6 reviews of Stocksbridge and District Golf Club Ltd
A pretty short course but that does not mean it's easy! Testing, proper target golf! Small greens but with quite a few short par 4's makes it tempting to chase those birdies, and it's achievable with such beautiful greens aslong as you keep it straight! Seems a very friendly club with down to earth members and staff, nice and relaxed and very welcoming. Good value for money too. Would happily go back!
The Good: four of the holes have some of the highest tee boxes I've ever seen with an amazingly long drop to the fairways. Two of them could approach the record for elevation change. These are great for watching your ball soar majestically through the air and possibly even reach the green on one of the par 4's. Although you have to hoof it up the mountain to get to the tee boxes (making it feel like a Himalayan expedition with clubs on your back), it's well-worth the effort. Just be sure to bring along a sherpa. Another positive are the views of the surrounding area which are superb.
The Bad: you have to hit across other fairways on a couple of holes. I was almost hit on one of them before realizing this. Got lucky that time. At the highest point on the course, a black bull had jumped its neighboring fence and was charging along the fairway and looking pretty aggressive and somewhat pissed-off. I've seen a lot of wildlife on golf courses, but this was definitely a first for me. It was a little worrying, but the locals told me not to worry as he hasn't gored anyone (yet). My suggestion would be for them to fix the fence unless they're looking to add some additional excitement to the course.
The Ugly: the course was fairly muddy on numerous fairways although it hadn't rained. I suspect poor drainage.
Bottom line: this course is a bit of an anomaly. The price was very inexpensive, so it is a very good value. It was a lot of fun so I recommend playing it.
Played 15 June 06. A very interesting, hilly layout on the border of the peak district with great views.
Not a course for the less able bodied, some of the climbs are severe (the 16th is called 'North Face' !!).
The course was in very good allround condition with fairways, tees & greens all excellent. Although the course is short it a very good test with small undulating greens.
The only crticism is a lack of yardages which on a course with so many elevation changes was a big problem. Friendly staff and a great proshop.
A bargain at £8.50 with a 2-for-1 voucher
You will definately need a drink after you have finished playing this course!! On a summers day it is a pleasure to play - fantastic views - excellent greens (but very small). Not a very long course but you need to be accurate to score well. A credit to the game of golf. Very friendly clubhouse too. Well done Stocksbridge
Originally built as a 9 hole course, this was converted to an 18 holer without the benefit of using extra land. It shows too! at two different parts of the course fairways crossed and as we were playing down our fairway we had a fourball waiting for us to clear the fairway so they could play across us. ( potentially dangerous, hows your golf insurance? )
it is a tidy well looked after little course, but there is simply not enough room there for 18 holes.
Although this course in not at all long dont think you are in for an easy day and a low score ,it can be very tricky .The greens are very small and hard to put on, accurate iron play is a must or the heather will make your ball disapear!Wind is allways an aspect you have to contend with (the third tee is 500ft above sea level)The views are superb but the course is a BIT hilly.Leave the driver at home and play the safe game,no place here for wild tee shots.Played the course in june 05 and it was in good nick,although i believe in winter time it gets very wet, mats and temps are the norm.All in all i would recommend the course it was nice to play a course where long drives weren't the answer ,just very accurate golf.Well done Stocksbridge!!!
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