Puckrup Hall Golf Club
Puckrup Hall Golf Club, Tewkesbury, South West, England, GL20 6EL
01684 271591 | Golf course website
10 reviews of Puckrup Hall Golf Club
I have just returned from our group's annual golf weekend and I have to report that we all had a very good time. The scores I have given below are my personal impressions and not those of the group. My handicap is 6 and a 4/10 for difficulty would be about right. There are two very challenging holes (3 and 5) and a number of much easier ones but my group whose abilities vary enormously found that they could all enjoy the course; consequently, the higher handicapper rated the course 8/10. The course was in very good condition with no sign of diseased greens. Following a torrential downpour on Friday morning (the practice green was under 9 inches of water) we teed off at the scheduled time and although the greens we slow they were well kept and true. They quickened up over the weekend and were good by Sunday. Fairways were better than last year (yes we returned following and enjoyable weekend in 2008) and the course is, overall, in much better condition. The rain had unfortunately left the bunkers in an unplayable condition (they were mostly either filled with water or so 'crusty' that playing a shot in a bunker would lead to club 'bounce'). Overall rating for the course would also be an 8/10. The food in the restaurant was good and everyone enjoyed it. The rooms were clean and well maintained if a little small. The downside to Puckrup Hall is the bar and the price of the drinks. While we were there a party of 28 arrived and added to the 5 other golf parties already at the hotel. There was only one barman to serve us all. Drinks are very expensive - £3.60 for a pint of lager and £4.60 for a pint of orange and lemonade - so we headed to a local village where prices are much cheaper. We couldn't fault any of the staff over the three days of our stay. Overall rating for the hotel 6/10 (which would be 8/10 if Hilton Group addressed the poor service and ridiculous prices at the bar). Would we return - undoubtedly yes. If you are organising a weekend of golf and have a group of varying abilities then this would be an ideal venue. Do not book the weekend with an intermediary but go directly to the hotel. We did this and got £25 per person off the price offered on some well known websites making it even better value. I look forward to returning.
I played here on 29th July as part of a society. (These views are mine, not necessarily those of the society.) We had an enjoyable round and the course was in good condition - no complaints there! The course is a hotel course and the problem is in the bar prices. I bought a pint of orange juice/lemonade and a small bottle of coke - £6.15! The next man in bought a bottle of coke, a pint of lager shandy and a pint of coke - £9.70! Each person who came in had the same reaction although everyone of course paid the money so as not to appear churlish and rude to the person who had organised the day. I will not be playing the course again because you feel ripped off. Other players in my group said exactly the same and that is a great pity for the golf course because it is an enjoyable course to play and all of the players were local to Gloucestershire so would find it easy to say to friends,"Let's go play at Puckrup. I had a good round there recently."Instead I shall be saying,"Forget it"
Our anual spring tour with 22 player ranging from 9 to 28 handicap. And i can honestly say it was well worth the visit, Golf course was challenging with a good mix of long and short par 4's the 3rd and 12th were real good golf holes where 2 good shots were rewarded. Par 3's were all tough exception being the 2nd, but being such a short little hole with a little brook in front it didn't matter. There were 3 X Par 5's the best being the 4th where water all down the left made the drive and second shot accuracy the key. Hotel was comfortable and the food was superb. The staff including the pro shop were very friendly and looked after us and made our stay a very enjoyable break. With-out a doubt we would return.
On visiting Tewkesbury over Bank Holiday weekend, four of us decided to play Puckrup Hall. On the whole, it was an enjoyable experience with a wide variety of holes. Some of the par fours are driveable (we played off yellow tees), one of them I reached with a five wood! The course is not too difficult, with three of us playing under our handicaps. The only main crtisism I have is the state of the bunkers. Most of them have very poor sand in them which was quite hard. Overall though, the greens are good, the fairways are good and it wasn't at all busy, despite it being a Bank Holiday. I do think that £35 is a little too expensive (and £25 for a buggy is definitely too expensive) but we all agreed it was an enjoyable round.
I played this course twice at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. There's something here for everyone. The course is reasonably forgiving for high handicappers yet still a challenge for better players. The greens were good - fast and surprisingly true (since they had been recently spiked). Fairways were parched and a bit sparsely grassed. There are many trees but not a lot of rough. Whilst I didn't have a bad experience myself (4 hours) I did hear stories of 5 1/2 hour rounds the day before! You often get this a t hotel-based courses. Bar food was mediocre but the evening meal was good. Hotel rooms of a good standard (larger than average). I will return.
AN EXCELLENT COURSE SET IN VERY PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS. IT IS NOT A HIT AND HOPE COURSE, STRATEGY OFF THE TEE IS A MUST. THE GREENS WERE VERY FIRM AND COULD HAVE DONE WITH WATERING, BUT THEY DID PUTT TRUE. THE PAR 5 5TH, THE TRICKY PAR 4 17TH & THE FINE FINISHING PAR 3 ARE HOLES TO NOTE. THE COURSE ALSO HAS SOME LONG TESTING PAR 4'S, THE 3RD & 12TH ARE PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT.
Puckrup Hall Golf Course is quite simply a delight to play. The course would challenge all abilities with some very well placed hazards. Don't bother trying to cut the dog leg off on the 17th as you have no chance unless your name is Tiger Woods. Good course in good condition, well worth a jolly day out.
Puckrup is a good test of golf for all handicappers with some very good holes although I found the front 9 a lot easier than the back 9.The greens were very hard for the time of year (September) and nothing held you had to play short and let it roll on if the bunkers allowed. Our society (Shepperton Golf Society) had a great tour here with most players scoring just below their handicaps. With regard to the 17th hole boom one over the trees if you can and you can reach the green, a great par 3 finishing hole over a lake. The staff were in the main friendly and attentive and the food was ok, a special mention must go to our waitress Wendi who looked after us superbly throughout our visit.
Puckrup hall is a good test of golf for all hadicaps,i found the course in good condition considering the weather over last six months. I particularly liked the par four 12th that is named the graveyard it is a long par four dogleg right with an elevated green.The fourth hole has a lake situated exactly where you you would like to place your drive,so thats a lay up job,and the 18th is a very good 182 yard par 3 finishing hole. The guy`s working in the pro shop are excellent they really do try to make you`re golf a pleasure. As the report previous the food has not improved its not the type of food that a healthy hungry golfer is wanting after a day on the course.
Fond memories of this course - partly winning my first comp here breaking par, but also being woken up in the foyer at 5:45am by the porter to ask if we wanted anything else to drink. Well, anyway, to the course. Stakis seems to have kept the course in good repair. The greens firm and responsive and the fairways forgiving enough to let even the most regular of slicers get away with it. However, there is a stretch of five or six holes that are fenced by out of bounds post which could get a bit tedious on a bad day. The best hole goes to the 17th - A 90 degree dogleg left, halfway along the 275-300 yards. Play a seven iron and lay up for gawds sake less you fall foul of the lake on the left or the scrub that faces you. (point of interest - you can't see the dogleg from the tee.). Hotel good, but the food a bit uninspired - usual muck with liberal lashings of balsamic vinegar. Good and friendly proshop with the added attraction of golf buggies (20) for hire for those days when you realy can't be bothered but have already paid for it.
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