Donnington Grove Country Club

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4.1
38
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
78.0%
Recommend this course
30 out of 38 reviews
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4.3
12
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 12 reviews
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4.1
17
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7108
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
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Donnington Grove Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 7108 yards
Yellow 72 6576 yards
Red (W) 72 5835 yards
Scorecard for Donnington Grove Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 74.9/131 381 583 411 444 198 559 188 463 329 3556 624 423 378 523 368 179 427 210 420 3552 7108
Yellow M: 73.1/123 W: 74.1/125 373 511 389 422 168 550 155 441 317 3326 567 382 366 502 310 161 405 186 371 3250 6576
Red W: 70.2/119 332 487 348 355 141 438 118 391 289 2899 498 333 338 481 270 114 376 165 361 2936 5835
Handicap 10 8 12 2 16 6 18 4 14 5 1 13 7 17 15 3 9 11
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Thomas (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 30.00
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes - "Jonathan Yarwood Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
38
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course only drawback is long walk between holes 1-2,8-9,9-10 and 18 back to club house

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing day

This is a challenging and well thought-out course. I'd played it twice before and enjoyed it. On this Sunday afternoon, however, it took five hours for a two-ball with buggy. Somone informed the proshop that two or three four-balls were playing desperately slowly but only "had a chat with them" and failed to speed them up at all. All very frustrating. The three-ball in front were slaughtering the course and spent more time waiting on the tee than playing the hole.

The buggy cost £30 which the pro said was "good value". I typically pay £15-25. The buggy itself is GPS-programmed and spent the entire round bossing us about because we had the temerity to go 'near' a bunker or green (and 'near' was in no way 'near'). On the third hole it insisted I leave the fairway; I went to the path on the left; when I arrived 'near' the green (389 yards) and putted out I had to return 200 yards and somehow cross the fairway to get to the next tee.

I doubt very much that we'll go back there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over 5 hours for a round

Played today with my sons really looking forward to it. However stuck behind a society, some had never played before. 2nd hole guy took 4 shots to reach fairway. They never let us play through hence over 5 hours. Groups behind where stacking up and some walked off.

Fully understand they need business but marshalling would have helped.

Please avoid this course if they are not going to Marshall it properly. What turned out to be the longest round ever.

Get your act together Donnington Gove golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Lovely first visit

First time I've played Donnington Grove...

The signage could have been a little better, as there are some walks between holes but all-in-all, I loved it. It was quiet, but the layout meant I barely noticed other golfers on the course.

All of the holes were different, presenting different challenges. If I'd known the holes a little better, I'd surely have plotted my way around a little more.

Course looked well kept - still some fairways a little parched but considering the record summer, I thought it wasnt' too bad. (staff did say it had been worse)

Greens were excellent, receptive but still quick.

Loved the course and will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Value

Ok so this ain’t muirfield but..., if you fancy a fun blast around an easy but long course and you only have £13 then there is nowhere better!

Wide fairways, very soft greens and some well placed trees make it fun.

On the downside, the greens are poor, the bunkers dreadful, it’s generally tatty and the toilets jabsolutely wreak!!!

It’s a shame it is not what it once was...,, but was so much fun....., and so so cheap!

If anyone picked up a callaway 1 on the 15th..,,,,

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course but awful conditions

I love this course for it’s interesting holes and great views and the deals on TeeOffTimes are marvellous.

Unfortunately after this visit I am not sure when I will next be back. On the fairways and tees all you got were either small tufts of grass or bare patches. When is there chance now for this to change this season.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Each hole on this course was unique with different challenges

Greens in great shape and interesting layouts, The course was long, fairways wide but with many bunkers, interesting layouts, up and down sweeps. Rough had been knocked back so balls easy to find. There was a fair bit of walking between holes especially between 1 & 2 and 8 & 9. Fairways were parched. Will play this course again when it has 'greened' up again. Will look spectacular.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A jewel in the Berkshire crown

Was this the first time I played this course?

No.............I played yesterday too.

This is a fantastic course with immaculate greens, sand based tees and nice wide fairways that everybody should love. I played on successive days and loved it both times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

What could be.

Lovely looking golf course with many well laid out holes. The condition of the greens generally good if a bit slow. Fairways varied, some very good but a few a bit sparse, not what I would have expected. The rough was quite penal but more frustratingly lots of clover.

Some of the walks between holes are very long, you definitely need a buggy.

I really liked the course but the experience could have been so much better.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable

Played at midday on a Tuesday. Course is long so buggy recommended. Course in excellent condition, greens good. Pace of play good thanks to very courteous members letting us through.

Absolutely no complaints.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play is so slow, greens are poor!

We had a Sunday afternoon tee time at 2.04. Tees off 20 minutes late due to a queue on the tee. Things did not improve we had to wait at every shot for the groups ahead. At one point 5 groups on the tee of the 8th. The round took 5.5 hours to complete as a 2 ball,.

The greens look like they have been in a drive by shooting. Never seen so many unrelated pitch marks! The 4 ball in front played from

Many bunkers and didn’t take them after they were done. The holes had damaged edges.

Practise facilities were very good, pro shop well stocked and friendly staff. Half way house was great too. An ice cream and an ice cold drink took out mind off the wait on 10!

Won’t be revisiting here any time soon, a lot better value for money available at any other Newbury course.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather

In to the Grove

Good day out to at a very challenging course.

We were made to feel very welcome as visitors.

The course was in good condition considering the weather.

Expect a long walk from certain greens to tees as the course is split by the A34 which you have to go over to play half a dozen holes. Not that I would let you put that off.

Would I go back - absolutely. I would like to play it again when conditions are much kinda and the weather is warmer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course spoilt by no marshalling of pace of play

4 hours 45 minutes and we were a 2 ball. We could see 4 hole gap at least in front of a group 3 holes in front of us, no marshall came out. When we got back to the clubhouse it turned out to be a large group of friends who could barely play from what I was watching.

My advice play the course but check for societies before hand and ask for a marshall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is good

The course is quite long and will recommend use of a buggy. It is also very challenging especially around the greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Donnington

Fantastic course with friendly and welcoming staff.

Would definitely recommend and looking forward to returning for another round soon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Long Walk

Played for the first time and pleased with layout and course condition however the front 9 and some of the walks between tees are a real slog...you walk over a dual carriageway twice!!!

Good looking course but take a buggy if not up to the walk.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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