Hersham Golf Club Review [Worth A Play?]

If you’re looking for golf just outside of London, Hersham golf club is a good option.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the course and see if it’s worth playing.

Hersham Village golf club, near Walton-on-Thames is a good value option for golf.

Hersham Village Golf Club Reviews

Our Rating

Overall [3.6/5]
Course Design/Layout
Course Difficulty
Course Conditions
Green Conditions
Pace Of Play
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink
Value For Money

Course Information

Assher Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4RA.

18 Holes Course | Par 67 | 5305 Yards | Parkland



Located in the Surrey village of Hersham, the golf club is about 20 minutes from Clapham Junction and a two-minute walk from Hersham Station.

Built in the beautiful Surrey woodlands, the course sits on a former tree nursery and natural habitat for many bird species. The course also runs alongside the famous River Mole, in between Esher and Walton-on-Thames.

For a golf course just outside London, Hersham is a wonderful place for nature and is very accessible.

Hersham Golf Club Green Fees

18 Holes
Monday to Friday£26.00
Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holidays£32.00

Hersham Golf Club Scorecard

Hersham Golf Club Slope Rating

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Pre-round Thoughts

Finding an affordable golf course that is actually good quality just outside of London can be tricky.

If you’re willing to pay a lot of money, there’s so many wonderful options spread across the home counties. But for under £40? It’s far from an easy task to play a course that is a good standard.

The club is very accessible and easy to find. Being so close to Hersham station means it is super easy to jump on the train from central and get there within half an hour.

We arrived and were greeted by friendly staff in the shop. The club also has a decent driving range so we hit a few shots beforehand to loosen up.

It’s a nice sunny Thursday afternoon in August and the course is looking lovely.

The Course

Hersham golf club is a classic parkland that is packed full of trees. The course sits on an old tree nursery and many of those trees still stand today.

Because of this, most of the holes a tight and require an accurate shot from the tee box.

It’s far from a long golf course, at just 5305 yards, the par 67 still has its challenges despite the length. A mixture of dog legs and holes featuring water, means you do have to think about where and which shots you’re hitting.

If you can get the ball in the right positions, there’s certainly holes that can you make a good score on.

The first 11 holes start off very tight with plenty of trees to avoid. You then cross over a road and the next five holes are almost like you’re playing a different golf course. Very open and not a lot of trouble. You then cross back over the road and the final two holes are back to being tree-lined.

Front Nine

The front nine is the longer of the two and includes the only par 5 on the course.

Par 3s – 2nd, 4th, 8th

The 2nd is the longest of the three par 3s on the front nine. The narrow ditch which runs across the hole shouldn’t be an issue for most players and club up to avoid the bunker just short of the green.

The 4th is an interesting short hole with run-off short and trouble-long, getting the correct club here is crucial.

Number 8 is another mid-length par 3, with a front left bunker that will try and push you towards the water that runs all the way up the right side.

Par 4s – 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th

The 1st hole at Hersham is a fairly big dog leg round to the right. Picking the right line off the tee is crucial. Number 3 features a couple of holes with ditches running across, so choosing the correct club off the tee is important.

The 5th is one of the longest par 4s on the course and is a tight tee shot with the railway running all the way up the left side. Number 7 plays to a narrow fairway and long of the green is no good.

Water also comes into play on the 9th, so keep your tee shot down the left side of the fairway to open up the second shot into a green with two bunkers left side.

Par 5s – 6th

The one and only par 5 comes on the 6th. At just 476 yards and slightly downhill, it’s a good opportunity at a birdie.

Back Nine

The back nine is an interesting switch from the front and is the worse of the two halves. Holes 12 to 16 become very open and are totally different from the rest of the course.

Par 3s – 10th, 12th, 17th

The 10th is the toughest of the par 3s at Hersham. Long, narrow, and with water to the right of the green.

Number 12 isn’t too much to worry about and be careful of going long on the 196 yard 17th hole.

Par 4s – 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th

The first par 4 on the back is the short 11th. At just 245 yards, it’s a very good birdie opportunity if you hit a good tee shot.

Holes 13 to 16 are all fairly non-descript, the 13th being the most challenging because of its length and out-of-bounds all the way up the left side.

The closing hole is a good hole to finish with. The narrow tree line requires an accurate straight shot down the centre, which favors the left slightly for a better angle into the green.

Our Verdict

There’s no question that Hersham golf club is an interesting golf course to play. Would I run back to play it any time soon? Probably not. However, for the price, I would say it is a good value round of golf and I was pleasantly surprised with the course layout.

The course setup is definitely challenging. Despite the short yardage, there’s certainly a lot of areas that can easily catch you out and make you have to think.

Holes 12 to 16 do stand out a little, in a bad way. All very open holes which almost feel like a bit of an afterthought.

In terms of course conditions, it’s what you would expect from a golf course just outside London for under £30. Tee boxes are a little scrappy and greens were slow, but I thought the fairways were in good condition considering the dry Summer.

The driving range is a nice feature and we also enjoyed a nice drink in the club’s bar afterward.

Overall, for £26, it’s a good challenge and pretty good value for money, which I think a lot of golfers will enjoy.

Final Thoughts

That’s it for our look at Hersham golf club. If you live in the London area and are looking for cheap golf in good condition, it’s definitely a good place to get a round in.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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