19 reviews of Woolley Park Golf Club
Played here on Friday 30th May 2014, after days of bad weather and we couldn't believe how dry the course was. We was greeted by a lovely lady called Emily who couldn't do enough to help us. We played 9 holes on the par 3 academy course which we was surprised to find how good it was with fast true greens. We then had a lovely tomato and basil soup with a BLT sandwich We then played 18 holes on the main course, which has a good variety of different holes. The greens were quick and tricky to read, the course was a good challenge without being too difficult. We then had a great 2 course dinner of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding followed by Apple crumble and custard. All the staff were really friendly and for a mere £46 for everything, I don't think you can go wrong. Would definitely recommend it to anyone considering playing it
Beautiful course with plenty of variety. As other users have stated, players of all skill levels will find something for them. It's a shame the driving range is not floodlit as I like to hit my balls at all times of day.
This really is a fantastic course, and playing it during a sunny day really highlights how well kept the course is and the attention to detail. I would highly recommend this course, even amateurs who aren't too accustomed to golf eticate; as there is a par 9 for beginners, highly recommended.
As a new player the 9 hole course provides a steady base for the beginner. Over the last year I have braved the full 18 holes, which keep you honest with tight fairways and quick greens. A mixture of lengths provide ample chance to perfect your short game, with the par 5's offering a chance to pull the driver out of the bag. The food is also terrific which helps after hacking your way round the full course.
With the occassional sunny weather I decided to dig my clubs out after the winter and it was fair to say that the course was looking well. The par 3 course offers a range of difficulty (depending on how straight you can hit the ball) which generally means I end up playing 18 holes trying to perfect my technique on the second round. Having played some of the other courses in the area this is the one that I always come back to.
the course was great.... just one thing. i was enjoying the round and walking up to take my shot and accidentley walked on a poorly marked up "ground under repair" patch and heard "oi numb nuts cant you read" i replied "sorry it is poorly marked and unnoticable there is no need for that." the fat man shouted "there is if you f"""""g own it." so we never played on the course again. for 30 pounds i dont think that is acceptable and arrogant. watch for the owner!!
We played the course on a sunday morning in early february, the weather was 100% perfect but 9 of the 18 greens were closed, although we had been advised that it was the first seven their seemed to be no reduction in fees. The course is very mundane has it is far too open,the bunkers and small amount of water there is seem to be more ornamental than anything. Hopefully with time the course will become more challenging has the young trees flourish and provide a slighly more closed feel to each hole. Has a young course goes it is not the worst, but it is certainly not the best.
Played the course on Saturday 27th Ocober with our society ( 28 members played. Unusually didnt have breakfast or a meal after probably due to the tee time ( 12 noon first group ). The course played really well, was in excellent condition and a real challange,particularly on the greens. The course just " feels " right with a good varity of holes, not overly long but greens were extremely difficult to get your ball to hold. General views from society was book it for next year. Well worth the visit Note only scored average on general facilities as didnt really use the facilities available
I organised our village cricket clubs annual golf day at Woolley Park last friday and it was an excellent day. The golf on the hole was very good,we posted some excellent scoring (45 pts playing off 15 won) The staff were exeptionally helpful. We had bacon rolls and coffee, 18 holes of golf on a very well kept course followed by a very edible steak and ale pie and delicious pudding. All this for Thirty pounds. Our thanks once again to all the staff and members for allowing us to use your course. Brin Pelzer
We played Woolley Park end of June 2007 with our society and was very impressed with the course, facilities and warm welcome. The course was in very good condition, a very interesting course with a variety of challenging holes epsecially the first having to carry over water which adds to the nerves. Overall the fairways are forgiving and the greens are challenging. I would definatley recommend this course and would rebook a society day. The club house is unusually small but it works, and the friendly welcome made the it a superb day.
its mint mate
Great facilities here; driving range, large putting green and modern Clubhouse. A very reasonable visitors green fee of £19. Course in good nick with fast undulating greens which were a real test of my putting (I failed). The failing of the course though is in the design. The front 9 consists of far too many short dog-legs although things improve at 8 and 9,a long uphill par 4 followed by a downhill par 5 with a double green. On the back 9 its like Groundhog day as virtually every hole is a par 4 measuring between 380 and 410 yards. Green contouring feels contrived, bunkering seems random and seldom in play and on most par 3's you play upslope to a green you cannot see. Admittedly for the green fee its good value for a private club and I suppose you get what you expect from a relatively young modern course. Uninspiring.
I have played Wooley Park quite recently and the improvement from 2005 to 2006 is simply outstanding. If you have played it in recent years then the change will be noticable has in the current ground staff really care how it looks, and how it plays, a absolute pleasure! Very friendly you wont be dissapointed DC
I returned to this course again in July 07 and the condition continues to improve. The trees are growing, the greens smoothing out and the fairways are in great condition. What a pleasure, we hired buggies this time, so the few climbs did not affect us as much. When one talks of hidden gems, this must come into the conversation. Greta course, I will return.
A gem hidden away in the country. A great test of golf and backed up by a superb collection of staff that deserve the obvous sucess that they are having.
It was one of those very rare events - a sunny bank holiday weekend, and we made a last minute decision to go for a round. Having played our home course for the last few weeks it was also time for a change, some new scenery, perhaps even a change in golfing fortunes. Having phoned a few places, either full or too expensive (some places think you are just made of money - paying for myself and two teenagers)we booked on at Woolley Park and made the 30 minute dash down the M1. A 5 minute potter on the ample putting green and we were away. The course was to the eldest lads liking and he raced ahead with a string of pars. Having hit the first 3 greens in regulation, I was still to post a par...perhaps 5 years on the putting green was what was needed! The course was generally open with a noticeable difference in length between the two halves, the back half proving more challenging. The fairways and greens were lush and overall the course provided a fair test and was good value for money. We will be back later in the year.
I played the course for the 2nd time on May 1st 2005 (previous game was 4 years prior). The course has matured significantly and although a wet day the condition was superb. I really enjoy this course and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
I've played Wooley park quite a few times and find it a very enjoyable round. The members and staff are all extremely friendly and add to a good day golfing. The course is maturing nicely and the fairways and greens are in great condition. Watch out for the 7th hole. A tough uphill par 4 with trees in play off the tee and knee-deep rough either side of the tight fairway. A 4 is a great result on this hole!
Played this course a couple of times a few years ago when it first opened. It seemed quite promising, but the greens were unusually hard and bumpy. The foundations were been laid for a clubhouse so it would be interesting to return - 5/10 (should be better now)
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