George Washington Golf and Country Club

George Washington Golf and Country Club, Washington, North East, England, NE37 1PH

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10 reviews of George Washington Golf and Country Club

Organised a society match here at George Washington 5th June 2012. The whole day was fantastic from start to finish. Testing course at times but brilliant. The greens here are easily the best in the area. We had excellent weather that certainly helped, couldnt fault this beautiful course. Thanks to Rob and his staff for all there help!

Posted by John on 09/06/2012
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Myself and 3 friends took part in a mens open competition here at George Washington on the 13th April 2010 and I thought the course was a really good track with a lot of interesting holes and for the price of £10 it was a total bargain!
We checked in then made our way to the first tee which is a long dog leg right par 5. Its followed by a long par 3 (some 220 yards long off the white tees) then another dog leg right par 5 so if you get a good tee shot away you have an early chance to start scoring well.
The course is tree lined and although we played in quite good conditions the recent bad weather had not helped the greens which were very slow and bumpy indeed! I dont blame the club for this as most of the greens I have played on in the early season have been in the same condition.
There are a lot variation in the majority of the holes and I wouldnt hesitate in playing the course again and would love to return during the summer when the trees are in full bloom and the greens will almost certainly be better.
The tenth is a quirky hole which has a local rule of using an iron off the tee apart from in comps where you can use a driver off the whites which were only another 15 yards back from the yellow tees! This was kind of strange but I appreciate there were houses down the right hand side of the fairways, but dont golfers ever slice their irons?
Anyway, dont let this put you off playing this lovely course. Well worth a visit in my opinion.
Overall 8.5 out of 10 (value for money rating goes off regular green fee of £30 and not the £10 competition fee)

Posted by Glenn Angus on 15/04/2010
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i played the course for the first time yesterday after joining from my old golf course. i found the course was in good nick despite the recent weather. some winter greens are still used and the greens are very sandy. everything else was fine. facilities and clubhouse are very nice.

Posted by Matt Goldsmith on 10/04/2010
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Played the Gearge Washinton as a society outing, played all 3 days, something we had not done before (how often do we say "we would like to play that course again", only never to return to the area)a smashing course, in good condition, great greens (can be hard to read, but thats what make golf great). The tenth has a strange local rule due to houses very close by, only irons to be used from the tee, we assume to avoid the slice, but some people slice an iron, so it defeats the object realy?The club house is small but very modern, we didn't have any food as we were staying in the hotel, but the beer is £3 a pint, and on Sundays they don't serve food before 6pm, which isn't very good, if like us you finish at 4 and have a 2 hour drive home, so take plenty of mars bars/bananas with you.We pre hired the buggies for the full 3 days, only to find on the 2nd day (Saturday) 2 of them had been given to other people, and they only have a dozen trolley handles, but about 2 dozen trolleys, the pro would not let us have our buggies till 10 minutes before our tee time, and we were not allowed to drive to the bottom car park to get our clubs, apparently it flattens the batteries? Do not stay in the hotel, as a society, we could not order food in the restaurant till EVERYONE was seated, and although the food is supperb, its very slow at coming out, we were sat for 2 and a half hours before we finished, so going out on the "Toon" is not nice after 9 o/clock with a full belly.The rooms are very basic, with some of the touches you would find in travel lodges missing, the walls are waffer thin, you can hear next door talking, we stayed in June and the heating was on 24/7, we asked regular for windows to be opened, air con to be put on, but the staff weren't that bothered. As for the bar NO atmophere at all and no windows, its in the middle of the hotel.All in all the golf was great, the overall experiance was poor, and the pro looked after his "pals", after he'd got your money.

Posted by Steve Ward on 08/07/2009
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Played at the George Washington on 29 Feb 2009. The course was in the process of drying out and on the whole was good. However there were 3 temp greens which made things a little difficult.
Its at it best in the summer as it tends to become boggy during the winter.
A good day - £15 for the round was good too.

Posted by Paul Wakinshaw on 01/03/2009
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In this neck of the woods on business at beginning of July and staying at the hotel so took the opportunity to get a round in on the course. The approach to the hotel is not impressive - the building resembles a 1960s Soviet military establishment but it was comfortable enough with reasonable room rates and good food.
The course is actually very good. A not too difficult par 5 to get you going and then a longish uphill par 3. Plenty of mature parkland and pleasant on the eye. One minor criticism was some players using buggies were rushing around as though it was Wacky Races. Greens were good and the course was generally in good nick. I joined up with 2 members on the 13th and played the last 6 holes with them. If you're in this area it's certainly worth a look. Got a discounted green fee of £20 due to teeing off after 5pm.

Posted by John Murray on 07/07/2008
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I played this course on the 25/8/04 for the first time and found it to be a lovely course. the layout is well thought out and the greens were playing really well. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recomend this course to everyone.

Posted by Kevin Stokoe on 26/08/2004
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this course has an outstanding layout i have visited this golf course many times and i have noticed gradually the course is becoming better and better for example they have add ditches on the 7th and 18th fairways and a big pond on the par 5 5th which makes you think about what kind of shot you are going to hit. The greens are nothing special but i have definately noticed improvments. some of the greens have been drilled and filled which has helped them alot. This is a course which i could recomend to anyone. It is a course for any handicaps. people who do not like this course or have a problem with it is only because they do not have a very good view on good and bad golf courses. wilsy baby

Posted by Imran Aziz on 13/04/2004
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Have played this course a few times. I think it is a great course, i.e. well designed holes nice fairways but it is totally let down by the state of the greens. They are just impossible to putt on. It is like trying to putt on a football pitch. If the putt is over 2 feet, forget about it. The ball does not roll to the hole but bounces all the way. Whoever looks after the greens should be ashamed.

Posted by roy glanville on 13/07/2003
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This is a great challange to all handicaps.The fairways are all matured tree lined with not much room for error .The course has a good variety of holes dog legs etc and water hazards and some lovely greens

Posted by G Crutwell on 19/06/2001
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