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64 Reviews (64)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
65.5%
Recommend this course
38 out of 64 reviews
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3.8
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
60.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6937 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Owston Hall
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.5
64 Reviews (64)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor attitude staff member

Was left annoyed at the bluntness and the unpolite manner of the stafff member who was working, the normal entrance to the course had changed recently and I didn’t know as I haven’t played there for a while, the way he spoke to me he must of assumed I was a mind reader and should know the entrance had changed without been told and it wasn’t even signposted...... very blunt and rude, flag missing from one green and the buggies are very dear and very very slow, layout not great one par 3 I could of putted it from the tee it was that short

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

What happened

I played this course before it changed. I remember a challenging course with good fairways and greens. I read that there had been some changes, but really didn’t expect what I found. Some of the new holes were a joke, so short and lacking any sort of challenge. Tee boxes were more just cut fairway sections and not even flat! The worst being a par 3 on the back 9. Why was the course changed from one that used to host Europro events to one that you’d not be happy playing a Saturday comp on?
I understand most members may have found it challenging on the old course, surly it would have been easier to put a new tee box in to make some of the more demanding holes shorter for regular play?
Many of the greens looked like they’d been hacked up by someone who’d purchased a hole cutter but forgot to read the instructions, the worst being a par 3 on the front 9, watching my ball roll toward the hole was like watching the grand national it had so many jumps! As for the bunkers, a bit of sand would probably be a good idea, most looked rock hard or 1-2 had water in. How when it’s not rained for a month is beyond me.
Think there were only 3 decent holes on the course 14,16 and 18 being the best, think these were from the original layout. Now for £18 I was not expecting Augusta but wow. Won’t be playing there again....

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great in the winter

With all the bad weather we have had there is still only 13 holes open however dont let this put you off as the pro let's you play twice or even another 8 or9 holes.The 13 holes that are open play really well on full tees and greens and it wasnt wet anywhere on the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

First Time Playing Revised Course

Nice location and a great lounge /bar area, pleasant staff and we were allowed to tee off earlier than booked. 1st tee box looked very well kept and promised lots but I'm afraid the rest of the course didn't live up to my expectations. Flat course with no interesting ups/downs, tree lined fairways meant straight drives were a must, par 3s were straight forward and featureless really. The holes that you get to through the gates were for me the better ones on the course, 11th onwards.
Cheap enough on a hot deal, but like others have stated it appears to be a course for the hotel guests to fill a day with, wont be returning in the near future as it stands, bland uninteresting track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

New course layout

Played this course before it underwent lots of upgrading and I have to say, what an improvement. Nice new layout even after having to lose a couple of par 5's. Only gripe would be that my Bushnell wouldn't pick out the correct distances due to the changes. However I do understand the staff have done all they can in this regard and its now a waiting game to have it updated.
On the whole a great course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Super golf retreat

After an extensive overhaul of the course and the excellent work done by jason and the staff the course is now looking fantastic. The staff in the pro shop are extremely helpful along with the prices of Calloway equipment and clothing with lots of special offers. The hotel staff are amazing and the food and drink are reasonably priced. The course is easy to find just of the A19 near Carcroft Everything about Owston Hall is exemplary Remember Yorkshire is GODS own country

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Coming on nicely

After the all the wet stuff we have had the course still played well,The new layout is coming on nicely now and while the 4 new greens are still along way from being the same standard as the rest it was still an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

This is an attractive course.

The course has been shortened which makes it easier to play. Once the new tees and greens are open then it should be an improvement. But is an attractive course and generally in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be good but will be a while!!

Played here a couple of years ago but now it’s all changed. You can see the work they are trying to do and it could be a good course.

However in its present guise this course is a complete mish mash and not that enjoyable. The lack of any par 5’s take something away from the course. No hole number markers or easily visual yardage markers make it difficult to follows. Lack of bins and ball cleaners needs to be addressed.

All in all there are a lot better local courses to play for the same if not less money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course for high handicapper

This course suits me as it is a par 66 at the moment.When three new greens are opened it will be better but on the whole a nice course with water hazards on thee holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tidy golf course

Nice greens.Tricky water hazards.At the moment there ar four temporary greens which are quite good for temporary greens.When the new greens are ready the course will be better still.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Fast Golf as it should be!

All of the greens are in v. good condition even the temporary one's, fairways are recovering v. well from the drought.
Fast pace of play throughout , only one delay when I caught up with a slow moving fourball on the 18th fairway and green. Still round in 2 hours 40 minutes.
I played well so that also helps.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

Owston - It's a rip off

****DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE UNLESS IT IS SO CHEAP YOU CANT REFUSE*****

They are developing the surrounding area and have chopped the course to what I can only describe as a joke. The front 9 is now only around 2500yds. The back 9 is slightly better but is still ruined.

This was a good course. It's not now.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/08/2018

Agree, it used to be wonderful course with long and testing par 5's and now it's a course for the hotel guests

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shame...

As I’ve played here many times in the past,why oh why they’ve shortened it is beyond me, We enjoyed the long challenging par 5’s .the original first hole was a decent start...now a par 3?split into a following par 4.
Being local it ‘was’ ideal for us to nip for a game,but me thinks we won’t be visiting as much as we use too.

Though it’s not the clubs/owners fault that a nice hotel/spar/golf centre is surrounded be young idiot kids riding motorcycles(parents should be proud) who I know have damaged the course,resulting with a lot of security fencing having to be installed.
And this may be the whole reason to the course redesign,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

slow play

Played course before and had a good day, but this time there were a couple of groups who held up play we only managed 10 holes and that took 31/2 hrs, we ended up walking off

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

For the time of year amazing

I’ve played this course more than a few times over the last few years. And to date this was the best wet winter course conditions I’ve ever played on. Not an inch of squelch the whole way round. Tip of the cap to the greens keepers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

New course layout

Wanted to play around to check out the new layout. Personal opinion is that it is improved. Will be much more improved when the 4 temporary greens are replaced.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

missed cut !

Unfortunately my wife was rushed to hospital in the morning so couldn't make the round, no refund or cancellation policy unfortunately at short notice but never mind you live and learn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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