14 reviews of Charnock Richard Golf Club
Looks like the worst golf course i have ever played on is about to close as Dave Whelan has purchased the property to be the new training ground of Wigan Athletic
Played here at the back end of the year and really enjoyed the challenge, there are a few holes that jump up and bite you, even off the winter tee boxes (which are very sturdy and built apparently by the club themselves), I can't wait to play it in the full glory of summer, I will be back very soon, and may even look at joining
Im a member there I think it is a very good course some really challenging holes. Very nice club house and the restraunt there called figaros is exellent to. Would recomend not to to go when its been raining hard because it will be playable but there will quite a few puddles
A real disappointment! The course is quite challenging, lots of water hazards and some thick rough. However, parts of the course are completely unplayable, my ball often plugged and large areas of the fairway were completely water logged, and even some of the greens. Given that we're playing in August I expected much better drainage and course care given the reputation the club has. On a positive note, we were given a very warm welcome and served a very nice pint of lager!
We played this course as a three ball and a four ball on 22/4/11. After an initial mix up with the golf buggies (booked 4 but they insisted only 2 were booked (why would we book 2 buggies for 7 players???), we made a start. Thankfully we didn't pay full price, but even at the reduced rate, it was a complete waste of money. Between the seven of us that played, not one had played on a worse kept course. We were struggling to find balls on the fairway due to the number of daisy's and the length of the grass. In fact, I would say the average length of grass on the fairway was over an inch with every hole having large patches of daisys. The greens were totally unplayable due to them being hollow cored - each 'hollow core' being about the size of a 5pence piece, so the ball just settled in the nearest one. Putting was a complete lottery.
All in all I would strongly advise you play somewhere else.
Rang the club to book a tee time for the following day and wasnt told about the fact the greens had been "topped" a few days before or fact the fairway grass was as long as rough on a normal course. Had i been given this information there is NO WAY i would have played this course. On arrival there was a notice about the greens in the pro shop window and the guy in the pro shop did say they werent too good. A MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT. They were a total disgrace as were the fairways which he failed to even mention about the state of them. . All the way round every shot bar tee shots putts was played from the rough as the fairway grass was at least an inch long. As for the greens, a total lottery having been topped a few days previously every putt bobbled and was impossible to read
paid £25 for an adult and junior ticket and it was a complete waste of money- after the round went to Haigh Hall up the road and for £15 between us had a great time !!!!
there may well have been some good holes here but because of the state of fairways and greens was impossible to state which ones and ive given one point for staff service for not having the courtesy to tell us about the state of the course when we rang up to book a round
i have played roughly 40 golf courses-mainly in the north west and Charnock Richard on this evidence is BY FAR the worst. Will not return !!!
played this course 12/08/09. Considering the sheer volume of rain the night before, I wasn't expecting much but the course was in good condition meaning the drainage must be excellent. The course was challenging with a lot of water hazards and bunkers. However, it wasn't too difficult to scare off the beginner. Paid £17 each using a greenfree voucher (during the week) which, in my opinion is excellent value for money in comparison to other courses.
The greens were very well maintained and the best I've played on in and around this area.
There was a path all around the course for buggys. Never used them but they were available.
Will definitely be back.
One recommendation. They should put a map of the course on the back of the scorecard. If we were not following another group, we'd have got lost.
The weather was so bad traveling to the club we did not think we would be playing, taking into account one of our group must have a buggie, but due to the cart paths we were able to play , and although the course was very wet underfoot the greens played great
our breakfast on arrival was very good so we had a very good day
Plan to go back later in the year
Arrived at the club expecting good things. firstly the guy in the pro shop stated that there maybe a couple of winter greens, in fact there was a least 7
not good for this time of year and should of been given the correct information. Course overall was very confusing in terms of layout and no direction in terms of sign posts. The condition of the course was like a farmers field and the greens below average. This course is not justified for the £30 fee and being local there are many better courses in the area for a lot less money.
I played this recently and once again was not let down by the general standard of tees and greens. It is always kept to a high standard and for £15 on two for one it is a good deal. staff and members at the club are friently and accommodating. very much recommended.
reasonably challenging course with water features in abundance, although for the reasonable player should cause minimum distress. Decent greens and kept in a good condition, easy walking appart from trying to find the 17th tee! Nice touches with ball cleaners, benches on most holes. Well worth a visit on2fore1 scheme.
this is a very open course some easy holes and some very difficult holes facilities great would recommend a visit for the restaurant greens good bit soft but did have a lot of rain good course to play.
Played this course last week after a bad experience last year. Was very surprised how the course has established since my last visit with very good greens and fairways.
In my opinion a very good test of golf with some very interesting holes especially 3rd, 6th, 7th, 13th. Only real weak hole is the fill in 17th par 3 which really needs making longer. All in all a very good course and great value on the 2 fore 1 scheme.
We played here on our way back from a week in the Scottish borders. It is a comparatively new course that has been manufactured out of some flat ground around ponds and streams, some long carries from tee to greens over water. Our visit coincided with a dry spell and that might explain the poor condition of the greens. There is potential to develop the complex, the food was good and quickly served by friendly staff, in a few years this course might improve with continued financial investment.
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