Picturesque, undulating and covered in horse poo! Greens excellent, and a decent challenge. Hookers and slicers beware as it benefits the straight hitters. Main road splits the course and it is a nightmare trying to cross the road when the commuters are dashing from the A31 to the A35 as it\'s a rat-run. Ponies often on fairways. Easy to hit your ball into the path of a car as some fairways are close to the road. Club facilities average, and no discount for 9 holes. Worth a visit on a nice day,
A great course well worth a visit. Has a links feel, and the greens are tough.(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 93 Handicap: 22.9)
First time I had played the crse and enjoyed it. Never had to chase ponies of a tee before. Greens were very good and fast and true. rough as expected for the New forest is unforgiving and lots of holly bushes and needle like hedges so if you find your ball it is impossible to play. For first time visitors it is not that user friendly as no yardae markers and the 3rd drive is very difficult if you do not know were you are going. clubhouse is OK but nothing special. All in all not bad but would not be in a rush to play it again.(Round played: Jul 2013 - Score: 95 Handicap: 13.4)
If you live in the area you have to give this course a go! The views are spectacular and in the summer the scent of the bracken and heather is overwhelming. The course plays well, with the hard heathland ground the greens are quick with subtle lumps and hollows... unlike the fairways which have more swell than Bournemouth's artifical reef It was an interesting experience having to herd a pony off the 2nd tee. All part of New Forest golfing I guess. I will go back. £496 membership, I may go a lot!
Burley Golf Club was established in 1905. The course was set out on Forestry land and is a typical heathland course that remains largely unspoiled today. Although there are only 9 greens, the tees are different for the front and back 9s adding some variety. The greens are renowned for their quality and certainly lived up to their reputation - remarkable given that the ponies have a free rein! Overall, nowhere near as easy as it might appear from the card and with a challenging walk thrown in, Burley is well worth a visit to sample New Forest golf in the raw. Also the first time that I have come across an "honesty box" to pay your green fee!