Waterton Park Golf Club
Waterton Park Golf Club, West Yorkshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6781 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Simon Gidman in 1995.
The Balk, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6QL United KingdomTel: 01924 259525 | Fax: 01924 240082
Golf Pro: Matthew Pearson | Tel: 01924 259525 ext2
Contact/Secretary: Alison Newton
Tee Time InformationPrice Guide: £££
- Midweek Guide: From £18.50 *
- Weekend Guide: From £25 *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Facilities & Visitor Information
Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6781 yards | Private | Parkland
Facilities: Driving range, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
- 7 Day Membership Available
- 5 Day Membership Available
Designed by: Simon Gidman
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Waterton Park Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.31 ... Overall Rating
4.49 ... The Course
4.34 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.16 ... VFM
98 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 51 out of 1839.
HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: The parkland course is sited on the world's first nature reserve. Charles Waterton a pioneering Victorian naturalist created the nature reserve in 1820 and he dedicated his life to preserving the local wildlife in this area, and today we still share the park with all manner of wildlife. The golf course was designed by Simon Gidman and opened in 1995.
The design cleverly exploits the 200 acres available, creating a spaciousness not found in many courses set in smaller areas. The par 72 course has been built to extremely high standards with USGA specification greens and tree-lined fairways. The club prides itself on the condition of the course especially its fairways and greens, the greens are in play all year round.
Came across this place by accident when searching google for 'best value' courses in the UK. Waterton park subsequently popped up on a Golfshake list of the best UK courses with green fees under ?50... and it's only 30 minutes from where I live, so thought I'd give it a try.
I should point out at this stage that UK green fees are a major source of frustration for me as I think they're a huge barrier to people getting into golf and don't always reflect the quality of a course, but rather the clientele that course is aiming to attract.
Paid ?67 in total for 2 green fees plus buggy hire after an exceptionally warm welcome from Scott in the pro shop. He looked like a man under pressure with 12 jobs on the go at once and a phone ringing off the wall but couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming.
Having played the first few holes we were exceptionally glad to have chosen the buggy as it's undulating to say the least... this is not an easy walking course so I recommend hiking boots if on foot. That said, the layout is great, the course is in amazing condition and the views across and alongside the wonderful lake are spectacular. Indeed, the first par 3 we came across was a stunning hole with a shot across a ravine... it looked like the tee box and green had been cut out of the hillside. I had to keep reminding myself that the green fee is only ?22.50 each (I believe there's also a Thursday afternoon special offer for ?19). That's staggering value for money.
Playing off the blue or white tees you need to be striking it well to make a good score as a lot of the par 4s are 400+ yards and play uphill into the wind. That's not a criticism by any stretch, just an observation... there were a couple of periods where I don't think I used an iron for around 6 holes with driver and fairway wood or rescue being required to get anywhere near the green!
All in all it's outstanding value for money and I rate this place higher than many courses I've played with green fees in excess of ?75. Will definitely be back as it's so refreshing to come across a course of this quality with a green fee around the ?20 mark.
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: )
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 25.9)
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.4)
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 23.4)
Excellent condition, a tough course with some graet holes.
(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 105 Handicap: 22.3)
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18.4)
(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.3)
Good course, with a great variety of holes.
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 16.3)
Club house prices good. would return.
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 13)
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 9.8)
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: 0)
Lovely setting for a round of golf. Friendly staff and the half way house was a welcome facility on a chilly day!
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 18.1)
very good course... happy to play again a tight course for big hitters
(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 23.2)
(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 118 Handicap: 25.6)
Great course and great facilities. Would recommend and definitely play again. Meals were great also, homemade cooking at its best
(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 80 Handicap: 13.7)
Excellent course. First time played and it's a long one. Greens true and fast. Plenty of hazards for all levels of golfer
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 84 Handicap: 15)
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