Jack Barkers Keele Golf Centre Ltd

Jack Barkers Keele Golf Centre Ltd, Newcastle Under Lyme, West Midlands, England, ST5 5AB

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13 reviews of Jack Barkers Keele Golf Centre Ltd

Obviously due to the weather which was poor the day before the course would have been wet anyway. But I thought that all the drainage work that has gone on to improve this would of changed the state of the course. Well it had not. £16 on a weekend where there was 4 or 5 greens out of action and the state of the greens and fairways disappointing. It is a good course with challenging holes and pleasent views and it is such a shame that this is spoilt by low maintenance and poor attention to the course.

Posted by Nick Locker on 17/04/2008
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there has been a lot of rain i was amazed that the golf buggys was aloud out witch have cut the course fairways up.there are some challengeing holes on this course with plenty of bunkers witch i really liked but most were full of water due to worst summer we have had.overall this would be a great course if we had a dry summer its very well designed.

Posted by hope will open golden-hill on 24/07/2007
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Played the course for the first time last week and will definately return.
The proshop and bar staff are very friendly and we tee'd off on time.
The course plays reasonably short but keeping it straight is a must due to thick rough and trees.
The layout is interesting with a variety of lies due to its hilly setting. The only minus was the fairway grass was quite long probably due to recent heavy rains.
The greens are also tricky with many contours.
Overall we were impressed and for £15 it is a bargain.

Posted by Phil Winrow on 12/10/2006
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Played this course about 8 years ago and really looked forward to going back, heard some nasty rumours but went anyway and was severly dissapointed. Yes £10.50 is a cheap green fee but would not return if I was paid to, the course is in a shocking state of disrepair with shaggy, unlevel tee boxes and fairway turf longer than deep rough on most courses, the intro of buggies has rendered some of the course unplayable and the greens were lumpy and generally bad. I have played many so called 'cheap muni' courses up and down the country and have never came across one that is so badly looked after. This is a real shame as the layout and location of this course is fantastic with many elevated tees with veiws all over north staffs and could be a real challange for all handicaps but I cannot see many golfers returning after even a couple of holes.

Posted by Adrian Bennett on 10/10/2006
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I played the course on Monday 1st May 2006 and have to say that I was thoroughly disappointed. The course is in a real state and there seems to be a complete lack of care taken over it. There was a distinct lack of definition between the fairway and rough and to be quite honest the fairway needed a good cut. The greens are appalling to say the least. They have no consistency whatsoever and every put takes a hop, skip and a jump on its way to the hole. The majority of greens have lots of bald lines on them which to me suggests the greens have been cut when it was far to wet. The tee boxes have no indication of what hole it is, yardage, par score or stroke index. As a first time player I was greatful for the map on the back of the score card as without it my playing partner and myself wouldn't have had a clue which hole was next. There was hardly any sand in the bunkers and rakes were few and far between. The drainage on the course was terrible and I would hate to play it after a few days rain. All in all this has got to be the worst course I have ever played without one single hole sticking in memory. I am starting to think that there is a theme at Jack Barker sites as Greenway Hall is in a pretty shocking state at the moment. Come back Whiston Hall, all is forgiven!!!

Posted by Lee Bridgwood on 02/05/2006
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4/9/04
I have just played this course along with 10 of my mates.I can only describe the course as excellant.It is very well tended,the greens are in great condition and the fairways and rough are very well kept.The course is an excellant test of golf and has some interesting holes. My only critisms are that at times the play was a bit slow and that some of the bunkers could do with a little more sand but what value for money.

Posted by Ian Brown on 06/09/2004
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Nice course, bargain for nine quid on weekdays, i`m a beginner,and found this course not too hard and not too easy. well maintained...did it in 110, which i was well chuffed about, considering i`ve only been playing a month....well worth a visit.

Posted by mart on 20/08/2002
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Keele is a very good course, good for players of all handicap and ability, good staff. Greens undergoing work sept 2001 but, very good usually. £5 for student golfers.

Posted by Lee W on 10/09/2001
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tidy course,not much danger a must for beginners!

Posted by geoff from meir on 29/09/2000
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play the course regularly (season ticket holder) excellent layout but needs more attention on a daily basis, which would make it a top class course SEASON TICKET HOLDER 6 /7/00

Posted on 07/07/2000
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Play this course regularly,excellent value for money,well kept all the year round,sometimes very
busy and play is slow unfortunately due to golfers
with poor etiquette. Bunkers unraked therefore hard sand, having said all this the course itself is well maintained and well worth a visit.

Posted by Mike on 28/05/2000
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WELL WORTH A DAY OUT FOR ANY GOLFER GREENS ARE EXCELLENT AND VERY GOOD FACILITES.

Posted by PHIL. on 04/11/1999
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Worth a look. Nicely kept greens, even when the weathers really bad. some nice par 3's.

Posted by jim on 19/04/1999
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Number of holes 18
Year opened -
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Style Parkland

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Men's 6300 70
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