43 reviews of The Oaks at Mollington
Forget any negative stuff you've read or heard. I played here for the first time last week...and had a great time. It's a fantastic design, fiendish, long, and water everywhere. It's also in great nick for the time of year - full greens open and true, fairways consistently good. I am going to play there again next week, and regularly -and I live 25 miles away so you can see where I'm going with this: it's outstanding value for money, and if you book online via the club website, even better. I paid £12 for one of the most fun 18 holes of recent years.
This place is on the up!!
Ok lets face it this venue has been through some tough times, you only have to read historic reviews on various sites to see that. But they are just that historic reviews!!
Under new management with lots and lots of work going on to improve the whole experience you will not be disappointed with a round of golf here. The staff are friendly, the course challenging and in a wonderful location.
Don't get me wrong there is still work to be done and the team there will be the first to acknowledge that fact, most definitely going in the correct direction!
I urge you to give it a try you'll love it!!!
We played Mollington the first Saturday and Sunday in June 2014, after playing numerous courses in the North West i can honestly say what a tremendous course the Oakes at Mollington is. We did not fair well on the Saturday with tight fairways and water hazards on so many holes it is a challenging course to say the least. We were met by the club pro in reception a really nice guy with plenty of information and a warm welcome provided. If i was being picky i would say they need to build a decent shop as they have a small room with a few bits in but nothing more than balls and gloves etc. To sum up our experiance fantastic very nice condition course, excellent Greens very well kept and well maintained fairways, 100% worth every penny we are returning soon.
If you want to test yourself on a course that takes no prisoners get down to the Oaks. Played the course in the 2nd week of January and yes there was some water about but the course itself play excellently.
Club house: excellent,good food decent pint friendly staff
Greens condition: A couple were on the soft side but all played true.
Course challenge: first class, if you aint straight take plenty of balls.
Value for money: I have played worse for a lot more
Staff service: on first appearance customer service seems high on there list of priorities.
I loved this course. It's a challenge and a test of a GOOD golfer. Some of the reviews are too critical. Staff at the premises were excellent, helpful and very accommodating. The course is tough to play and unforgiving for the wayward golfer. Greens had a bit of damage on one or two but I understand that they are being attended to. Bunkers were tidy with rakes and plenty of sand. Fairways were very tidy and obviously mowed regularly. Views are excellent and the setting for the course is choice. I would recommend this to any golfer to get out there and give it a go.
I had a good day course in good condition, I would return again just for the island par 3 hole probably just because I got a birdie on it. Some holes long but he reason I wanted to leave a review was that I left my shoes behind in the changing rooms and I live a couple of hours away, I didn't realise until the next day and contacted the club and they kindly sent them to me in the post it is something I really appreciated tHat they went the out of their way to help so a big thank ou to them.
I went to play at the oaks on sunday, the car park was full and there was a big buzz about the place. They had some rain on sat and sat night so bit damp, but they were open as many were shut in area.
The course was in fantastic shape for time of year,greens good and fairways fantastic.
You can see all the work the greenkeepers are doing, come the summer this will be the course to play.
Give it a go,it is well worth it.
What a good course and great value for money! Our group of 20, club golfers, played there yesterday. We didnt see anything to warrant the negative comments posted years ago. The greens and fairways were fine. The course is in a great location with pleasant views and some very challenging holes. A +600 yard par 5 with a lake in the middle needs clever course management. Water features on many of the holes with the 17th being a testing island par 3. All 20 of our group agreed they would play there again.
played this course a few times over the last few months and must say the reviews that i had read need put in the trash can so the new regime can get on with the great work they have started. Greens full of colour and fairways maintained at a good standard. Once this terrible weather gets out the way I am sure the staff will get on with the task that lies before them and make this a club to be talked about. Alan the director and the bar staff make you feel at home
Good luck guys my only critism is that the club shop could have a bigger sales area.
Fantastic for time of year, bit wet but I had a fantastic game.
After having reviewed this course a couple of times and said i wouldn't be going back i was persuaded to return by a friend who assured me the club was under new management.
I have to say i was pleasantly surprised to see the course is heading in the right direction and hopefully back to its former glory. Given it was mid-september the fairways were fantastic and the greens were relatively quick and true.
There are a few more things that need tidying up to make the course 100% but these factors did not spoil the golf.
The club shop now has stock although it could be more (minor point) and the course was quiet on the day. I didn't use the bar after although that was also quiet but looks nice.
I have to just say the last review was a load of rubbish. 4 months ago greens were 70% dead had no staff no kit. Not to say unless u have been on another planet it has not stopped raining in last 4 months. To get greens back as they have and course looking as good as it is in such a short time is fantastic.
If u want to coment on greenkeeping collage first so u no what u are talking about.
Whilst in the Chester area played this course which was called MOllington but for obvious reasons is now The Oaks.There has been some improvement to the greens since i last played the course.The fairways were poor with little definition and the rough dreadfull.During my three and a half hours saw one greenstaff who was sitting on his tractor using his mobile phone.The whole course is untidy with grass growing in the bunkers and weeds everywhere.
Whoever now owns the course really needs to get agrip of the staff because the layout is good and this could be a tremendous challenge.
There were three cars in the car park and I have never seen a course so quiet.
what a difference a few months makes. new name, new owners, new course. having played the course a few times last year when the club was in trouble i am realy impressed with how its looking now. from start to finish the course is improving the fairways have deffinition, the greens look and play like proper greens. the clubhouse has a warm and welcoming feel. i was greeted by a gentleman who was the director of golf and had moved from glen eagles to help rebuild the club, he took the time to show me round and answered all my questions. the service on the bar was the same the gentleman behind the bar was pleasant and nothing was to much trouble. anyone who had written this course off should really give it a try, i will play it again very soon.
Now the oaks. I played there last week for first time in a year. Last year greens were bad and fairways like rough. BUT NOW what a change. Greens are green and were being worked on when I was there and got to say if they keep working on them they will be fantastic in few months. The fairways are good and all striped up. And the staff were very wellcoming and the club house look 100% better.
As it was only tacken over in feb they have done a fantastic job. I will be back deffo.
The club has changed its name to The Oaks.Trust me nothing else has changed .The greens are the worst I have ever played and the fairways were awful.The whole course is scruffy and untidy and the staff look as though their nunbers have come up on the lottery but they forgot to buy a ticket.
We had some food off the extensive menu which consisted of toasties or toasties
THis may be the cheapest course in the Chester area but it is not worth the money.
Having visited the club on the 21st I found there has been money spent since the new owner got the keys. The greens are looking very nice and there is obviously work being carried out. I'm a novice so am by no means an expert but I was very happy with the course, the club house which served lovely food and the bar was open with friendly staff. I would recommend anyone who wrote this place off whilst it went through a bad patch to return and give it another chance.
We arrived early having sourced a £10 green fee, even that was too dear. Pro's shop carried no stock, club house had no food at all. Turns out the company running the course has gone bankrupt. This clearly shows as the fairways are like semi rough, some greens have rabbit holes and pins missing or replaced with sticks. If you hit long rough forget about it. Someone had even gone to the trouble of writing "S*1t golf course" in the bunker sand.
Real shame as I played this about 18 months before and it was challenging but in great condition.
Having previously given this course some positive reviews when others have moaned i thought i would try once again.
Well i think the other reivews this time are spot on and probably don't go far enough. Yes the club has so much potential but the fairways were like semi rough and the rough was like a jungle. God knows how many balls i actually lost before i kind of gave up, missed holes, and went home without playing the full 18.
On a positive side the greens were not too bad! shame you struggle to get there.There were so many daisies and dandelions it was untrue. Sorry to say but i wont be going back even for £10.
Such a shame!!!!!! I just hope someone takes the course on and shows it the attention it deserves.
As for club shop - nothing in there, totally empty
Clun house - didn't hang around to find out but on arrival the place was empty with no staff around.
I played this course Jan 2011. The fairways are indistinguishable from the rough and have totally inadequate drainage; I lost at least 6 balls which landed in the centre of the "fairway", commonly known as mud! The tees vary from winter mats to mud and have not been maintained since???? A number of the greens had vehicle tracks across them and the second was covered in hoof marks from a horse! Much like the fairways the greens were inadequately drained and had not been maintained since??? In fact, given that it was a dry day, I was astounded to find that there were no greens staff anywhere on the course. But if all of the above wasn't enough the club house was not clean and stank of cat urine, totally unacceptable! This is a shame because with the right investment, clubhouse staff and good greens staff it has the potential to be a very challenging and enjoyable course. My advice; unless there is a post on this site that demonstrates a vast improvement, keep your money in your pocket and go somewhere else.
This course has the potential to be an absolutely superb venue, but it is very badly let down by a lack of basic maintenance. The layout is excellent, plenty of water, some very nice bunkering and a good variety of holes. There are lots of gentle elevations throughout the course, and this together with quite a few mounds means a lot of the holes are played through what feel like valleys, really nice.
However, to say the course lacks tlc is an understatement. I played in December after the heavy snow, so cannot comment on the greens or fairways, but the general look of the course is scruffy. Obviously money is an issue, but it wouldn't cost much to clear the paths of weeds, fill in pot holes on the cinder paths etc. It seems the owners treat it as a wedding venue which has a golf course, rather than the other way round. With a proper course manager in place, they could easily double their membership fees, but the owners seem a bit short sighted
I played mollington on the 24th. I allso thought fairways and greens were long. But to be fair there was a notice in club house to say greens and fairways were not cut becouse of spraying of weeds. Rough and tees were ok. And I think greens will be good when cut. I will go back. Good coure good challenge and 15 pounds a fair price.
I played on 24th May and was as much annoyed as disappointed. While nobody expects a course to be at its best in late May I do think fairways and greens should show some evidence of maintenance I have neverbefore been unable to find a drive because the fairway was copletely covered with daisies.
The greens were very poor being very hard underneath but with long and uneven growth. This made scoring difficult.
The course actually has a lot of potential with several well designed holes, good use of water and a very pleasant setting. I would have contemplated a return except for the appalling condition.
As a result the £15 green fee did not feel like good value. My ratings reflect my disappointment.
Just played mollington, an its in exellent conditon for the time of year! greens are true, fairways look great! Great value for your money 2for1 if you produce a morrisons receipt!
This place needs selling and taken over by people who know what there doing. Simple as that.
The management is shocking who only care about money and not there members or the course.
the course is no better. It has slowly got worse and worse as they wont pay for decent staff or expect there club pro to be out there mowing!
Simple......dont play! ANd if u join dont expect to win as the committee are as corrupt as the clque of members whose handicaps never go up and dont count moving there ball from a hazard a penalty
avoid at all costs!
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