5 reviews of Rossendale Golf Club Ltd.
Just enjoyed my 3rd outing on this testing track, and the best yet. Its been hot and dry for a week and the course was a treat to play at £22.50 on a 2-fore-1 ticket. The tee beds were in really good nick and the light rough didnt punish good shots that ran slightly off the firm fairways. The big bunkers looked fair and well sanded and the variety of holes is excellent. The course has plenty of trees, ditches, ponds and bunkers to penalise poor shots but Ive never putted well at Rossendale and the bone dry greens demanded a very light touch, which I didnt have in my bag yesterday. The small, slick practice green is a true reflection of the speed of the greens, believe me. The 150-yd Par 3 first is a knee-trembler over a valley but there are a number of lovely holes where the greens are perched invitingly below you, making shot selection paramount. Its usually a bit breezy up there and the consecutive pair of 500yd par 5s (3rd & 4th) were reached easily in 3 (stiff breeze behind) and in 4 big thumps (into the wind) respectively. You have plenty of opportunity to open your shoulders, but treat the course with respect, play sensibly and keep the ball in play you should score well. Very friendly pro shop staff and members, especially those who stood back and watched on the 14th tee as I clattered a 7-iron into them from the Par 3 13th tee. Sorry again, guys. Great, modern clubhouse with fine views of the course. Thoroughly recommended.
Played the course on Sunday 29th on i presume the winter green fee of £12.50. The professional had warned at the time of booking that balls played in the fairway had to be lifted and placed in the semi rough but we decided to take the chance anyway. The whole course was at best VERY WET and at best resembled the Somme in some places. The Greens were slow and had been obviously damaged by using them in cold wet conditions. this was suprising as there were several winter greens which could have been used. On several occaisions it would seem that the members on the course obviously ignore the lifting rule and play from the fairways but this is to their loss. The tees unlike previous comments were actually in quite good condition. Some work on the course was evident in the numerous paths placed around the holes surrounding the clubhouse and the rest of the course would benefit as such. All in all the course could be a superb layout with some quite technical holes but in this conditon the course should have remained closed. Only just worth the Green Fee.
I played the course in absolutely perfect conditions and I played well so naturally I'm going to think it was good. There were hardly any divots at all in the fairways and the greens were flawless, however the bunkers were a bit lacklustre and the tees were very uneven so it sometimes took a few goes at finding a good level spot to hit from. I have played the course a few times in the past in windy conditions and it is a bit of a different story then. It can be a bit bleak and you are rather exposed but generally it is very good. I personally think it needs more bunkers as one or two holes are instantly forgetable. The 18th is only 250 yards which is a bit of a shame and I can't stand par 3 opening holes. Watch out for the almost invisible water hazards that cross two fairways. They are at a dangerous range but as they are not clearly marked from the tee it is difficult to judge your drives. Luckily I managed to clear the one on the third thanks to the conditions being firm. I seem to have taken a negative turn which is a bit unjust. It's well worth a visit although I'd rather play Stand which is about 15/20 minutes drive away and is better in all aspects. £30 without a member seems a little on the high side (£35 at the weekend). I'd pay about £20-£25 but no more.
it is a difficult corse for beginners but is satisfying when you get good scores but not easy to repeat it from round to round. friendly staff and good facilities but i would say that because i am a member
A nice test of golf for all standards. Quite a flat course, and most holes ask for a bit of a tonk for your tee shot. There is a nice variation of holes and the club house is comfortable.
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