Richings Park Golf Club
|Red (W)||70||5402 yards|
|White M: 67.7/115||287||199||545||345||335||165||409||340||428||3053||172||417||328||356||201||420||431||547||402||3274||6327|
|Yelow M: 67.2/113||265||188||534||335||322||149||383||284||364||2824||162||373||318||344||188||391||392||513||380||3061||5885|
|Red W: 65.1/109||237||158||490||300||289||130||353||257||344||2558||132||351||294||323||177||391||337||479||360||2844||5402|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
A very nice public course. Greens in pretty good condition considering course is always fairly busy. Fairways need a little bit of work and there are a couple of tee boxes on the back nine which are aimed straight at trees. Value for money is fantastic and I always enjoy playing here.
Course was boring and in a awful state
Course was boring. The state of the course was the worst i have seen for a long time and wont be going back there in the near future. The tee boxes were uneven and divots everywhere and were replaced. Mud patches everywhere. Fairways were long and rough and couldnt even find a blade of grass on them. Around the greens were terrible and the worst i have seen them in 2020. Bunkers hardly had any sand in them and were full of stones. To me looks like the greenkeepers dont know how to keep the course in good nick.
The course was really in a awful state.. The fairways were thick and had mud patches everywhere. Couldn't get a decent lie on fairway atall. The bunkers didn't have much sand in them plus they were full of stones. Tee boxes were awful hardly couldn't tee up divots everywhere on the tee boxes. Diviots weren't repaired properly. Worse fairways and edge of the greens I played on in 2020. Waste of money and won't be playing there again for the near future and the year.
I really fail to understand how this course gets such good ratings. The only thing positive I can say is that the greens were decent. Everything else was terrible. Save your money and go and play elsewhere.
The driving range had a couple of stalls with matts and other on the grass, however, there was no grass! Only dirt to play from.
The white tees, which are probably the best tees to play from distance wise otherwise the course is really short, are reserved for members only. First time I hear that there is a tee box for members only.
They let way too many people out on the course. On the first hole, which is 260 yards from the yellow tee, we were 4 groups. On the second hole, a par 3, we were 3 groups.
They also seem to let anyone out. The group ahead of us didn't seem to have a hcp and were sharing 2 bags for 4 players. On the second hole, the par 3, they started playing while the others were still on the green.
The fairsways and tee boxes were in quite poor condition.
This was a very unpleasant experience and we decided to give up after it took us 75 mins to play four holes. Definitely not worth 37 pounds. We won't be coming back. There are so many other better courses for that money.
Course if nice, don’t park in the overflow car park, you could damage the underside of your vehicle. Staff were helpful....and the buggy’s were great, with the gps location giving us accurate feedback as to how far we were out on all the holes.
The issue was, we were a 4 ball, we had a 4 ball ahead of us, and a 4 ball behind us.....the group ahead were of a poor standard, and thus took a while, the group behind were of a better standard, and thus were always waiting behind us at tees. The round took too long, it was frustrating. Other then that, I do like the course, the place is nice. Without the backlog of groups playing, I would recommend it.
Golf day with friends
Course is nice and open.
A flat course with plenty of bunkers.
Good course to improve your game.
Will be playing it again
I played here after a lot of hot & sunny days, so I doubt that I saw the course at its best. That all said, it's certainly pleasant enough that I'd come back again soon.
There seems to be two distinct sections to the course, The first 6 holes are fairly open, and the fairways seem to have struggled in the recent heatwave. The next 12 holes are much more tree lined, and while the fairways are still brown, they look like they'll come back quite quickly given a spell of wet weather. The greens were all in great condition.
There are a couple of tight holes, and there's water that comes into play on a few holes (15, 16, and in front of the 18th green) but generally this is a mostly forgiving and short-ish course that players of all handicaps can enjoy.
Well laid out and some challenging holes. Definitely one to try if you haven’t played before!
The last time i played here was probably 15 years ago and back then the course needed maturing certainly the first 5 holes, the rest of the course layout is is a park so it looked mature already.
Fast forward 15 years and not too much as changed, first 5 holes still need to mature, the fairways were rock hard, things got somewhat softer from the 6th onwards.
Now here is the surprise, the greens were unreal. They were true, receptive, quick and they were a pleasure to putt on and must have been running at 10+ on the Stimp.
Overall a decent walk..