The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club

The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Warwick, West Midlands, England, CV35 7QT

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22 reviews of The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club

Played the Kings Course during a society day in May 2013 and found it an excellent layout, generally in very good condition, although the greens were rather slow. I suspect that is due to the weather we have had so far this year which has so many greenkeepers behind schedule, because I could see how good they will be in a month or so.

Some really strong holes, making good use of the lie of the land, with many greens protected by front bunkers making club choice and ball striking on approaches vital. I particularly enjoyed the par 3's - at 180-odd yards with all of that a carry over water the 8th is a test, compared with 17, which is a wedge or 9 iron, also over water. 16, a double dog leg par 5 with the option to take on an approach over a pond rather than negotiating the second dog leg is a good risk/reward hole, and the par 5 18th is a good closing hole, again with water right of the green.

We all agreed the fairways were well maintained and perhaps the only let down was the state of some of the bunkers - not the fault of the greenkeepers, but there seemed to be a huge reluctance amongst visitors during our round (not us, I hasten to add) to pick up a rake and tidy up after themselves, with many of the greenside bunkers in particular a mess of footprints.

The clubhouse is modern and informal, the catering excellent, and the staff very welcoming. Well worth a visit.

Posted by Bobby on 06/06/2013
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This was the final course of three that 16 of us played over a long weekend. We were very efficiently welcomed in the Pro's shop and set off from the 10th on time.

We were all hugely impressed with the Earls course starting from the 10th for a nine that is largely open in nature but with plenty of water but also the chance to open your shoulders and have a go. There is plenty of variety within this opening nine and you will need all the clubs in your bag. I imagine the reason for starting at the 10th is that coming round to the 1st, the holes become wooded and require much more accuracy off the tee, particularly the stroke 2 7th hole.

We really enjoyed the experience - not particularly quick at 4.75 hours - but not aided either by the length of the rough caused by recent ideal conditions for growing grass making ball searching a sometimes slow process!

We will most certainly return - this is a gem!

Posted by Nigel Weekes on 28/05/2012
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This golf complex consists of 4 loops of 9 which used to have the unimaginative titles of North, South, East and West, but have now been combined into the rather grander named Earls and Kings courses.
Overall there is a corporate feel to the place, with ample banqueting facilities and an adjoining leisure complex. If you are looking for a traditional cosy clubhouse this is not the place for you.
The courses are well laid out and well maintained, both having a similar feel of a lot of artificial mounding intermingled with ample water features. The Earls is slightly longer than the Kings but the overall feel of playing the two courses isn't very different.
There is a fair degree of similarity in distance to several of the par 4's, with many being around 400yds give or take a yard or two; so hitting a long tee shot is a distinct advantage.
A good golfing venue, but at a Friday/Weekend summer green fee of £60 a bit pricey unless you can find a discount deal.

Posted by Ian Thomas on 27/06/2009
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A real ten out of ten venue!
Have been lucky enough to play loads of top quality courses recently but feel this goes to the top of list. Everything about our group of fours visit was just perfect.
Starting with booking in on arrival which was very well organised with info required readily at hand from friendly staff. No waiting on first tee even tho course was busy. All round course grounds staff were busy keeping the course looking great but never interfering with play.
We played the Kings course which includes a great par 3 of 187 yards all across water, one of the best par 3 holes I have played. Think my favourite hole was the par5 16th a down hill hole which has two dog legs and a lake in front of the green.
All greens in great condition and very quick.
This is not a hard course if you can hit straight and get the ball around the fairways. This is a good thing because with the number of people out playing the last thing you need is to be stopping on a regular basis looking for balls, or waiting for other groups to find these.
Will be back very soon to try the Earls.

Posted by phil salt on 13/06/2009
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Played the Earls course on a twilight rate of £10 on May 6th, which is just amazing value. As soon as you enter through the gates and start to drive along the long road to the golf centre it looks amazing, and the course certainly lived up to it. The 1st is visually stunning, tree lined with the fairway inclining and narrowing at landing zone, before opening out to a green surrounded by mature trees. The 1st sets the tone for the rest of the course, with each hole offering something different.
One thing is certain, you need to be straight off the tee on this course. It is fair in that you have a bit of space either side, but it will punish any wide shots. It is a long course, but a fair test of golf - you hit a bad one and you will suffer.
The greens are huge with some subtle borrows, and whilst a bit spongey when we played were still quite quick and true. I imagine they will be lightening in August! They are built on sand so are sure to drain very well. The fairways were in great nick, if a bit firm which made pure striking even more important.
Finally, we used a buggy and you need to - its up hill and down dale, long and would be a hell of a slog to walk. It is also exposed at a few points, and the wind caused 80 yard difference to some of my drives!
All in all, it is fantastic and a pleasure to play. The setting is just perfect - no traffic noise or anything, the course is visually stunning and a fair test of golf.
I am already booked in to play the Kings in a couple of weeks, and will be back to play the Earls again soon too!

Posted by Graeme Jenkins on 08/05/2009
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Played the Kings course on a Saturday lunchtime in March.
The course itself is very good with some very interesting holes but it is quite long and can be a hell of a slog - especially if the wind is blowing.
Stand out holes were the 16th, a double dog-leg par 5 which is downhill and over water to the green; the 4th, a short downhill par 3 which needs precise club selection... actually the more I think about it, it's hard to think of any holes that were good.
Greens were very OK for speed and trueness but the subtle undulations were very tricky. With the wind howling it makes them very hard to read.
Two real criticisms:
1) length. It is a long course (especially with the wind) and shorter hitters will struggle, and not just when its gusty. Playing off the yellows and looking at a 190 yard par 3 entirely over water into the prevailing wind in unnerving.
2) etiquette. Play here and you are guaranteed a slow round. It's not just because there are a lot of hackers, but becuase you will not be let through.
To do 18 took 5hrs 30mins and we played the last holes pretty much in the dark. We were only able to finish because the groups in front gave up 13th allowing us to do the remaining holes in an hour.
There are marshalls about but all they seem to do is drive around in their red buggies and don't hasten play.
Also tried to play the Earl's Course the next day but again gave up after four holes in an hour and I was playing alone. The course looked nice though and was also interesting.
In short, if you are going to play here, make sure you get a day when the wind is not blowing, and certainly not at the weekend and you will have a great day.

Posted by Alan Tovey on 10/03/2009
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Played both courses in the same day on a deal which included bacon roll and coffee on arrival, 36 holes with lunch all for £42.50. All I can say what fantastic values.
Now for the courses.
First of all we played the Kings course, which is a very good course. The greens were in fantastic condition and fast. The only disappointing element is the fact you don’t have to give much thought to club selection off the tee. Having said that there are some fantastic holes and two great par 3’s over the lakes.
The Earls course is a different cup of tea. This is more of a woodland course with very tighter fairways where accuracy off the tea is called for and the driver is not always best (thats for sure). Again some cracking holes with exceptional greens.
All in all, a fantastic experience and we will be returning next year for another 36 holes all being well. Might well take up the option of a buggy, especially if playing the Kings course second, as there are a few longer walks from Green to tee.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to play here as they do have some great deals going on.

Posted by Simon Alford on 05/07/2008
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Glen, I'm delighted to say that the clubhouse is back to it's best and the course, whatever way round you want to play the four nines, is as good as ever.
I too was disappointed with what happened last year when I played in a mixed greensomes with my wife but what happened happened and the club is looking forward. Our Society played there in late April when the weather was so good, all very well organised and staff very friendly.

Posted by Jason Simpson on 19/05/2007
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Glen, I'm delighted to say that the clubhouse is back to it's best and the course, whatever way round you want to play the four nines, is as good as ever.
I too was disappointed with what happened last year when I played in a mixed greensomes with my wife but what happened happened and the club is looking forward. Our Society played there in late April when the weather was so good, all very well organised and staff very friendly.

Posted by Jason Simpson on 19/05/2007
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Glen, I'm delighted to say that the clubhouse is back to it's best and the course, whatever way round you want to play the four nines, is as good as ever.
I too was disappointed with what happened last year when I played in a mixed greensomes with my wife but what happened happened and the club is looking forward. Our Society played there in late April when the weather was so good, all very well organised and staff very friendly.

Posted by Jason Simpson on 19/05/2007
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Still in good nick as a course, I left there as a member a few years ago and got in a a private club, The membership here just got too expensive, but I still like to come back now and again. Just a pity the off course side of things is so poor now. This is very much an American style course with lots of water. This can make it a wet course in winter. It is also very long. What is unfortunate is that they have re-routed the course for some reason, it was very confusing.
There have been a few changes in management there, the old clubhouse is now stood derelict by the car park, with the rather unattractive leisure centre building now doubling as the clubhouse. The excellent pro shop in the old building has been replaced by what can only be described as a broom cupboard. I don't know what plans are in store but I would be far happier if someone did up the old clubhouse and made it feel more like a club again. Ten years ago I was proud to be a member, so good was the set-up. Going back, I still like the course but I don't like much else about the place!

Posted by Glen Littlebrook on 14/05/2007
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I was robbed by one point by a member on the east south course. BUT it was well worth it. When you drive into what can only be describe as a complex you know its going to be good quality. The 2 nines are a good contrast with a variety of challenges from water, trees and elevation. The par 5s are all a challenge with no easy birdies on hand. Well worth a visit and looking forward to the rematch on the north east course.

Posted by Michael Gilkes on 18/06/2004
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I played the East/south course, and after overcoming the size of the golf course i thouroughly enjoyed the whole day. At £40.00 per round on weekdays and £60.00 weekends this may put a few people off, all i can say is bite the bullit and pay the green fee what you will get is very good value for money on a course that was in A1 condition. The welcome was suberb and every member of staff extremly helpfull.

Posted by Andy Brooks on 03/06/2004
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Played the North/West combination and enjoyed both loops of nine. The course was in good condition with weather to match. This is one of the best laid out new courses I have played. With the use of features, it is a real test for your golfing brain. I will be going back to try the other 18 holes.

Posted by Kevin Harris on 14/07/2003
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Played a few times in the summer but wanted to see how this beatiful corse played at the end of winter. Played the West and North and was very surprised at the quailty of the greens and fairways considering how much snow and rain has fallen loacally in the last 3 weeks. Since my last visit they have put cart paths all around the course which wil help speed up play in the summer, really enjoyed the day would have been better if the fourball in front had let us through. But as they old fuddies they would not like to see a couple of youngsters play through and get in the bar before them. I will for sure be going back. Well worth the money and the food and service was excellent keep it up

Posted by Wayne Kerry on 09/02/2003
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The course was a joy to play with it being in great condition. Lots of long holes but for a first timer it is very difficult to know where to place your shots. Definitely recommend another visit just to prove i can hit a 3 iron over the 187 yard par 3 8th on the East course. It destroyed me so i must have revenge.

Posted by Richard Lambert on 11/06/2001
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Played in early September and the course was superb. Fairways were beautiful and the greens were consistently quick. Just be sure to take a snorkel for the 187-yard par three over the lake. And plenty of balls

Posted by chris jones on 11/09/2000
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A difficult challenge on a well designed course. Unfortunately the greens were not as good as I would have expected. I suppose, baring in mind the time of year you expect the greens to be inconsitant, however they were almost unplayable with the spike marks carrying the ball way off course.

Posted by Steve Lodge on 28/03/2000
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This course, to coin a much overused phrase, is exceedingly good. Everything is maticulously well kept so that the course my be enjoyed by all...including those off lower hanicaps. Admitadely some holes are difficult due to the inland links style and huge distances, but who ever said the game was easy!! Well worth a visit if you are considering playing in Warwickshire

Posted by Mikey Boy on 11/05/1999
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CORRECTION\r\nThe information about the South/East combination on the site reflects the RED tee distances not the WHITE which exceed 7000 yards or the YELLOW which exceed 6500 yards.\r\nThe Warwickshire is set up in different combinations of the four 9-hole loops with the NORTH-EAST combination being the most difficult.

Posted on 05/05/1999
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Played 14th april 99\r\ncourse looked excellent,but was a challenge for hign handicaper but enjoyable

Posted by Mike peters on 14/04/1999
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PLAYED SOUTH/EAST COURSES 26/3/98 GREENS TOP DRESSED AND HOLLOWED CORED

Posted on 04/04/1999
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