I've just spent a day at Tandridge (good value at £67 for the day) in good weather and had a nice (not great) enjoyable day. The course is nicely laid out with some excellent holes and some not so good. The soil is that dry, sandy soil you'd expect of this area but when we played (22 June) the greens were as hard as concrete (no pitchmarks at all all day!) and every approach had to be run in from the fairway or very front edge. The course is not long and we were left with nothing more than a 7 iron approach all day. Btw, I'm guessing they had a comp on the Sat/Sun before our visit as the pins were all in ridiculous positions, or is that how they try and make it tougher? Hmmm...in an area of stunning courses, Tandridge has the land, soil and design to be a good 2nd-string course...and that is what it does.
Date: June 23, 2009