Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club
Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club, Chapel En Le Frith, East Midlands, England, SK23 9UH
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6 reviews of Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club
I played at "Chapel" last week : dry,still and cloudy conditions, the front 9 is the "new" part of the course with some interesting holes, particularly the 4th, 5th and 8th, and the back 9 is the "old" course, which is tighter, water comes more into play and with more trees, there's less room for error. All in all a good course, nice greens and it's quite incredible that the course is so flat considering it's geographical location, though the surrounded landscape is very easy on the eye. Well worth it on the 241 scheme
I played here on 9th August. I booked a tee time but got there quite a bit earlier and was able to get straight out and wasn't really held up by players in front of me until about the 10th hole. The course is set in some lovely surroundings and the views of the surrounding hills were fabulous. Overall impresions of the course are that it is a mature course with some nice tree lined fairways a few holes that make you think about shot selection and is all in all a fair test of golf. Longer hitters will enjoy the course as it is c. 6100 yards + off the yellow tees and there are a couple of par 5s which are easily reachable in 2. The greens had some great undulations in them and I imagine when they are in tip top condition will be a great challenge. Unfortunately I played when the greens had been hollow tined recently and can't give a fair view of the greens albeit a member I joined up with said that ordinarily the greens were very good. Unfortunately this impacts on the value for money rating. There are plenty of yardage markers on each hole and they seemed pretty accurate - just make sure you check them as on one hole the green topped marker was a 100 yard marker not 150 yards. The catering and bar facilties were great and the food was excellent. Would definitely consider going back when the greens are in better condition.
Played this course Sunday 2nd November in a four ball with 2 fore 1 vouchers so only £15 which is excellent value. The welcome we received from the pro , bar and members was superb. The course is interesting with some Stunning views. The front 9 is played over the road and has some interesting holes I think it was the fourth with a dogleg left. The greens were in superb condition for the time of year with some tricky pin positions. Back over the road for the back 9 which is a little less interesting apart from the 11th and 18th that make you think about club selections. All in all our welcome was that good and the course that good I've enquired about getting our golf society on there. It's just over an hours drive from Sheffield and well worth it in my opinion, I'd like to go back and play it in the Summer.
The first preview from Andrew Macintosh is spoof. James Buttrick is a junior golfer at Chapel. The course is quite flat apart from a small hill on the 2nd fairway and is a good test of golf ( Par 72). The Clubhouse is modern and serves good food. Enjoy your day at Chapel it is a gem in the Peak District.
What a pity 'Andrew' doesn't rate this course, maybe he's used to playing Woodhall Spa every week ! Don't be put off, for £17 for a day ticket (with 2-fore-1) this is a little gem set amongst some stunning Peak District scenery. Combining a new and old 9, these 18 holes offer an enjoyable days golf. There are a couple of weak holes, namely the 1st, but for £17 who's complaining! The newer front 9 offers interesting layouts, such as a 90 degree dogleg, a very tight par 5, and a couple of blind drives over some very imposing trees. The back nine is more established and maybe a little more straight foward but still highly enjoyable. Chapel is quite open, but misplaced shots rarely go unpunished. Beware of the greens, which look innocent enough, whose subtle breaks mean that a 3 putt is never far away ! With a warm welcome and reasonbly priced bar get yourself down to Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Just a note that James Buttrick is not the Captain. Last year's Captain was Bill Willocks and this year's Captain is Harold Cushway. The course is a pleasure to play and the new holes are a credit to the Golf Club.
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