5 reviews of Deane Golf Club
WHAT A LITTLE GEM OF A COURSE THIS IS, I,M SORRY THAT ITS TAKEN SO LONG TO FIND AFTER PLAYING GOLF IN OR AROUND THE AREA.
WILL BE PLAYING AGAIN SOON.
OK, no a long course, but DON'T go off line. Every hole has challenges, so don't go blasting away with the driver. The 'Ravine' presents a serious problem on four holes. Signature holes are the Par 3, 5th, with the stream across the front of the green, and the Par 4 14th with its' (magnetic) river alongside the fairway. Great members, cosy old clubhouse, good food,and very helpful staff & pro, make this a superb club for a society day out.
A very enjoyable day out despite the dreary weather.Great course - very interesting.Chatted to a few members and they were very helpful and friendly giving advice and directions. My only criticism would be that due to the walking between tees a few signposts to point you in the right direction would be handy .We will return!!
If ever there was a course that should be walked with a member before you play your first round, then this is it! We spent a frustratingly enjoyable afternoon hitting off well-maintained tee boxes and fairways into the middle distance in the vain hope that we might pick up a clue as to where the various greens lay. The 3rd, 7th and 15th are all 350+ yard par 4s requiring an accurate approach over a deep wooded ravine to well protected greens and, unless youve hit it very well off the tee, youll have to lay up so a par is an exceptional result. There are 3 other holes requiring solid tee shots back over the valleys and a there's even a gorgeous little gem of a par 3 at the bottom of a ravine, with a devilish deep stream running right across the front - not at all obvious from the tee. The first 2 holes lull you into a false sense of security but this isn't a course for the faint-hearted and, whilst the layout is a bit confusing for visitors, it's certainly one you should go and play. You'll need a good short game to score well and my only real criticism was the consistent hardpan bunkers after only a modest amount of rain. Whilst I couldnt putt for toffee on the day, my colleague reliably informed me that the greens were fast and true and it was my fault that I putted like a numpty. Frankly, the course got the better of us but we'll be back to put the record straight and hope to enjoy an interesting experience again.
The comment and response about Deane G.C. on this page is beyond contempt. This is NOT the input desired by both club and enquirer. Thus...
I have played this club, I am not a member, but would refer its' play to golfers of an accurate standard. This club is of pre GREAT WAR heritage, originally being nine hole.
The 14th hole was commended as the best hole in Lancashire by the great Bobby Locke and has lost none of its' terror from the tee over the "Calloway" years.
The greens when I have played have been always of fair to good condition but, as any course, will be variable over the year, and certainly prove enjoyable through the fair weather months.
Club facilities I believe are adequate but since a variety of pub/restaurants surround the area I have never had the need.
VERDICT: Well worth the trip!
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