We had our first opportunity to play the Surrey Golf Club last week. It was a windy overcast day, but that kept the course from being overly busy. We arrived about 45 minutes before our tee time and after checking in at the Golf Shop were invited to tee off as soon as we were ready.
Jeff’s Opinion: The greens were in excellent condition in my opinion, rolling fast and true! I immediately went to the back tees as I expected it to be a shorter course based on what we had heard. However, at over 6,800 yards from the blue tees the course played extremely long and I found myself with numerous mid to long irons into Par 4 holes. This may have been in part due to the wetness of the fairways and rough (yes I did hit it in the rough). What the course lacked in strategic design it made up for with opportunities to pound the driver off the tee. It would be a course I would play annually but not much more then that.
Tara’s Opinion: Yes the course was long. At almost 5,900 yards from the red tees, it was too long for me to really enjoy. However, with the wide open fairways I did not have to look for any balls. The Golf Shop was clean and tidy but is quite small with little ladies selection. There was Vancouver 2010 wear from Elevate available for men, but not for ladies. The restaurant could use a makeover to update the furnishings and the menu but the staff were very attentive. Given all of the online marketing that Surrey Golf Club does and the with the quality of their marketing I actually did expect more from the facility’s amenities.
Overall, the golf was good and the greens add to the value, but at $48.00 it is a bit pricey for the service you get (or rather don’t). There was no first tee starter, player assistant or beverage cart. But good putting conditions, which this property had, are our among our top priorities when selecting a course.
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