13 reviews of Church Stretton Golf Club
wow ! a unique course that is almost links like on hills with some of the best views ever.
yes you do climb in a few places (steep so be prepared) but each hole is individual and the breeze makes clubbing dificult.
the members, pro were freindly and we had a nice meal in the clubhouse after.
hardest hole could be the 1st or the 9th, the 18th is a great finishing hole and its downhill.
we visited on a csgcwp offer so give the pro a call to get a deal
a unique but highly enjoyable golf course !
dont go expecting a manicured parkland layout, this is lung bursting golf at its best (it is the 3rd highest course in Britain)
it opens with 3 tough Pars 3's then the longest hole (4th) SI 1 !
the views are cracking and depending on the breeze the ''looks easy on the card'' can be quite tough !
the welcome and friendly atmosphere is great
go try it we did and we will be back !
This is one of those courses that you can safely guarantee you won't have come across anything else like it in your golfing career. The nearest thing I can compare it to is a hybrid of Painswick and Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire. It's like a cross between golf and a mountain hike.
The first hole sets the tone an extraordinary par 3 of 181 yds that plays more like 220 with the green perched 20 yards up on a hill. The second is a virtually blind par 3 and you can't see a whole lot of the 3rd either (another par 3).
The fourth is a good strong par 4 with an exciting second over a valley where anything short is dead; and I really liked the par 4 6th (Novers), which has a semi-blind drive and then a blind approach to a green located down in a hollow.
The next few holes zigzag their way up the hill. Up on the top after the turn things become a bit more open and then you can make up ground on the 15th and 16th both of which are driveable (depending on the wind of course!)
As others have said the views are stunning pretty much all the way round.
Avoid like the plague if all you like is manicured parkland target golf (yawn).
Recommended for being totally unique.
Played twice in July 06. Pro very welcoming and green fees excellent vfm on 2F1. The opening 3 holes, all par 3's, demand short but accurate shots. Stiff climb on all 3 which take you up and up onto 4th tee which from there you play across the tops of the Long Mynd. Tough course when the wind gets up, but extremely enjoyable nonetheless. Facilities are more than adequate and food & bar prices very reasonable. An experience not to be missed if in the area.
( Played 25/03/06 )
This very hilly course is reputed to be the highest in England so be prepared for some windy conditions. There are a number of blind shots either from tee or fairway with some holes falling away to deep heather filled gorse. Very picturesque countryside with superb views and sheep roaming the edge of the fairways ! General condition of the course greens etc, was good for early season and
the professional and staff are very friendly.
In the opinion of our society this venue is a golfing experience not to be missed.
I have to say that for the £17 we paid today this has to be one of the most stuning courses I have ever played. The views on some of the holes are breath taking and that's not just because of the hills you have to climb. The members and professional James where most welcoming and gave some sound advice before and during our round. The best holes for me were Par 3 3rd Valley, Par 4 13th Reservoir and Par 4 17th Stanyeld but all are very good. it may not be one of the longest courses you will play but when the wind blows that will test even the low handicapper's. If your in the area play it you will not regret it
Really enjoyed playing this course on a hot, sunny day in July. Although short, it's very tricky as many of the flags are hidden from the tee due to the hilly nature of the course. It starts with a 180 yard uphill par 3 which looks ominous from the tee, but worse when you reach the green as you realise anything right is dead in rough which goes down the slope. Two more tricky par 3's later and you reach a Par 4 which dog legs across a deep ravine, making the 2nd shot pretty hairy. It's a course that's tough on the legs, but well worth it for the views - it was also pretty quiet when we played, and great value with a 2 for 1 voucher.
Playing at Church Stretton Golf Club is guaranteed to be a
wonderful day out for all standards of golfer. The course is in superb condition all year round and boasts one of the best drainage systems in Britain.
The views at Church Stretton are spectacular, where ever you are on the course you can see for miles in any direction. The view from the seventeenth green is quite spectacular.
Despite this being the shortest course, by far, I have ever played, it is no doubt one of the trickiest, as it is just so different to the majority of courses, even those which are within a few miles of it.
For me, this is the reason why I love to return to Stretton time
Made very welcome by both the Hon Sec and the Professional. The first three holes are very physical but well worth the effort as the views are wonderful.Would certainly play this course again.The greens were in excellent condition. Also, the course in general was in very good condition. Members we met on the course were very friendly.
Having played our society day here today, all I can say is I thoroughly recommend this club to any society or individuals. It is a very friendly club, the course is excellent and in very good condition, the greens are superb and the food/service excellent. We cannot wait to return. You will enjoy the views, scenery and all the holes even if you don't score well. You will not get a better day for the price.
A remarkable course,giving fine views when you eventually reach the top.The greens are superb,but make sure the weather is good,the golf is hard enough without having interference from the elements.I am always drawn back for a chance to play the short second (I use a different iron each time I play it)and the majestic 18th.I try to play twice a year,and it is well worth the trip.
Chursh Stretton is an unusual course. It starts with 3 par 3s, no par 5s and has square greens. It is only short and some par 4s are driveable but is difficult due to the hilly nature and the ferns and bracken everywhere.Overall a thoroughly entertaining little course.They have just opened again after foot and mouth so greens are superb. Clubhouse doesnt open early so leave your money in box in changing room.
It's almost always open, for a start, even when every other course in the region is too wet to play. The greens have improved enormously over the years and are now excellent. The views are splendid, as they should be when climbing to 1200 feet. The historic James Braid layout makes splendid use of the terrain, which lies on various levels of the Long Mynd. Feature holes are the first, a very difficult par three, the fourth, a majestic and hazardous dog leg hole of 420 yards, and the downhill, driveable 320 yard 15th. Winter greens are not needed here. The turf is good and the air thoroughly refreshing. Certainly worth a visit and a series of returns.
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