Heaton Park Golf Centre

4.5370666667 4.5 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5755 yards
  • Layout

  • Middleton Road, Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 2SW, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1616 549899
  • +44 (0) 1616 539899
  • www.heatonparkgolfclub.co.uk
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Year built: 1912
Type: Municipal
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Singles allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 5755 yards 0.0 0
Yellow 70 5579 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 71 5129 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


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"Best public golf course"


ai3416335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arriving to Manchester to attend the British Open, we felt that a quick golf game would help overcome the jet lag. Searching on GolfNow we found the nearest golf course just a few miles from the hotel and found a gem! The course is beautiful, scenic, good layout and challenging. Lots of uphills (it seems) and blind greens! Back nine has a four call over holes where you walk through the canopies the forest to reach the other side. The best golf outing we have ever experienced!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Absolute Gem"


t1432604706's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition and weather perfect the day we played

The staff was friendly and recommended a course map, this is needed for the first time course player, as the course is hilly, with many blind tee`s.

I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great"


u451240624's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course...very hilly but a great leg work out at the same time...unless you remember to get a buggy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Brilliant course"


u482952269's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a fantastic round of golf at Heaton Park. The course is hilly with lots of blind shots. The par 3 12th is an unbelievably beautiful and challenging hole - one of my favourite holes I've ever played. The course for the most part is very challenging but with some tame par 4s to finish. It is in excellent condition - couldn't fault it. The only drawbacks were the lack of signage - we got lost a couple of times, and the lack of a map either on the scorecard or the tee to show the layout of the hole. Would definitely recommend!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A brute of a course but forgiving at the same time"


Ncornwell01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, if you're pulling/pushing your own trolley you'll know about it by the end of the round, this is a up and down course but it's a fair challenge with some fantastic driving positions. The second 9 is a real test of course management and nerve but hit a good shot and you'll keep that smile for a few holes.

One point to note, the pay and play price was £5 cheaper than booking with Teeofftimes which is disappointing. Fair play to the club Pro for calling it out. Come one Teeofftimes, get it together. That can't be right??


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



t1973933300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


t84021891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Superb challenge of a course.

Very well kept. Superb greens. Spectacular scenery.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


t1503793934's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course, but make sure you are ready for some exercise! Lots of hills to climb.

One recommendation would be to include a map on the course card and a map of each hole at each tee. We played the 16th to the 18th green because they were so close together and the 16th tee was not visible from the tee.

But great value for money and good fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



horseking's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Demanding"


t2139155737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course has a lot of holes were you have a blind tee shot so a score card is necessary. The course was in brilliant condition for April, really well looked after. Some brilliant holes. Looking at the length of the course, don't be disheartened they were brilliant. Didn't really have the best round but loved it. Got a municipal course outstanding


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always enjoyable"


t933386508's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Its always a good round at Heaton Park, the sun was out and it was a great day to play. The course is a challenge but enjoyable with some interesting holes. I think the good weather had brought everyone out as I was stuck behind two 4 balls. Will defo play there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golf as it should be - challenging and fair"


u417556332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is quite hilly but was quiet when we played. Heaton park was at its immaculate best. Some extremely challenging holes - especially the par 3's on the back 9. Amazing value for money and highly recommended.

Some views are quite breathtaking and there is plenty of wildlife around the park. Definitely a challenging course but rewarding at the same time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Heaton park"


Royle6939's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I have played the course and it exceeded my expectations for a municipal golf course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gem of a course with a hike and a half!"


u6480844's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is a gem, some great holes. Considering the recent weather it was in outstanding condition. No doubt I would have given it 5 stars if I had played in the summer. Very hilly course! You know you have played a hard walking course. Some of the holes are really tiring. However it makes every shot interestingly different. You have to be fit to play the course though. Had great time, fully recommended! £10 an absolute steal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"When Municipal meets Top Private Club"


Jim80's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2016
First time playing Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

You would not believe this is a municipal!

Challenging undulating course, 2 signature holes at 11th and 15th. Course is in fantastic condition given recent downpours.

Needed a 'goto' course outside my own club (particularly in winter when I want to play of the deck and be challenged) - and at last found it on my own doorstep!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"CHILLY GOLF"


Beckett351's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE IN EXCELLANT CONDITION FOR NOVEMBER DRAINS WELL GREENS EXCELLANT , GREAT VALUE AND GOOD CHALLENAGE UP AND DOWN AND FAIRWAYS FALLING AWAY TO LEFT AND RIGHT


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great condition given the conditions"


punchdrunk88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked the slot less than hour before the time despite a forecast of rain.

I have played this course once before but not for six months. A few tees were off mats and others were not but that's understandable given the amout of rain that it had put down the previous week.

The fairways, other than the odd soggy patch, were in surprisingly good condition. The greens were also in very good condition. Very slow, but again, perfectly understandable.

The only criticism I had was that the holes could do with a map as one hole in particular is a sharp right handed dog leg. I didn't know this so I hit probably the best drive of the round straight down the middle - 220 yards odd target which cost me a 9.

Overall, very impressed again.

Final score = +13


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"If you like hills, blind tee and second shots..."


S2shiers's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you like hills, blind tee and bilnd second shots and guessing the right fairway to play, you'll love playing here. The greens can only be seen from the tee on 3 holes Heavily sanded greens mean they are playable after the heaviest of rain but the sand does hold the ball up and a firm rap is required. The course would benefit hugely from hole illustrations at each tee. The 15th fairway is very close to the 16th 17th and 18th and there is no clue which direction to play the second shot. Confusing and annoying.You will need to keep the ball on the fairway as the Heather and thick rough are punishing. Take plenty of golf balls, a few energy bars and some krsmpons.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"simply top draw 5 star venue"


heresjohny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have never seen this course in the superb condition it is at present hats off to the greens staff they are making this a class golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"will keep you fit"


heresjohny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great venue, never a bad day for this course a true test of golf


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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