9 reviews of Worksop Golf Club
Worksop GC is probably the friendliest club we have ever visited. We have visited many, many clubs. Staff and members fell-over themselves to welcome us and provide all the information and help we needed. Absolutely excellent. The course is well layed-out and holes are of good variety. Course was very well cared for by greens staff. Only quibble is speed of greens was too high for the slopes on those greens. Members did not seem to mind but we thought it a tad unfair and made scoring on a number of holes impossible. Overall smashing, though.
i played the course with my partner me off 12 and my partner off 2 it was the first time I played the course and it looked impressive but as the fairways were very good and the rough was mown in places the BUNKERS WERE A DISGRACE as I will explain. I only went in two all round and both had stones in them I know you can remove them in the rules but it was the ones under the sand that you cant see. on one occasion there was hardly any sand and when I tried to get the ball out with a sand wedge I hit a stone which was so big it damaged my club. My partner also hit a stone in another bunker as well. I know the Flag positions on the green should be fair to all some of them were a joke. a 2 handicapper 3 putted from 3 feet as they were on slopes and lightning fast.
And how the winners on 44 points and there partners 2nd on 43 points when I left is questionable.
Played here friday 28th sept.I have to say i was very impressed. We booked it on an internet deal and when we got there we were told by the lady in the pro shop it was their maintainance week, but the course was still fine to play. Except for the odd piece of sand dotted on the greens, they were fantastic. The course is very similar to Sherwood Forest and the other courses in the area. It is a very mature course set in a forest and a lot of holes are lined by trees and you need to position your ball to get to the greens. The par 3s are all testing and the par 4s are varied, my only gripe would be the par 5s are a little short. Go and play and im sure you will enjoy your round and after go and have some refreshment in the friendly cub house.
Our twenty strong Society played Worksop as part of a tour in the area drawn primarily by the previous positive reviews and the connection with Lee Westwood. I have to say we were firstly very impressed both by the welcome and the excellent range and good value bar meals served before we went out.
The course itself was very well presented indeed with beautifully striped fairways and fast greens. It is quite undulating and has a wide variety of holes to keep up the challenge throughout the round.There are some very tight holes through the woods and some where you can open up your shoulders and take out the driver.Accuracy is a must as well as firm surfaces leading to careful calculation as to how far your ball will actually run before coming to rest.
This course was most enjoyable and very well worth a visit.
Not set in the best of areas, the high fencing around the car park proves it, but this is a super golf course. The main thing here is keeping the ball straight off the tee and trying to two-putt. There aren't many birdie opportunities here.
The facilites generally are good, with a good selection of food and drinks ata areasonable price. Sadly no buggies were available due to vandals striking a week before so we weren't able to fit 36 holes in but a fun day was had nontheless.
We played Worksop on Friday 6th June with our society, it was a last minute thing as we'd had problems with our other June booking. Luckily one of our socitiey members dad was a member and the course very kindly arranged three tee times for us. The deal we were given was absolutley fantastic and it just made the day even more enjoyable. The course is quite frankly superb in my opinion, the back nine I especially enjoyed set in woodland, so accuracy off the tee is important. There are also various holes with dog legs so your driver isn't always the best option off the tee. The general condition of the course was excellent and the greens were testing and true. Even at normal green fee rates this course is well worth the money and a pleasure to play. I was that impressed I enquired about membership. One of the best courses in the area, very accomodating, good value and an excellent round of golf. Brilliant !
An excellent course which offers a wide variety of very interesting and challenging holes. It is a course that you need to think your way around - accuracy off the tee is an absolute 'must' even if this means leaving your driver in the bag at times!
We found the course and its greens to be in impeccable condition and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon round. By the way, don't miss the mini-display of Lee Westwood's Ryder Cup equipment when you visit the clubhouse.
Played last week on the £25 Winter Package that included a very nice meal afterwards and was very impressed by Worksop.
The course is as described by Phil Dolby but what can't be overstated is quite how well the course drains. It is nothing short of unbelievable and the number of other courses closed in the area when we played were testament to that.
Highlights of the round for me were the shortish dogleg par 4 5th with its 3-tier green, along with the following par 5 6th and the fantastic 9th hole which played as a dramatic dogleg. In fact that was part of a run of classic woodland holes with some fantastic surroundings.
After taking on the closing par 3 in front of the clubhouse we used our food vouchers and had a very nice pie, chips and peas. All the staff including Secretary, Pro and Assistant and the catering ladies were fantastic.
Couldn't be faulted. 10 out of 10.
Worksop is a classic English woodland course. I've played there on and off for 20 years, scoring everything from 82 to 102. It is and always has been a true test of golf; at times enticing, at others confounding and frustrating.
When I was a junior member, briefly in the early 80's, the layout of the course was radically different to today. In my opinion it was better then than now - but doubtlessly many disagree.
The first 2 holes lull the player into a false sense of security. Relatively benign, these two medium length par 4's are both reachable in a drive and a mid iron. If you come off with two opening pars, well done because it's all about to change....
The third is Worksops signature hole; a long par three with two sheer faced bunkers guarding the front of a long sloping green. You need to hit a long iron very straight about 200 yards - push it right and you're in the trees, left the gause! Should you make the green you could be rewarded with a forty foot putt down hill, where trying to get the ball to lag for a tap-in can be a nightmare! Any par on this great hole is a real achievement.
Next you head away from the clubhouse for 5 relatively easy holes (depending on tee positions). A mixture of par 3's, 4's and 5's will take you "accross the path" and deep into Nottinghamshire Forest.
Holes 9 and 10 are two long ones! From the winter tee the 9th plays as a dog-leg par 5, down a narrow fairway to a 2 tier green with a wicked slope. This is easy! compared to the summer when it is played as a straight par 4 requiring two good 3 woods to get you there in regulation. The 10th is a slightly (but not very much) easier dog-leg par 5, guarded by forest on either side. You will be glad of a break by the short par 3 11th....
Coming home begins with the deadly 12th (straight, narrow and surrounded by trees), and the challenging 13th (long par 4 up out of a gully, dog-legging to a green a good long iron away). 14, 15 and 16 that follow will give you some time to get your nerves back before another classic hole.
The 17th runs along-side the A57 bypass. From a lofty tee, the green seems enticing, but woe-betide any push to the right (out of bounds) or pull to the left (thick rough). Once up to the green the slope can make an idiot of the best putter!
Finally, the 18th is a true grandstand finish. Members can sit in the club house, sipping pints and watching player after player tee off on this fairly short par 3. Bunkers to the right and left will trap a wayward shot, as will out of bounds in the car park. If you make the green, then once again you are confronted with a massive slope that can carry a ball further from the hole than when you started - never has leaving yourself with an "up-hiller" been more important than here.
All in all, although not massively long, Worksop is a challenge and a true test of golf. It changes with the seasons and from hole to hole, but if you've never played there I highly recomend it.
Lee Westwood is Worksops most famous old boy, and holds the course record (I think) of 67 which is five under par. Only when you've played there can you truly appreciate how good this really is.
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