Whitburn Golf Club
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Food & BeverageBar, Catering
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Showers, Locker Rooms
Great course and views but ensure your golf insurance is in place
The holes themselves are great and generally are forgiving off the tee but challenging on the greens. Course was in great condition but could do with some next tee signage in places (4th an example). Views are amazing, especially at both the top and bottom of the course. Most courses involve some sort of trade off and here it is the layout. The reality is the land is not big enough for 18 holes. This results in some holes crossing and on occasions some truely dangerous tee positions (3rd/6th tees and 16th green/17th tee). For this average golfer this is very off putting. Some tee's are also positioned so you are driving over the previous green which helps add to hold ups around the course. In summary a course that would be near the top of my list ..... on a quiet day!
Myself and friend played this course .. I am not the most confident on a course as haven’t played many but my friend had played many and both were shocked at how tight and dangerous the course felt .. people teeing off straight ahead of you, also behind you, course would possibly be better if was made into a 9 hole, course condition was brilliant fast greens but layout was sorry to say terrible.
Lovely course, would recommend
First time playing and really enjoyed the course. The course conditions were perfect and greens were well maintained.
The course strikes a nice balance, the fairways are wide and forgiving (little chance of a lost ball), however there a number of blind tee shots and approaches to small greens providing the right level of challenge.
The last 5 holes are incredible and look out to the ocean. I'd happily play this course again.
Greens in great condition
Had a great game today just beat the sun going down course in excellent condition
Lovely course in great condition the greens were described as a bit tricky, that is an understatement they are lightening quick and seem to have a mind of there own. There are some beautiful holes with great views of the coast the last five are probably the most picturesque I've played. I really don't want to be critical but some of the holes in the middle of the course do cross over each other all in a great place to visit.
Good condition but poor layout
Played here as my course was closed for maintenance. The course itself was in very good condition, greens receptive yet quick and the semi rough was testing shall we say. It was windy and a bit wet which made the semi a bit “clingy” which increased the difficulty on the day.
Some elements of the course are a touch hazardous and could do with some protection around the third and twelfth tee boxes. I also am not a fan of the three par fives in a row.
However, my friends and I enjoyed the day and I could not fault the course conditions.
The course was in great condition. The greens were the best we'd played all year. Try to stay out of the rough, it's like a jungle. Highly recommended.
Enjoyable to play
Testing golf course for high and low handicappers , greens can be very challenging on some holes.All the holes are interesting, wide fairways would appear to make it easy but beautifully presented greens with bunkers surrounding can cause high scores.Members of the golf club trying to get round in ‘2 hours’ can spoil your round.
Great condition for time of year
Very picturesque course on the coast. Greens were in good condition apart from a couple which had sections relaid. Not sure what it would be like when it’s busy as a lot of the holes cross each other. Especially the 6th and 12th where teeing could be a bit dodgy for hitting someone. Highlight though was 14 onwards. That section of the course was lovely and a great way to finish
windy Day at Whitburn
Windy day at the course but condition of course at time of year very good so still enjoyed the round will be back in future
Excellent winter course
Seems to be playable no matter how much it rains . 3 temp greens, no temp tees.
Friendly place lovely course
Really enjoyed my round, the staff and other players were really friendly and extremely helpful. Fantastic views, and although very busy, the pace of play was still very good. Thoroughly enjoyed my round.
Slow and congested
Having read a lot of positive reviews, me and my playing partner were very disappointed with our experience at whitburn. Firstly, it must be said that the layout of the course is terrible. Many holes are simply back and forwards with tees close to greens and lots of waiting for tees or greens to clear. I realise that there's only so much you can do with fitting an 18 hole golf course onto a relatively small piece of hillside. However there could certainly be more thought given to the positioning of tee boxes or even shielding of them, or defining different holes with trees or fencing.
The pace of play was about the slowest I have encountered, but to be fair this was just caused by 1 horrendous 4ball with everyone else stacked up behind them getting more and more angry.
The greens were in pretty poor condition. Lots of sand, lots of bobbling putts. It is early November but the weather has been decent with the greens on other local courses in much better condition.
In summary, not remotely worth £17 for a round and I'm totally confused by the fact that this place has so many good reviews.
a good experience
Enjoyed the day booking and timings all first class unfortunately the greens had just been hollow tined but this is to be expected in October. Would do it again
Booked through tee off times the course was in excellent condition some brilliant views, staff were friendly and helpful definitely go again
Enjoyable experience. Friendly welcome, great views of the coast across to Tynemouth priory and South Shields. Course itself was in good condition in view of ongoing hot Weather, fast true greens on the day.toilet signs need improvement but aside from that 2 happy people.