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Conditions
2.6
Value
2.7
Layout
3.0
Friendliness
3.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
52.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 27 reviews
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2.4
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Conditions
2.0
Value
2.0
Layout
2.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
2.3
28.6%
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2 out of 7 reviews
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2.6
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Conditions
2.1
Value
2.3
Layout
2.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
2.5
37.5%
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Theale Golf Club

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6379 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirts. Smart trousers or shorts.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

2.9
27 Reviews (27)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible

Awful course, couldn’t tell the fairways from the rough. Like playing on a bad park.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Dreadful Condition , unkept and unloved

Played today for the 1st and last time, The tee boxes, fairways, and greens were in a stocking condition.

The greens were so full of moss and weeds and were like putting on a sponge

Such a shame as the course could be nice with a lot of work, it really did look like the groundsman has been on holiday for 3 months

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful greens

The condition of the greens was terrible. Putts kept being pushed off line by unrepaired pitchmarks and bare patches.

The bar staff are fine, but the greenkeeper was mowing the fairway on one hole so I couldn’t tee off. He didn’t even acknowledge me. I had to miss the hole and move to the next one.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

£37 not worth it.

Played this course for the first time yesterday. For £37 I was expecting something half decent. There was dug up holes next to tee boxes, wheat growing on the fairways. Greens were quite slow. It wasn’t a terrible course, but for £37 not worth the money. for £15-20 I would’ve been satisfied. It wasn’t on par for the value I’ll say that much.

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

Visitors can play Saturday mornings

Nice course. Fairly good condition. Decent pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Customer Service

The course is average, and a little overpriced for what it offers. However, the worst part is the pathetic attitude of the proprietor. He really could do with attending a crash course on customer service. I had seen reviews on this and other sites pointing at the poor attitude of the bald, middle aged gentleman who I make out to be the proprietor and didn’t quite believe some of them until a couple of recent experiences, which left me absolutely dumbfounded. You’d think he is offering customers a favour rather than selling a service.

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

Winter Golf

Playing full greens in good condition for time of year , soft in places but not unplayable, staff are friendly and it has a range and putting/chipping green .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Ok course, awful attitude of staff

The only reason this has a 2 is because the greens were ok..
The fairway was like playing off a Sunday league football pitch.. The tee boxes looked like they had been attacked by a pack of wild boar.
But the worst part was the man behind the till, older chap, greyish short hair.. He is quite simply the rudest person I have ever dealt with.

so, we got to the course at 6.45 ready for our 7am tee time booked through Golf Now.. The gates were closed, we got his attention and he screamed back "GATES OPEN AT 7"... nice.
Anyway, 7am came and gates opened as promised. I went into the club house and said we had a 7am tee time that is why we were surprised the gates were closed.
he said " you can't have a 7am tee time, we don't start till 7:10" (the chap next to me was off at 7.08 by the way)
I said I booked online and it gave me 7am as an option
"well it shouldn't have" barked this cretin behind the till..
I said he should check with Golf Now then as I can control it
He then just grunted..
Then tried to take my payment again, even though I had already paid and moaned about having to check the system

All in all course is very average, the greens are ok but the rest isnt great. I do appreciate its the Autumn and we have had rain but its not in a good state. But the guy who served is is a grade a c.......

Won't be heading back here in a hurry

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Great club house, great staff, shame about the course.

Very friendly staff that obviously work hard to keep the clubhouse looking good.

Unfortunately I felt the course it self was very tough, similar in quality to some of the community/municipal courses I have played in this area. Mainly over grown grass which made it difficult to see the fairways etc. The holes were fine and offered some challenge but more effort on upkeep would really benefit the course.

Not sure I would play this course again, mainly because there are other better kept courses locally which to be fair cost less money.

The staff we did speak to were excellent, friendly and hardworking.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could be great

Course layout starts rather simple but gets better as it goes along, with some very unique holes, especially on the back. Hidden greens all around make for good course management being a must because you can’t be sure of your approach shot being simple.
Staff didn’t seem overly friendly, but it was early on a Monday morning so maybe tired?
Fairways not much different to the rough but can still be played well. Main issue was tee box’s needing a trim!
Greens played well and first cut around them is probably the only area of the course that gets a regular decent cut, but at least it’s done well.

Could be a great little course if maintained a bit better, tee box’s let it down and fairways make the course look worse than it actually is.
Overall decent golf with some enjoyably challenging holes.
Worth a round if you fancy something different and it’s local to you. Not too sure about clubhouse. Rate is fair value for money if you get good weather conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average quality fairways and greens

Average quality fairways and greens. The fairways were quite rough in patches and the greens were average to good. It was a shame as the course layout was very good and interesting.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good value for money

Course conditions were not as their best probably because of the dry summer. Many areas of improvement around the fairways. Greens were fair with a good roll. Overall is a good value for money but there are other courses in the area that will beat it fair and square.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

G8

Greens v good a lot of work been/being done to improve course ..........a very enjoyable round - no complaints - ..will defo go again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

b eter than expected

there are a lot on improvements being carried - it was v enjoyable much better condition thn expected fairways greens in good condition following the recent weather

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

OK

Excellent course with just amount of difficulty.. lots of work to improve course being carried out.
Club very friendly.. nothing to say against this venue..............will play it again shud be EVEN better when the sun shines..................

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but good

Really nice staff. We played the course in pretty bad conditions. We'll come back again though. Great hazards made it pretty challenging

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Much improved

I left a review below a couple of years ago saying that the place was poorly maintained and overpriced. I just wanted to update that it's now much improved.

This should be pretty much the worst time of year for course conditions, but playing today everything was fairly decent. No temporary greens and only one temporary tee for the whole 18 holes. They've also appeared to have remodelled some of the holes to make them more open and enjoyable for those that can't hit that straight. Typically I would lose 7-8 balls going round, today it was only 1.

They're also offering much more reasonable green fees for the course. I still think there are better ones to play in the area for a similar rate, but it's no longer that big a gulf. Theale is now more of a 'why not' rather than a 'do we really have to'.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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