Haven Pastures Golf Club
Haven Pastures Golf Club, Henley In Arden, West Midlands, England, B95 5QS
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19 reviews of Haven Pastures Golf Club
Having played Haven Pastures a couple of time recently I must congratulate all concerned on the great improvements in both the course and clubhouse.
The fairways are a pleasure to play, wide and forgiving and the rough has been kept to a sensible length should you be as unfortunate enough to reach it.
The greens were in excellent condition and quite challenging requiring a good eye to read the breaks. This is a much improved course and is both picturesque and peaceful with some of the most beautiful of views.
It is a long course with each hole bringing its own unique challenge and before you know it you are headed up the 18th fairway towards another super challenging raised green and of course onward to the clubhouse.
The clubhouse is light and modern serving the usual beverages and good food and benefits from a large patio area looking out towards the 18th.
The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and keen to hear about the events of the day. What more can I say except.. Well done Haven Pastures!
We decided to play Haven Pastures as one of the venues for our societies 3 day break.Wot a fantastic suprise we got.From the moment we arrived we were made more than welcome from the down to earth staff,who couldnt do enough for us,which makes a refreshing change to all the snobby and stuck up clubs as you can actually relax and enjoy your day without upsetting people.
OK,the course,FANTASTIC,not saying im easily pleased,but every member of the society thought the course was excellent.Played front 9 in the morning which helped alot getting us ready for full 18 in the afternoon.Maybe 2-3 holes which were a touch hilly.Fairways and greens were a pleasure to play on with a lot of well laid out holes for the thinking golfer.
After the round,back to the clubhouse,which is very nice and modern,for food and drinks.
This has got to be a must for any golfer who wants a relaxed and great days golf....
I just thought I would write and let you know about Haven Pastures. I played some 2 years ago as many of you have and was a bit disappointed but could see that things were happening.
Sure has happended, the course is great and they have now changed the way of play which is exciting. Yes it is challenging but thats what golf is all about, if i wanted it easy there is plenty of courses around for that.
I am now a proud member of the course and its great. They have competitions going throughout the whole of the week and week ends. So what ever day if i want to join in i can. Which is great as i never no what days i can go and play.
They are all a real friendly bunch and very helpful. So if your reading this come for yourself.
Mr T. Bird
WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE, II PLAYED THIS COURSE SOME TWO YEARS AGO AND ALTHOUGH I WAS ASSURED THAT THERE WAS GOING TOBE A CHANGE IN THE COURSE I DIDNT REGISTER EXACTLY WHAT THEY MENT WELL AFTER A LOT OF HASSLE OFF MY FRIEND I AGREED TO GO AND MY GOD ITS CHANGED NOT ONLY THE CLUB HOUSE THEY HAVE ALSO CHANGING FACILITIES WITH LOCKERS, FOOD AVAILABLE AND THE MAIN PART THE COURSE IS GREAT NO MORE LOSING YOUR BALL GREENS WERE A BIT SLOW BUT I COULD SEE THAT WORK HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT ON THEM HOLITIZING THEM THE TEES WERE FIRM AND THE FAIRWAYS WIDE WHICH I CAN ASSURE ANY NEW PLAYER ON THIS CHALLENGING COURSE IT IS MOST WELCOMING. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE STAFF FOR MAKING MY DAY ENJOYABLE AND I HAVE ALSO TAKEN THE MEMBERSHIP PACK HOME, BECAUSE I FEEL IN 2 YEARS TIME THIS COURSE WILL BE PACKED.
AGAIN WELL DONE HAVEN PASTURES GOLFCOURSE
I have been a junior at Haven Pastures for two years.
I find the course hard to walk because of the hilly landscape but this doesn't stop me playing my best.
I have found that hitting 3 woods off most of the tees is the best way to play the course because you stay out of trouble.
the greens have come on over the last 2 years. the 2nd and 8th greens are the most tricky because of the slopes
The staff at the golf club are very friendly and supportive.
I have now played over 400 different clubs in various parts of the country and abroad but would just like to say I had last week at Haven Pastures G.C. after being invited out for my 76th Birthday.
We had a superb days golf and even at my age, with my sights still set on driving a ball over 300 yards from the tee and managing just about a 10th of that at a time I found the course one of the most pleasant I have played.
There are some long holes, but I did find that they were evenly spaced out, the course well designed and in good condition. I did however need a buggy.
The first hole was one of the most difficult par 4's I can remember playing, then again the following 17 were just as interesting and hard. The scenery on several holes was Heavenly, and as I could soon be going there (Heaven) I must think of changing my clubs.
I was pleasantly surprised on our return to the clubhouse, which is a delightful place to sit outside for a drink, that a small party had been put on for me. The food was magnificent.
May I thanks the staff there for making this occasion such a delightful experience.
I'll be back.
I Feel it would be unfair of me to go to bed tonight without passing some comment on the views of Mr David Brierley and his Society Members (22 May 05) regarding the course at Haven Pastures Golf & Leisure Club where his Society played on the 14th May.
I was passing this place some 3 years ago and as it happened, found my clubs in the back of the car and decided to drop in for a game. I have been an addict ever since and try to play there at least 2 or 3 times a month, even though this means a round trip for me of some 70 odd miles from where I live. Need I say more?
Whilst I would agree with Mr Brierley's members that the course at present is under some renovation and yes, I did see a digger there last week, parked up along side some hedges, I do not think this put me off my game. Neither do I believe that the mounds of earth which appear on the edges of just 2 fairways will make that much difference to the tens of thousands of "hackers" like myself who would take a free drop and get on with their game. They are adding a little more cosmetic surgery to the course for Heavens sake, which will make it even more challenging and attractive.
Botht he fairways and greens on this course are as good if not better than most courses and 3 of these greens are as tricky as any I have played in the past 40 years. Where else could you find such splendid views of the countryside as those you will find on the back 9 holes of this course and in particular the 16th hole, the most challenging par 4 you could find anywhere on the planet? With respect to the length of the rough, well that is what it is, rough, and in my experience I have found similar areas of long grass on every course it has been my misfortune to play.
The trick is not to go into the rough in the first place. Keep to the fairways. They're as wide as Texas! In all, Haven Pastures offers a real challenge to any golfer. It is a great day out. The staff are superb and unlike many courses I have visited they will even talk to you.
Go out there and play it. You'll have a great day out and it is, value for money.
Three friends and I played Haven Pastures twice over the weekend of 14/15 May.
In general we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but would echo some of the earlier comments, specifically:
1. the ridiculous length of the semi-rough and rough meant balls that barley strayed of the fairway were often lost and any shots played directly into the rough were almost never found. If found the rough was so thick it invariably took several shots to get back on the fairway.
2. Certain holes were marred by enormous mounds of mud and mechanical diggers.
3. Most irksome of all was ordering a pint of lager top in the bar afterwards and being charged 50p extra for the dash of lemonade (no reciprocal refund was made for the beer that I didn't have which the lemonade dash replaced) it's daft policies like this that maek people think twice about returning.
Despite the above, there are some good holes and it's very quiet so we will probably be back.
What should haven been a stroll in the Warwickshire countryside turned out not to be. I will let the members give their opinions:
"Following our Golf Society day in the 14.5.05 at Haven Pastures, I have found it necessary to e-mail you with some concerns
I have, as you know, been a member of the Pershore Golf Society for the past five years and captain for one of them, and still to this day am a member of the committee.
I have attended most medal days, and have always been pleased with the standard of the courses we have played.
However, this venue was, without doubt, the worst I have attended. The course was quite obviously having some major improvements since there were mounds of soil piled around many fairways and on occasions it gave the appearance of a building site rather than a golf course. Large diggers were in operation, supplying what appeared to be a new drainage system.
On one occasion, I watched our Captain play a shot from a green side bunker, only to find there was more stone than sand present! I did not see a GUR sign until approximately the sixteenth or seventeenth green, and that was for a small patch of water damage. I am sure in few years time the when all of the work is finished and the trees have established themselves, the course will be a suitable venue for any golfer.
However, in my opinion, no golfer should have to pay more than £10.00 to £15.00 for a round of golf in its present condition.
Please note that the welcome we received from the staff was excellent and the food and service the same.
Its a pity I cannot say this for the course."
"I would agree with the sentiments. The fairways and greens were in a poor state, which coupled with the very long grass in the new plantations, made the course hard work and at times unenjoyable. One consolation was (as normal) the company was good. I do not think I would rush back to Haven Pastures."
"I felt that Haven Pastures was a bit of a slog, with long walks between greens and tees. However, the most difficult thing on the day was the length of the rough. We spent a long time searching for balls that rolled off the fairways into the fringes, many of which were not found, resulting in double penalty shots and slow play.That said, the company was good and I'd like to thank the Society for an enjoyable day overall, on my first day out."
Having only taken up golf recently due to the cheapness of decent clubs at the local recycle centre I was unsure as to wether this course would be too difficult for me. I was right on that count but what a joy to find it out.The course is long, a bottle or two of water long, but is none the less a most theraputic and visually enjoyable course. The noise from the diggers and suchlike was slightly jarring but as they are working so hard to change the look of the course I can only say that it was easily tolerated. For someone playing at my level ( I managed to get round in 86 ) the lack of bunkers was a godsend! Beautiful, challenging, creative and very friendly; when work allows I will be back again and again.
I played this course a while ago, it is a long young course, to me it is boring it needs more bunkers, more hazards,it will never be a Bidford grange.It has potential so keeley and steve do something about it.
This course is local to me & whilst it is well below par on the usual amenities it is a well laid out & great value for money (£22.50 on a Sunday morning, buggy included !!!). I have played it twice now & due to it being only 15 minutes away & its low membership fee, I am considering joining. I am sure it will improve over the next few years & you can see the work going on as you go round the course. Nothing gets in the way of the glorious views & the peace & quiet as you try to negotiate your way round some challenging holes, the 18th in particular is a great hole. If youre in the area & looking for a challenge, give it a go, its well worth the fee.
Over the years i have played on many courses in the UK and abroard but when it comes to pure visual pleasure the Warwickshire country side takes some beating, At Haven Pastures it has it all, not only wonderful views but a challenging course for all levels of golfer, easy short landing zones for the beginers while for the low handicappers on the same hole a demanding target area further down the fairway.
At present the greens are undergoing extensive refurbuishment to improve the surface but with only one green at a time being worked on you don,t notice it.
There is also a lot of work being done around the course to improve an already excellent set of golf holes and it seems the club house too is having a face lift in the changing rooms.
Haven Pastures is a long course! over 6500 yards with wide fairways and not too much dense rough, clever use of the long grass to shape some of the holes and features of the course this accompanied by a very welcoming staff and good catering make this one certainly a course to try and try again, cheap membership too, you can see the hard work going into this place and the results it has achieved i would realy recomend a visit.
I'm very much a beginner, and this is only the fifth course i've played, but it was definately the most enjoyable.
The holes in general are quite long and i found the course fairly difficult.
The course is quite hilly and there where some beutiful views.
The 18th hole is superb.
I will definately be back as soon as i can.
Who knows one day I might even par one of the holes!!!!!!!
Having spent 30 years in the game as a PGA professional, I am delighted to have joined Haven Pastures as their first PGA Professional.
The course is highly underated as a challenge. There are some exceptional holes (1st, 5th, 8th, and 10th)as well as a few that need re-design. The views are among the best in the Midlands and I have never encountered such as friendly, informal club, with enthusiastic members and visitors.
That said, the course needs quite a bit of work to bring it up to scratch, particularly the greens, but a programme is in operation that will reap rewards in the Spring 2004.
If you want a truly relaxing, enjoyable game of golf and can be patient with the greens, this course will please every golfer that comes.
Haven Pastures is a long, physically demanding course with plenty of hills. I disagree with the previous reviewer though who says that the course is well maintained. It has improved, but some of the greens are not up to scratch and many bunkers (where there are bunkers, because they are few and far between) are in a very poor state (overgrown or hard sand).
The course has a lot of potential though and many holes, especially the last three, are very interesting.
If they can sort out the dodgy greens, put sand in the bunkers and install some new bunkers in better positions then HP could be a very good course.
Very challenging course, with plenty of hazards. Interesting holes keep you riveted, even if your golf isn't up to scratch. Buggy is required for the elderly and un-fit golfer!
I have been a member at this golf course for over 2 years, every time I play a round of golf, it's a very tough on the brain and legs.
It's been maintained to a high standard, and it is over looked by golfers in the midlands.
The course is demanding physically and, on windy days, a buggy is needed for Senior players. Take some time to enjoy the scenery and enjoy the excellent catering.
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