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“Silvermare”

Silvermere Golf and Leisure
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Cobham
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Owner description: Everyone is welcome at Silvermere. The beautiful surroundings, challenging golf course, friendly Bistro, award winning golf store, impeccable wedding and conference facilitates and informal atmosphere all combine to make you feel relaxed and welcome. The Silvermere Privilege Card links all these facilities together and incredibly we’re just 5 minutes from the M25 and A3.The tree-lined golf course at Silvermere is a true test of golf located in the heart of Surrey. The first six holes are sure to get the pulse racing with tight fairways, challenging approaches and great views.However, the course is probably most renowned for the 17th and 18th holes which are played over Silvermere Lake. Silvermere, however, really should be better known for its former use as the site where Barnes Wallis tested his famous Dambuster bouncing bomb. In the film and more recent TV documentaries you may recall scenes where Barnes Wallis used a huge catapult to fire mini prototypes across a lake to test whether they should use forward or back spin, a spherical or cylindrical shape or a smooth or dimpled surface. These tests were all conducted on Silvermere Lake, so if you stick the ball in the drink on the 17th or 18th just put it down to scientific endeavour and be consoled by the thought that your ball has joined other valuable objects in the water.The 18th hole finishes into a semi-island green that has been recently re-built, offering a spectacular finishing hole. For players there is the thrill of hitting over the lake onto the island target. For the visitors enjoying the Inn on the Lake there is always the hope of watching another ball confined to a watery grave.The course was designed by Neil Coles and Brian Hugget and opened for play in 1976. Whilst it is not a long course by modern standards, the combination of tree lined fairways and the succession of water holes makes it a particularly challenging course. Playing to your handicap is a real achievement at Silvermere.
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Group of us went for lunch, views of the golf course and the lake were lovely but the clubhouse itself seems a little tired, tables were squashed together so felt like we were sitting on top of other people dining. We moved to another table as there were noisy children but ended up sitting by a huge tv screen with sport in our ears. Food was ok but quite a wait and pricey for what you get. Would probably avoid in the colder months, summer may be ok sitting on the terrace but wouldn't be first choice venue if a group of us meet up again.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Course was fine, but very slow. The pain issue were the increased prices for the session. They also refused to entertain the idea of a cut price deal with my group of 8 friends.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Lovely course in great condition, open to all. To top if off you can get a great meal 9try the hot rocks steak) overlooking the lake and watching those poor souls playing across onto the 18th green.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This has to be one of the nicest public golf courses in Surrey, the range is in good condition and balls are not that expensive. £5 for 120. On off peak times it is around £15 to go around the course. From my experience the course if trickier then most but very nice nevertheless. They have 3 putting greens 2 artificial and 1 natural. The bar is also great with a large selection of drinks and food. If you have the time I definitely recommend giving it a try.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is an enjoyable and challenging course. The surroundings are scenic and the holes are well-designed. The last two holes are particularly interesting - and testing! There is also a good driving range, a well-stocked pro shop and a very good restaurant with bar. All in all, a very enjoyable golfing experience.

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