In Volume 1 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak writes that.
“The rare parkland course in heathland country, it probably gains a few points locally just because it’s something different, but the same would not apply for overseas visitors. The course is graceful, but rarely special; even the short 7th, cut out of a woodland to an angled green just across a stream, is a bit more subdued than its advance billing. But the magnificent clubhouse, which Bernard Darwin dubbed “a dazzling vision of white stone,” is in a class of its own; you might have seen it in the James Bond movie, “Goldfinger.”
Stoke Park received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak and two of his co-authors.