Collingtree Park Golf Club
|Red (W)||74||5616 yards|
|Blue M: 73.1/123||348||400||474||531||179||367||388||166||512||3365||350||400||192||463||543||170||422||401||602||3543||6908|
|White M: 72.4/120||348||400||431||531||179||367||388||166||512||3322||350||400||192||463||543||170||392||401||543||3454||6776|
|Yellow M: 70.7/121||331||363||423||510||150||341||341||141||477||3077||313||360||173||423||503||159||364||348||507||3150||6227|
|Red W: 70.2/119||312||316||420||434||120||317||331||104||428||2782||249||317||144||420||425||149||352||338||440||2834||5616|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
On the Up!
This course has had its ups and downs over the years with the highs of The British Masters being held there in its heyday to the lows of the last few years with little investment and the course generally being neglected.
However, the course recently became a private members club and already the new team have set to work about the place with a revitalised enthusiasm and new investment and the change in the quality of the course is remarkable in such a short space of time. The members have come out en masse to dust the place down and give it a thorough pruning and boy it’s paid off.
There is a noticeable change in the mood and the feel good factor is evident and back once again.
The club is far from the finished article though, there are many changes happening, due to some land being developed for housing, including the shutting down of the driving range and the pro shop imminently moving over the road to where the 18th finishes, as opposed to where the 1st starts. That aside the course is returning back to its very best with a new head greenskeeper and staff looking after the place.
The layout has always been there, it’s widely acknowledged to be the best in the county, but the quality has been lacking through under investment for far too long. The members that have stood by the course through its ups and downs deserve something better and it looks like their prayers might have been answered.
The course itself is, for the most part, lined by some beautiful big houses overlooking it and this is definitely in the class of a ‘new design’ type course. It’s a fairly gentle start to get your eye in that lulls you into a false sense of security as you make your way down to the 4th thinking ‘I might do well today’ and then the course starts to bear its teeth and gives you a bit of a nosebleed until about the 14th!!!
The water (which comes into play on 10 holes!), narrowness and trees all start to work against you and if wayward off the tee, you can generally kiss goodbye to that par. But it will reward accuracy, just be prepared to drop a club or two on some holes where you think it’s begging for a driver to be pulled out the bag. It’s been designed cleverly that way to get you thinking on the tee box.
There are some fantastic holes, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15 through to 18 are all great but the 18th is worth the entrance fee alone. Water for as far as the eye can see on the left, overlooked by some stunning houses, and OOB to the right so you have to be accurate off the tee. 200 yds off the tee will leave you a further 200 yds up the narrow-ish fairway just to get into position to go for the Sawgrass styled island green that can only be stepped onto via a bridge on the far side of it, and that’s still another 150 yds away!
The big boys that can rip a drive 300 yds are teased with the ‘should I, shouldn’t I’ scenario of having to rip a further 3 wood to go for that most rarest of things, and something to dine out on for the rest of your days ... an eagle on Collingtree’s 18th! There are probably more Dodo’s still in existence than have been eagles on the 18th!
It’s a superb closing hole and the friendly members overlook the final green from a patio terrace. So be brave and commit and they’ll let you know the quality of your final approach shot as you make your way past them to the bar!
All in all, a rough diamond trying really hard to make its way back up to where it should be and with a new team driving them and a new found vigour ... they just might do it.
Fingers crossed, it really is a great layout.
Brilliant, but he straight!
I’d been wanting to play this corse for some time and I took the opportunity to do it on a slightly overcast day. I arrived early but this wasn’t a problem as the course was quiet and the pro just said I could head off when I was ready. The course was quiet but I did catch up a two ball who let me play through immediately so I was pretty chuffed with the pace of play.
The course has a wonderful layout, it reminded me of playing in Portugal as the course winds it’s way through a vast array of stunning houses and has plenty of well established trees including some massive pines to align the route. Every hole was good by 4-13 was phenomenal run of testing well payed out holes. The only thing I would say is that the greens are a bit of a work in progress a couple of them are pretty shoddy, but they are consistent and that is something.
Based on this I’d say the course represents bey good value for money and the facilities look fantastic, but unfortunately I didn’t have time to stay to enjoy them.
If you’re in the area it’s certainly worth stopping at Collingtree, just make sure you hit the ball straight out you’ll be in a garden, the water or worse a window!
Had a decent round, the course is well maintained & great facilities. Would be better if the green speed was a bit quicker. Staff are very friendly, a beautiful & challenging course if played from the back.
First Class Service
Golf excellent, the course was empty.
The only disappointment was the bar. No beer!!
The course was in great condition even after all the rain. It was wet in parts but got to be expected with the weather we’d had. Greens was excellent, course was busy but we was never held up.
Some great holes, awful bunkers
Really nicely designed course, one of the best locally
Unfortunately they have let the course decline a fair bit over the years, bunkers are terrible, more than a few didn’t even have rakes and barely any sand, they were basically unplayable. It’s a shame cause with a bit more quality on finer details it’d be an amazing course as the layouts great
Played this course during 'storm brian' It made it a bit tougher than usual with 40-50mph winds !! The greens were in very good condition for the time of year, rolled fast and true. The only negatives were a lack of ball washers on some holes, the flags weren't a consistent colour (we had red, yellow and white flags on the front and back 9) this could have been a bit confusing if you were unfamiliar with the course layout. The range had also ran out of balls so I was unable to have a proper warm up which was a bit poor for a Saturday lunchtime.
Facilities are generally good but a bit dated / tired looking in places, I think the decor was the same as when I last played here around 15 years ago ! Enjoyable trip nonetheless though and I would recommend it.
On a windy day
Very tough when the winds blowing a gale , made for a tough challenging round but very enjoyable.
Parkland at its best
Played on my own best round of golf this year....
Never played this course before loved it ... every hole a challenge ... very relaxing layout , not busy , all staff were very welcoming and offered friendly advice .
Already arranging to return with friends...
Well worth a visit.
Fantastic golf course with no bad holes. Some stunning par 5's and 3's.. signature hole has to be the brilliant 18th. Try the 12th medal tee across the water at this great par 3. Only slight issue when we played was condition of a few of the bunkers, but good fairways and greens.
Sorry to say but the club house and quality of food seems to let the quality of the course completely down.
Great friendly staff, but the above doesn't match the rest and the club house (bar area) seems somewhat dated and tired.
Identified the course as a mid way location for a friend and i, and a great find!
Easy to find from the motorway and when we arrived the staff in the bar and pro shop were welcoming and helpful.
After a hearty breakfast we got under way and really enjoyed the course. A great layout with greens that were surprisingly quick for this time of year.
I would recommend CP and great value for money
Collingtree Park Challenge
Buggies had to stick to the roadways so we decided to use trolleys. Very well kept. Greens in good order and fast which was surprising for the time of year. Very few pitch marks on the greens so well looked after and appreciated by the players. Fairways a little waterlogged in places but not too bad. Fairways generally tight as lakes and ditches on the sides but enjoyable round of golf. If you are a high handicapper you might find you need to take a few extra balls!
Collingtree park winter
I wasn't impressed at first but as I got 6 holes in the courses charms warmed me to the venue. I wouldn't recommend it as a winter venue and it was ver waterlogged and way too messy for my liking. I enjoyed the course layout and the course did impress and I think I will go back on my own and with friends in the summer months. Then the course will reach its full potential and be a lot more enjoyable.
Friendly staff and course in decent condition for a game in December.