4 reviews of Lobden Golf Club
Not so much a game of Golf but an experience a bit like swimming with dolphins you have to do it once. As an ex member I would recommend this course to everyone who believes that the longer a course is the harder it gets. Lobden is the exception. Playing just over 5700 yards this moorland 9 hole loop can on most days challenge even the best,catch it on a windy day and it rivals Carnoustie.Do yourself a favor and next time your north of Rochdale give Lobden a bash. As an added bonus the members are weather beaten but as friendly as you will get anywhere.
I played Lobden, visiting the family in the region. Used to longer courses I expected this to be an easy ‘venture’… I was humbled. Though the UK has not had the most pleasant of summers that I’ve experienced, the course was in very good condition & the greens terrific, though tricky to read. Certainly not long compared to my home track, it has to be treated with respect, you need to keep it on the fairway, giving an admirable insight into what true course management is. Your not just beating the course, the prevalent winds also come into play as I found to my cost. Leaving my driver in the bag, using a ‘safer’ club to keep it on the short grass was a much better option. To sum up, I went home with my tail between my legs, a well and truly beaten but happy, single figure handicapper. All in all, an excellent course, one which I hope to some day get a rematch against – and defeat!
Lobden golf course is not the longest course I have ever played but boy is it tough. The wind was strong the rough is punishing and the greens are a challenge. It was mid summer on a friday afternoon and we had no problem getting on the course. The sky was clear and the views around the course are second to none. It has two tough par three's and the sroke index one (six hole) is really tough teeing of at over 1100 feet. You have to carry 200 yards before you hit the fairway and stopping your second shot on the green is almost impossible. All in all, you think your good then take the Lobden challenge.....I dare you!
Great little 9 hole moorland golf course. The views over the pennines are fantastic. Its like playing golf on top of the world. The sixth tee is the highest tee in England (so the members say) . Greens although surrounded by electric wires to keep the sheep off are as good as the best i've played this year. The rough is very penal so tee shots have to be straight. Not a long course but very interesting if the wind blows, it proberbly will. Clubhouse food excellent and cheap. Members very friendly and signed me & my mate in as guests. Well worth playing on a nice day.
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