Theale Golf Club

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3.3
12
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
73.5%
Recommend this course
9 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
7
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.0
8
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6379 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6379 yards
White I 71 6200 yards
Yellow 72 5910 yards
Yellow I 71 5849 yards
Red 73 5303 yards
Red I 72 5252 yards
Scorecard for Theale Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 69.2/117 476 185 345 377 530 145 270 380 470 3178 320 340 330 150 440 280 314 164 342 2680 5858
Red W: 67.1/113 360 175 320 330 450 140 270 360 450 2855 175 386 334 156 490 282 314 164 342 2643 5498
Handicap 9 3 13 7 1 15 17 5 11 10 4 18 16 2 14 8 6 12
Par 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 37 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 35 72

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.

Reviews

3.3
12
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Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather

improved

a .lot of work has been done since last here - trees removed opening up approaches - so fairways better - still challenging holes - in short a very nice mixture of holes for all levels........v good greens, will be coming back course condition ratings due to weather/time of year

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Much improved course

We haven't played here for a couple of years but on returning today the improvement was very obvious. A great deal of hard work has gone into transforming the front 9 (probably the back as well but we only played 9!). Thoroughly enjoyed our game and will return. Very reasonable rate at £15 for 18 holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Lucky with the weather

Absolutely hammering it down most of the morning... got to the course and hit a few balls in the range and it started to ease.
First tee - few drops of rain and for the first 3 holes. After that - rain moved away, blue skies appeared and the sun shone.
Nice course - few challenging holes, but if you can hit it straight, you won't go far wrong (but isn't that true of every course?)
Plenty of run on the fairways - pretty hard ground, but perfectly playable.
Nice course, good facilities and even if I left my A game at home, very enjoyable round of golf.
Give it a go!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly Course

Friendly course to play at. Staff are welcoming. Main difficulty from the course is the tree that block wayward shots. Sand for the bunkers could do with being replaced.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

An overpriced course is now even more expensive

Theale golf club now charges £35 a round as standard at weekends. You can play for £26 after 2pm, but even that is overpriced.

I have played many courses in the Berkshire/Oxfordshire/Hampshire areas and can tell you that Theale doesn't come close to being worth that sort of money. It's a bog standard park course that is not particularly well maintained and has some horrible course design on the back 9.

Please don't spend £35 to play here . . .

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor quality and over priced

I've played in and around Reading and Theale. There are better courses for both quality of course and price. This course shouldn't be over £15 for what greens they have. 11th hole has a green under repair that makes the hole unplayable. 7th hole has a tee off stil under repair since the beginning of summer.
Our round was spoilt by a 3-balls in front of us who were very slow and wouldn't let us play through. I guess we had a choice of being beliigerent and teeing off onto their heads or just letting them behave as they did. We opted to have at least 1 courteous party in our midst but our round was spoilt by waiting on them to finish their re-tees and ball searching through each hole.
I wouldn't recommend it to a seasoned golfer but if you're beginner, you wouldn't know there's better quality out there. As for the price, that is overpriced
by a country mile.
On the plus side, there's always a friendly assistant in th golf shop. Very helpful, very cheerful and I'm sure if we had a way of telling them about the slow coaches ahead of us, they may have helped. But there was no way to do so.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

I live down the road from this course so it's a shame that it isn't better. Put simply the owners don't invest enough in maintenance to keep it playable throughout the year and the £27 "any time" weekend green fee is completely uncompetitive compared to other courses in the area.

To be fair, it's not an uninteresting course. Set in a woodland area it has plenty of trees, some of the holes tending on the narrow side. When you add in the deep rough and tricky approach shots i'd suggest that it would give most golfers a challenge. However for high handicappers this layout borders on the unfair - I lose more balls here then anywhere else.

Ironically the poor value leads to Theale's best quality - the fact that it's usually quiet. It's the one place you can turn up at 9am on a Saturday without a tee time and expect to go out without too much delay. And then when on the course you're unlikely to run into much traffic. Perfect for an after work 18 holes when the light is against you.

If you're struggling for somewhere to play during the busy summer months, can hit reasonably straight and want to enjoy a club house afterwards (Theale's club house is decent and it's staff are friendly) then maybe give Theale a go. Otherwise pick from one of the many much better course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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