Donnington Grove Country Club

4.1904666667 4.2 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7108 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - GBP 30.00
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Jonathan Yarwood Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 7108 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6576 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5835 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

23 out of 29 reviews


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"What could be."


t246600482's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



t1644628300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable"


t1024904120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of play is so slow, greens are poor!"


tgbgb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"In to the Grove"


Rennies09's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely course spoilt by no marshalling of pace of play"


u223145947's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course is good"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Donnington"


u760964850's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course with friendly and welcoming staff.

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


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



kersh62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Long Walk"


beastlybeast's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u4805833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


christophermann1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course. I play off 14 handicap but still found it very challenging (if not too challenging) for me. My partner (4 handicap) had no such problems.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lots of off course walking"


t110489919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round the course was in great condition. The only criticism is the amount of walking between certain holes


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great parkland golf course"


u519164120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great golf course with lots of course features that make it an excellent challenge to any golfer.

I played off the white tees which was about the maximum distance for my play and I must admit, I loved it. The course was in brilliant condition.

I hired a buggy which was definitely an advantage if you have any knee problems as the walk from green to tee can de quite a distance.

The greens are large and bunkers were well looked after, all in it was a fantastic days golf and will be going back again.


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


"A long, but fair test of golf"


SAJohn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
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Reviewed on

The staff in the pro shop were helpful & welcoming. Course is in good condition overall, although the bunkers leave a lot to be desired and they also had a lot of stones in them. Greens were true, looked good but running a little slow. Overall a very enjoyable day out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not what it once was!"


Cuffers2017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This used to be my favourite course to play. In fact I used to be a member. However after playing a round here this week I am sad to say that it really has gone down hill. Scruffy tee boxes, patchy fairways, bunkers that have seen better days and greens that need ALOT of work to bring them back to how they used to be.

£25 for buggy hire is also a bit steep in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Donnington Grove"


u887984121's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course really struggling from lack of water as lots of fairways very firm and several tees quite badly damaged.

Greens where also quite uneven (could do with a good roll)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Donnington grove"


t1827582083's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course but the condition has really gone downhill. Greens were so bumpy was very scruffy in general and there was so much sand in the bunkers with loads of stones. We were also behind 2 balls who all looked like they'd never played before and had to ask to be called through as a 2 ball. Shame because the layouts fantastic


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



clemmy1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great"


chiversr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round, been struggling to play on some of the shorter courses in and around Newbury, but something seemed to click on this harder track, I was a member here between 2008 and 2010, and it improved my game then, you basically have to strike the ball well to post a good score. Greens were very good,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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