17 reviews of Greetham Valley Golf Club
Just returned from Greetham Valley where we stayed for a 3 day golf break so managed to play both courses. Valley course was played first and at first glance at the scorecard you may be mistaken that this is a lengthened pitch & putt ( just shy of 5500yds ) What it lacked in yardage in more that made up for in quality.There are plenty of water hazards around the course and to say it was mid march it was bone dry. Some of the slopes on the greens were unbelievable and if you finished above the hole you were in trouble. The par 3's were great with not a bad one in the 6.
We played the Lakes course on Sunday and this was longer and still in very good condition with some nice par 3's and a few more par 5's and a fantastic finishing hole back towards the hotel. The starter was very helpful with our nearest pins etc and even got us on a little earlier on the Lakes too. Out of the 2 courses i prefered the Valley course because of its great looking holes, greens and all round fun to play. We are returning next year and if your looking for a quality golf break then look no further than Greetham Valley.
As all has said before I won't say to much but 13 players from my club played the valley course yesterday.We played it on the way home from our 3 day golfing trip to the N.East.Suffice to say one or two of the memebers saId it was better than earlier in the week.The six par 3's collectively have got to be as good as any other in the country.We have nothing but praise other than previously mentioned..accurate course planner required.We will in the future return at some stage.
We had a two night three round break here recently, nice accommodation, good food, nice bar, reasonable prices. This is one of the few commercial enterprises that seem to have all round happy staff, from the restaurant, reception, bar right through to the green staff; they would seem to have good hands on management and it is reflected in their attitude.
On to the two 18 hole coursers, we played the valley course twice and the lakes once. In retrospect I would have preferred the other way round, the valley is very tricky for any visitor, and its quite tight with several hidden greens and elevated tees playing to difficult par threes.
There is plenty of water in the form of well placed ponds and fast flowing streams that swept ones ball away before you could reach the banks. I would guess this is the older of the two coursers.
The lakes course appear to be newer and will need 5/10 ten years to allow the trees to mature and tighten up the fairways, the greens were good for the time of year and the weather we have had recently. Access around the course was excellent; many areas had new block paving paths, nice for those who felt they needed buggies, and kind to electric trolleys.
Only one thing brought criticism from most us; the course planners, they were the worst I have ever come across. The points they indicated on the fairways for distances to the green were a total mystery to all of us, several players totally over clubbed and went through the greens by large amounts. The only advice I would offer to visitors is to take a GPS device and save £5.00. A great pity to end this report on a negative note for what is great complex for golf breaks away, and from comments I heard they will continue to expand and develop the whole set up, also take a look at the log cabins on site for self contained accommodation, they look excellent.
Here's an up to date review. We played this course yesterday, 5th August 2009 and I agree with everything said in previous reports no point repeating the same thing. The Valley course is fantastic, it is in my top 3 courses in the UK to play for an ordinary 18 handicap club golfer like me. Every hole is different with some brilliant par 3s and 4s. The greens and fairways were in fantastic condition although the greens seemed slower having played South Kyme and Sleaford the previous 2 days. but more forgiving. A buggy is mandatory for the Valley course, I am a fit person and was absolutely lathered after carrying my bag 3 years ago, we learned! loads of up and downs which makes it so interesting. The Lakes course is good but the Valley infinitely better. They take '2 fore 1' day ticket only, but including buggy hire for the day and 2 rounds it cost 26 pounds per person. fantastic value for such a good couple of courses. Clubhouse is very friendly, reasonable priced food and 2 real ales. If I lived down that way I would have no hesitation in joining this setup. We go every year, we'll be back next year.
Cheers Allan, Newcastle on Tyne
I have just returned from playing greetham valley and was extremely impressed by hte whole experience both on course and off course. I was a bit worried the newness of the course would create for a bland golfing experience. I WAS WRONG. I played the valley course and found the course to be in excellent condition from tee to green. There is an intersting mix of holes with pleny of doglegs and changes in elevation. The standout highlight has to be the par 3's all of which are the best collection i have played on one course. The only gripe and it is a small one is that the three tiered green on 17 is unplayable if you are through the back.
apart form that would highly recommend both the course and hotel.
Greetham Valley Golf Course is the best golf course in the area. The complex boasts 3 courses - two 18 hole championship courses (valley and lakes) and a par 3 course. The onsite facilities include an excellent clubhouse, hotel, driving range, putting green and buggy hire with sat nav capability. Both 18 hole courses are different and provide a challenge to all parts of your game. The 17th hole on the valley course is one of the best for miles. Teeing off from an elevated position over trees down the length of the valley itself. A steeply banked wooded area to the left and a sloping fairway down to the valleys stream followed by the other heavily wooded valley side makes for an extremely difficult drive. Play continues along the valley floor to a green protected by a picturesque lake to the front and the valley bank around the edge of the green. The 18th on the lakes course plays along the top of the valley side and requires a long straight drive if a second to the green is to be attempted. The second is across the valley, from a steeply elevated position, over two lakes to a green which is sharply undulating and protected by a sever bank to the rear. The courses are always in an amazing condition and are a must for any real golf enthusiast.
Visited in May 07, and played The Valley course as The Lakes Championship course was hosting a ladies competition. 26 pounds for the days golf was quite reasonable as they dont take 2fore1 or any other discount scheme. The courses are maturing nicely but its still easy to see that they are converted agricultural land by the thick, clumpy rough, but greens were excellent. The Valley course has lots of interesting par 3 holes which involve you driving across the valley, walking down and then back up again, its not an easy walking course and after awhile you realise that its all pretty much the same. I believe the Lakes course has lots of long par 5's which makes it championship length, but again its up and down the same field, so if you are playing 36 holes I suggest a buggy. Overall it was just an okay venue and whilst there was nothing to complain about, there was also nothing to make me want to visit again. But the clubhouse was excellent, the food good and the staff welcoming and efficient. I have played many worse than Greetham.
I've played the Valley course twice this year and it's absolutely fantastic. Some of the holes are the best I've ever played with water features and breathtaking scenery. There's a good mix of long and short and the course was always in tip-top condition. The greens are the best I've putted on. There are plenty of undulations and I'd use a buggy next time. If you're anywhere near a visit is a must. Good after golf facilities as well. Will probably take the family for a golfing break in the near future.
what a fantastic complex 36 hole and a good warm up 9 hole par three course we played the lakes course what a fantastic course after all the heavy rain we have had it was in great condition as for the 18th hole one of the best holes i have ever played more so as i got a par its a must for everyone i will be coming back.
Had a superb day's golf on 19/7/05, playing both the Valley and Lakes Courses. Booked this in advance as a 71st birthday treat for my 10 handicap father. Used a 2 for 1 voucher, which gave the two of us, 36 holes golf for £50, plus a buggy at £22 for the day (which is well recommended as there are plenty of undulations!)Two very different and challenging courses, both with excellent greens, together with first class clubhouse facilities made this a very memorable day.
WHAT A GREAT DAYS GOLF,GRAET MIX OF LONG HOLES AND SHORT 36 HOLES WITH TREES AND WATER WHICH COME INTO PLAY ON MANY HOLES AS THIS GOLF CLUB GROWS OLDER IT SEEMS TO GET BETTER AND BETTER GREAT GREENS AND VERY HELPFUL STAFF YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO A LONG LONG WAY TO HAVE A BETTER DAYS GOLF HOPE I AM AROUND TO SEE IT IN 20 YEARS GREAT SET UP AND THE VALLEY WILL BE ONE OF THE TOP 10 GOLF CLUBS IN THE MIDLANDS SO GOOD I AM NOW A MEMBER
Played the Valley course at Greetham for the first time, and what a course it is ! Some of the holes are absolutely breathtaking. There are several challenging par 3's, some with deceptively small yardage. Course in superb condition, and greens near enough perfect. The 17th hole was the pick of the bunch for me a real cracker. Will definately return.
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6-10-03 my workmates and i played greetham several times now and it gets better every time.the valley course is the best one we have played on because the greens are like playing on carpet .very green.clubhouse is excellent and very friendly.i would recommend greetham valley just to play the valleys course. jeremy gadsby
My workmates and I have played Greetham several times now and it seems to get better every time! As soon as you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. The Valley course is our favourite, some of the best holes I`ve played, the greens are good as are the fairways and tees. Clubhouse facilities are excellent. Will be returning soon.
The course now has 36 holes. The Vallys & the Lakes.
professional is now John Pengally
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