout, the greens were superb for the time of year, I could be a member there just for that carvery
- Amazing. The organisation, the golf, the food, the speeches and prizes were a credit to all those organising it. The course was superb. Stood on the first watch in baby deer leap across the fairway on our first hole, just set the tone.
- They put us on the 8th with no one starting on 6,7,9 or 10. We did not see a sinner in front or behind us for the whole 18, millionaires golf at its finest on a top course.
- Well done to Camberley Heath GC and everybody else who mucked in to make it another successful day.
- Thank you to Camberley Heath Golf club for hosting us, a great course which for the 2nd time I have thoroughly enjoyed playing.
- The condition of the course was fantastic and the greens were as good as any I have played this year. It's only the second time I've played Camberley Heath.
Society Golf Day, July 2016
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Camberley Heath for making myself and my friends so welcome on our society visit last Friday! I can honestly say we have never experienced such friendly service and such a warm welcome.
This was a trend throughout the day from the personal welcomes we received from club officials, the course starter, the bar lady and even the captain who went out of his way to introduce himself to us to see if we had enjoyed the course.
The course was in great nick, even though it was a challenge at times, but I think that’s more down to my golfing ability! Anyway thank you once again for yours and your colleagues help in making it such a memorable day and we look forward to being back some time in the future!
Society Golf Day, April 2016
Just a note to say thank you to you and your team at Camberley Heath for a great day yesterday, we were made to feel very welcome.
We all enjoyed the course, although some found the heather a bit of a challenge!
Compliments to the Kitchen, the chicken and bacon rolls were wonderful.
Society Golf Day, November 2015
Just a note to thank you and your colleagues most warmly for making our Westerham Vets awayday at Camberley Heath an outstanding success – despite the weather.
Our players loved the course and the meal. In short, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
With thanks and best regards,
Ispy Golf Course Review, July 2015
Corporate Golf Day, July 2015
Sorry I didn’t get to see you in person at the end of the day yesterday, but I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of all the players yesterday for an absolutely fabulous day at Camberley Heath. From start to finish we couldn’t have had a better day. The bar and waiting staff who looked after us for breakfast and for our meal were so accommodating, friendly and professional, and as for Lee and Peter in the Pros shop – they were just incredible and made such a difference for Sue and I who normally have to do all the card checking and scoring etc. We actually got to sit outside and have drinks with everyone for change, instead of being stuck over the cards! Lee and Peter even helped set up our prize-giving table and blew up the Clic Sargent balloons for decoration!
The course was in fabulous condition and with such wonderful weather we got to appreciate it in all its gloryJ
Corporate Golf Day, June 2015
I have received many complementary emails regarding my two day Captain's Event at the Club for the Association of Consulting Engineers Golf Society. The complements range from the condition of the course, the catering, and the hospitality they received from the staff over the two days, can you please convey my thanks to all concerned.
Society Golf Day, May 2015
Dear office staff, catering staff, bar staff, groundsmen, Mr. Starter and Lady Captain Wendy,
I should like to convey to you the thanks of all the members of the Golf Society for the splendid day you put on for us today.
Everyone loved the course, everyone loved the food and, as I have already said to some of you, everyone loved all of you. You were all so helpful. Well done.
Visitor Course Review, December, 2014
I had the pleasure of playing Camberley recently - I was keen to get around a couple of Surrey's lesser-known good courses, and this seemed a good place to start. Up at 91st in England according to the top 100 courses site and at 20th in Surrey, it certainly has a number of good reviews as one of Harry Colt's unsung gems. The first thing that immediately hits you is the clubhouse, which is massive and modern. Whilst it won't be to everyone's taste, it is very impressive and you get the impression that Camberley is a club that is going somewhere. After a quick (very good) bacon sandwich, we headed out onto the first tee.
The first four holes are genuinely brilliant. I loved the tee shot from the first - hitting into a hard dogleg right, where you could take driver with a fade, but the 3 wood is more sensible. You then take your approach into an elevated green - somewhat of a theme on this course. What I found really interesting about Camberley was how deceptive things look from the tee. Often, we'd look back from the green to realise that the better play would have been a low iron followed by a mid iron into the green. Admittedly, we were playing from winter tees, so it would probably play longer in the summer, but I think it shows more good course design than anything else. Next in the strong opening is a tough par 3 uphill to a bigger green than you think, with lots of tricky undulations. An uphill par 5 follows to yet another elevated green, before you head into a tunnel to the 4th which undercuts a road. The fourth is the first of the short par 4s, with loads of danger short of the green. You could take a hybrid and risk the bunkers, try to drive the green or lay up with a 6 iron - the danger increases the more you try to take off on a really well-designed hole. A long (495 yards from the whites) par 4 follows before a second short par 4. The front nine closes out with a decent par 4, a long par 3 across heather and a strong par 5 ninth which has a great-looking tee shot over a heather bank to a narrow fairway (see below - whilst the heather is currently out for the winter, you can really get a feel for the spacious nature of the holes at Camberley, especially when you consider how hemmed in it actually is).
The tenth hole is a quirky par 4 - you play over the top of a hill to the bottom, before hitting back up to the top of a hill to the green. We both took 3 wood, but regardless of what you take, you'll probably end up in the same shot. I'd certainly be interested to take a 9 iron off the tee and see what happens. From this spot at the bottom of the hill (see the panorama picture), you're facing a low iron up to a very high green with a false front. Looking back down from the green, it's an impressive hole, but more for the approach than the tee shot.
A halfway hut and another par 3 follow - this one with a massive drop off to the right. Camberley's green staff are currently putting in a load of effort to refurbish the bunkering (starting with all the par threes), so this area to the right was all GUR. Whilst it did detract from the hole at the time, it's great to see that they're clearly investing money and trying to push the course forward. The final hole this side of the road is the 12th - a decent, if unspectacular par 4. Coming back the other side, you're faced with a par 5 much in the vein of the quirky tenth; elevation changes facing you with each shot and a big bank of heather forcing you to think carefully about the tee shot. Another par 3 followed before the par 4 fifteenth. I'm not a fan of blind tee shots, and this hole is basically all about the blind shot over a hill. Hard to tell off the tee, but all you need is a mid-iron, which should roll down toward an inviting green. Like the tenth and fourteenth, it's a different design to what you might find on most courses, and some will really like it - but it wasn't my favourite hole.
The final three holes are strong ones. First off there's another short par 4, this time with a lake in front of the green. I know some have criticised the addition of the lake as out of kilter with the rest of the course, but I liked it - it adds something different that you've yet to experience and really makes you focus on your approach shot. Additionally, there was a well-placed bunker on the left side of the green that drew my ball like a magnet. The penultimate hole features a sloping fairway and a nice dogleg right forcing a cleverly-placed drive. You finish up with the signature 18th, which necessitates a drive over a heather-covered hill or going left towards a fairway at the bottom of a hill. Again, your approach is to an elevated, well-bunkered green. This is another hole that divides opinion somewhat, but I quite liked it as a strong closer.
Overall, I found Camberley Heath a very good course, but I feel it's a couple of holes short of being great. It's certainly got some memorable ones, with the massive elevation changes maybe adding a bit of a gimmicky feel in places - however, you certainly had to think about your shots. The course was in excellent condition, even in December and they are clearly putting in a lot of effort to improve the holes. The staff were all very helpful and we got a great impression of the place. Certainly, at £49 for a weekday round, it's very good value at the higher end of the Surrey courses and I'd thoroughly recommend it.
Lee, September, 2014
I just wanted to take some time to say thank-you for organising our golf day that was a huge success! The course was just perfect and the group loved the venue/hospitality.
Best golf location we have visited to date!
Have even mentioned it to a few associates golf societies as a “must go” location so watch this space…
Lee, September, 2014
Many thanks for a great day yesterday.
Everyone commented on what a great course it was, the friendly and helpful staff (club shop, bar staff, the starter and the young fellow who did the scorecards) and yourself.
I will definately be in touch in the New Year to arrange another day at Camberley Heath for next year.
Martin, September, 2014
I just wanted to thank you for all your help arranging the day on Friday. Everything went really smoothly and I received several positive comments about both the quality of the course and the friendliness of the staff so please pass on my thanks to all involved.
Conor, September, 2014
Great day had by all, thanks for everything and we will certainly be back.
Tom, August, 2014
It was a cracking day and the team at Camberley Heath were fantastic, please pass on our thanks.
Gail, August 2014
We had a great evening as did all our guests.
The Cake was lovely and there was lots of it !! Will & all the staff were Excellent & very attentive and we could not of asked for more.
Please pass on our Thanks & Gratitude to Will & all the staff .
Many Thanks to you & Tom for making our night Special and run so smooth with out any stress and Pressure.
Tom, August 2014
Thank you for hosting what turned out to be an amazing day and evening!!
Gail, July 2014
The feedback was absolutely amazing and it is thanks to you and all your team that the day was a huge success.
The course is a credit to your greens staff and the starters were more than helpful. The catering staff were extremely helpful and the food was delicious. All in all the whole experience was a credit to you all.
A number of ladies are coming back to play the course again and of course they want to have lunch, kiss Steve and try and get a better score!
It was unfortunate that I won most of the prizes! But I declined them and passed them on to the others!
Matt, June 2014
Thanks for an extremely we'll run society day at Camberley Heath last Thursday the staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming.
John, April 2014
Thank you and all the staff for making yesterday so enjoyable. Every member told me how much they were impressed with the greeting and course at this time of the year was in excellent condition. Well done all of you. I am sure we will be back next year!
Graham, March 2014
We had a great day, funny hail included, and were made most welcome by all staff, please thank them on my behalf for making our day so enjoyable.
Ian, March 2014
We had a great day at Camberley Heath. Given recent weather difficulties the course was in surprisingly good condition. As always the bar and catering service were very good.
Celia, December 2013
I would like to say a very big thank you to all the staff of Camberley Heath Golf Club. The players all reported the course to be in excellent condition, and the warmth of welcome and hospitality offered to us by all your staff was exceptional. The Xmas Dinner was truly superb.
Mark, November 2013
Everyone was impressed how good the condition of the course for that time of year, all the staff was friendly and made you feel welcome.
Duncan, November 2013
We enjoyed the golf, tremendously. It is our favourite 'track'.
Alastair, November 2013
Fantastic course, lovely food, friendly bar and Pro Shop staff. Would absolutely recommend and return.
Gareth, October 2013
All of the guys said how well the course was looking and how friendly the club had been towards us.
John, October 2013
Enjoyed the hole experience. Thanks for a great day.
Keith, September 2013
Everyone made us all feel so welcome. The course was excellent as was the catering.
Simon, September 2013
I was very happy with the presentation of the course, food and drink were great all day.
Mick, September 2013
As always the service was excellent with all we requested in place. Steve and Peter provided an excellent service and were very attentive at all time. The course was in great condition especially considering the summer we have had, our customers thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Martin, September 2013
The day was a great success, the course was in good condition (as usual) the staff were friendly and helpful.
Phil, September 2013
The while day was excellent, the welcome and attention that we received from everyone who dealt with us could not be improved. The course was in great condition and we experienced it on a particularly good day as far as the weather was concerned.