Barlborough Links Golf Club
Barlborough Links Golf Club, Barlborough, East Midlands, England, S43 4WN
12 reviews of Barlborough Links Golf Club
Just completed my first round at Balborough and as a beginner it is an excellent starting course. At £8 for 9 holes I can play more often and hopefully improve before trying the more expensive and much busier local clubs. Keep up the green improvements and people will return.
Nice to see new owners at Barlborough making a real effort to turn the clock back and restore the course to its original state.
People had high hopes in the early days and the often promised back nine would I'm sure have seen the course develop into a popular venue, but lack of investment and the club house fire saw the project fall into virtual ruin, and it's been a long haul back.
Better days are on the horizon however, the new owners are committed, and improvements to the drainage & fairways have been a great success. There's still progress to be made regarding greens & bunkers, lack of facilities needs to be addressed in the future, plus there's an ongoing problem of slow play from some of the early morning brigade, but at £7 for 9 holes golf on a well designed course in good condition, it seems like a bit of a bargain to me.
I know a lot of people have had bad experiences here in the past, and I'm among them, but I urge you to give Barlborough another chance there's a lot to look forward to here.
New owners now getting established here, and things are slowly improving here after years of neglect.
Work carried out on drainage ( a long standing problem) has helped extend the playing season and while not perfect, it's a big step forward. Work on the greens is now underway, and signs are that the future is finally looking a little brighter for Barlborough.
When the course originally opened with a fancy clubhouse and driving range, it was promised that it would expand to 18 holes within 2 years, but as the owners started to neglect course maintenance, membership dwindled and decay set in. The club pro left & the shop closed, the bar followed shortly after, then the clubhouse burned down in strange circumstances and it looked to all as if barlborough was going to go the way of The now defunct Birch hall, but the new owners took it on and I feel with a bit of support from the local golfers, they will succeed in revitalising a good course.
Ok it's only 9 holes, but it's a good layout, and while it's not a terribly tough test, it holds your interest & requires some precision to shoot a low score, plus the fact that at £7 weekdays, it's a bit of a bargain!
The only slight downside I feel are the one or two groups of older patrons who have got into a habit of very slow play, probably due to them having the course to themselves in recent times, but I do know the owners are working to speed up play in the early mornings as the course gets busier as it inevitably will as further improvements continue.
I'd urge people to forget the old problems here and give it another chance, I don't see how you'd be disappointed.
Very Good Value for money. Some very nice holes. I loved the 9th par 5 dogleg over water which can be a dive and a sand iron if you are brave.
I played it at the weekend and the course was in great nick. 100% value for money, I will be playing there on a weekly basis.
Tees are poor, bunkers are overgrown, but fairways and greens are fine. I hate the 9th hole!!! One of these days I'll actually get over the water in less than 5. Excelent value for money, especially if you are over 65 like me.
It is what it is. Less than a tenner and you can get most clubs out of the bag. You can do that on Bondhays 9 holer. The tees are poor but the course layout is quite good. The 9th hole is a belter. Needs more TLC
i dont think its that bad a course. Admitadly its not world class and far from it but its not too bad
After playing Barlborouh today, I have to say that I found the course to be in awful condition, just awful. This however was just one fly in an ointment with many flies in. The greens were tatty and terribly bumpy, the sand couldn't even be described as sand (more like rubbly Earth), the fairways were bare in places and the tee areas were all mudbaths. Shocking.
I found the clientele to be rude and obnoxious. The fourball in front of us (that made our twoball wait all the way around) spent all day effing and jeffing and full volume. Peasants.
We recieved an unfriendly welcome which is generous and the oaf had the nerve to charge us 14 pounds each for 18 holes. what a rip off. I don't mind paying if the course is worth it. This however was worth about 5 pounds for 18.
All in all a terrible day. STAY AWAY!?!
Barlborough is what it is. For £7 you get a round of 9 holes of golf.
The greens are actually OK, just a little wooly and the layout is quite good. The highlight really is the finishing hole which makes its way round the lake that is central to the course.
Some of the tees however were very poor possibly some of the worst Ive played on and in the changing rooms there was a 32 TV and an old oven. Im not sure what all that was about.
Overall for £7 its a 9 hole knock what more can you say.
i play on this course all the time and its not that bad.for 5 pounds for nine holes you cant really go wrong.the fairways are in good condition but the greens arent up to much.they are slow and there are holes in some of them.there could be more bunkers around the greens.
What a shame !! I started playing at Barlborough a couple of years ago when I first took up the game. It was nine holer which was a great introduction to the game, with some good holes.
I returned recently and found that the condition of the course has degenerated considerably, which is a big disapointment. The greens were very poor and patchy and the fairways not in good condition.
I have every sympathy with the members of Barlborough, because with a little investment, this would be a smashing nine hole course
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