Whitburn Golf Club
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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
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.
Finally decided to try this course, wish we had done so earlier, at first sight looked reasonably easy, but almost every hole was challenging the staff and members very welcoming. We will be be back and hopefully our society will give it a go.
Good course. Very open and the rough was down due to the hot dry weather. Greens in good condition with some interesting borrows.
The run of Par 5's in the middle is a bit boring but made up for by the finishing holes across the road by the sea. Stunning views.
Course in excellent condition for the time of year and the previous. Weather we've had .
Canny course, friendly players.
Really like Whitburn. The course is well laid out. As you'd expect being on the coast it tends to be windy but that doesn't spoil the enjoyment.
Good value for money. Has good drainage , always seems to be windy so has you thinking of shots in windy conditions .would definitely play there again
Whitburn Golf Club
I found this course quite flat on most holes some quite challenging some quite interesting the last few holes were on the coastline which was super,the greens and fairways were superb i shall play again as i enjoyed my game.