Roseberry Grange Golf Club
Roseberry Grange Golf Club, Chester Le Street, North East, England, DH2 3NF
01913700660 | Golf course website
21 reviews of Roseberry Grange Golf Club
I am really a newcomer to Roseberry Grange, as I am very much on a learning curve, I find the course quite a challenge in parts but TOTALLY enjoyable nevertheless!! The club members that my colleagues and I have met so far have been nothing less than excellent, making you feel "right at home".
The clubhouse is a very pleasant place to be, and the food is excellent value too.
It is true, the par 3 14th hole is quite a tester, the gradient being quite punishing for the "less fit" golfers...like me!!
I can recommend this golf course whole heartedly, its tremendous value for money. Give it a go!
The course has improved under members control. However, I visited recently and had a tee time 20 mins before a tournament, when i turned up at my correct time, i waited behind 2 other groups who were late and still allowed on, and was then given stick from certain members about holding up their round. Frustrating at best and on another i may not have accepted this with such good grace. I still think the par three uphill on the back 9 needs to be revised. How can you have a fairway on a vertical hill? It makes no sense.
Wouldn't put people off having a round here though. All in all it is good value for money and most the members are in fact good banter.
Having read in the Press about the change of responsibility for this Course i decided to return and see if it had changed at all.
I wrote quite a damning review of this Course last October, and i stand by every word of it. At the time, it was a disgrace.
However i am now delighted to be able to say that the removal of Council control has seen some very positive improvements. The members are certainly improving the condition of the course, in such a short time they have improved it tremendously. Hopefully in time they will also address the problem of cutting back deep rough on blind shots. But i appreciate that they cannot do everything immediately, and i wish them well and thank them for their efforts. If another competition were to be held here, i now would have no hesitation in entering it.
Every single one of you responsible deserves the very highest recognition for what you've achieved in such short a time, and i'm delighted to be able to rescind my previous criticisms. I wish you all the very best for the future, Regards, Steve Chatwin.
Forget all old comments about Roseberry Grange? As it is now run by the members not the council.Please support us as we need all the support we can get. With your support we can make this one great day out.
So Dont Delay Try Us Today
Thank you dave osborne
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A very challenging course for a beginner, but if you crack this one then a straight forward flat course would be no problem. I've played this course every week for the past 4 weeks and i must say the greens have got considerably better each week. This course is not for the faint hearted with various hills to manouvre throughout the fron and back 9, but a pleasent course nonetheless. For £10 per round it fits the bill quite well. The par 3 14th is a killer (the bank that is)..Enjoy the course and will go back
I had the misfortune to play Roseberry Grange in a Durham County competition. The course promotes itself as 'probably the finest municipal golf course in the North-East'. I find it incredible that even some remote council official could make such a claim!
It is without doubt the worst golf course i've had the misfortune to play on in 35 years.
Why? It's overall condition is extremely poor (though the greens were above average), there are no rakes on the course midweek, and players have to carry their own at weekends.It is extremely hilly, to the point of being too much of a physical challenge for many, and i like undulating courses and rate both the nearby courses of Consett and Crook amongst my favourites. But what really turns this course into little more than a lottery is the number of blind shots that are required. If you don't consistently hit the ball straight then you climb over a hill and realise that due to the severe slopes your ball could be anywhere in an 80-yd stretch of rough or shrubbery....you can't see it and there is simply no way of knowing where to look! As a result play is painfully slow, it took us over 5 hours to get round.
And if anyone thinks i am overstating the hilliness of this course then i would inform them that one of my playing partners (in a county competition) took a putter from 140yds and stood perplexed as his putt found the green and ran off the back!
So, if you can't get to the coast, come to Roseberry Grange, and play Crazy Golf until your heart's content !
I think a lot of people critise this course without even playing a round of golf on it. Yes it has its problems , but which golf course does'nt. Its a good test of golf for any catagory golfer. Patience is what is required around Roseberry. On the downside the Greens are a bit of a problem and vary week on week. But the fairways are as good as you will get for miles around. Try it and see for yourself.
This maybe a council run golf course, it has something for every level of player. Most memebers of private club look here with snob value.. People should give it ago - what they will find is that the people will give them a warm welcome, the fairways are in good knick, and the greens are not the worse I've been on. Wearside's are much worse). I've enjoyed the course each time I've played it (not very well) I'm looking forward to going again.............
myself and a friend played Roseberry on the 26th and after playing Woodham which is a further 15 mins in the car i cant beleive how poor i found this course!!
on our arrival, we waited 5 mins for the pro to finish his phone call and his bacon sarnie but he did let me onto the course for a tenner which of course i was happy with!
the course itself isnt very inspiring and the greens were shocking! the front nine are most definately the weakest part of the course with the back nine being slightly better.
overall i was left disappointed by Roseberry and i certainly wont be returning! if your looking for a game in the local area make the effort and chose Woodham Grange instead - its a far superior course in my opinion!
Excellent value for money. Everyone was very friendly and the course was very well maintained. My friend and I are Seniors and the Course was ideal for us.
I have now played Roseberry grange on numerous occasions as a beginner. I can say that it maes a good change from some boring straight up and down courses and there are not 2 holes that are the same. Its true the course is hilly but in my opinion this adds to the challenge with 2 or 3 hidden greens (use scorecard!). Because the course is hilly then it does suffer from high winds on occasion, this may ditract from the experience dependant on how competant a golfer you are. The couse is always in a fair to good condition although there are some on going repairs to bunkers and greens at the moment. These do not ditract from a good round however. The clubhouse is good for food and drink and i cannot fault the staff in any way.
I will continue to play Roseberry as well as many other golf courses however i am yet to find a course wich offers the same challenge's, good layout and value for money that roseberry does.
I play Roseberry every week once a week, I have been playing just over 2 years now and this course has helped me to improve my game immensely! The course provides a challenge for anybody I have ever taken there as my guest, and is a great place to learn as you have to endure just about every challenge a golf coiurse can offer,( uphill, downhill, ponds, wildlife, lots of trees, and of course the famous winds especially up the top!!!!). If I can offer 1 criticism, I would say that the course is still very young and could do with a bit more time to mature, and is maybe a bit short for the much better golfer. The clubhouse is a nice, friendly un-biased place where you can relax while watching the other players finish their rounds. Through playing this course regularly, I tend to find other courses my playing partners find very tricky, rather easy! So a BIG thumbs up from me.
Well all I can say is make sur eyou pack your hiking boots. This is probably the most hilly golf course I have ever played and when the wind blows you certainly know about it, (320yd 3wd with the wind says it all really). The course is nice enough for the price but unfortunately suffers a little from the steep hills the course is on with far too many blind shots for my liking and impossible to judge distance when the wind is blowing. Other than that it is a nice course with a decent layout and a good practice course for the weekend golfer. I will play here agin but not looking to make it a weekly venue.
I've been playing golf on and off for nearly 3 years now, and making an effort to play more regularly.
I play Roseberry Grange roughly every 2 weeks and feel the course is a good learning course for me, with up/downhill holes, and various other situations other local courses don't provide.
The 19th Hole is friendly and reasonably priced. I would recommend the course to anyone and I'm even considering membership there.
Since the new bar/catering staff, have taken over the running of the bar/ food side of the golf club, the staff are very very friendly and the food excellent, tip top. Well Done
The course is a very good test of golf, I would rate it fair to difficult, depends on the prevailing winds.But most enjoyable
My comment relates to the criticism of the rude behaviour of the staff in the bar.
As the manager of the facility i do not know of the circumstances surrounding the alledged incident and could not comment on it.
Recently the facility has changed the bar and catering franchise arrangements, with a new management team providing the service since february 1st 2006.
The welcome in the clubhouse is superb, with new menus,pool table, new plasma T.V and Sky T.V all recent additions. The staff throughout the complex are renowned for their friendly helpful approach, and we would welcome anybody to use the facilities we have on offer.
It's a great course and so much fun playing.
The staff are great and easy to get along with.
I've been going to roseberry for about 3 years now and I would recemend it to anyone wanting to start or already playing.
well i played this course lastweek and its certainly well worth the £12 entry fee
the layout is nice greens in good condition
as were the fairways however the barowners
were VERY, VERY rude and abusive to customers
talking down to must people, therefore i dont
feel that this is worth another visit me and my party shall book elsewhere, if the staff had not been rude the day would have been nice, and the course would have been worth a return trip.
As a new golfer and a member of roseberry grange for the past 2 years, I would recommend the course to anyone keen to take up the sport.The course is challenging( even more so now some blue stakes have been removed!) without being to difficult for the beginner. Greens are always in good condition and the course is playable through the winter months. Driving range is good and practice green well kept. Very good value for money.
As a member of roseberry grange i would say that this course is good for the advanced and beginner.
some hard holes mixed with a few easy ones makes this a nice challange. in recent months the course had had alot of work done to it,the fairways and greens look beautiful from the third green.The greens are consistant all throughout the course and in excellent condition.only one little gripe this course should have more white areas as the blues tend to make it a little bit to forgiving.All in all a great golf course,very well looked after.
Roseberry Grange is a very hilly and friendly golf
course mixing short par 3's with long par 4's and
par 5's. The rough is 'pick and drop' area so the
course is quite friedly for new starters! Drainage has been improved along with the bunkers which makes this an enjoyable round of golf. The driving range is excellent value and the practice putting green is very good. The 19th hole is friendly and good value for money after an enjoyable round of golf. Enjoy the scenery as well as the golf!!!
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