5 reviews of Mansfield Golf Centre
Opening 9 holes are open whilst the back 9 are much tighter and gives the same feel as many holes on the neighbouring Sheerwood Forest course. It must be noted that Mansfield Golf Centre is very hilly course with many blind tee shots, so if this is not your cup of tea there are many other alternatives in the Nottinghamshire area.
Our Local course, which has great potential but been neglected by the previous owners. A new owner was in place this August and already we can see the change is massive. The bar now open, bacon/sausage cob's available. New markers and signage on the course. The greens are in excellent condition, with fairways getting better. As said before the front 9 are very forgiving and the back nine would be welcome on any of the Pga tours!! Keep up the good work and give Mansfield a course it deserves.
This is my local course which provides excellent value and quality compared to others around the area. The greens are maintained to a high standard, fairways the same. It's a professional set up for amateur prices. Plenty of landscape around fairways on many holes so you're not forever shouting 'fore' with wayward shots. It's quiet and ideally situated. A nice array of challenges, especially the fantastic 13th. The car park is actually a proper car park, no messing around looking for parking spaces here. Although there is a bar, it's not usually open in the daytime although drinks, etc - hot and cold are available to buy in the shop. The lounge is available to sit in afterwards which overlooks the excellent driving range. Putting green and crazy golf for free if you're so inclined. Excellent.
Played on the 10/04/11 Course - Lets just say it was an interesting course. 14 of the 18 tee shots are played blind, the fairways were lacking in grass and the greens were avergae at best. The lack of trees on the 1st nine enable you to be as wayward as you want and then a couple of holes on the back 9 are the tightest I've played in 20 years of golf. A lack of yardage markers doesn't help and the fact that so many holes are played blind a hole map at the side of each tee would be invaluable. In all fairness how much does it cost to stick a 150yd marker at the side of each fairway and a wooden plaque on each tee. In addition to this I don't think there will be a course with as many climbs in the UK. Some really tough walks so definitely not a course for the elderly or unfit. Off Course - A very friendly pro shop assistant but disappointed that there was no bar service at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon! Value - £16 on a Sunday which was probably about £15 too much Overall - A course to be rememebered......unfortunately for all the wrong reasons
I was very pleasantly surprised with this course. It's a Jack barker course mostly aimed at the casual player, so may be I didn't go in with too high expectations. But I have played at several courses for twice/three times the price that I paid here that have not been as good. It is situated next to Sherwood Forest golf club and it will always be its poor neighbour to some extent. But there are a few really great holes (the 11th in particular) that would not shame Sherwood Forest or even Hollinwell. We had a very friendly welcome form the lady on the shop who explained some of the things to look out for. They also provided a map of the course so you could work out where you were going which was a nice touch, as I have played on many courses who seem to assume that everyone knows where the next tees are all the time. And you then waste 5 minutes trying to find them. The front 9 is very open with wide fairways inviting you to open the shoulders. Then the back 9 is much tighter, with some very narrow gorse lined fairways waiting to swallow your ball if you stray off the straight and narrow. It is also hilly at times so it provides a good workout. I liked the different challenges as courses that are too wide open just become boring and courses with lots of narrow fairways lined by gorse become too hard for the majority of amateurs. Some of the views of Sherwood Forest were lovely, and the greens were also in very good condition for this type of course. Some of them were quite tricky with some 'interesting' pin placements. Again I have played at much more expensive courses with poorer greens. Not that many bunkers, but the ones that were there seemed well maintained. The only problem was the amount of standing water on some of the fairways. We played after a week of wet weather so it was not unexpected, but it did get a bit squelchy at times. We paid a tenner for a tee off time on a Saturday morning through their web site which, for the quality of the course, greens and views has to be one of the best golfing bargains you are likely to find. Yes of course it's not Hollinwell or Sherwood Forest, but for those who want to play on a good quality course on a weekend without having to pay membership fees for not much money and get a decent golfing challenge (especially on the back 9) it's well worth playing.
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