Mid-Yorkshire Golf Club
Mid-Yorkshire Golf Club, Pontefract, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, WF8 3BP
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20 reviews of Mid-Yorkshire Golf Club
Nice course, not long and not too much to trouble you, but plenty to think about near the greens and plenty of reasons to think twice about which club to tale off the tee. Quite open, so gives high handicappers a fair chance, but rewards accuracy. A number of tee shots are blind, but if you stick to the middle you won't be penalised. The greens are large, and were in fantastic condition when we were there. Great value - we paid £35 for a 2 ball. We got a good welcome in the pro shop, which looks well stocked. My only gripes concern the club house / bar, which was poor. After registering with the pro it was just before 12noon when we got into the bar. We were hoping to get a buttie before starting our round. There was no one at the bar, so a very helpful lady from the office went and found the bar attendant. When we asked if it was possible to get a sausage or bacon bap she looked at the clock and said that because it was 12.01pm the chef would have stopped serving sausage / bacon baps. She then went and checked with the chef who refused, saying that if he did them for us he'd have to do them for everyone...despite the fact that there wasn't anyone else in sight!! The only alternative was to wait "15 to 20 minutes" for a lunch time baguette and chips. We opted to start our round. After finishing our round we fancied a pint so headed for the bar. Again, there was no one there so we rang the bell, and waited. And waited. We then though better of it so headed home. It's no wonder the bar is quiet and there was no on having food! They obviously didn't want our money anyway. We might be back, but we'll try other places first. The course is good, green fees are good value, and the pro shop gives you a good welcome. If they could sort our the bar it would be worth giving it a go.
Have played the course several times this year - mainly due to its location and the availability of absurdly cheap green fees if you look carefully enough. For the money, it's a cracking course with very fast, true greens at this time of year. Lots of variety with the holes - except for the three par-3s, which are all - give or take a yard or two - exactly the same length. However, when the wind blows, it can make club selection a real headache. Slicers/faders will not fare too well here - holes 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 14, 15 and 17 all favour those who can hit a draw. Bit of a shame the clubhouse doesn't overlook the 18th, but overall this is one of my favourite courses in the area.
I was invited to play this course in the Summer of 2009 by a friend. On arrival it was clear from the Proffessional entrance that this club ment business. The welcome I received was warm from most of the staff although the Pro seemed a little pre occupied rather than being interested in taking my money but hey what would Clubs be without a typical Pro? I was also lucky enough to meet the General Manager and Director who invited me in for coffee. I hired an electric buggy which I must say was superb, the smoothness and silent motion made it a real treat to drive. Driving to the first tee was like being in Spain as the narrow cart path took us under the main road and we emerge onto a beautiful looking parkland course. The members were friendly and let us drive off in front of them. It always helps when you play well (Even beat my partner) to help you enjoy a course but seriously this Club has got all the fundermentals to be a Championship venue. The greens were a little seedy, although it was mid summer, but, the rest of the course was in good shape. The snaking streams, long rough and dog legged holes, would almost make you think you were playing a Nicklaus design!! The Clubhouse was a little dated for the type of business they protray. By far the most enjoyable days golf I played in 2009 and I will certainly want to re-visit again, perhaps to play in a Pro Amm or similar.
Very good! played 19/08/09 very firm greens you have to land short of the flag and roll up but not a problem as all the greens are the same pace some nice holes not long but can be tricky food and bar area good if your having a society day out and want good value for money then look no further. we where a society of 44 and played 12 holes in the morning and 18 in the afternoon and all enjoyed it lewis gregory (springfield park golf club) rochdale
played this course as part of a society day and thought it was the sort of course the "higher" handicapper and shorter hitter can hold their own against the better players providing they dont try to get too clever. virtually all the par fours need thought from the tee as bar the 7th and 13th are all dog legs !!!!!!!! the par threes are not too difficult the course itself was in very good nick and we had a carvery meal afterwards (food ok nothing special) but the bar staff were very good for £30 including food excellent value for a sundays afternoon entertainment
Played this course on a mad thursday offer!! 28th May £12.50, not only was it the best £12.50 spent on a round of golf and the course was in superb condition. After reading the reports from several years ago to recent reviews it is quite clear that this course is moving forward in the right direction. The greens were superb with good roll and true lines. The course overall was well maintained with high definition showing fairway, semi, rough and approachs to green. Don't think due to the course length you will be able to blast it away as it has some water features and bunkering strategically placed to catch you out. A lot of the bunkers looked like they had been renovated recently so there is obviously a programme in place to update the few that havent been done overall they werent as bad as stated, raked and sand in. The food in the clubhouse was excellent value, tasty and the staff were extremely friendly and helpfull from the pro shop right through to leaving at the end of the day. Only thing to say is either get there on a thursday or as I am now doing look at joining this club.
Played this course Sunday 29th March and i was very impressed, everywhere i've played so far this year have had terrible greens but not mid yorkshire they were in superb condition and so were the tees, i've read some bad reports about the course but after playing it i have to disagree with all of them i've just put that down to them having a bad round and taking out the cousre, the pro was very friendly and the pro shop was very well stocked. The clubhouse was lovely and also served up some very nice grub! For £17.50 for the round and the meal it was superb value. In fact i was that impressed i am now a member :-) Well were a visit.
Played 24th July using a 2 for 1 voucher. First complaint: the 2-4-1 website states the vouchers are taken on the 18 hole rate - they arent, its the day rate of £35 or £17.50 each and that for this course is too expensive, we weren't advised of this when we booked - there are much better courses within 15 minutes of a much better standard for this price (Owston Hall / Hickleton). I was a member for the 2007 season and this visit only confirms that my decision not renew membership for this year was justified. The course played reasonably well, decent tees & fairways but the greens were poor for this time of year - too much growth (clover patches) & too slow, you struggle to get a decent roll which with some of the sloping greens makes putting a lottery. The bunkers are also totaly inconsistent - some have plenty of fine sand but others have virtually no sand and are full of stones which makes hitting a decent shot very tricky - i appreciate that bunkers should be penal but you risk wrecking your sand wedge with the amount of stones in them. That said, the course is a decent layout with plenty of dog legs and water on some holes, if you play with a member its decent value, but for me its not particularly testing - its easy enough to shoot under your handicap here (and i'm a relatively short driver). Good practice facilities with a good sized putting green & well prices driving range.
Played this course with our society end of September and everyone enjoyed the course. Some interesting holes, dog legs, quick greens overall a tidy and challenging course. Off Course was OK, friendly although the service was a little slow compared to other courses we've played. Pro didn't know how much we were paying, could have paid him anything. Overall a good day , decent course would play again and recommend.
Having got a midweek day off work and the lads having one of those infernal training days (don't remember getting any of those in my day)it was a real disappointment to wake up to a leaden grey sky and beating rain. So the snooker hall was the best option. By lunchtime however there was a break in the weather, so a quick call and 25 minute drive and we were stood in the pro shop with a 2 fore 1 voucher with the course virtually to ourselves (clearly we were the only idiots to venture out in the gloom). The eldest lad had played it twice before so knew the crack and immediately put the knowledge to good use with a succession of pars leaving us adults in his wake. The fairways were amazingly firm and the greens quick given the torrential rain which returned again by the time we reached the turn. The course is not long and is not overly difficult resulting in none of us losing a ball, an unusual feat. However it was pleasant ith a good variety of holes, well looked after and you certainly felt you had played a course with quality. Will definitely revisit when the elements allow.
I have just joined this club after visiting it a few times, and i have to say they are very welcoming, the course is not a long course but it is challenging, and if you need some lessons as i did the golf pro can work wonders as i found out. if you fancy a round get in touch via this site
I joined MYGC just over a year ago. It is the best 600 quid I have ever spent (£150 for my lad). Perhaps this might be something to do with golf in itself (as opposed to the course), nevertheless, I can not imagine anything I would rather do, and this course delivers within two miles of my house. I always can find a slot (even weekends), and though I would agree that winter greens are an annoyance at times, the condition of the summer greens seems to justify their utility. I played about twice a week in early 2004, and I must have played winter greens about three times only. Happy to show anybody round, just email via this site. No I am not paid by the club, and am not active on the social side. I am just a very satisfied customer.
Have played this course just recently for the first time in 2 years, and it has improved as a venue. Not long by any stretch but offers a good challenge. Not many courses that i can think of have winter tee's as far back as the white markers---top marks for that. And apart from odd muddy spot the course is playable all year on the greens.
watch out for the first green its a real test(3 putts). just played this course for the first time and i can tell you lot its a real gem. cheep,top con course with some fun greens.
After looking at the reviews on this page I feel none do the course justice, as these are old reviews, but some warranted critisism was due, The course now, is in the best condition I have seen it, with all the greens in very good condition , all the tees has signs describing the hole and also a map on them too. I am so impressed that I am cosidering joining. please ignor the reviews above and go and try for yourself ..You will not be disappionted..... Alan
I played this course with high hopes for a good days golf however I was very dissapointed with the general condition of the course. The notice in the club house stated that 5 holes were on winter greens to allow for course repairs, when in actual fact all eighteen holes were. The "greens" were nothing more than holes in the fairway (one dug out to the size of a bucket). Whilst I understand the need to use tee mats in the winter the use of driving range mats with rubber tees and/or nowhere to place your tees is inexcusable on a course with such a reputation. There were no indicators for yardage and some holes were shortened by up to 150 yards.Having said that the fairways were in good condition but I will be waiting for the summer months before returning.
Having not played golf for a few months and having just moved to the area, this course was not ideal to start with. However, once my swing was regained and the course was a little more familiar (after 3 or so rounds) it has become much more enjoyable to play. Plenty of doglegs for the not so big hitters, but some good fairways to aim for. All in all, a good course after a few rounds!
Being fairly new to the game of golf (18 months), I find the course interesting with each hole having a different 'feel' to it. Most fairways are generous but many holes have OOB areas which can ruin your day. Many holes have bends or more acute dog-legs so long hitters do not have it all their own way. The development of the new greenside lake and bankings on the 7th hole make for an exciting second shot and the 'mountain' white tee on the par 4 15th requires a 180yard carry over a lake. Blind drives on several holes make it difficult for first timers at the course but a yardage book is available (although without the 7th hole alterations). Recent vandalism to a couple of the greens have made them look a little untidy but they still play reasonable true but are not too receptive to my (27 handicap!) approach shots. Manages to stay open (at least partly) during all but the very wettest of winter days.
Seen this course plenty of times while traveling down the A1 & decieded to to play it for the first time. The course has a link's type feel & is well looked after. Bump & run shots are required it's not a target golf course - but I enjoyed playing it. The Clubhouse & Bar is nice & friendly & I will be playing it again soon that is for sure.
Played for the first time this week, heard plenty of good reviews. However, no course guides available, no map on back of scorecard, no yardage markers on any of the tee's. We literaly played the course blind. In it's defence, good large greens and a fine clubhouse. I certainly wont be in a rush to play the course again though.
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