Hurtmore Golf Club Review [Good Value?]

Just outside the Surrey town of Guildford sits Hurtmore Golf Club. The pay-and-play golf course has long been a great value course for my mates and I to enjoy a quick afternoon round.

In this article, we’ll give Hurtmore Golf Club a review and see if it should be on your course bucket list.

Hurtmore Golf Club Review

Hurtmore Golf Club Review

Our Rating

Overall [2.9/5]
Course Design/Layout
Course Difficulty
Course Conditions
Green Conditions
Pace Of Play
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink
Value For Money

Course Information

Hurtmore Road, Hurtmore, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RN United Kingdom

18 Holes Course | Par 70 | 5495 Yards | Parkland


Hurtmore Golf Club is located just outside of Guildford and a few minute’s drive from Godalming. Running adjacent to the A3, the course is very accessible by car and is only a 10-minute drive from Guildford train station.

Designed by one of the game’s best characters, Peter Alliss, who also created Old Thorns further up the A3. The course is designed with great drainage in mind so that conditions are good year-round, whatever the weather.

Hurtmore Golf Club Green Fees

18 Holes (Before 12pm)18 Holes (12 -1pm)18 Holes (1 – 3.30pm)18 Holes (After 3.30pm)
Monday to Friday£32£29£23£20
Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holidays£40£36£26£22

Hurtmore Golf Club Scorecard

Hurtmore Golf Club Slope Rating

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Pre-round Thoughts

Hurtmore Golf Club has long been a great place for a round of golf with a few of my mates who are new to the game.

Surrey is full of amazing golf courses, such as Woking or Walton Heath. But it’s also got a lot of places where you’re paying a lot of money for a golf course that just isn’t great.

Hurtmore Golf Club is not expensive at all. An afternoon round in the week will cost you just £20 for 18 holes of golf. Compared to other options in the area, that’s around a quarter of the price.

The great thing about Hurtmore Golf Club is it’s super easy to get to by car and it’s only about 40 minutes from London. It’s also not a difficult course to play, which makes it friendly for beginners.

The clubhouse is friendly and we always get a warm welcome which is great. The practice facilities aren’t the best in the world, but you can hit a few looseners in the practice net beforehand, and practice your putts on the practice putting green.

The Course

The course at Hurtmore Golf Club is your standard parkland golf course. Not too many thrills, but a fairly good mix of holes with bunkers and a few trees to catch out any bad shots.

At 5495 yards and a par 70, it’s far from long and that’s partly what makes it pretty welcoming to new golfers. The holes are pretty open most of the time, especially in the middle of the 18.

Having said that, when the rough gets up in the Summer months, it can get pretty whispy and make accuracy more of a requirement.

For better players, there’s a very good chance of making a good score around Hurtmore. With five par 4s under 300 yards, there’s plenty of very good chances to make a birdie or better.

The main hazard at Hurtmore however is the water which comes into play on about 6 of the holes. Although this shouldn’t be too much of a problem for better players, if you’re offline on these holes it can end in a watery grave.

The course is relatively flat, with very few elevation changes on the holes, although some of the sides of the fairways have a few mounds covered in long grass.

Course conditions-wise, Hurtmore is lucky to drain well and provide pretty good conditions most of the year. The greens roll well and aren’t overly quick.

Front Nine

The front nine starts off quite challenging and then becomes easier later on, with plenty of short par 4s to make up a shot.

Par 3s – 2nd, 5th

The first par 3 at Hurtmore comes at the 2nd. This 184-yard hole plays long and needs a good shot to get it all the way back to the flag. the bunker left of the green should catch any balls before they find the water further left.

The 5th hole is much shorter but it’s certainly not easy to choose the right club here. Anything not well-struck will find one of two bunkers short and the green runs pretty narrow.

Par 4s – 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th

The first hole is a fairly straightforward opening to your round. Avoid the A3 on the left and you should be fine. At 336 yards, a good drive should leave you with a fairly short approach into the green.

The 3rd is the second hardest hole on the card, but it plays the hardest in my opinion. At 442 yards, it’s by far the longest of the par 4s at Hurtmore Golf Club. A big dogleg right, avoid the water hazard on the right side and the OOB left.

The 4th is a very short par 4 which can easily be reached with your drive. Next up is the dogleg left 6th. The 350-yard hole features a tiered green which can catch out your putting.

7 and 8 are another couple of short, straight, par 4s which are very gettable for longer hitters.

The final hole on the front nine, the 9th, plays 389 off the backs and requires a straight tee shot to avoid the trees on the right. The miss for your approach shot is longer left to avoid the three surrounding green-side bunkers.

Back Nine

The back nine is the better of the two nines, with a good mix of holes and an interesting hole to finish.

Par 3s – 16th

The one and only par 3 on the back nine comes at the 16th. The 153-yard hole is a pretty little scene, with a water hazard running across the middle and some imposing trees on the back left. The long, narrow green can easily catch you out and push you towards one of the three bunkers.

Par 4s – 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th

The first of seven par 4s on the back nine is the 10th. The 333-yard hole plays slightly uphill to a green with a bunker on either side. The 11th is another short risk/reward hole for longer hitters who fancy it.

Number 12 is stroke index 1 on the card and plays fairly long up the hill. Carry your drive over the ridge and avoid the trees on the right, to give the best approach into the sloping green.

13 and 14 are similar holes, that play just over 300 yards. The 13th is slightly downhill, whereas the 14th is back up the slight slope.

After a very short par 4 17th, you come to the finishing hole for the day. The 347-yard 18th is the memorable hole at Hurtmore for me and requires an accurate tee shot to give you a decent chance at the approach shot.

The hole plays all the way down and the line off the tee is slightly left, to help open up the green. Any poor approach shots may find a watery grave, with a small pond running across the front.

Our Verdict

Overall, Hurtmore Golf Club is a pretty good golf course for a lot of golfers out there.

The course offers a good place for golfers of all levels to get out and enjoy 18 holes of golf, in Surrey, for a very affordable price.

As a low single-figure handicap, it’s not much of a test of golf. The holes are short and not overly penal if you hit the odd bad shot. A lot of the par 4s are reachable or you can get close up for a short pitch on.

As a result, it’s not really a place where good golfers should go to test their games. But, having said that, the club is very friendly and open o visitors which is nice for any new player. It’s not an intimidating place to turn up and play golf, unlike the majority of courses in Surrey.

For £20, you can play a good-condition golf course, that has some fun holes and shouldn’t have you reaching for new golf balls every few holes…

Final Thoughts

Hurtmore Golf Club is a good choice for beginner golfers to start playing and improving their golf games. The course conditions are always in pretty good shape and the greens roll well.

Although it may lack the facilities of other clubs in the area, Hurtmore Golf Club is still great value for money.

Check out our review of Clandon Golf, for another cheap alternative in the Surrey region or Hersham Golf Club if you’re closer to London.

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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