15 reviews of Worfield Golf Club
Just back from a superb Society day's golf.
The course was in superb condition and the greens were almost totally unblemished, rolled very true and were very slick as well.
The course is pretty hilly in places but easy enough to negotiate and I didn't find it too difficult or tiring to play 27 holes without a buggy. You start with a long uphill par 4, and then go back down with another par 4. The third hole isn't that long, but there are 2 cavernous bunkers protecting it and escaping them is definitely not easy for even competent bunker players. There aren't too many bunkers around the course and they all seem consistent.
Overall there is a lot of variety on the course and you can use your driver on most of the par 4s and 5s without too much fear of getting into trouble.
There isn't that much rough and even if the balls go in amongst the trees, finding them isn't too difficult as the grass is well trimmed under them.
The clubhouse is nicely presented and the food we had (bacon sarnies to start the day, and mixed sarnies and chips for lunch were well prepared and presented) Drinks were reasonably priced and the service was good.
Overall I can highly recommend the course though it is by no means easy, especially if the wind blows (as it did) because it is pretty open.
If you're nearby and want to play golf, you will enjoy this course.
Played at the course yesterday, and it was a brillant day. The course was in very good condition and the greens were excellent, however very quick so try the practice green first! Only 10 pound for my round which is a must! The course is challenging with a different test on each hole, water is included on a few holes which makes the holes a risk and reward.
Played today (28/09/09) with my dad using a 2-for-1 voucher. Course was in great condition with no boggy or muddy areas (admittedly there had been very little rain prior to my visit) and, I have to agree with previous reviews, the greens are RAPID. It's well worth spending 10 minutes on the practice green before your round just to get some measure of how quick they play.
Fairways are wide so you don't have to be super accurate but some fairway bunkers are cleverly placed and many are quite deep.
The whole course is well maintained, tee boxes are very tidy and greens are a good mix of slope and flat.
This is a hilly course (it feels like every hole is uphill) but buggies are available to hire. There was a ladies match in front of us - and to be honest they weren't the quickest - but once we reached the 10th we were not held up for the rest of the round. The 9th and 18th both require shots over water intoward the clubhouse and are great holes. The par 3 13th followed by par 5 14th are my personnal favourites.
Along with practice greens there is also a chipping area and driving net so plenty to do if you arrive well before your tee time.
The club also has a well stocked pro shop and great spike-bar (loving the big D dry roasted nuts).
I don't play that often so I found this course a good challenge but consistent hitters should fare well here. This course is as good as any in the region and I certainly intend to return in 2010.
This is an excellent pay and play course which is kept to a high standard with plenty of challenging holes. Its probably best to book a time in advance as this guarantees a prompt start. The clubs website is well designed with all the required details on there. On the day of attending (13/8/09) I used a 2 for 1 voucher which is allowed for a day ticket which worked out at £15.00 each. I have played this course twice now and on both occassions there has been a friendly welcome and our booking has been dealt with hassle free. Tee times are staggered sensibly and there has been no waiting or slow play experienced during the rounds. The course is in a parkland setting on rolling hills and its length provides a good challenge. Fairways are generous but you need to be accurate as there are well placed strategic hazards in place to catch errant shots. The greens are well kept and consistenly run true throughout all of the holes. As per other comments on here the greens are fast (even after the recent rain) so if you misjudge your putts you can end up the same distance the other side of the hole if youre not careful. The layout has the feel of a well kept 'private' course but of great value. I did not use the catering facilities off the course but from what I saw they provide a good selection in modern surroundings. I will certainly be returning which is a good recommendation in itself.
Played here in February. First impression was how dry the course was. On sandstone, not an ounce of mud to be seen - perfect for wet winter months.
No winter mats, straight onto well maintained tee boxes. Fairways hard, lots of bounce. They are also fairly wide so lots of forgiveness if you spray your tee shots.
The greens, well as others have said they are fast, but are so true. If you hit it too hard you will be punished, but if you get your lines right and be cautious, you will do ok.
A few memorable holes with tee boxes above sweeping fairways. The 14th was my favourite.
One problem for us was slow players, but that seems more common recently all over. Facilities were excellent at the 19th.
We will return, I'm sure.
Played here at the end of February, the course was in good condition, and the greens were the fastest i've ever known in Feb!! They were like lightning!
An enjoyable day, good catering and beer and nice welcome.
Worth a visit.
A hilly, undulating course with lovely views of Shropshire. Worfield is only 16 years old, but has a very smart clubhouse and practice facilities.
Like a lot of new courses, it may take a bit of maturing to be really top draw, but the difficulty for the average player is already there from the hills and contours. Greens were very good too despite heavy rain the previous night.
This place is a little off the beaten track, but offers excellent golf nontheless. Worth making the journey!
A smashing course with some great scenery. Very long and well worth hiring a buggy if you don't feel overley fit or in hot weather as quite hilly also. Greens in very good condition for time of year.The course is very well designed and offers great opportunities to tee it and rip it as the fairways are fairly open and the slightly wayward shot can tend to go relatively unpunished.Clubhouse and facilities are also v.good I will definately play again but probably hire a buggy.
The very end of March does not, perhaps, hold the promise of the very best of weather. On the Societys visit to Worfield this axiom held true. Society members were repeatedly told that when the weather elsewhere is calm, here it is always windy. Well, the previous few days had seen stiff breezes across the country and here on this exposed and elevated course, true to form, the wind BLEW! Coupled to this the afternoon round was treated to occasional, but short and light, showers.
All in all, no one could seriously complain about the weather though. And no one could seriously complain about the course either. Worfield is situated in the rolling countryside just a couple of miles east of Bridgenorth and provides impressive views of local countryside both near and far. This is facilitated by the course being one of major contour, with perhaps only a couple of holes being flat.
This is evidenced by the 1st (408yds, Par 4). Your drive (should) carry the gentle downhill slope from the tee and find the start of the uphill slope to the green. Even longer hitters will still have 150-200yds before reaching the green, and all of this is uphill. Much has been made on reports of the first four holes being a good test. The opening two par 4s are followed by a short par 3 and then a stiff par 5 of 509yds. This hole has just about everything: a short bunker at about 200yds out, more bunkers in the lay-up area, ditches left and right and a multitude of trees both young and mature.
Throughout the day the wind would prove to be a factor, but if played for it frequently failed to deliver its effects when required. Those whose game usually falters because of lack of carry through low ball flight tended to profit as their balls flew under the effects of the wind. Any ball which gained altitude was picked up and the shot punished as the wind bared its teeth.
Back to the course: the par 5 4th is sandwiched by par 3s. Of these the second is the tougher. At 188yds tee-to-green the hole is not over-long, but with the wind coming off the left and the ground feeding everything to the right all shots I saw on the hole (mine included) finished in the right rough. The 7th is another par 5 of 482yds: a fairly flat fairway rises gently to a green, with small bunkers protecting its opening, tucked away around the corner of the hill on the right.
The 9th is common to quite a few holes on the course: a high tee with limited views of the landing area. This is the third of the par 5s and the longest at 539yds. Both the 9th and the 18th share a lake in front of the green. (Both claimed balls on both of our rounds) Of the two, the 9th has the easier approach, as the green is quite a way beyond the water, meaning a full third shot into the green is possible.
This course is advertised as an All-Year-Round course, thanks to being created on very free-draining land, and uses no winter-greens or tees. The greens certainly showed signs of the wear they are subjected to, being quite bobbly in places and all recovering at the time of our visit from the hollow-tining completed just a few weeks before. One of our number is a member here and confirms that in the height of summer the greens are both fast, true and generally in very good condition.
The 10th (342yds, par 4) is another hole which rises all the way from tee-to-green, the fairway running on the side of a hill which means everything runs off to the right. The small green is cut into the side of the hill just below the 18th tee. The 12th completely threw (and annoyed) me. After a good (for me) drive I was left with a shot to a green I couldnt see all that was in view was an aiming post which I guessed was short of the green. WRONG! It was a red / white post signifying that it was at the back of the green, and of a sort that Id never seen before. The green itself is in a sunken pit just a few yards short of this. Ball lost, no points lesson well & truly learnt!
The 14th is the last of the par 5s(479yds). This hole features another raised tee and certainly the first 150yds of the fairway is out of view as it falls away rapidly from the tee-box. Ideal position for your drive is middle left as this opens up the green for those long enough to go for it in two. (Another BUNGS member who had previously played the course scored his one and only ever gross eagle on this hole.)
Step off the 14th green and walk the short distance to the 15th tee behind the tall conifers and you are presented with one of the most uphill par 4s you are ever likely to see. Although only 273yds, this is all steeply uphill. New bunkers have been built on this hole over the winter creating a narrow opening to a small green. The general advice here for your second shot is, apparently, to decide on which club you are going to play and then select one more!
Somehow, at the highest elevation on a course which has such good drainage, the Designer and Greenkeeper has managed to include and maintain a water hazard (and a very pretty one at that) on the 16th (337yds, par 4), which protects the front left of the green. Finally, the 18th runs alongside and traverses the same lake as the 9th, but this time it is only a par 4 of 320yds.
Although only opened in 1991 and still improving I have to admit that with my liking for courses with gradient and contour I was very taken with Worfield. On top of that, it is a very fair course where good shots WILL be rewarded. Could do with a little less wind though .
Date of visit: March 2006
Report supplied by Graham Adams on behalf of the Barton under Needwood Golf Society
A good course not that hard as long as you follow your handicap ,take the shots you need and you will score well.We played this course on the 02/12/05 very windy day but found the course in good condition despite all the rain.The only bad thing i can say is there are some good walks between tees so hire a buggy you wont be dissapointed.The club house and golf shop were fantastic.
Golf can be a frustrating game but when the weather is fine, the course in excellent condition and the long putts go in then all the bad days are forgotten. That happened for me on our Society visit to Worfield in May 2004. The views across Shropshire were stunning and it was a pleasure to play on a generous and well-maintained course. I'm certainly looking forward to playing there again.
David Williams (14) 27.05.05
We played Worfield as a society on September 13th 2003 and were well impressed. The course is a good test but offers the opportunity to score well. Unfortunately the greens were not in best condition with some disease and very bobbly when we played but this did not really detract too much from the course. I must say that some of the stroke indexes are difficult to understand. The pro shop and especially club house staff went out of their way to assist and accommodate us. An excellent venue but if you are playing more than 18 take a buggy !
A course which presents a decent challenge for all levels. The opening 4 holes are real tough. The 1st and 2nd are strong Par 4's that require accurate tee shots. The 3rd is a tricky Par 3 with a large buker surrounding the front of the green. The Par 5 4th is monster!!! OB is all the way down the right, and bunkers guard the landing area from the drive. The 8th is another tough Par 4 which on the occasions I have been, plays into the wind. The back nine is far easier, although it still has some challenging holes, notably the 11th which is in my opinion the hardest hole on the course. Greens were in decent shape, but putted true. Well worth a visit if your in the area.
A tough test in the opening six or so holes, but rewarding nevertheless. All your clubs will be used, with the back nine being more 'user friendly' and perhaps two or three shots easier than the front.
Certainly a course to play during the winter months as the sandy base provides superb natural drainage and the tees and greens are used all year round.
A very nice course in excellent condition.
Very long and steep in places...take a buggy.
Nice clubhouse, friendly staff, small well stocked pro shop.
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