Pennant Park Golf Club
Pennant Park Golf Club, Whitford, North Wales, Wales, CH8 9AE
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20 reviews of Pennant Park Golf Club
Played today 15/7/15 and made myself a member a lovely course with stunning views. Would give this 10/10 cracking tees/fairways and greens a credit to the groundsman
Played here on the 2/10/14, the course is one of the most challenging, scenic you'll come across. It's the second time I've played here in three month and to be honest this course could be a gem, but... what lets it down (on both occasions for me) is the quality of the greens and lack of quality sand in the bunkers.
All greens were top dressed, bunkers had hard sand with lots of stones. In saying that i will be returning due to the fact the course layout is excellent (one of my favourites, if only they could sort out the issues so many people have mentioned it would be the best course around here.
Played here 16/7/13. Loved the course...great holes(14th...awesome) with fantastic views.Very nice club house and friendly staff. Let down by the greens..very poor...inconsistent, with large 'bald patches' on some of them. Bunkers with the same inconsistent level of sand. A great shame.
Simply stunning. Front 9 although quit flat was still challenging and the back 9 just brilliant.Breathtaking views over the Dee Estuary .The fairways and greens were perfectly manicured .i cant falt this course in any way although take everyones advice and get a buggy .I cannot wait to go back there again.
TRIED WITHOUT ANY LUCK TO PLAY A COURSE ON A SATURDAY IN NORTH WALES . THEN STUMBLED ON PENNANT PARK . EXCELLENT COURSE , GOOD CLUB HOUSE , WARM AND FRIENDLY . WILL BE BACK AGAIN MANY TIMES . VALUE IS REALLY GOOD . POORLY SIGNPOSTED NEAR TO THE COURSE . SATNAV NOT GET YOU ON DOORSTEP .
This was one of the first private course"s I ever played an have been back at least once every year since,it has improved with every visit,fatastic golf deals, spectacular views over the Dee estuarty on the back nine,the only downside is that buggies are made to stick to the path.
We have broken with our tradition and moved our society's Spring Comp to Pennant Park after a superb experience here last summer.
I have played this course three times over the last 2 years and feel I must put the very high ratings for this course into perspective.
The course is indeed good value (at least at twilight rates) but is not generally a great challenge.
This is partly because the yellow tees (from which visitors are required to play) are generally a lot further forward than the whites but also because bunkers have actually been removed to make holes easier.
There are still some good holes (3rd 6th 8th & 14th) but the course has in the 11th a dog leg where the correct line is about 50 yards right of the apparent one -which is just stupid.
The club have also now removed the course map from the card (presumably to improve income).
I am not suggesting the course is not worth a visit but in my opinion the expectations a reader would have from the other reports would bring disappointment unless perhaps you could persuade the club to let you play from the back tees
First the bad points - The road to get there is extremely narrow with no real passing points. Very scary!
Now the good points - Everything else.
I've been playing on 'open' pay-to-play courses all over the north for 12 years now. I've just played for the first time at Pennant Park and it is simply the best golfing experience I've had. Ever.
The course is immaculate. Greens, bunkers, fairways.. even the tees - just immaculate. I'd been told the first 9 was a little dull but the back 9 was great. We found the first 9 great and the back 9 simply stunning. Signage and facilities are A1 and the members (we seemed to be the only visitors on) were the nicest, friendliest bunch I think I've ever met. We stood out like a sore thumb due to our lack of 'Pennant Park polo shirt's but were still welcomed and treated just like members by everyone we met.
One tip.. when paying we were asked if we wanted a buggy, and got a look of surprise when we refused. Now I realise why. TAKE THE BUGGY!
Wow what a course, breathtaking views, tough holes, great clubhouse, its a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit.
Tip tho ! get a buggy , the back nine is somewhat up and down.
they do a twighlight deal too, cheap as chips.
play it soon you won't regret it.
I've got to be honest I don't think I can add to what else has already been said , apart from if you only ever play one more round of golf make it here! A fourball with buggies on a Saturday for £100 not only an excellent track but cheap as well.
One bit of advice take a sat nav or reliable route finder, we were less than 5 minutes from the course and none of the locals we spoke to could direct us to it.
What a cracking course, challenging, scenic and in the very best of condition. We caught the course on a dry but extremely windy day, but even that extra difficulty could not detract from what was an excellent society day. Simply the best course that we have played in a long time, add to that a comfortable, friendly clubhouse and good food and you have a brilliant package. Very well worth a visit or two or three.
This golf course is quite simply.....Perfect. I have been trying to think of negatives but even tho the clubhouse extension was being worked on, i can't. The layout is spectacular, every single hole is challenging in itself (but at the same time an absolute joy to play). If there is only one course that you play this year make it this one. You will not be disappointed. You can also obtain a 2 for 1 voucher from the Pennant Park Website so it isn't that expensive.
The 14th is one of the best holes that i think is out there, seriously. I could of quite easily just tee'd off there all day, supplying my own balls (which alot of them i probably would of lost) and not felt bored at any time.
I think i'll be visiting this place alot over the summer, make sure you try it out.
This is quite simply the best all round golf course I have ever played.
To get the bad bits out of the way first (although this amounts to some serious knit-picking), the course is quite remote, (although the signage issue has now been sorted thank god), there is no pro shop and if you want to really enjoy it, take a buggy (cheap for a tenner - lots available) or the last few holes will take it out of you.
If you go after 4 in the summer you get twilight rates, which for £12, is absolutely outstanding value. I have paid over £60 for rounds on courses inferior to Pennant in the past.
Every hole is in superb condition and has character, and its own little challenges. The views from the 12th and 14th tees across the Mersey Estuary are (for someone who doesn't really 'do' views) incredible, especially more so now with the turbines out at sea, whilst the 14th itself is simply a joy to play. Try to resist the temptation to smash more than a few balls just for the sheer satisfaction of it though!
The surroundings couldn't be nicer (lots of tame rabbits about!), the staff couldn't be friendlier, the clubhouse is superb and the value couldn't be better. A true hidden gem.
This is a gem of a course tucked away in the Welsh countryside. We played as a small society (9) on a warm Sunday afternoon and had a great day out.
We were greeted on arrival by a friendly receptionist in the fabulous, modern clubhouse, and then proceeded to the first tee. The opener is a tough uphill par 5 with a blind tee shot and out of bounds down the left, a hole which can ruin your score very early on! Then a series of challenging par 4's await you to the turn, were the par 3 9th will take you over the road back toward the clubhouse.
The back 9 features some of the finest holes in Wales - the view from the 12th tee is worth the trip alone. The course then works it's way back to the clubhouse where a well earned pint or two awaits.
The meal after the round was good - a sunday roast, following by apple pie & custard served by another friendly member of staff - make sure you sit out on the terrace if it's a nice day.
Holes to look out for -
6th - Challenging long par 3 over a stream with a difficult bowel shaped green - birdies must be few and far between
11th - Tough sharp dogleg right, all uphill - will reward the gamble over the out of bounds to the right if negotiated.
12th - Downhill short par 4 to a flat green - drives must be accurate if going for it so a lay up is best if confidence is lacking.
14th - One of the finest golf holes I've ever played - get your driver out the bag and let rip!! The fairway slopes downward severly from the tee, your second shot to a difficult green surrounded by trees to the right.
17th - short downhill par 4 with a pond in front of the green - another one that can ruin your score if not negotiated properly!!
All in all a fantastic course, the only minor negative points are its quite remote and thus difficult to find and there's no pro shop only a reception which includes a bar. I'm sure however in time to come that'll change.
Lovely Course, Front 9 is quite flat compared to the back 9 which offers some lovely views. Greens and fairways all well kept and no complaints about the course or value for money.
Club House has been updated over last few years and is now a decent size with reasonable prices on food and drink.
One of the best courses in the area by far and tempting me to take up membership as we speak!
As usual the course was in superb condition, the front 9 is relaxing ( not boring )the back is the best 9 holes of golf i've ever played the views are spectacular the holes are all different some lead you into false sense of length (13 & 15)but you will enjoy it I promise. Be sure to visit the website before you go as there is a printable voucher 2 play for £28 an absolute snip for a course of this standard.
I played Pennant Park in July 2003 - the front nine is quite boring but the back nine is alot better. The food is expensive in the small club house and the service could be improved!! Only go if you live nearby!!
A very pleasant course with some very testing holes. Although not a long course by yardage, the impression when playing is quite different probably because of the terrain. My only suggestion would be that you carry a GPS navigation system with you as it can be very tricky to find due to the lack of signposting which I am told is down to the refusal of the council to allow proper signposting. Apart from that I have nothing but praise. Tiring, but a little gem.
I am a 7 day member at this club.
It is a good test of golf with some spectacular views and scenery of the Dee Estuary. On a clear day from the 14th tee you can see Blackpool tower.
You will also see varied wildlife - numerous rabbits, hawks and buzzards can be seen here.
The front 9 are mainly flat, long, straightish holes. Water comes into play on 3 consecutive holes (5,6 & 7). The 200 yard par 3 6th has a particularly difficult crowned green.
The flipside is the back 9 which is quite hilly from the 11th hole on. The 14th and 17th holes are my particular favourites.
The licensed clubhouse is small and friendly and offers a range of sandwiches and light meals to finish off your round.
The club readily accepts societies and visitors. The local newspapers regularly contain 2 for 1 vouchers.
Midweek Green fees are £12 per round when accompanied by a member and I think £18 for visitors. An extra couple of quid at a weekend.
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