Gatton Manor Hotel & Golf Club is now under new ownership, so we’re hoping to see the parkland course that Sir Henry Cotton designed in 1969 flourish once more. Who could forget the finishing hole which is one of the best in the region?
A decent quality and value pay and play course, good for societies and corporate groups (hence can be busy) in very pretty countryside.
Some nice mature trees, the garden and rockery can come into play on the last, and the elevated loop that comprises the bulk of the back nine has some nice holes with drop offs if off line. A reasonable choice if in a larger group, or looking for a game at the weekend when members' courses in the area tend to be hard to get on.
A perfectly fine course for a nice round, but nothing to get too excited about really until the 18th hole, a short extremely pretty par 4 where a birdie as well as a double/triple is easily scored. Great to conclude a tight match.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to play here, but if invited or are staying nearby then it’s a nice way to spend a few hours. A typical parkland course, condition was pretty good although it can get quite busy at weekends as it’s a club very welcoming to visitors.