5 reviews of Whitburn Golf Club Ltd
Just played the Open, and found this course to be fantastic. No the longest, but one of the best in the county. Only paid £8 ech for a 4bbb, and we will all be back.
The fairways are wide, and open, but dont stray from them, as the rough bites... The 4 holes on the otherside of the road are interesting, and a little close together, but are a good test, especially the 16th.. this is not a hole to hit a hook!
Course and members could not be better.
Played the day after torrential rain, and the course was more than playable. Greens difficult to read ( I would say that as five putts at least shaved the hole!) but the fairways wide and accomodating - but don't go off course because of the rough! EXTREMELY POLITE MEMBERS - where else would some excellent players behind you come up and say 'don't rush, we know the pair before you are holding you up' and then invite you to play the 18th with them!!!!!!!? Some of the holes are a bit up and down alongside one another - three par 5s follow each other! But the par 3s require good shots to get on the green, while the shorter par 4s seemed difficult to hit in 2 let alone 3! The signature hole before you cross the road requires a long second across a pond, or non-courageous lay up - guess what I did! A pleasure if a little short for the heavy hitters, but at £10 twilight a great enjoyable evening.
i played at whitburn in an open competition on 14th august 2010.
the course is advertised as a parkland course but i would say it was more like an inland links (until you cross the roads and play the last few holes adjacent to the coast). the greens were immaculate on the day and although the fairways were wide, the rough in places was extremely penal!
the course is quite tight in places, and on several occasions we heard screams of fore and were often joined on our own fairways by groups from other parts of the course but this didnt spoil the day in anyway at all.
there were several notable holes with the 18th being one of my favourites. you walk up to an elevated tee box and fire down to a wide fairway. if youre a bigger hitter the green is certainly in reach and a great chance for a finishing birdie.
its a course i didnt even know extisted if im honest until i saw it advertised in a local magazine, but its certainly a course i would play again and will certainly return next year for the open comp!
overall 8 out of 10
Nice little course with excellent, fast greens. Layout was good with the best holes being the last few on the clubhouse side of the road.
Only thing missing was a course planner, which would have been useful given the number of bunkers I found!
Will definately return in the future.
I have heard a number of people say that if Whitburn Golf Course is closed, then you can guarantee that every other golf course in the Northeast will be closed. It sits on limestone and drainage is excellent!
A cracking costal course that is not too long and while it may appear wide open, the rough is a killer.
My personal favourite is the S.I.1 hole Par 4 that requires a good drive and then if you're feeling daring and the wind is good, try and carry the lake at the bottom of the bank.
The 15th hole Par 4 is down on the card as S.I.5 however it is good birdie opportunity even.
You can't beat the 18th Par 4 to finish off the round. Climb to the top of the hill and you have a breath taking view of the sea and surrounding coast line.
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