Vale Royal Abbey

4.6508333333 4.7 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6463 yards
  • Layout

  • Whitegate, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2BA, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1606 301291
  • +44 (0) 1606 301784
  • www.vra.co.uk
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Simon Gidman (1998)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6463 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6160 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5581 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 26 reviews


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"Great Course"


t63608427's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

After being a member here for the best of ten years, I fancied trying it again after an 8 year absence. I was extremely impressed with the way the course has matured and the greens are now of an extremely high standard. Pace of play was fine as we weren't in any rush as the weather conditions were perfect later into the round when it started to slow slightly. The course is now a credit to the area and truly a challenging setup to play. My playing partner who hadn't played the course before was suitably impressed, and we both agreed to return again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A must for everyone"


t1092797082's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for first time,Pro in shop not very helpful,but apart from that a fabulous course in top condition considering the wet winter we've just had,greens in top notch condition,lots of sand,will definitely be going back,an excellent test


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t237547647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Vale Royal"


Melsgonegolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course very friendly staff absolutely nothing to dislike about this venue

Will definitely play this again in the summer I bet the greens are like lightning

If you are within 30 miles of here make an effort and come play you won’t be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Vale Royal"


Melsgonegolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Brilliant course and the service was excellent

Excellent value for money and pace of play was very reasonable considering the amount of 4 balls on the course

The course itself was in good condition the fairways were quite dry and the Greens were very good

The wettest parts of the course were the pathways between the holes

The course offers something for everyone regardless of ability

This is our first time here but definitely not going to be the last

Highly recommend this place to anyone well worth a game


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


t1546712574's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here a few times one of the best courses around greens were fast and true ball still getting run out on the fairways lovely setting good practice facilities just got caught behind a couple of slow three balls I think they were playing a comp but that is the first time it's been that slow played it about 7 times now always good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top course."


t582156893's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Given the recent wet weather we've had in the past few weeks/months the course was in brilliant condition, the fairways were excellent and the greens were fantastic, highly recommend this course. The overall facilities and the staff from the pro's shop to the bar staff were great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t1938579766's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Vale royal"


waynewac's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An absolutely fantastic course, would very much recommend that you play it, awesome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic condition"


u621887527's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in fantastic condition,late for tee time professional very helpful could not have been more helpful excellent


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"a little disappointed"


t748351194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

played this course many times over the years but would have to say i was dissapointed this time!

fairways and greens were in excellent condition as always but the first cut of rough was far to long searching for balls that shouldnt be lost slowed the game right up, also it was very slow going took 5 & 1/2 hours to complete and we were waiting on every tee box

hopefully just a one off


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club"


pud6902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great all round. From the proshop to leaving the course I couldn't fault anything. Proshop staff were really friendly and helpful. The Course itself was in great condition and well looked after. Beautiful surroundings in the heart of Cheshire. Definitely worth playing no matter the cost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A good day out."


shaznkev's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a 2 ball with my wife on a sunny day sandwiched between 2 x 3 balls.

Pace of play was good overall once away from the 2nd and 3rd blind shot holes.

Course is your typical 90s design with large bunkers. Greens were true and a good pace. Fairways well looked after.

Par 4 variations from 280 yard short to 450 yard long gives plenty of food for thought when plotting your way around.

All in all a very good days golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u348916565's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



Happy100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't help that we had all winter greens which should have been told when booked


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A Gem"


peterjames11's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Excellent condition for Feb. No temps greens excellent. Quite a few blind shots so a course planner advised. Well mapped out hole to hole and tee boxes excellent. Nice touch on par 3''s with marker board and marker if your in a nearest the pin competition. Every hole has clean ball facility. Deffo back in summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course wI'll be back again soon"


Lee5167008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round today at Vale Royal Abbey first time ever played the course in very good condition, greens were very challenging but can't fault the condition of the course for the time of year can't imagine what the greens would be like in the summer as they were fast today, Will be back very soon great place for a golf day out


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


kazzos's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played in Feb 17.

Considering the weather in the previous weeks, No winter tees and no winter greens.

Greens are in great condition for the time of the year.

Fairways in great condition.

A nice treat. A hidden treasure.

Would play again.

Played with a couple of members who guided me on the holes and how to approach which very helpful otherwise there was no chance of scoring well.

Some holes are tricky and challenging. A course guide is recommended if playing for the first time. A GPS watch is not enough.

HCap: 24 Score:90


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



andylong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Davidedwards1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Vale Royal before but not for a while and today just confirmed what I already knew . This is a superb golf course for all levels of golfer and in great condition for the time of year and compared to other courses I've recently played ! Staff are really friendly and welcoming and I'd definitely play there again !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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