18 reviews of Bransford Golf Club
Bransford golf club has a terrific course. I believe this is a test for high handicappers and easier for lower handicappers, but if you're wayward off the tee you could be looking at a high score. The tees, fairways and greens were in great condition and bunkers were consistent too. The only downfall on the course was there were a lot of daisies that made it difficult to see the ball at times! Not a fault of the golf- just one of those things. The balcony after the round was nice and having thatchers gold on tap was a big hit with our group! Only moan would be the service in the pro shop wasn't great. 3 of us had booked through tee times and got a good rate. My buddy wanted to join us so I called to see if the club could give us the same rate as tee times, they said yes on the phone but when we arrived the guy in the proshop said he couldn't match it, he gave us a cheaper rate but not what I was promised earlier on in the day. When I questioned him- saying it wasn't what I was told earlier he said "do you want to play here or not". I wasn't too impressed considering I was thinking of joining too.
The golf course was one of the best courses i and my playing partners have ever played ,good condittion ,just very very good.
the course was in fine condition the greens were the best ive putted on all year the roll was consistant on every hole the food accomadation and service was better than expected our package was £79 pounds great value for money would recommend and will be using facility again.
Played after a dry spell so conditions were good. Temporary mats were a dissapointment and you could see it would be difficult underfoot in wet weather. They did a good deal on the green fee so value for money was good.
It is a testing course, but the split of pars, 6 each of 3's,4's and 5's detracted, especially as all the 3's seemed to be the same length. Whoever decided to leave a large tree directly in the middle of the fairway, less than 100 yards from the tee did not know much about golf - no wonder it is stroke 1. Two balls hit and were lost forever - must be a nightmare hole on medal days.
The overall impression is that they have not been dealt a very good hand in the land they have, but they have made the best job they could from it with clever use of water, especially on the 15th and 18th.
Off course not very attractive - you hesitate to leave your shoes in the changing room (no lockers) and the showers need a radical makeover. No catering as "my assistant is off sick today".
Played on a breezy day after a week of fairly heavy rain. But what a course. As many have said, a thinking golfers 18 holes, the driver can be used, but check for the colour blue on the hole maps!
The holes are six of each par 3s, 4s & 5s although it feels as though you play 5,3,5,3,5,3! I have to say it plays fantastically that way, you have the chance to make up for a slightly off drive to still get you on the green in regulation.
The threes are 160+, the fours no problem in two, the fives give you a chance with well hit shots to go for that rare bird.
Lots of water in play it has to be said, so keep your new balls safely for another day at another course - although the pro shop guy told me that the longer hitters at the course drive past all the water!! Those who know the course probably find that tough to believe, especially driving onto the 16th!! Apparently so.
In the clubhouse, friendly welcome, great views over the greens surrounding the clubhouse.
I'll go back again any day, as long as not gale force winds, that must make the course nigh on impossible.
Played Bransford (28/7/09)again after some 5 years and what a nice challenge its turned into .
The condition of the course was excellent considering the rain of the previous and a few damp patch ( no not the lakes all 14 of them ) and the greens were smooth and fairly quick .
Some good testing par 3 holes and it was either a 4/5 iron or rescue club on most and smallish greens .
I would like to have seen a 2 cut of rough as the fairways are fairly tight and if you just off them it 2 inchs of cut rough to the trees or lakes a small thing .
Even though we played well below par in our regional final had a good day out and the staff were more than helpful , even when i asked where the range was ??? its been closed for 3 years .
The changing rooms could do with a bit of refurb but in these credit crunch time the money is beening spent on the course.
Played Bransford as a fourball twice in a week on a 2-fore-1 deal so great value at only £7.50 each. The course was in good condition, especially in view of the amount of rain which had fallen. The lakes dotted all around the course made it challenging and playing off 14, I personally had to think my way around to avoid thrashing too many balls into a watery grave. The club pro told me that about once or twice a month a diver gets about 500 balls out of the depths! Some holes were great, especially the long par 3's but on a couple of holes trees made choice of either drive or second shot a bit of a lottery. This was true of the 4th where a decent drive on a par 5 left nowhere to go past a series of very large trees. Even laying-up meant a very high second shot to clear them and trying to run it under their lower branches meant going into a ditch. Overall very hard or even impossible to reach the green or get close in 2. Other holes were similar with little in the way of risk / reward. However, looking at the membership lists, it struck me that the club's low handicappers must be very very accurate, steady players and with that in mind, I played most of my second round without getting the driver out of the bag and got close to a nett par. All in all the greens were great with some subtle breaks and their rain-softened state meant going for some of the island greens was possible whereas in the summer, running through and into water once more must be a strong possibility. The clubhouse is functional and the golfers' breakfasts and sarnies looked substantial. For some reason, although not particularly busy on either day, both rounds took nearly four and a half hours, which seems rather too long and possibly this was because nobody seemed very keen either to get a move on or let faster groups through but that's a perrennial moan I suppose. A good course and lots of amazing wild birds to look at while you wait to play your next shot.
Four of us played this course for three days in August this year staying at the Best Western hotel that is attached to the course. We were a little apprehensive after all the rain we had had but to our amazement the greens were pristine and still fast! It rained (heavily) every night, but was dry during the day when we were yet the course was brilliant, god knows how. You have to think your way round. A driver off every tee will ensure lost balls and big numbers on the scorecard. There was lakes on a few holes with at least 200 geese (stopped counting at 200). We loved it, although one of us lost eleven balls the first day! The 13th or 14th I think it was is a VERY difficult drive off the tee, but not at hard as the 18th, very daunting. Brilliant, brilliant course, would go again without any hesitation.
just got back from Bransford (we stayed at the Best Western Bank House Hotel attached to the course), 5 of us played. Tee's, greens, fairways, rough were all excellent, very challenging (I thought), some great holes with something for everyone.
food at the hotel was great, service and rooms fantastic as well. Only downside was the driving range was out of action, but thats not really that much of a hassle
13 of us played this course on Friday and Saturday in a Society weekend .
The only complaints we did have was that all the greens had just been spiked so causing putting to be a complete lottery. Other than that the course was in good condition ( bar a few untidy tee boxes ) .
Tricky par 3's to hit as wind plays a big part .
The finishing 18th is impossible when the wind is against. Overall very enjoyable .
returned after 2 years to the bransford course and its still great, great greens and most holes as challenging as ever. couldnt believe all the wildlife too.
I felt disloyal to my home club - but have now made this club my first choice. Golf is an amazing game on any course, but unlike some I get very bored very easily. This course is such a refreshing change and has so much variety over the holes - you could play 100 times and still feel like it is the first. I don't really have many (if any) moans except that the map/information boards are now blank through weathering.
More water than grass - great ! Make sure you have plenty of Orange or Tracker balls in the winter !
Come back from a weekend golf break,(24 men)handicaps from 6-28. Course was excellent many holes interesting and the water!.Between us lost over 300 balls.
But staff were very pleasent and made us feel welcome both in the golf clubhouse as well as the hotel.If critical about anything the greens needed to be cut?,but in whole a great course with some great views and would recommend highly to anyone who likes a challenging golf course and doesn't mind having a few golf balls less at end of round.
this course is magnificent played here 3 weeks ago and all tho a bit pricey it was worth every penny. Anyone who wants to play a round of golf this one is the one the fairways are kept to great standards and the greens are like the ones you see on telly(i kid you not).There were 8 of us in our group and not one person had a bad word to say and all can not wait to play it again.
played this twice with my society, and we all lost balls, i love it, i played probably my worst game for years broke a club, picked up on a lot of holes, but it,s brilliant, very testing,we have one player in our society who won 3 times on the trot, but he very rarely hits the fairway, this place put a stop that. he came last losing a lot of balls. it was won with our lowest ever score of 30pts, on a very hot day, but everyone wants to go back, nice clubhouse as well
I have now played this course twice, and on each occasion have found it very demanding. As a mid-high handicapper, it is extremely difficult, however extremely enjoyable. With water featuring on a number of holes, I believe it to be a good test for those gifted single figure handicappers. It is a must for those seeking exciting golf and very good value on the 2-fore-1 option.
Along with Pyford, more water than I've seen in the UK and with the Malvern Hills in the background there is a more than a hint of the USA about this course. Water is in play on all but 2 holes and in 8,10,14,16 and 18 you have 5 that are memorable.
The combination of 6 each of par 3's,4's and 5's is unusual and arguaably makes the courde easier with plenty of opportunities for pars and birdies if you can stay out of the water (our group of four lost about 12 balls - we couldn't recall the exact number! - and half of those were on the par 5 8th!)
The back nine is in better condition than the front, but all in all excellent value on the "2 fore 1" rate (£12.50).
Very nice course. Good all round test, especially as there are 13 lakes.
Very Good Finishing hole.
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