21 reviews of Castle Hawk Golf Club
I played the nine hole course today. This golf course is in much better condition than it has been for many years. The fairways are mown and the greens are a lot better cut and faster than they have been. If the improvements are continued this will become a fine course. The layout of the course represents a significant challenge - it is not all easy, some holes are very testing.
Castle Hawk has recently fell back into the hands of the land owners who are the family of the course designer T Wilson. There has been a lot of investment over the last few months, the club house has undergone refurbishment a new bar and kitchen a just some of the changes.
The changes don't stop there there has been investment in new machinery for maintaining the courses and the changes are already visible. The greens and fairways are in fantastic condition for the time of year and they are getting better and better each week.
The green fees offer great value for money at Mon -Fri £10 and weekends and bank holidays £12 for a full day ticket. the rates are cheaper for seniors and juniors.
The staff are warm and friendly and the kitchen offers good food at great prices.
Castle Hawk is definitely worth a visit and you won't be disapointed
Me & my mate are self-taught golfers and went here on only our 4th go (traveled from bolton), for £10 we could go on the 18 hole and 9 hole for as many times as we wanted, it had severely rained for several days so the 3 holes at the bottom of the hill were a bit sodden but the layout of the holes are very good, varying width of fairways, one hole your at the top of a hill looking down on your hole with 2 hills down the fairway with some nasty pine trees hugging it tightly, which make a distinctive crack when you hit on with your ball. We didn't do the 9 hole as we're still learning but with 500 yard holes (and we thought 253 yarders we're long) we didn't at all feel like people we're wondering why we where there, we learnt alot from the course and are expecting to go alot more in the future. Green conditions good, a very fast green though some pine cones on from the surrounding pine trees.
I used to play here quite often about ten years ago, and it was in good condition,however over the last 5 or 6 years,it has gone downhill.
Three years ago i said i would never play again, because of the bad state of the course, beer cans thrown into the side of the fairways,rough uneaven tees,and badly kept greens,
However i decided to play again recently, to practice my short game, and i have to say if anything it has got worse! For £13 you can get much better value for money elsewhere! I know we have had a lot of rain this year, but this has to be one of the worst course for drainage i have played, Which is a shame becauese this course does have pottential if it was looked after a bit better.
i visited castle hawk today and i have to say what brilliant value for money it s 11 pound for a day ticket i i got there early played the 18 hole consisting of 17 par 3's 1 par 4 the unfortunitly it was badky water loged wich resulted in me loosing a few ball also the bunkers were terrible with barley any sand in them i found it a fun with a good layout lots of hills and a few tricky shots i then went to the cafe wich doesnt cook you can get pies though after that i played the 9 wich was in much better condition i as i believe that the water runs of the 9 into the 18 the 9 was good with water coming into play on sevral holes the one par 3 on it is across a ditch witch adds some drama bunker still in bad condition though i then played another 18 not bad for 11 pound all staff seem welcoming and polite great for beginers recomended for anyone
i played golf at castle hawk for about a year now it is well looked after. the 18 hole is a brill course to learn on but some holes are still testin me after a year playin them. the 9 hole course is very good how ever some people iv played it with dont like it say the holes are to far. the staff are brill an top food to. who ever mones at the price to play there needs their head testin £13 on a sunday to play both courses as many times as you want you cant beat it an if you thinh you can let me no.
This Golf club have a nerve charging £11 midweek for green fees on this course. It looks like nobody looks after the course at all. There are hardly any proper tee markers.. some are just plastic bags screwed up and nailed in the ground, there is rubbish everywhere inc Vodka bottles, beer cans and even an old exhaust on the 11th tee. There is kids and members of the public walking around unchallenged and stealing balls. If yo want to pay over the odds for a game of golf by about 90% then this is your place!
Its not a bad course. I started playing 3 years ago, i found it challenging at first but after a year of playing i got my first and only whole in one!!! The staff are very friendly and supportive, this is the course for beginners, but the 9 hole course canbe a challenge.
Just come back (7pm) from starting this morning at (8.45).
I regularly play this course, with the 18 hole course being my favourite, as it suits my game, short & sweet!
The 9 hole course is a little trickier, with long straight holes, doglegs, and a lake.
I would recommend the 18 hole for beginners, but the 9 hole is more demanding, it could be slightly off-putting for a beginner.
With greens fees today of £10, I really do feel that I have got my monies worth (twice round the 18, twice round the 9, and 9 holes on the 18)
I like this course so much so, that we have inquired about becoming members.
Have a go on this course, what hvae you got to loose?
If you are an absolute beginner then the 18 hole course itself will be ok for you if you can get it at a quiet time. Read into this what you will, but on the two occassions that I have played it there has been an abundance of burberry, fake gold and cheap cider present on the course which I found permanently off-putting.
In startling contrast, the 9 hole course is actually quite good but I have been forever put off by the local youths.
friday 5th august 05 first time ive been to castle hawk played the eighteen twice this is the best value for money there is it is a great challenge greens good well thought out golf coarse i can recomend it to novices and top golfers i will most certainly be going sooner rather than later dave/l from bolton
good for begginers but wouldnt recommend to experienced players as the greens are very poor and fairways with loads of divots.
I AM JUST STARTING TO PLAY GOLF AND IF ANY SIMILAR PERSONS WOULD LIKE TO PLAY TOGETHER AT CASTLE HAWK PLEASE CONTACT ME.MALE AGE 52.
Played this course many times now and enjoyed them all. Greens are terrible for first few holes. But they move the pin around to make things that bit more interesting. In the week after 5 it is £5 so it is always value for money. Can be prone to local idiots driving motorbikes around but doesn't interfere with too many holes. Some tricky holes with well placed trees to make it more challenging. Good course!
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
Great value for money and ideal for beginners, having said that, I went with a guy that usually plays off about 5 and he couldn't play to anything like that on the par 3 course (this may be partly due to poor greens though), therefore I would also recommend more experienced golfers to give it a go. Nice to be able to play all day, and food and bar is good and reasonably priced so have lunch and a pint there too. don't expect great quality but for the price it is more than worth it. Will be back there soon
Try to avoid weekends though as it can get really busy
Played this course last Friday and found it very enjoyable and great value for money. It isn't too challenging but does contain a number of hazards to be wary of. All the greens were open and in good condition. Some difficult pin placements as well, but had to play of winter tee's which wasn't to much of a problem. Given it's location it was no wonder it was windy, we were nearly blown over a couple of times and the wind made you think more about your shot's
I took my father for his first ever round of golf and he enjoyed it as well. the staff were very friendly and welcoming. And at £9 each for the day (both 18 hole short course and 9 hole course) I certainly would be visiting again.
The 9 hole course isn't available to visitor's on a Saturday though if you are thinking of playing and get a map from the shop as it isn't too clear which way you should proceed to the next tee on some of the holes.
we, as a club started playing castle hawk in 1996. Thb 18 hole is absolutely ideal for beginners,all short par 3 and 1 par 4.The 9 hole is a different kettle of fish,more like a proper course,although i beleive not available to non members on a week-end.At approx £10 for all days unlimited play you cant go wrong.We now play at other clubs,but as my son is now learning we are renewing our acqaintance.
Being a Beginner I found this course to challenging and entertaining. I played Mid week in July on a hot sunny day and found both greens and fairways to be in good condition. All holes were 3 Par on the 18 hole course probably suited to a beginner like myself.
I found that as stated the greens were rather poor.the tee areas were boggy although not all,and the price has increased to £9 through the week.when all said and done i found this course to be quite good fun with a couple of tricky holes.A definate must for the begginer,a nice short course...
NOT BAD FOR A KNOCK ABOUT, BUT GREENS ARE THE WORST I HAVE EVER PLAYED.
THE FEE IS £8.00 MID WEEK
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