7 reviews of Shifnal Golf Club
What a good course this is! Always wanted to play this course from days stationed near by. The course starts nicely with some good holes but when you get to the 7th and onwards the course becomes great with difficult long par 4s, some up hill and some down hill and with a few hard par 3s inbetween.
But it was all spoilt by uncut fairways which were so bad you couldn't tell were the rough started, the ground wasn't soft so there is no excuse. I will go back as this is a very good track.
Played on a cracking summer evening. Course was dry and the ball was kicking on - if you hit the fairways!
The management of the course here is outstanding, not a fault to be found. Greens, tee boxes, fairways were in superb condition.
Holeswise, the 6th is tough, being fairly tight with water around. the 9th killed by card (sort of) - don't try to cut the corner, play as a par 5 - I will next time. The signature hole 12th is a cracker of a par 3, aiming at the whitewash clubhouse over lots of water. Others have said the 18th is a beautiful driving hole, especially if you draw the ball. I'd agree entirely.
I got my first ever single digit score here, so will draw me back sooner rather than later to learn from this time.
A good all-round test of golf, not overly long or penal, but testing enough all the same. The first few holes are on flatter parts but you need to keep it straight. Once you're on the back nine it gets a little hillier. Whilst there are good holes all over the course, the par 3's impressed me the most, especially the 17th which looks a fairly straightforward mid-iron off the tee, but is played to a huge, sloping green. I found the green and was pleased to ONLY take 3 putts!
The view from the 18th is equally stunning...take it in for a moment before unleashing your final tee shot down 'Decker Hill'.
The clubhouse is an old whitewashed grade II listed building, but has the feel of a golf club clubhouse with lots of small cosy bars, as opposed to one big communal area.
It's a bit out in the sticks, about 20 mins from the M54 (although it sounds as if it's very near to you at times). If you do decide to make the trip though, it's well worth it!
Ashmore golf society played this course on 11/7/05 course was in excellent condition credit to all the green staff.slight mix up with tee times however the golf pro/shop staff were very good to slot 22 of us in .Big thanks to the lady members who allowed us to play before thier competition, club house very relaxing with good food and plenty of drinks.This course is a must for any society who want a good variety of par 3 and testing par 4 holes.A testing course for anyone who misses the fairway ,plenty of trees to negotiate.
PLAYED THE COURSE WED 11/06/03
SOCIETY DAY OUT FROM KINGSNORTON BIRMINGHAM
THE COURSE WAS IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION,FAIRWAYS AND GREENS ARE THE BEST OUR SOCIETY HAS PLAYED ON FOR MANY A YEAR
WE WERE TREATED LIKE WE WERE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB BY STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE CLUB ( VERY IMPRESSIVE )
THE FOOD WAS GOOD
AND THE OVERALL PRICE WAS VERY FAIR//GOOD CONSIDERING EVERYTHING AS A WHOLE
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY A COURSE THAT HAS EVERYTHING THIS IS OUR CHOICE
WE WILL DEFINATLEY RETURN NEXT YEAR
TO ALL THE STAFF AND MEMBERS THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR A VERY MEMORABLE DAY FROM:- KINGSNORTON WEDNESDAY GOLF SOCIETY
COURSE WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR THE TIME OF YEAR. I'D RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ANYONE, IT IS A FAIR TEST OF GOLF AND VERY PICTURESQUE WITH SOME MEMORABLE HOLES - THE 6TH A 'BRUTE' OF A PAR 5, & 12TH TO NOTE. CREDIT TO THE PRO SHOP WHO WERE VERY POLITE & FRIENDLY. I WAS PLAYING ON MY OWN AND SEVERAL MEMBERS CALLED ME THROUGH AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY, WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE.
Course in excellent condition fairly tough, one testing water hole over a lake. Only slight disappoinment is that guests cannot tee off before 08.00 hours. If you arrive before as we did coffee is diabolical from machine don't bother!
A credit to the greenkeeping staff.
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