Latest Course Reviews from our Readers
Barra Golf Club - West Coast, Scotland
Just read the review (Readable on the course page) and wanted to offer a different take on it. I know it was 2008 but I'm a slow reader. Simply couldn't agree less. Played it the previous year, 2007, with 4 or 5 clubs in a pencil bag. Most of what the reviewer says is absolutely correct, although the greens were definitely puttable(?).
Golf des Fontenelles - Pays de la Loire - France
Resort course layout of 6,500 yards with a SSS of 71 strokes. I played in 2008 (twice), and recently in June 2013 (four times) the 2013 course has been changed a little but still retains its cosmetic appeal. Playing off a handicap of 10 the layout is not all that difficult providing you keep the ball on the fairway, off the fairway balls can be easily lost, in the many drains, and water traps so if your driving is a bit erratic take extra ammunition with you. Greens are slow to medium in pace so the lower handicapper may well find this a problem early on, but they are flat. Water everywhere, and bunkers in abundance - its good fun.
Withernsea Golf Club - East Yorkshire
This may not be the best golf club in Yorkshire but it could easily claim to be one of the most welcoming.
Tyneside Golf Club - Durham
Super parkland course in excellent condition - would recommend to anyone. Lovely clubhouse with friendly staff. Only downside was the food - very poor.
Oakleaf (Aycliffe) Golf Complex - Durham
2nd time I have played this course. After the 1st time I said I would never return as the fairways and greens were terrible. Returned for the 2nd time against my better judgement, what a difference, a real credit to the groundsmen. The course was in fantastic condition. If your a beginner its not a scary course but is still a challenge for the better golfer. For the price is certainly worth a look.
West Kent Golf Club - Kent
June 10, 2013
Just wanted to play at West Kent and was horrified at the cost of a green fee.... £75 what do they think they are doing. Have played there many times and do not think it is worth that much money!!!!!
Value For Money: Poor
Malkins Bank Golf Club - Cheshire
Attended a club away day(Duxbury Park),on 7th June 2013.From the moment we got there,hospitallity was outstanding.Kind,warm staff and very efficient.Bacon butty excellent.
The Point at Polzeath - Cornwall
Beeston Fields Golf Club - Notts
Awful 'welcome'. Booked and paid for a tee time online but, on arrival, was told this would not be honoured. Was then told that there were plenty of times available, but would have to pay the full in-person rate. Have since read about the club's stuffy, outdated attitude and fully agree with this. The club will struggle to attract new members.
Ash Valley Golf Club - Hertfordshire
friendly staff and good food course improved best i have ever seen it fairways very good greens and bunkers best ever views round the course make it an enjoyable round usually steve barker club pro on hand to give advise or improve your golf with lessons
Scraptoft Golf Club - Leicestershire
The course was superbly presented and was a credit to the green staff. Our members appreciated it so much that a number of them would like to play it again in the not too distant future. The meal and drinks service was excellent and special mention must also go to the Professional for ensuring our day ran so smoothly.
Scraptoft Golf Club - Leicestershire
Following our visit on Monday 3rd June 2013 I just wanted to formally record our great satisfaction for the reception we enjoyed at Scraptoft Golf Club. Everyone made us so welcome. In particular I would like to thank Simon Wood for his excellent arrangements and flexibility. The day went smoothly due in no small part to Simon's efforts. Can you also pass on my best wishes to Captain Michael Creasey for his warm greeting and hospitality The course was superbly presented and was a credit to the green staff. Our members appreciated it so much that a number of them would like to play it again in the not too distant future. Could you also convey our appreciation to the caterers? The meal was excellent and I am only sorry that our timings for the meal went a little awry. You now have 40 advocates for the delights of Scraptoft Golf Club.
De Gelpenberg Golf Club - Drente - Netherlands
Excellent challenging golf course with water on nearly every hole especially enjoyed the 2nd 9 with the run of holes from 10 - 16
Golf de Beaune Levernois - Bourgogne - France
The first shock was the price of a round, ok, it was Sunday, but 65 Euros for this region was high. In hindsight I should have demanded a refund and left the course when my 2 euros for 28 range balls deposited a mixture of ancient range balls and mud in equal measure into my basket. The range itself is a field with a few randomly placed at distances unrelated to the number on them.. The range mats were in poor repair and the range itself was, to be fair, in even worse repair than the mats. Away from the range the chipping green and putting greens were in very good shape.
Royal Dornoch - Struie
Tain - Inverness - Scotland
fantastic course. friendly helpful staff. nice food. good value. play here and you wont be disappointed.
course is nothing special but is well looked after with good greens. worth a look though as the scenery is fantastic. good value with 2 for 1 voucher.
La Torre Best Golf, Roldan/Murcia - Spain
Have been there this May, golf was completely overshadowed by the animal cruelty I have seen. Dead cats in the golf lakes. When the golf club did not give me any satisfactory answers I asked around and found out that some of the residents, mostly British, hate the stray cats so much that they kill them and throw them into the lakes.
Tain - Inverness - Scotland
friendly welcoming golf club. staff were excellent. course was fantastic.
warm and friendly welcome. course is fairly ordinary but was in good condition and the scenery was amazing.
Fray Bentos Golf Club - Uruguay
Fray Bentos Golf Club is a 9 hole course designed by A. MacKenzie. One of three that he has done here in Uruguay. Two of them, Fray Bentos and Cerro were built for the English workers and managers at meat packing plants using during WWII in Fray Bentos and Montevideo.
Long Vien Golf Club - Laos
Yes it is a nice golf course and the brillant locker rooms with machines for massage and every things you need
Orpington Golf Centre, Cray Valley - Kent
Played Cray last weekend afternoon. Been playing the course for years as it is local and was good value. New management ! £29 for a afternoon Saturday round. No buggies No Rakes in any bunkers pin positions must have been placed by the kids wheel spinning around the course on motorbikes as two or three placements would have been a challenge for tiger ! 3 paces on cup on a 30 degree angle .. Not an even tee you are playing up and down. Cray was always a no thrills no spills pay and play public course. But I can now understand why it is empty !! Before playing try Birchwood or Chelsfield.
Yelverton Golf Club - Devon
I joined here from Boringdon Park just over a year ago - the best move I ever made on the golf course. Boringdon Park is absolutely terrible and Yelverton is a terrific course - certainly and by far the best course in the Plymouth/West Devon/East Cornwall area. It's playable on proper tees & greens all year around and offers plenty for everyone - there are both short & long versions of par 3's, par 4's & par 5's. You have to be accurate but you also have to hit the ball a decent distance. It offers scoring opportunities on the front 9 but the back 9 (particularly the stretch from 10 to 13, known to members as The Murder Mile - over 1500 yards covering 4 holes with no par 5's - 3 long par 4's & a tricky par 3) makes a score very difficult to maintain. It also has a difficult closing stretch from 16 - 18. To sum up, it's a tremendous course and will test every facet of your game - if you don't hit it straight/keep your ball in play, you will pay the price. It's the best conditioned course around and nature has designed it, rather than some guy with a big ego and more money than sense trying to create something out of nothing and failing miserably, as is so often the case with new courses nowadays. Yelverton has been around for over 100 years for a reason!
South Herefordshire Golf Club
Disappointing - we were charged £21 including the 2 for 1 vouchers; £42 would have been very steep indeed for this course.
Burnley Golf Club (Glen View)
Played in their Mixed Open on 19th May. The course was very wet with little or no grass on the fairways but plenty of moss. The greens were some of the worst I have ever played on. There are a lot of blind tee shots making it very dangerous as you don't know who or what is over the hill. Not recommended.
Orpington Golf Centre/Cray Valley
Please do not waste your £29 on this course. Played it yesterday and was extremely disappointed. No thought was given to pin placements and on the 14th the pin was actually placed 8 inches from the ridge that runs across the green making it virtually impossible. On 4 other holes the pins were placed on slopes when there were perfectly good flat spots on the green. The tee boxes are all uneven and no thought had been given to their placement. I understand the need to rotate pins and tee boxes but these were ridiculous. At one point a motor bike came across the 14th tee with 3 kids on it and not once did I see a Marshall on the course yet some guy flogging drinks appeared 4 times. Hardly any of the green side bunkers had rakes in them so you can imagine the state of the bunkers and on the 6th greenside bunker there was more weeds than sand. The staff were friendly enough but there were no buggies available despite being told on the phone before we booked that the course was not busy. I have been playing here for 20 years and this is the worse value for money experience I have ever had at this course. £29 for pay and play is expensive.
Draycote Hotel & Whitefields Golf Club - Warks
Very disappointed having read the previous reviews. Tired driving range, poorly stocked golf shop, tee boxes covered with divots and weeds, fairway grass not thick enough so can't be cut to the proper length, poorly maintained bunkers and some of the worst greens I've seen in a long time - firm, lumpy and full of holes. Many other courses in the area in much better condition and have much cheaper food & drink prices. Shame, because it has the potential to be a good golf course.
Club Campestre Saltillo - Mexico
Course is challenging with domed greens and tiered surfaces , putting from 9 to 10.5 . lots of trees, water , OB, doglegs, sand, a good test. Front is more like bang ball, second 9 more precision required. Sand is inconsistant through the course . Some holes are short giving you a good chance to score low but the greens are difficult on these. Some of the dog legs have very little room for your second shot. Food and members are fantastic as is the weather here , enjoy
SEND US YOUR REVIEWS!