Donnington Grove Country Club
|Red (W)||72||5835 yards|
|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|
A Gem In West Berkshire
Beautifully laid out championship course, and in great condition, lucky to play there.
Excellent day’s golf
The course was quiet so no problem waiting or being chased from behind. A relatively forgiving course which feels quite long (probably because of the walk over the A34 roughly between two halves of the round) undulating rather than very hilly. Fairways & greens in superb condition. Pro Shop, Bar & Restaurant staff all very pleasant, welcoming and efficient. A throughly good day’s golf on a course I could recommend to anyone.
This the second time we have played the course and again had a great round.
We are not brilliant golfers playing off 24 but had an excellent round. It is reasonably challenging with cunningly placed bunkers and greens on more than one level.
Greens are well cared for and putt accurately, not that we always managed this! Fairway in good condition and nice variety with first 9 holes being on the higher ground and back 9 in the vale.
You need to be reasonably fit to walk but buggies available if not.
Just love it
Love the course, which is always well kept. Greens run true.
My favourite course near Andover. Love the bacon baps at halfway.
A great challenge
A long challenge
Holding up great in this weather
Plenty of feature on the green
Great course for the time of year
Front 9 was in amazing condition and really great feel to it considering the time of year. Back 9 was a little boggy but expected and were advised so. Lovely course and done great holes.
Great course only drawback is long walk between holes 1-2,8-9,9-10 and 18 back to club house
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.
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.
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.
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..,,,,
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.
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.
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.
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.