Cannock Park Golf Club

Cannock Park Golf Club, Cannock, West Midlands, England, WS11 2AL

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18 reviews of Cannock Park Golf Club

I have been playing this course regularly now for about two years and in the last 18 months this course has come on leaps and bounds,the greens are in fantastic condition at the moment and have been like this now for about 12 months.The course has only been closed about 5 times this year and that is because of extremely bad weather. It is a very tricky course to play and requires quite a bit of planning to get around safely, the really heavy grass at the side of the 13th has been cut down a bit, but really you should not be going in there, if you can keep it on the fairways then you will be rewarded with a very good score.

Posted by Henry Gartshore on 12/08/2014
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2012 review having played this couse at least once a fortnight since New Year. Played Good Friday & just about to visit today. Great advantage to this municipal parkland course is just turn up and play. You always get on the tee, very often on weekdays without any wait whatsoever. Lacks par 5 holes, but some challenging 4's and terrific 3's. The driver gets some good usage, and my wedges are popular choices from the bag too. A short course means you can skip round in 3-4 hours which is useful when on a tight schedule. Greens are well dressed and maintained. Holes 15 and 18 are played over water hazards. Quite a few other holes have ditches which have to be driven with care - know your limits off the tees or risk dropping shots. Have played in all weathers over the years and drainage is good even in torrential downpours. The recent re-development of Cannock Chase Leisure Centre and the planned opening of the swimming pool in July will enhance this as as a complete day out. Of course it lacks the personal touches of some courses but still a good play.

Posted by Gary Pearce on 11/04/2012
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I have played this course for 9 years but I must say it really has gone to the dogs. The greens have patchy yellow hollows on all of them, I presume it is some sort of grass disease but it makes putting a lottery. Fairways are so muddy and heavy not pleasant to walk on. The Birmingham Municple golf courses are far better which I am sad to say, as I have been very proud of this golf course over the years.

Posted by . on 30/12/2011
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shocking, this course has really gone down hill in the past couple of years. course is in very poor condition, dog mess on greens and tees which is very unpleasant. yobs on course sitting and drinking alcohol not impressed

Posted by carl on 20/12/2011
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Played 1 Sep 2011 in stunning sunshine with a very light flag fluttering breeze. Fairways hard underfoot, however greens very well maintained with challenging pin settings. Course plays much longer than the yardage suggests. Have been playing here for several years & favour some of the holes more than others, especially 6 & 15. The course is fringed by stunning trees & the backdrop at the top of the course is Shoal Hill Common area of Cannock Chase forest. Wayward shots can end up in shrub lined gulleys which criss cross the course, I found these more of a hazard than the bunkers. A very enjoyable round to be had here & at £8.70 per round after 1pm great value for money.

Posted by Gary Pearce on 01/09/2011
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this course is in excellent condtion, the green fees are cheaper than all of the other birmingham municiples and the season tickets i looked into are very reasonable. well worth playing.

Posted by mike . on 05/05/2009
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i have played here for the last 10 years and can honestly say enjoyed it, but i do now think cannock park are pricing themselves out of the market.
i paid £14.50 last weekend and although the fairways and greens were in very good condition everywhere other than fairway was utter wilderness and with blind holes you have no chance of finding your ball.
all birmingham courses are much cheaper,challenging and better kept so if you dont mind travelling a little further worth the money

Posted by keith hope on 07/05/2006
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Played here mid Jan 06 & was very disappointed to find that ALL tees were off mats due to repair, & ALL greens were winter greens. As such, even though only £10.50, I would rather have played elsewhere for the money. The greens were stuck in front of the normal greens & hole put anywhere. Not treated, so its like putting on a fairway ! That said, once new tees are done & when greens are in use, it looks like fantastic value for money, although holes are quite close together. The greens themselves did look in fantastic condition & we have said we will try again in the spring & hope we'll be playing off proper tees & on real greens !

Posted by Chris Lunt on 29/01/2006
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Been playing this course for years and have to say it holds up well during winter. Good value for money and some very testing if short holes. Would be nice if things like yardages on tees, availability of litter bins would be more in abudance. Nevertheless I would dare anyone to say that the course is not enojoyable especially the back nine (although be warned you can't play back nine first the course layout means you have to go all the way round.

Posted by Garry Gordon on 31/10/2005
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I played this course last weekend and was actually quite suprised at what great value for money it offers, 18 holes for around £7. I was also suprised to find the course was in pretty good condition considering it is looked after by the local council. Some interesting holes, I particularly enjoyed the 3rd and the 7th. However my one grumble is the fact the golf course has many paths running through it and can sometimes be littered with local kids which can be very off putting when taking a shot, therefore I recommend playing this course on a weekday morning or afternoon when the children will be at school.
A superb 'cheap and chearfull' course.

Posted by Chris Hepburn on 15/08/2005
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I am a member at the course, and having read the other players comments I would like to assure everyone that the course is now being looked after much better by new green keepers. It will take time to get the greens themselves to their best, but the fairways have never looked better. It is also one of the few courses I know that can genuinely be played year round as it has excellent drainage, so please don't be put off by the other comments here-in.

Posted by Ken Hooper on 06/07/2005
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nice little course for the beginner or like me aborn again golfer after 30 odd years just one gripe i don,t mind abit of rought nudge nudge wink wink but please could the bloke who cuts the fairways use a grass collector box because the cuttings settle ontop of the rought like a canopy so when aball goes and settles under acres of this stuff after i just hit the 350 yards [joke] i cannot find it , its costing me and many others asmall fortune in balls.

Posted by Bill Ryan on 31/05/2004
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Having read the review dated 20/09/02 I would tend to agree that the course has seen better days - but, what can you expect from a Local Authority funded facility? I am actually a member at CPCG and have been since I started playing 3 years ago. The course is a wondeful introduction to golf for beginners - not too long and some of the holes are challenging. Some low handicappers I have played with also find it "challenging", as accuracy is required - with low funding, the rough doesn't get cut much! CPCG has much to recommend it, not least of which is the friendly staff and most importantly, friendly players willing to help new players into the pleasure of the sport. Don't come to CPCG expecting to get the quality of the Belfry, but do expect to have a reasonable round of golf in good company.

Posted by M Williamson on 15/10/2002
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What a shame. This course is going to the dogs. I played it when it first opened and felt that it would mature nicely. Sadly that is not the case. The greens were terrible, and the course looked in awful condition. I recently read a report that fewer people are visiting the course and now I can see why. It has some really nice holes and so much could be done to improve it, but for now I would suggest avoid it like the plague.

Posted by MARTIN on 20/09/2002
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Dear all, please do not take this report as a critism of the course but more on the local authority.
I played the course last saturday and I must say was bitterly disapointed. The course is not long which in itself is not an issue, short courses can be very testing, but a course that is a throughfare for every local kid to cut across while you are playing a shot! This thanks to numerous holes in the fencing. Greens that have never seen the brush or comb of the mower, which is a pity as the majority of greens have two tiers and some vicious borrows, which would have been great except for the field of grass the ball had to go through. Bunkers MMMMmmmm, it would seem that depending which builder was passing at the time determined which sand or gravel was in each bunker, I don,t think I saw two the same, Did I hear you rake, never saw one, theyed evend nicked the bell off the one hole.
This course has some wonderful holes and could be a great little course and from reading past reports it seemds this was the case. But lack of investment is showing and I would not recomend this course to anybody at present a waste of £9 in my case.

Posted by Mike Stanley on 30/07/2001
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Still value for money at £10ish. Quite short, fairly good condition and some interesting holes, worth a try.

Posted on 26/04/2000
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a nice little course, some interesting holes, good value at œ7.00.\r\nbest holes 5th &15th

Posted by jim on 03/05/1998
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A SUPRISINGLY WELL KEPT COURSE FOR A MUNICIPLE. AT ONLY œ7 PER ROUND REPRESENTS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE. THAT SAID IT IS ALSO A TOUGH TEST WITH VERY BRISK GREENS WITH PLENTY OF SLOPES AND TIERS!! TOP MARKS FOR VFM.

Posted by Ron Washbrook on 03/05/1998
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Number of holes 18
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Style Parkland

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