13 reviews of Weston-super-Mare Golf Club
Played here January ,2016 .( £20 on twilight rate).
First time back here for 25 years & better than i remembered.Very flat links .Mainly duney along the coastline but not so much inland. Drains superbly .Near the turn there are 2 holes in a different section but they are decent holes .Has 3 excellent par 3's while the other 2 are a bit mundane .
Clubhouse is just o.k & for the course maybe something grander would have been more fitting .
Overall this is a good quality links ,enjoyable ,definitely worth playing & superb value on the above rate for what you get .
One of the most memorable things of the day, great greens. Two holes that myself and two playing partners enjoyed were the 5th and 6th. Not well sign posted from green to tee's. When making enquiries about price and tee times, the members of staff were very helpful. On arrival, when we finally found the entrance, badly sign posted not very friendly. In the club house ordered 3 sandwiches, on arrival 2 were wrong. The green fee for the day was £30 and was told that is half price. Very disappointing, will not be returning.
Ok so it's not Saunton or Burnham and Berrow, but what you do get is MacKenzie at his best, a pleasant piece of land with a brilliant golf design laid on top of it.
Most golfers who just play for fun wouldn't get it, but competitive golfers who love a challenge of their skills will have a tough job playing to their handicap with all the hazards placed in exactly the right positions.
Warning to future WSM committees, please do not lay a finger on this amazing work of art, thank you, thank you, thank you.
This is one of those venues which is classic holiday golf but also excellent for the serious golfer.
We are always made to feel welcome and I don't know what the £54 mentioned in previous reviews is all about, you've got Monday specials, 2 fore 1, county card and good twilight fees, you should never pay more than £25, even at the weekend we were welcomed and still paid £25.
Not one of the good Doctor's (MacKenzie) most memorable courses, but a decent challenge and rewarding if you are playing well. It rained early on and I was not at my half best! Near the sea but you only see it on two holes. Greens tricky and undulating - managed to find most of what rough there was, which was soaking! Not many holes stand out in the memory, but the 16th and 17th brought pars so they were quite good! Fairly straight up and down, and pretty tight in area. Good twilight rate if a little pedantic on the timw!
Thoroughly enjoyable links golf, no long carries off the tees, very little long rough, enough undulations to make second shots interesting. No wonder this course is popular. Helpful proshop and with a 2-4-1 ticket reasonable price.
Second links course that I have played this summer down in the south-west of England and only my fifth ever. Weston-Super-Mare is separated from the very broad beach by a single dune ridge that stops you seeing/hearing the sea all but for two holes at the far southern end of the course. Played with my wife who is an infrequent golfer but a good striker when she gets going the lack of overall length and no nasty carries from the tee do make this a good golfing holiday option. Weston is a good fun course to play and one you can get round quite quickly at only just over 6,000 yards of the yellows.
Course is quite flat as it is not really on dune-land, some of the greens have good slopes on them such as the 3rd and the 8th; the latter was my favourite hole a modest length par 5; a par 4 on many other courses at 446 yards of the yellows. The best stretch of holes are the first five all of which lie closest to the sea; quite fun to walk through the little caravan park that separates the 4th green from the 5th tee. Good run of holes again as you can back towards the clubhouse; the 7th is the best of the par 3s to a crowned green set against a bank with some pot bunkers in front. Unusually the 9th leaves you still in mid-course, it is the 10th that takes you back to the clubhouse. Starting your round from the 11th is a good option if you like to finish nearer the clubhouse. Some of the later holes lose a little of the seaside feel however the 18th is a good strong finishing hole at well over 400 yards.
We were fortunate to play on a hot and sunny day with little breeze, so very much aware that this would be a different test when the wind is up. Facilities fine, old lockers in changing rooms were stunning - antiques, with hand-stamped numbers on very old wood panelled fronts. Clubhouse very quiet, what I imagine is the spike bar was pretty basic and lounge bar okish what I did find odd was the small terrace outside which looks over the putting green and is adjacent to the tail-end of the 10th hole a great spot to sit but a hideous net obscured it why not just white posts and a sign to say if you sit here watch the golfers? Value for money ok too, just £36 each and £3 for a planner as good as one that cost double the price at Bowood a few days ago. I was asked for a handicap certificate which I didnt have with me but my club bag-tag sufficed although he didnt actually come out and check. Parking would be at a premium on busy days by the way.
I would compare this links with Minehead further down the Somerset coast where I played with my brother back in May of this year. Mineheads greens were quicker and despite the slightly claustrophobic nature of those links I enjoyed the hole variety there a little more but I would recommend this as a course to play most definitely if you are in the Bristol area. Both can be done easily in a day from Bristol provided that the M5 is not mis-behaving which it seems to do quite frequently in the summer months.
Played in August 2005. Using 2fore1 vouchers worked out a not unreasonable £28 for the day. Excellent links course with beautiful greens. Not a long course but all holes are tricky and require good straight shots. I could be happy playing this course everyday. During the afternoon the wind got up and it was far more difficult, and I think there is no better challenge than a beautifully kept links course with a stiff breeze! Funny how the course emptied of members once the wind got up!
I will look forward to playing here again.
WOW what a great little course,greens that would not be out of place at augusta yes augusta!!a real gem of a course offering a little bit of everything, never mind the green fee moans save up get your dosh out and enjoy because when you have finished youll be saving for this treat again and again.
Good course, great greens, lovely sunny Sunday afternoon, but... completely empty, probably a result of the outrageous £54 green fee. Still worth the occasional visit with a 2-fore-1 voucher, but not a great value-for-money course any more. Not sure how you can justify such a price rise when the course itself hasn't changed at all, either in layout or condition.
Played here again in July and was shocked at the astronomical 100% price hike. The net result was a nice course on a nice day with nobody on it. Maybe the Weston faithful are making a statement about the new price?
I played this course on Sun 18/5/03 on a 2fore1 rate. This was my 1st experienced of a links course and once I got used to the wind and the fact that 4 fairways seem to merge into one at the first, I really enjoyed it. Great views, and some really great holes. My only gripe was the £54 a round charge the course is nice but Im not sure its worth that much, having said that the food in the clubhouse was excellent value!
It seemed that everyday was a new day at Weston Golf Club depending on the weather. Fortunately for my brother and I we had 10 days of unusually glorious weather last September and Weston was our favorite course of choice in the area. On windy days the course was a major challenge but on calm days it was a scorers course. The pro staff were very friendly and courteous and helped even in recommending other courses in the area to play. Course was in good condition and greens were in good shape. A must play and excellent value!
Weston offers all the elements of links golf, albeit in a relatively benign fashion (if your idea of links golf is something like Carnoustie). It's not overly long, nor particularly tight, however don't be fooled, this course can trip you up when the wind blows.
Great greens all year round and good drainage means that you can get out on this course even when others have shut up shop due to the typical wet British weather.
The course feels like an true 'old course' that has been left untouched by design since the war. The '2-fore-1' scheme makes this course a bargain. Give it a go for a gentle introduction to seaside golf.
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