18 reviews of Beauchief Golf Club
I grew up playing Beauchief - or as the locals call it "The Royal and Ancient".
Back then - the 1980s - it was scruffy, run-down with awful greens and rough in which you didn't even bother looking for your ball.
Now - what a difference!
The fairways are in good condition, the greens have had a great of work put on them and are true and challenging - small targets with subtle breaks. The rough is still tough, but is much more reasonable than in the past.
OK, so it's short course and gets horribly wet and muddy between Oct-Mar, but it presents a good challenge and has stunning views over Sheffield and into the Peak District.
A little gem.
Great course, which is a reasonable test for all standards. If you hit straight scoring can be a breeze ... but beware if the wind gets up can become a challenge.
Beauty and the beast with some stunning views over to the Peak District, a hole that runs along side the oldest abbey in Sheffield.
Fairways have various degrees of slopes and certainly challenge your stances.
As municipals go, certainly the best in Sheffield, and up there with a few of the private courses too.
Clubhouse is basic and needs a bit of work on it, but despite that it sort of fits with the ambience of the course.
Well stocked and helpful pro shop.
beauchief golf course is a really beautiful course some of the holes are so fantastic you forget your in sheffield the nintenth hole as a really friendy atmosphere.
This is the course i learned the good game on. After an abcense of 4 yrs i was looking forward to playing it again and in all honesty i felt a little let down.
Here we are two days away from June and they had three temp greens on. To make things worse, the 13th does have a properly built up temporary green and even that wasn't in use. The flag was simply stuck in the fairway some hundred yards short of the green. So, was this still a par 4 ? who knows...... makes working out your stableford points a little difficult.
A course which justifies the description of golf as "a good walk ruined". Wonderfully scenic, beautiful trees, a stream and a lake---and not worth playing for 8 months of the year! At most times there is an abundance of "temporary" greens (ELEVEN the last time I played a round here!) which resemble nothing more than cabbage patches. Most players have one putt, then pick the ball up.
Even in periods of dry weather, "temps" abound.
The playing public is being shabbily treated here.
A recent brief visit revealed that the pro shop is being refurbished. Fine, but how about spending some money on care of the course and giving players value for money?
i think beauchief golf course is fairly easy with only a couple of challangeing holes i am used to this course as it is my local
this course is absoloutely fantastic and it is definately value for money. this course has been improved since last year with better cut greens and fairways. many oppourtunities for birdies and also a challenging par 3 over the lake. beautiful scenaries. its a must
I think Beauchief is one of the best municipals I have played, it's a very tough course and hilly but the fairways and greens are in excellent condition. A very tricky par 3 over the water on the 11th, you have to be confident in your shot. Some outstanding views of Sheffield and the surrounding areas and for just under 12 quid a round amazing value for money, I can't praise it enough. Book it if you get a chance.
A beautiful leafy course in a sought- after area of the city. I have been playing Beauchief for several years now and in my opinion you get real good value for money. There is a great water feature on 11 that is extremly challenging and swallows balls through-out the day if you are not confident of yourself in making the distance. The scenery on some holes is fantastic and is home to the Beauchief Abbey. Overall, a great course for all levels of playing abilities.
My Wife and I recently played this course (April 2003), and overall found the layout and variety of the course good, with greens in reasonable order. One big drawback however, is the the general lack of wayfinding from one hole to the other, particularly as this was the first time we had played here (had to ask way to next hole several times!). In addition there was no indication of the tee you are playing from and the temporary tees were in very poor condition. The course could do with a bit of TLC, after which I am sure we could concentrate on the golf and not the condition of the course!
Now that the so called drainage system has been installed, perhaps the contractors will see fit to come back and turf over the trenches some time in the next couple of years. The five holes close to the club house now have rubble filled trenches as added hazards & all the excavated piles of clay have been dumped at strategically positioned points around the course, (presumably) selected to ensure that even once dry areas where your ball occasionally ended up, are now muddy quagmires in winter & baked moonscapes in summer.
Oh, and the thirteen holes furthest from the clubhouse are now................ er, exactly the same as they were before! i.e. muddy, ill-kept, bunkerless expanses of woolly grass & divots.
This course has changed dramatically now the new drainage system is in place, it is an excellent value for money and it will provide tests for the best of players and the total beginners. This course is definately worth a vist and it is probably one of the best pay and play courses in the area.
As vice captain for 2002 I feel it just, to inform visitors how the course has improved from 2001, although the course is always wet from DEC-APR, nevertheless an on going programme of drainage work is now under going and will continue for the coming year. Yes it will take time to settle but any course in the Sheffield area suffers the same over the said period, including the private courses.
I do agree that the fees are quite high for the wet periods mentioned above but someone has to pay for the course upkeep. By the time you have driven to a sandy based course ie near Worksop and paid your fees, you might just has well have played Beauchief GC and use the remaining money on a bucket of balls at the local driving range. Anyone who plays this course between MAY to NOV will find a testing course for all levels, if you don'tlet me know also if you haven't got a partner give me a ring. best wishes terryg 09MAR02
I played this course on Sunday 26 March 2001. The course should not have been open. Our balls plugged on EVERY shot and several were lost in the mud. I was ankle deep in mud on most of the fairways and the areas surrounding the "tee mats" (or wooden pallets). TWELVE "temporary greens" (or trampled down mud patches). The paths on the course are un-surfaced potholed streams of mud so everyone walks away from the paths making the problem worse. It wouldn't be value for money if it cost £2.50. This course should be closed for six months every October until it has proper drainage installed and has recovered from years of neglect.
A lovely course with many testing holes. Not as flat as made out in the description, but this adds to the challenge. I just played the course in January and it was fine, apart from 4 or 5 winter greens. At £10 it cant be beaten.
A beautiful undulating golf course in a wooded valley which has been allowed to deteriorate into a disgraceful quagmire of mud by Sheffield City Council. Only playable between May and September and only then in a relatively warm and dry year. Resembles a ploughed field between November and March. Divot filled fairways and woolly greens which have the consistancy of rice pudding even in the summertime. Totally unplayable for five months of the year. A crying shame!!!
Course just starting to dry out although a few greens need some attention and the 17th green resembled quicksand in parts. provides a good test though and the rollercoaster 16th is a good challenge. Good value for money and I look forward to playing again when its dried out a bit more!
Good course but suffers with poor drainage. Frequently closed in winter and temp greens in play very often. Some challenging holes - particularly the 1st, 7th, 11th and the card wrecking 18th (tight tee position over a stream with OB on the right). Well worth a visit when the weather is dry.
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