10 reviews of Penwortham Golf Club Ltd.
played last summer after heavy rain over night, the course was wet in places but no real issues with regards to the overnight rain..Tend to agree with the review of Richard Lupton. a few decent holes but no stand out wow factor holes and i was struggling to remember a couple of holes less than a couple of hours after walking off the course. was a typical parkland course and the 13th is a like it or hate it hole.. it was different....a course where high handicappers like myself have a chance to do themselves justice if playing ok...probably wont return as there is plenty of choice in the area
played this course several times in the last few weeks (june 2009) as a visitor with a member and i would say that the course is in great condition,very well looked after, we went out early in the morning and all the grounds men were busy working on the course, the course is not flat, but it is not much of a problem ,i have not been playing golf for long, so not really ideal course for a new starter a couple of holes are narrow and you will hear FORE a couple times during the round, If the time was right i would consider joining this club.
Been a member of penwortham golf club for 18 months.
in all honesty the greens aren't great but that can only be expected when they had only finished being reconditioned at the end of the 2007 season, over the winter aswell. if you are not a member don't play yet!!!
Wait until the 2009 season the greens will be cut down and bunkers (which have been reconditioned aswell as the greens) shall have been bedded in and there shall be no reason to let the greens sit at a long length, and the bunkers shall have plenty of sand in them.
s.lockwood 13yrs of age.
Just to clarify a couple of the points in my post and the subsequent one by Neil.
I firstly apologise about confusing the signature hole with the "mickey mouse" hole I referred to.
The signature hole 16th is without doubt the best hole on the course, the mickey mouse hole is the 13th.
As for my comment re the greens, I'm afraid I wholeheratedly stand by them. At the time we played them, they were very poor, and I'm afraid that that was the general concensus amongst the 50 plus that played on the day.
Read the previous report and found it difficult to recognise the course from the observations made.
The course is receiving good comments from everyone who is playing it at the present time and although the bunkers in particular are suffering from the unusually high amounts of rainfall, I am certain that every other course will be experiencing the same problems.
The 4 latest new greens are looking and putting magnificently and I would suggest that the comments re bobbly greens are completely unjustified.
I am also unable to understand the negative comments about the course's 'signature hole' (par 4 16th). The new green is a great design and the drive and approach shot require good technical ability.
The course is well worth a visit and offers extremely good value for money (£25 per round!).
It is obviously very easy to record negative comments and the Club obviously appreciates the right to reply.
Played last week on a Club trip.
The general feeling was that the course had some good holes, but also had some real mickey mouse holes. The par 4 dog leg, which I believe is the signature hole, is nothing short of a joke hole.
The fairways were in pretty good nick, the rough was tough if you went off line. Mature trees also come into play to catch any stray drive.
Bunkers were very bare, hardly any sand in them. The number of times we were ducking for cover to a shout of "fore" with stray tee shots all over the course was too many, and as such I left thinking it was another "bomb alley" course.
The biggest disappointment though was the greens. Very poor indeed. A lot of work has apparently been done on them over recent times, I dread to think what they were like before. Very bare, very bobbly, very poor.
Pro shop was very poorly stocked and what was there was extremely limited at best. Catering was basic but ok.
Not be rushing back to play again.
a menber of the club for 7 years since the age of 11, this is the best i have seen penwortham playing. the new greens have taken superbly and the existing greens are running very true aswell, the dodgy bunkers have been vastly improved over the last winter and are now much better. the course now plays a tough test for any standard of player with the tightness of the fairways and the long rough especially when the wind blows. penwortham is on the up!!
Yesterday i was a competitor of the junior open at penwortham GC, althoughi found the day enjoyable and the course challenging, i was not as impressed with the course as i thought that i would be. Bunkers were not in a very good state and neither were the greens. Unfortunately i will not be returning.
I am a member of 25 years of this club and suffered all their problems, but now this course has completely turned the corner. 6 new greens and markedly improved other 12 greens, this course gets better and better. Drainage has been sorted. Well worth a game. No-one shoots the lights out at this course. Must be straight, all the time.
Clubhouse is the friendliest around.
I am a member at Penwortham.It is a good course as long as u catch it in mid summer when the greens are mint.Any other time, the fairways and tees are good but the greens will b poor
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