Although Ilford is an urban parkland course it's qualities defy the normal expectations associated with such layouts.
The club strives for firm, fine textured surfaces all year round and with small, angled high quality greens, the course is a fine strategic challenge at any time of year. As with any quality course under 6000 yards, position, angle of approach and course management are key.
Encouraging finer grasses, maintaining firmness and improving year round playability have been the watchwords of our highly skilled turf management team for over twenty years.
USGA specification greens and tees, effective catch basin type drainage and both natural and man-made water features are the foundation of a golf course which is consistent twelve months of the year.
Tightly mown aprons and green surrounds, including many highly contoured run-offs and collection areas, present recovery shots of infinite variety and interest. Golfers of all standards will relish the options available to use their imagination and shot making abilities to the full.
Ilford is proud of this traditional running element to the game more commonly found on heathland and links. Knowledgeable golfers, more used to the bland, soft “lob-wedge from anywhere” courses in the area, may find it particularly refreshing.