10 reviews of Hawarden Golf Club
Played Hawarden last week after all that snow and found the course in excellent condition.
What an excelent starting hole a dog leg par 4. With all the par 4's you have to position your tee shot so you can have a chance of making par. The beauty about Hawarden there are no 2 holes the same and you have to think all the time. The finishing hole is a little gem a par 3 down hill with only the green to hit if you dont you are in trouble its worth playing the course as the rates are reasonable Will be back to play this course again.
Played Hawarden today 6 August 2010.
Up hill and down Dale. I was knackered when I came off. The course it's self is very scenic.
One of the downsides was the trek from green to the next "T". The fairways were fantastic but the greens could have done with being a bit faster and less bobly.
We paid £30.00 for a round of golf and a 2 course meal. The food was ok but it felt like we were sat in a roadside cafe.
Definitely not worth the money.
The overall course has something for every golfer, good wide fairways, greens good interesting par 3's a well looked after course.
I have now played Hawarden 4 times and enjoyed every round. The facilities are however poor pro shop tiny, club house also very small.
I found the members very friendly but bar lady almost rude which is a shame because it spoils the overall golf day.
All in all a very nice course to play have returned despite bar staff
I found this course a hidden gem The First and last holes are just great. The rest of the course was intresting with no two holes the same. There is some water on the 9th & 10th Holes which makes you think your shots in fact you have to think your way round most of the course. I is kept in good condition and our society have already booked for next year. If you have not played it give it a try you wont be dissapointeed. The welcolme we got in the club house was very friendly.Looking forward to next time
I found this course quite difficult to assess but it began well with a course planner on the back of the card - essential with the unusual 1st hole (well described by others).
The par 4's are a reasonable mix but with the exception of the 17th become less interesting and challenging as the round progresses.
There are only 2 par 5's one of which (the 7th at 454 yards) would surely be better as a challenging long par 4.
The weakest holes however are the par 3's with in my opinion only the 18th meriting more than 4 out of 10.
At £14 the course was not overpriced and in good condition. It would be a good venue for a society stableford day but one that I will not rush to play again.
An unusual course with holes 1-12 and 18 being very undulating and the remainder very flat. I assume that the holes on the top section were added at a later date as they bear no resemblance to the rest of the course and are in the main quite dull. The course was very wet when I played it but I am sure that it would be much better when dry allowing more run on the shots. Some of the blind holes could do with marker posts. Facilities were below average.
Excellent excellent course which is great value for money. One of North Wales hidden gems.
I arrived at Hawarden not knowing anything about the course we were directed by a member who we had got chatting to in the local shop, we originally were going to try one of Padeswood courses or Mold but we were persuaded to try out Hawarden. Fortunately we were given a guided tour to find the course which is well hidden from the beaten track. Once there we were introduced by our new friend to the Secretary / professional who was extremely helpful, because we had not booked a tee time he accomadated our fourball behind the senior section tee times. The course itself was in very tidy condition a typical parkland course tree lined a fine mixture of holes with many picturesque holes and trickling streams and two ponds on the 9th and 10th which have Canadian geese present.
The golf itself at Hawarden is very testing especially with the wind you have hit a variety of shots and you use the majority of your clubs in the bag, however if you are confident you can drive the ball straight i don't see that any problems and would imagine on a calm and dry day that a good scorecard could be achieved but don't get over confident as the course does have water that can catch out any offline or misshit shots. The front nine is a tougher test than the back nine with plenty of tough tight driving holes.
I enjoyed my first game at this very accomadating course, the staff and the members were very friendly, the service was excellent and a good pint of John Smiths with a hearty all day breakfast was excellent value for money.
I would certainly recommend a visit we will be going on several more occassions throughout the golf calender year as this excellent value for money!!!!!!!!!!
A hidden gem,your opening shot is from an elevated tee into a steep fairway upwards i may add(by the way hit a long iron because a wood goes to far and puts you in trouble)then back down to the first green which for me was a 4 iron but if i had taken my own advice at the start it would of been a 7 iron.
That sets the par for the course up hill down hill plus an array of sloping lies,club selection is paramount as i found to my cost at the 9th hole believe me its an iron and a mid one at that.
I thought the back nine was a little easier, if you can drive it 240,250 yards and not to far off line then you have an excellent chance at making some birdies if not solid pars. But beware the par 3 18th bites but what a beautiful finishing hole.
Kev Barnes Liverpool (HCP10)
I played Hawarden recently and thought it was an absolute gem. A very testing course with many features and excellent greens. I would advise anybody visiting the area to try it out.
Lovely parkland course, feature water holes on the "new nine", testing course well set out for all handicaps levels.
friendly club house with good catering facilities
well worth a visit.
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