11 reviews of Wrag Barn Golf and Country Club
Very nice course, still maturing, a lot of young trees, some of the newer trees have been put in the wrong positions, they are hiding beautiful pine trees, there was no need for that, the holly bushes marking 150 yards are to close to the fairway and are interfering with play, they should be moved back or taken away, they have very visible discs in the fairway. Great family run club, always enjoy playing here.
Very good course, excellent condition, food exceptional. The challenge of the course was a good one for amateurs,it did not beat you up when you hit bad shots, instead you were left with a very tricky recovery shot which you generally could bump n run or lob, rather than having to look for your ball for 5 mins, and then needing a 60 degree wedge just to get the ball moved , no heavy rough, so nice when clubs present their course in a friendly but challenging condition, rather than punishing. The greens were amazing and the sand in the bunkers just right. This course grows on you. I believe this course is a top 3 course in Wiltshire, certainly the best within 15 miles of Swindon, no question. Keep up the good work Wrag Barn.
This course has improved more than any I know, the condition of the course is championship class, with the greens running at over 11 most days.
Good routing of the holes means the wind plays havoc with no two holes running in the same direction.
The holes are of a very modern design with very big greens and large bunkers, with the wind being quite strong most days this design works very well.
The staff are very friendly and the food excellent and also great practice facilities.
A couple of minor gripes, and this is only because this is a top class Golf Club, some of the bunkers put in after Martin Hawtree designed the course are out of character with the rest of the course ie 14th, 17th 18th and also the right hand bunker on the 8th tee shot should be moved up 40 yards, there is not enough room to land the drive. The new ditch on the 7th is in totally the wrong place, punishes the handicap golfer too much, it should be piped and covered and perhaps a nice ditch 30 yards short of the green would be more appropriate.
Anyway, this is one of those courses the more you play the more you enjoy, it really does grow on you.
Good luck Wrag Barn.
Play this golf course once a year and although it has some nice holes is a pretty standard layout.The bottom part of the course can get very wet after rain.The one redeeming factor is usually its condition.Played a week ago and what a dissapointment.Seems as though the mowers must have broken down.The greens needed cutting and rolling and your ball was half covered with grass on the tees it was so long!We mentioned the state of the course half way round and all we got was a shrug of the shoulders in the pro shop, dont know how they had the nerve to charge full price.This course rates itself very highly,i and my playing partners do not.
Having played this course twice now in the last few months i'm still finding it hard to judge it. What makes it so hard is A) the price and B) i've found the club a little pretentious on both occasions. Having said that i did, as ever play with a 2-4-1 voucher so the £16 (week day price) was about right in my eyes. The layout of the course is very easy to follow and they have tried to give this course some character by using the natural contours of the land. There are plenty of doglegs to please people who like to sharpe their shots. The par 5's are all very realistic par chances, but the the par 3's aside from 6th which is a great test of anybody's yardage are a bit to similar for my liking. The par 4's are shaped well and are mostly different in nature. I found the greens hard to judge as the 2nd time i played they were in the middle of maintenance work. Having had my little moan at the start i think its also fair to say that with a lot more love and attention over the coming years it could turn in to an a smashing test of your golf.
A super course, with some good views. Played on Saturday afternoon, using 2 fore 1 vouchers, which made it excellent value for money at £19 each instead of £38. Excellent use of the land and a friendly bar and staff. Looking forward to returning in the not too distant future.
drove from london to meet old school chum to play this course as he has moved to swindon and had my first hole in one on the third !!!!
nice " modern" track skillful use of water on the par 3's and on the approach at 17
very nice bar and practise facilities
friendly pro shop lot more laid back than some of the stuffy surrey pros who look down their nose if you dare to play their course as a paying guest ! worth the trip not just for the "ace"
I played wrag barn for the first time on the first really nice day of the year, and what a brilliant course! I'm not extremely partial to newer courses, so when I heard this one was quite new, I was skeptic. There was no need. A very challenging, well maintained course. Love the par 3 #5!
Played this course in mid August and found it to be in very good condition. Unlike many of the 'newer' courses, it felt like it had been there for some years. The layout is an interesting one and uses the contours of the land to good effect - a stiff test but not too severe. The surface of the greens were excellent although I found them quite difficult to read.(Probably just me!) I travelled 60 odd miles to play here and had a great day. Definitely on my 'to play again' list!
A little gem,get down there you won't be disapointed.
7 year old course, challenging and enjoyable to golfers of all standards. Well worth a visit. 17th is a feature par 5 hole.
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