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2.4
33 Reviews (33)
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Conditions
2.9
Value
2.6
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
45.4%
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22 out of 33 reviews
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1.5
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Pace
3.0
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 5895 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jonathan Gaunt (2007)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.4
33 Reviews (33)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Far better maintained courses around

Haven’t played at playgolf in a year or two and wow this course has really gone down hill. Fairways & greens really poorly maintained. Range balls spilling out across the course. Far better courses around the area.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Expensive and naff

Bunkers are terrible, greens bumpy, rude staff and the worst thing is the walk between holes. For example it's about a 10 minute walk after you finish the 18th, that's all you need when you're knackered.

This all would be forgiven if it was cheap but it's not, if anything it is on the expensive end.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Slow play

Very slow play, as a 4 ball after 5 holes we was 10 minutes ahead, then we was held up by a 2 ball in front and was 1 hour behind on the 15th tee we had 3 groups behind us all waiting to t-off. We mentioned to the staff and he said is what it is, very poor.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition and staff awful

Fairways and greens were in poor condition, which is a shame as there are some nice holes. Bunkers awful. Played when is was very hot on a busy Saturday - halfway house closed due to no staff and the holes don’t pass the clubhouse - nightmare! Much better alternative courses locally for a similar price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JC Knew Knee

This is very challenging course with many holes teaing off blind. Sand with stones in the bunkers isn't really good enough and placing flag in some of the tightest of locations really is unnecessary for the average golfers. Overall it takes a large amount of enjoyment out of the game..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course

Course is not great. Lots of road noise as next to a bust dual carriageway. Too much walking between holes. Some nice holes particularly on back 9. Greens and tee off areas not great. Came away not really remembering holes played. Just a round of golf. Shame. We thought it was going to be so much better as the central facilities were really nice. We were overall generally disappointed and would not rush to return.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

On the Tee

Great round with mates course played well for the time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Correction

Posted yesterday about poor state of greens. Played today, greens much, much better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great value

Probably because England were playing Sweden in the World Cup the course was practically empty.
I had a round for £10 on a deal so played at 12:30.
I had 2 people behind me at one point but never came across anybody in front of me,
Fairways were very dry but most greens were in in very good condition.
I've played here several times and it's always an interesting and varied course so would not hesitate playing again, especially on a 'hot deal'.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Could be better

The layout of the holes is generally good, the layout of the course is not. The amount of walking between some holes is significant, 300 - 400 yards between some holes and 600 yards from 18th to clubhouse. Hence so many players with buggies, never seen so many, but understandable.

Current weather conditions are a challenge for all courses, but many around here are coping much better. The greens need urgent attention.

Good bar, food, shop, etc.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyable round. Course in excellent condition despite recent bad weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course with very good facilities

The course was in very good condition. Greens cut very short and lightning quick. Fairways very well kept. Quite busy on course but not many delays at each tee. Some distance between some of the holes and a few hilly areas to negotiate but enjoyed playing the course and will definitely play it again this year.
Restaurant/Bar area very clean and excellent selection of food and drink available at very reasonable prices.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Could be great

The course has a really nice layout with some interesting holes with good elevation changes which provide some challenging shots. However, the course is in poor condition. I played it after heavy rain the day before and course was really dry and the greens were more mud the green. If the course was looked after better it could be a gem, but the way it is I was disappointed

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers

The course is a good track but need to sort the bunkers out. Way to many stones in them.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tremendous value

Thoroughly enjoyed the round. The only thing I dislike is the course layout as there is so much walking between holes. The greens are a challenge with many hidden borrows.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyable lunchtime stroll

Pleasant quiet round of golf. Got to exchange some pleasantries with other golfers on the way round. Only downside came from 11th hole onwards when everything backed up because of an inconsiderate group about 3 holes ahead who took forever playing like idiots but acting as if they were pro's. When will players like this learn to let faster players through. It ended up with about 7 groups being held up by these snails, and personally I hate waiting around on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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