15 reviews of Cold Ashby Golf Club
Played the blue and yellow nines in April 2013 during a society day. Some nice holes but let down badly by maintenance. A number of tees were shabby and uneven, and the greens were, I'm sorry to say, some of the worst I have played on in 30 years. Bone hard to the point where not one of our 4-ball had to repair a pitch mark in 36 holes - I hit a 7 iron into one green which bounced as though it had hit a cart path. Add to that fluffy, uneven growth on the greens, making pace a nightmare to judge, and chipping/putting became a lottery. A pity, because this place has real potential.
The staff were friendly and helpful, and the catering good. Despite the course condition it represented a good value day out, and I do accept there may be a maintenance programme in place. But from what I saw there is much work to do.
My Son & I played Cold Ashby on July 17th 2006. The Pro Shop Staff were very friendly/helpful. I almost bought everything that had Ashby on it! I made a tee time weeks earlier. They said they rented carts. Which I thought was powered. The course was quite challenging. But well maintained. Somehow, we were not aware they had a club house. A place to stop after our round. The other golfers were most polite. When we asked for directions, we noticed their eagerness to tell us where to go! Thanks Gents! Since we are both named David G. Ashby it was only that we should play at Cold Ashby!
played 28th june ,piping hot day.loved the course. i played off the championship tees ,still only 6000,yards.but a lovely 6000,i played the yellow and red courses,as it is 3 nine hole courses ,greens were fantastic ,condition of fairways superb .i could not fault it,i play off 7 and shot a 74,fantastic.some hills ,but not that bad ,i shall be going back ,at £24 for a sunday,what a bargain
The course was in perfect condition when we played on the 22/06/08, greens ran fast and true and fairways where dry even after lots of heavy rain the day before. Service in club house was painfully slow though although well priced. I didnt like the drive way to the club house as it took you right through the golf course in danger of flying golf balls.
Over all a good course with many good holes but very hilly.
i played this course with our society on a fine spring day and the course played great.greens were very good,not to fast.and fairways were very good but the light rough had been recently cut and the grass cuttings were left there on the top and was a nightmare to find any ball in the light rough.but i scored my 1st ever eagle so iam not to bothered plus went round in 85.and my handicap has been cut 2 shots due to the way i played today.so i hope to play here again soon.very enjoyable course to play.and facilities were very good to.
The combination of courses played is the key to the difficulty factor on this course. The blue course has two horror holes. The 2nd winds along a tree lined valley, with a stream to trap the unwary. Then there's the notorious "cardiac hill" which is the 7th. There's a constant danger of a well hit drive rolling back down the hill to end up at your feet, or hacking through the rough - which stops the ball rolling back, but is a pig to get out of. Even big hitters rarely reach the summit of the hill in one go.
Our society plays here every year and feel it challenges the high handicappers more than the lower ones (the shortness of some holes), but it is fun, and excellent exercise!
Played on a lovely afternoon, March 2007. 3 loops of 9 set in beautiful Northants countryside. The course is very hilly, and very quirky. Lots of short par 4's, but then they are all up hill! This is not a course to seriously test your technique, its a course for friends to have a good time on a Sunday afternoon. Using an Open fairways card, it cost £7.50 each on a Sunday! However it took an eternity to get round, and 5-1/2 hours is slow by anyones standards. Value for money is the name of the game here, and I can think of plenty of far worse courses who charge much more. I would happily play this course again based on price rather than quality.
Played Cold Ashby for the first time on Saturday 24th February, amidst some heavy rain and overall very wet conditions.
Whilst some parts of the course were extremely wet under foot the course still played surprisingly well.
Some of the views from the tees are quite amazing and some wonderful holes, which I can imagine during the summer are quite superb. Not the longest course, with some par 4's no doubt driveable when the ground is a bit harder.
Clubhouse was great with very friendly staff and nice locals.
Price was good too at only £15 on a weekend. Throughly enjoyed the day and will definately be playing again here in the summer.
Mind you,you really need a buggy as some of the climbs are extremely tiring !!
Definitely a course worth playing with some brilliantly varied holes and some real challenges. Played here the other week when the ground was completely frozen (the greens were like concrete!) but the course was still welcoming and the putts were very true. You need to be long off some of the tees to have any hope of par. Particularly enjoyed the par 3 where the tee must be some 60 yards above the green in elevation. Great hole.
With three loops of 9 and a little out of the way, you shouldn't have any problem getting a tee time and the price is very reasonable for such a good course. Great food as well.
Word of warning though - unless you have the stamina of an Olympic athlete, you might struggle. There are some SERIOUS climbs here and the old calf muscles get a great work-out. Better than any stairmaster....
Played here early October in great weather. This course is a true test for any golfer, with greens needing great care to get putts to drop. Undulating fairways needing great care placing (or trying to place) your tee shot for a shot to the green, a couple of par fours are reachable from the tee, but well placed bunkers catch anything off line. There is one serious climb from green to the next tee, just take your time before teeing off (or make sure you dont win the previous hole).
For first time visitors be very aware when entering the course that two fairways cross the drive and your car is a good moving target, so check carefully.
Overall a very playable course, our members were evenly split on loving it or not. I will certainly return next year.
Made very welcome.
The course is a challenge, but there are holes that seem to have been designed by M.Mouse. A good shot is penalised, where a mediocre one gets away with a reasonable lie.
Will make a great ski resort if located 1000 miles further south!
Despite the comment, it is a worthwhile track.
I really enjoy playing Cold Ashby and given its valley-sides location, you certainly know you've played a round of golf.
The division of the course into 3 nines, two of which are combined for an 18 tends to mean that tee times are readily available and that waiting is kept to a minimum. There are a variety of challenges to be found on the course(s) and the welcome is always friendly and accommodating. Although a little 'in the wilds' the course is actually handily placed for golfers looking for somewhere just off the M1.
If I were to be critical then I sometimes feel that wayward shots aren't punished enough by finding rough although there reasonably frequent ditches, hedges and sometimes forbidding hills tend to make up for this.
I have been a member for three months, and although I'm a high handicapper, every round provides great memories and anecdotes.
Having had 2 society days here in the last 2 years we have been made very welcome.The course although not that long is very interesting with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Great value at around £26.00 for the day - well worth a visit.
This is a good value course well worth a visit, a friendly welcome is guaranteed.
Undulating is too gentle a word to describe Cold Ashby, there are some stiff climbs and not many completely flat lies to be had during any round here. The course is not long but you will be tested, those who particularly like a challenge must play the Elkington loop.
Can be a little wet underfoot in winter but this is being improved and is not a problem at other times.
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