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Theale Golf Club

Address Theale Golf Club, North Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5EX
Telephone 01189 305331
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Holes 18 - With good drainage and greens built to USPGA specification
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Yardage 5951
Par 71
SSS 69
Visitors Visitors welcome, pay and play
Societies Welcome, enquire for date availability
Green Fees
Weekdays C / weekends D
Designed and constructed by owner Mike Lowe, the course was founded in 1996.
Location Easily accessible from Junction 12 of the M4 - 1 mile.
• Clubhouse overlooking the 18 hole and serving drinks and light meals open to golfers and non golfers alike / Functions
• Golf Academy / PGA qualified Pros
• Driving Range (see information below), short game practice area with undulating greens and sand traps
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Not a great course, very poor T Boxes, absolutely appalling greens, in much need of cutting and rolling. Most bunkers need sand and some don't have rakes (15), no practise green and the driving range us a shed onto a uncut field, no course guide, just a 30 second brief from the women behind the bar! Cheap for £20 but actually not even worth that - good job the sun was shining and the company was good - one to avoid!...
Value For Money: Poor
Mark: 1/10
Dan Filo April 23, 2011

Very disappointed. The course was in  poor condition, with mole hills everywhere and some greens were damaged. Tees were poor. Also the course has drainage problems. There are better courses in the area for the money.
Craig Froude

Hidden away somewhat (although well signposted)you approach the Theale Golf Centre along a narrow strip of tarmac between the local recreation ground and open fields with a mix of excitement and trepidation.
Upon entering the spacious car park immediately in front of you is a modern clubhouse and to your right a small driving range.
You pay your green fees at the bar where the welcome is average. The bar looks inviting enough and also has a small selection of clubs, shoes, balls etc for sale.
Onto the course and it does look in fine shape (especially given the recent dry weather we have been having), very green and well-cut. There are all the customary markers on the tees including a plan of each hole (something so often missing on the cheaper pay & plays).
The course is parkland and nestles nicely between the quaint hamlet of North Street and the M4 motorway, the noise from which on one or two holes could be a little off-putting for some.
As I have said the course is in fine shape with well-cut fairways, well-kept bunkers and green that are springy and well-maintained. There is a good selection of mature trees of different types and sizes as well as a number of small streams and even the odd pylon or two. There are also a few original artefacts dotted around the course that pay testimony to the courses history. There is also a decent amount of shade should the sun beat down as it did on me today.
Overall this is a well-designed course that makes the most of this most pleasant piece of rural Berkshire. Challenging enough for the better golfer (although maybe not for the lowest handicappers) yet forgiving enough for the less able.
As for value-for-money, at £18 for 18 holes (£12 for 9) weekdays and £25 at weekends it is not the cheapest around. It is a great day's golf so therefore the price is probably justified although it is competing with other clubs offering the same standards at a lower cost. (NB Review posted August 15, 2005, prices have since changed) These prices are also 'per round' not 'per day' as is becoming the fashion.
Interestingly enough (in this day and age) Theale Golf Centre does NOT have a web presence! (NB Review posted August 15, 2005, the Club now has a website, see top of page)
Overall a highly recommended course.

Phil Knott
Driving Range
Hours 8am to dusk weekdays, 7am to 7pm weekends
Bays 6 covered bays, 4 open bays and a target area reaching 280yards
Heated 0
Automatic Teeing N/A
Floodlit N/A
Prices Visitors - £3.00 for 50 balls
Range tokens can be purchased in the main clubhouse
Note that prices may have changed since date of publication

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