Regent Park Golf Course
Regent Park Golf Course, Bolton, North West, England, BL6 4AF
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8 reviews of Regent Park Golf Course
played this course today 15/05/2011.
Turned up not expecting much after reading all negative reviews.
Apart from poor quality sand in bunkers found course in good nick.
Would definately play there again
This course used to be a council run municipal but is now run by the same outfit who have run Bolton Open into the ground. Same problems here. No investment at all, just pocketing the green fees.
Clubhouse is closed down. The 'pro shop' is bare and the driving range is falling to pieces.
The actual course is actually not bad. Greens staff obviously still have a bit of pride in their jobs.
Worst of all was the old geezer in the proshop. We phoned up first before setting off as it had been pouring down all day the day before. When asked what condition the course was in, I got the reply "don't know.. I haven't looked".
That level of customer service was repeated when we actually got there. We actually got a tut and a sigh because he had to get up off his chair to take our money.
Other gripe.. lots of people seem to sneak on at the 10th. Don't know if they've paid or not, but annoying to be suddenly in a queue behind them.
Quite a nice course for a muni, but due to the 'welcome' we got.. we won't be returning.
This is my 'home' muni, so I've got quite a bit of affection for the place. Good course design and layout with lots of varied and quite challenging holes.
Drainage has always been a problem but its much better now that it used to be. Last time we came (couple of months ago) the fairways and light rough hadn't be cut very well but this was rectified on yesterdays round with both and greens cut very nicely. £13 a weekday round and not very busy.
The negatives: Apart from the nice grass cutting, it's not very well maintained at all. Quite a few greens had bad bare patches. Tee's were generally very poor with the yellow markers often on the grass in front of the actual tee box, level with or in front of the red tees. One tee was a mat (7th) - and not a good mat either. Bunkers are terrible. A few look OK but turn out to be 1cm of nice sand on top of old solidified builders sand. Rakes are present but nobody (including the greenkeepers) seems to use them.
Lots of areas which should be GUR but none are marked as such.
Clubhouse was all locked up when we finished (7pm) and the toilets in the proshop would not look out of place in the third world.
So in summary.. a nice course desperate for a bit of TLC.
played today on a rather warm day in a 22 man society. we were supposed to tee off at 10.30 but the club crammed more players on so it was past 11 before we teed off, our final group got off at 5 oclock!!!! not very happy considering we was there from 9.45!!! nobody told us about the delay, and nobody bothered to give any explanation! course was in decent condition considering the poor weather we had recently, however, we have played in april 2008 and it was like a swimming pool on the 5th fairway! one to avoid in winter, and judging by today one to avoid in summer!!!
Played here as part of a 30 man society on a very sunny June 8th 2008, great package- breakfast on arrival 18 holes and 2 course meal after. course in exellent condition, only grumble was the state of the tee's, very bear and uneven, played 3 holes off mats! overall we had a great day and will return with society next year.
Firstly my ratings apply for the winter period.
Having played here on and off for many years I can tell you this is strictly a summer only course. In summer after a warm spell its a nice course to play. Fairways and greens are good to average and there is good variety to the holes. Recently there has been a new club house built and driving range adjacent. Incidentally the automatic ball dipersers have only one set up for left handed players so on our visit this was occupied so I was stuffed. There should be 2 or 3 or lefties.
Now the bad part. For 6 months or more this course is in an apalling condition resembling a swamp in areas and ankle deep mud almost everywhere. We booked a round recently here and this is what happened. When we turned up we were advised that we had to play all shots off little rubber mats which cost £5 each -not refundable. But as we dont have many left your group will have to share 1 mat. Picture drives on each side of the fairway and having to walk over to your partner with the matt. Butworst of all we not told this when we booked.If we had been we could have saved the bother of even going there. This is unforgiveable. Anyway when we asked the person in the shop why we ware not told this when I booked he shrugged his shoulders. Jobsworth or what. Needless to say we did not bother. I could go on and on but in a nutshell this is an average municipal course in summer but to be avoided at all costs between October to March. The best winter course in the North West is Heaton park as it is well drained. Thank you and i hope this helps you and good golfing.
It's almost 12 years since I last played at Regents Park returning this weekend (16/7/06). Since then there's a new driving range, the front and back 9 have been reversed but the general integrity of the course remains. This is a parkland course with some greta views - expecially if you're a Wanderers supporter.
The general condition of the course is quite good but it is clear there are several patched up repairs of some of the fairways. The greens were in reasonable condition but lacked consistency, some like lightning others like putting on shag-pile.But let's be fair, this is a £10 round (£14 at weekends) on a very busy and popular course.
The clubhouse has just been refitted and looks a lot better for it.
The course will give players of all levels a test and a chance in equal measures. Book at least a week in advance. It's worth a visit.
Excellent for begineers and those of us who play municipal golf. Front nine doesnt hurt those of us that dont hit it long. Put it on the fairway and you can score well. Back nine has some longer holes that reward big hitters. Good course that requires that you think your way round, but a course planner would be nice. Good price, facilities being updated at the moment. Some bunkers devoid of sand, some designated as ground under repair. Tee times not too closely bunched like you get at some municipals where there are 4 groups all waiting on the 1st tee
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