William Wroe Municipal Golf Course
William Wroe Municipal Golf Course, Trafford, North West, England, M41 5DL
13 reviews of William Wroe Municipal Golf Course
Agree with lots of the comments- great course for the beginner, mainly short par 4's and par 3's - the course has had lots of maintenance recently and now has better irrigation and is a good standard for a muni - definitely not a 'big hitters' course - an the front 9 are more 'interesting' and challenging than the back 9 (which need a little work to make them a little more interesting)
All in all a good course where the beginner will find lots of confidence
What a difference 2 years can make! I recently went and played william wroe for the first time in about two and half years and was absolutely astounded by the massive transformation in such a short space of time. There seems to have been investments made on the course with new tees and drainage work which was a problem in the past. The new tees make the course slightly longer which was needed as it is only a short but challenging course, I myself am a 7 handicap and found that you can be easily punished if your not straight. Theres new signage on the course with maps of each hole which is a great help.
I played on a monday and was amazed at the price as it was only £5.50 which is excellent value for money (my glove cost more than that).
All in all I found it a good experience and will definatley be going back and hope the course improvements continue.
This course has many failings!
Uneven teeing grounds for a start - it is morally wrong to make non-members of Acregate play from the yellow boxes when there is a clear body of evidence which suggests that the white (back) tees are in use.
Re-design of the 1st and 2nd holes may alleviate bottle-necks
Removal of ALL internal OOB except for 1st/9th holes, where planting of fast growing trees along the right would do the same job.
Re-allowing woods to be used from the tee at the 11th. It is pure folly to say that the current situation is there to protect residents who live 200 yards to the left, as there is a significantly mature tree-line which protects them from the unlikeliest of poor shots from the majority of players (ie right-handers)
Allowing for play from the original tee for the 14th would re-introduce interest in what has become a tepid golfing experience - having to get over a line of trees on a L to R dogleg would add spice, as indeed would the removal of the "protective" OOB that follows this hole along the right hand side.
17th needs more features
18th needs some fairway bunkers along the right at around 200 to 250 yards.
The boundary fence needs to be an active deterrent to occasional vandals.
To say, as some reports may have intimated, that this is a pitch and putt course is a little wide of the mark. I could compare this course to Bentra in County Antrim, but I won't!
I played this having not read other comments about it, I now wish I had. 5 and a half hours to get round this course and it wasn't as if it was taxing! Front 9 ok with some good holes and a bit of variety, doglegs a plenty and accurate par 3s.
However the back nine is not. All the holes are the same, straight par 4s or 3s with a couple of trees in between the holes. It seems they have no marshalls as miraculously several groups joined at the 10th. On the plus side it was only £9 so value for money scores well.
If you are a beginner I would imagine this is a good track, if you have any sense it really isn't. For £2 more go to its sister course in Altrincham, much better day out.
played the course yesterday, it was ok just a bit boring on the back 9 which all the holes are the same nearly. im 16 years of age but the staff treated me like i was a 5 year old boy, and at 10 pound for the full 18 is a bit steep a few months ago i used to pay 4:50 for 18 holes. overall its a bit of a rip.
Played last night. Greens very poor. All the on-course OOB's need removing, as these only existed in the 70's when the majority of the trees were saplings. 11th should allow woods off tee as the trees to the left are now sufficient to protect the neighbours. The back 9 in general requires some enhancement, especially the last, as I was easily on the green in 3.
This course could offer loads more of a challenge! All the greenkeepers have to do is use their imagination!
Having played at all lof the other munis in the area we thought we would give this one a try. The positives are that the first 2 holes are fun, and some of the rest of the front 9 are OK, I agree with other comments that the back 9 are really very samey you only need 3 clubs!! The course was in good condition and the greens were pretty fair. But Â£13 is way too much for what is effectively a pitch and putt type of course - Â£6 would be fairer, playing behind lads with crates of Stella was another novelty, some of the play is incredibly slow took us 4 hours to get round this Par 63, the distances are wrong on the scorecard (the 11th is a particular joke). Very much a beginners course.
This course is brilliant for the novice,with its mainly par 3/4 holes.All though can still entertain the more aclomplished golfer,yet mainly due to its less than brilliant grounds keeping?
As a new golfer I really enjoyed playing this course. I feel it has a good array of challenging holes and enough diversity for someone playing at my level to learn the game of golf.
The staff at William Wroe do their upmost to ensure the greens are kept in a good, playable condition which, again, is a godsend for us new guys. In all I have played on this course three times and have never found anything to complain about I strongly reccomend it to anyone who wants to learn the game of golf at a well looked after, friendly club.
This is a par 64 so its pretty short but I still found it a challenge.A lot of golf nowadays is smash it as far as you can but this course represents more of the old style "think" your way around.I played in the summer and found it in very good condition, speaking to the members they say its as good as its been in years.At only £9 it was an enjoyable experience
This course is only really testing through its poor course managment and upkeep. By the end, even the most competitive are seduced by the longing to end the experience and never return. I felt physically and mentally drained by playing this course, mainly through the boredom that flooded through my body.
The 1st starts off ok and suggests of good things to come, but after that the course goes down hill and having to tee off on most holes from the astroturf mats, does not help. The back 9 is basically drive, pitch and putt with incredible monotiny.
To conclude, for beginners and women, this course is ok. If you have played for a while and are not female, then forget it. The sad thing is that this course has the infrastructure to be a good municpal, but the condition and lack of attention means that it is a waste of time.
A good course for beginners. The 1st is a challenging par 4 which can instantly ruin your round. The 2nd is home to the shabbiest tee off in england. Watch out for the nightgolfers who tend to appear at around dusk, most of them urchins from downtown urmston. Front 9 offers the better challenge and variety, holes to look out for are the "valley of death" 11th, the "passage to india" 6th. and "hamburger hill at the 18th.
All greens testing only in their poor quality - not very well kept although easy access for local hoodlums may play a part in this .
Front 9 reasonably varied - 1st is a long par 4 which is challenging . Other holes of note are the 2 short par 3's ( 6 & 7 ) and the ninth where the approach is over a 'stream'.
Back 9 all holes too similar - short par 4's where it is a case of tee off , pitch and putt .
Avoid the 19th - go the Nelson Pub for a fine pint of Holt's .
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