Grange Park (S Yorks)
Grange Park (S Yorks), Rotherham, England, S61 2SJ
22 reviews of Grange Park (S Yorks)
excellent test of golf greens in very good condition and remarkably dry considering recent weather. food in clubhouse is of very high standard. both course and clubhouse appear to be receiving further improvements
Played here last Sunday on a lovely autumn afternoon and having Grange on and off for decade or more, I have to say it is vastly improved. despite the wet summer, the fairways were in reasonable condition and the greens were excellent. The bunkers were poor - hardly any sand - but that is mostly due to the poor weather. They're currently experimenting with playing the back 9 first (ie start at the 10th) and personally I believe it makes for a better, more balanced course. Will be back soon
I played the course today having not played it for approx 3 years. I used to be a member and, after today`s round, I must say I would consider rejoining. The greens were in excellent condition and the fairways ahve improved greatly since I was member. Bearing in mind we have just recovered from the awful weather conditions I was truly amazed at the condition of the course. Credit has to be given to the owners and groundstaff.
Played Grange Park today for the first time in about 2 years. What a difference from the Grange Park I knew of old. Gone is the awful drainage, litter problems and general poor maintenance replaced by a course not far behind the quality of Sitwell etc.
There had been heavy rain all night and that continued through to the 8th hole and the course held up fantastically well with only a little standing water on the 7th. That aside, the rest of the course is in great condition.
For those that do not know Grange Park you have a great mix of holes in a superb parkland setting, each with it's own challenge and a few of the most testing holes you will play. The 1st is one of the most difficult opening holes in local golf.
It's not the longest course but due to the undulations you very rarely come across a flat lie. Also, be prepared to know that you have had a decent walk due to the hilly location of the course.
All in all Grange Park was a more than pleasant surprise and I can't wait to go back! £20 for a weekend was great value and 2 Pints and 2 Chip Butties afterwards for under £8 was also a bargain
Just played grange park golf course in Rotherham. I must say this is a very good golf course and a good challage for all handicaps.
I would like to tell you about a few key holes on the course.
Hole 1 1 of the best staring hole iv'e ever played it plays just over 420 yards from the yellow tees blind tee shot with out of bounds all the way up the right you need to hit a long tee shot to even get a shot in to the green then you have the problem weather to go for the green or lay up becase of the ditch running 20 yards short of the green best hole on the course. Hole 8 a long par 4 hole playing down hill with out of bounds both sides you need to hit a long tee shot then you have the problem with the second shot still out of bounds both sides with trees coming in to play about 60 yards to the left of the fairway good hole. Hole 11 a short par 4 so tempting to go for the green off the tee all you need to do is hit a high faide but all you need to do is hit a 6 iron over the fairway bunker leaving a small iron to the green another good hole. hole 17 par 4 sharpe dog leg left you need to hit your tee shot about 210 down the right side of the middle to get a good look at the green then your shot to the green take some hitting. Hole 18 if you have enough left in the tank this hole is up hill all the way which adds a good 30 yards to the hole and when you get to the green you have the club house very close to the green so some more presure on when you putt out.
Have played this course several times in the past year or so as a couple of colleagues are members here.
The course offers a firm but fair challenge to golfers of all levels requiring you to use virtually every club in the bag across its variety of holes. Although set in the hills above Rotherham the course is not too tough a walk and you don't often suffer from unfair bounces on some of the sloping fairways. The greens are in excellent condition and run at a fair old pace.
Although none of the holes have a "Wow!" factor,by the same token none can be classed as poor or "fillers" and at £14.50 a round the green fee is good value.
A good choice of drink is available at the bar and the food is excellent. Would definitely recommend you try this fine municipal.
This course is now a pleasure to play on and as a member I have no problems with inviting anyone to come and play all year round. The hard work of the new team of green staff is now paying off with the addition of new drainage around the course,the introduction of new well placed bunkers, much improved and consistant putting greens and a big improvement the general course maintenance. The facilities off the course has also improved with new male and female changing rooms and toilets a well stocked Pro shop with fully qaulified and friendly staff. The bar and restaurant area has a full range of alcholic refreshments which is maybe just what you need after your round of golf, there is also food available all day and all served by young polite and attractive members of staff. So all in all they now offer a great package and somewhere no longer to be over looked and all this is down to the new management and great staff keep up the good work.
As a member of the club i cannot help but admire the course. It seems like during every round i play the course improves. The Grange is a very tranquil and yet excting place to play, especially in the summer.
This parkland course is situated on the hills in the outskirts of Rotherham. The 5th, 8th, 10th 14th and 18th holes give you panoramic views of the beautiful landscapes of Sheffield. The course may be short but you will strggle to find a flat lie making it tough for the best of golfers. The greens are tremendous and are maintaines with heavenly devotion by our top-class greenkeepers.
During the summer the course plays quite short. However do not think this is to your advantage; the hard fairways may give you an extra 50 yards but they may also run you off into the rough. The hard greens make keeping the ball on the green difficult even with a decent amount of spin. In the summer a great deal of touch and imagination is required in order to shoot low scores. During the summer the course plays very much like a links course so bring your 'A' game with you.
During the winter the course is somewhat dissapointing. In the past oor drainage and unsuitable soil conditions tears the course to pieces. However this year a new drainage system has been in built into the heavily affected of places so all members are in question whether this will stop floods and bogs.
Perhaps the finest hole on the course is the 19th, a fanatstic clubhouse! The clubhouse regularly serves up the finest in lunch time meals and snacks as well as offering an assortment of alcohol. The hospitality in the clubhouse is second to none; anyone in there will join you for a conversation and a pint which will leave you will a warm feeling as you depart.
This course IS the finest municipal golf course in Yorkshire!!!
the prices on the course have recently changed for people who used to pay adult prices the youth age has gone up to 18 so:
Mon-Fri - £4.40 per round
Sat-Sun - £5.50 per round (same applies for bank holidays
over all the course is excellent during the week and also the position of the flags on the greens are change along with the t-off to create a differant challenge each week.
fantastic golf course good to play on especially on a nice day its got good greens and fairways.
Being a regualar at The Grange I frequently find a challenging round when I go there. The layout of the course is very good. The contrast of the holes is also good. The course is very hard in winter and I cannot say it is worth playing, but if your a keen golfer like me go for it. The 578 yard par 5 is extremley difficult. The good thing about this course is the clubhouse , it offers great tasting food and hospitality with the clubhouse overlooking the course. The new proshop is good.
What a great test of golf! The greens are excelent and very fast. The holes are fairly long and tight. If you can get close to your handycap you've had a good round. No "micky mouse" holes and all for under £12 can't go wrong.
The best pay and play in the Sheffield area .A good test of golf, hilly, the ball can be above/ below your feet a lot of the time.In summer it really cannot be faulted, decent greens now (after some problems)Great views around Sheffield and Rotherham .A great place to spend a summer day,give it a miss in winter.
as i have only just taken up the sport and live local i was really pleased with the way my firt propper round went ,i played on the 10th march this year and teh eater was atrotios . even tho the weather was so bad and the course was waterloged in places this did not spoil the day . the partner i played with was a verry good youth player who played of a + handicap and he said what a good and challenging course it was i will be there again this week and hpoe to return qiute a lott as i only live 5 mins away
cant wait till the summer when the course drys out i,m shure i will be a regular at the club
Only played the course over the summer but have enjoyed each round I have played.
The holes are very challenging and varied and the clubhouse also do excellent food.
I would recommend this course to anyone although by the sounds of it only during the summer.
Grange Park offers the best value Golf in South Yorkshire. For around £290.00 you can have a season ticket offering year round golf.
The course itself is a real test,to score well you need to be able to hit a straight ball rather than a long one.
The main problem with the course is the poor drainage and occasionally poor state of Greens. This is more than compensated by the layout of the course which produces a safe and tranquil round of golf.
I've been playing for just over a year now and have found Grange Park to be by far my favourite course.There just seems something so tranquil about the surroundings.Lots of greenery and Silver Birch make it a very pleasant course.Being able to see the 'hustle and bustle' of the M1 visible in the distance makes the course seem like an oasis of relaxation.The course itself is on the whole quite challenging throughout, its great in the summer but very boggy in the winter. Highly recommended once the summer comes around.
Grange Park is an excellent course in the summer but a poor one in the winter. It has many challenging holes and is one of the best municipal courses I have played during the spring/summer months. Unfortunately during the winter months the course is often closed or, if open, is very marshy and alot of the hole lengths are drastically reduced with poor winter tees.
The eighteenth hole is a great finisher (if very exhausting). If you've had a good round, it's not too difficult. If you've had a poor round, it looks about a mile long as steep as Everest.
Highly recommended (although the price is now
£12-75 at weekends)
Even though I have played many golf courses, not only in this country but also in other countries, Grange Park golf course is still my favourite. It has a special place in my heart, I guess because it was the first golf course I ever played. It oozes charm and character and has a peaceful/tranquil feel to it. The course is diverse in a sense that every hole feels unique and hence it invokes the golfer to face different challenges at every opportunity. If you are considering playing this course I am sure you will not be disappointed, even if your golf resembles a marching army, left-right, left-right, !.
This is an excellently laid out course, each hole very different to the rest. If it was private it would become one of the best courses in Yorkshire. Unfortunately it lets itself down a little with poor greens and recently the rough is far too high just off some of the fairways. Very tough opening hole and the OOB on the right is too penalising for the first shot of the day.
played the course in feb very bad signs directing you to the winter tees.if i had not played this course be for, i would have had no chance of finding them.winter tees very poorly constructed very disapointing from what i know to be a good course
For a municipal course it is first class. It is reasonably hilly, so be warned.
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