7 reviews of Mere Golf and Country Club
Played 1st August with my society buddies.
Mere is a course I have played before. The course is awesome. Longish, great greens, and with the most strategically placed bunkers I've seen in a long time. My only whinge about the course is the inconsistency of the bunkers. Some where soft and others rock hard with no sand. The closing 6 holes are quite superb.
Mere puts on an attractive Society package. I would recommend it. The halfway house is on the 11th green. Have the steak pie - delicious.
The catering prices are very high. A pint and an orange and lemonade came to £8!!
Played here spring Bank holiday so early in the season. The course is easy walking for most of the round with a nice variety of holes. Then you get to the 15th onwards and the course become very entertaining with precision tee shots, difficult club selection and big up and down hills to make your heart pump.
The greens, tees and fairways were good but there was a lot of ware in areas between greens and tees which didn't look good but to be fair this is a nice course.
Stayed at the hotel very good, staff, meal and room were great but the price of drink even for a country club hotel in the north seened very steep, oh well, it didn't stop me drinking.
It appeared to be a nice layout and in fair condition, its just a shame that the course is not fully open. after contacting the course and the automated serves stating 18 holes open and buggies were available, and then speaking to the club shop, who also confirmed that 18 holes were open and there were no temp tees or greens. as the round progressed it was frustrating to find out that 14 of the holes were on winter tees despite the fact it was the 1st of april and the tee boxes appeared to be in good condition, and large enough to render the winter boxes obsolete. The winter tees shortening the course considerably, the 4th hole a par 4 was reduced by 80 yards for the yellow tee markers. If i hadn't been misled by the staff i wouldn't have reserved a tee, and will not be returning.
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Played here recently on a corporate day and it has lived up to the hye i had heard. Course was in fantastic condition with lots of bunkers coming into play for attacking players. Lots of doglegs on the course but this only adds to the experience and a welcome change to courses with typical straight holes or doglegs that you can just drive across.
Clubhouse was also fantastic with friendly staff, i bit i did love was the range at the course, driving off into the mere, seems to have brought a smile to my face!
Had heard nothing but positive things about Mere and was looking forward to my first outing there. I have to say I was not disappointed.
The course is in top condition. Fairways are neat and tightly cut, the greens are true though a little slower than I expected, tee beds in good nick. We'd had some heavy rain the evening before but, other than not having a huge amount of run on drives, you wouldn't have known.
There are some memorable holes on this course, and I think the last 4 holes are as good a run of finishing holes as I've played in many a year. They're all absolute beauties in terms of the look and layout of the hole and not easy to score on.
The Country Club provides all facilities you could wish for, and the pro shop provides a terrific range of equipment and clothing. The only downside, though expected and pre warned, was the expensive cost of drinks in the bar - and the bitter was absolutely rancid, clearly off because they don't sell enough of it!
All in all well worth a return trip
We played Mere in a Corporate event on a mild Thursday in May and must say, it's one of the finest parkland courses I've ever played.
The first is a gentle downhill par 5, the perfect hole for those nervous starters, with it's wide open and forgiving fairway. The course then presents a range of fabulous holes, notably the 15th (one of the most picturesque holes in the North West), and the 17th (sharp dogleg right). Make sure you check out those houses to your right!!
The final hole is a left to right par 5, the second shot being the toughest on the course (anything right is in the drink), the green being small and punishing.
The clubhouse is a grand affair, the Atrium a lovely touch as is the well stocked pro shop.
I look forward to our next outing at Mere in the near future.
I played Mere in Feb 06 with my son aged 8. The pro' at our own course, Rochdale, arranged a round for us for £30 but unfortunately the weather was poor and we were off winter greens, there was frost on the fairways and by the 15th my son was so cold he packed up. Despite all this we could see what a cracking course Mere is. The main greens looked excellent and the course would be lovely to play in summer. The last 4 holes are real testers especially the 18th. Good value food in the Atrium bar/restaurant brought a glow back to our faces. Everyone very friendly and not stuck-up at all. Definitely go back in better weather although paying full green fees would be expensive.
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