The Astbury

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The Astbury, Shropshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6517 yard), public, parkland golf course designed by K. K. Downing in 2010.

Contact Information

Astbury, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6AT United Kingdom

Tel: 01746 767394

Website: http://www.theastbury.co.uk

Golf Pro: Darren Clarke | Tel: 01746 767394

Contact/Secretary: Craig Brown

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: ££££
  • Midweek Guide: £40.00 per round Mon - Thurs *
  • Weekend Guide: £40.00 per round Fri - Sun *
Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 71 | 6517 yards | Public | Parkland

Facilities: Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

Visitors: The Course has a NO METAL SPIKES policy to protect the USGA greens.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Location: http://www.astburyhall.co.uk/location.html

Designed by: K. K. Downing

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Astbury HallBlack71716502
Astbury HallBack71715987
Astbury HallMiddle71695987
Astbury HallYellow 71695987
Astbury HallMiddle71715485
Astbury HallGreen71714798

The Astbury Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 137
Breakdown Averages

4.52 ... Overall Rating
4.53 ... The Course
4.45 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.40 ... VFM
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137 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 2 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Sitting on 350 acres of traditional English country side in the heart of Shropshire, The Astbury (formerly known as Astbury Hall) has a distinctive story behind its development as the brain child of K.K. Downing, lead guitarist of Grammy award-winning heavy metal band, Judas Priest. The 18 hole golf course opened to the public on September 15 2010, completing K.K. Downing’s first course design. In December 2013 Darren Clarke became the Tour Professional for the Astbury where he represent the company all over the world. The course was recognised for outstanding Golf Architecture in the 2014 UK Property awards - showing the impressive vision of K.K Downing.
The course Combining natural features, tactically placed bunkers and beautifully manicured playing surfaces subtly contoured to USGA standards, the course measures over 6500 yards and promises to be a test to golfers of all abilities.


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Jason M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 25 2017

WOW!!!!
Top notch course!! From the moment we arrived we were shown to the 1st tee, the pace of play was excellent, extremely well manicured and greens to test the best! If you go slightly array the rough isn't too bad to get out of so that is a massive plus for a high handicapper. the course layout is excellent with buggy paths guiding you to the next tee so your never really asking the question where do i go next! overall i have to say it is the best golf i have played on ever!!! the only slight downside if there is one, and I'm being picky here is that there are no ball cleaners around the course. I will be back again and soon, and again and again and again.............

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 104 Handicap: 28)
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Tony M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 18 2017

Very nice course green suburb
First time here but not my last , not a good round but now know the course. Will play a lot better next time

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 22.3)
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Andrew M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 7 2017

You Gotta Play This.
This is one amazing golf course. Not only is it a fantastic course to play it is also very scenic as you play amongst the Deer who are grazing just feet away. Some very challenging golf holes one of which I have to say is the Par 3 18th. too may positive points to put up here, but if you love golf then this has to be one to put on the Bucket List.
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Terry R rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 4 2017

Fantastic course
The astbury is a well run golf course and owned by KK Downing. The course itself is in really excellent condition
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Robert E rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 15 2017

A must for everyone of all handicaps absolutely brilliant
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Matt C rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 12 2017

Nice course
Very nice course, difficult but well worth a visit!

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 103 Handicap: 27.9)
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Warren M rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 26 2017

Very nice course
Second visit to The Astbury (first this year) and still very impressed. Stunning setting and welcoming course. Slight delay in getting away due to a Seniors Day that had been split starts on front and back 9, speed of play was ok and this improved as the day went on. The whole course was still well manicured although I don't recall any striping of the fairways like last year (I may have just not been paying attention). Long walk but not too hilly, other than the feskew and bunkers there's not too much trouble about so decent scores are possible. I remain very impressed, the last hole is spectacular, although it was disappointing that the bar had closed by 5:45pm so the beer thirst went unquenched!

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 27.5)
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Mark R rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 26 2017

Course was in fantastic condition, greens were the best I have played this year. well worth playing if you get the chance

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 101 Handicap: 28)
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Mike/ Oswestry rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 26 2017

A lovely day out.
We visited as a party of 24 friends from our golf club in July 2017. The golf package consisted of bacon sandwich and coffee on arrival , 18 holes golf followed by two course dinner in the stylish restaurant . The whole day was most enjoyable, made the more so by the friendly welcome extended by the professional and all of the catering staff who were so courteous and efficient throughout the day.The golf course is excellent, the fairway turf must be amongst the best in the country. If you are looking for a venue for a stylish day out this must be one of the better choices.
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Glenn H rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 22 2017

fantastic course
great vale for the money nice friendly staff great tidy course greens true and fart

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.3)
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Rob C, Shrewsbury rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 9 2017

Good greens, quick true and rolled well, have to disagree with previous review as When all the other local courses are brown and burnt off, the lush green fairways at the astbury stand out, even saw the fairway irrigation whilst playing, good value for money
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Russ R rated 3 out of 5 - Jul 7 2017

Overrated layout, no definition!!
Serious letdown, having wanted to play this course for 2 years, we booked up in February ready for the July comp.

The clubhouse/house is stunning and the views amazing but that's not why I'm there, I'm there for golf. very very bland layout greens OK having played some stunners lately, this was average at best. no definition to see where fairways ended and rough started.

18th the feature hole was a stunner but 1 hole in 18 doesn't make it a memorable day out, sadly the 1hr 45mins drive was wasted. I'm sure in 30 years time it will be stunning but it's a new course and very bland.

Practice facility was an overgrown field good for a wedge only and a putting green with no NET either.

Not for me and at £30 I've over paid having played plenty for £20 or less in the opens. I hope you enjoy it more than me :-(


(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 83 Handicap: 7.2)
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Alan F rated 3 out of 5 - Jun 27 2017

Disappointing
Lovely setting, however the Greens were in poor condition with most on front nine having recently hollow tined.
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Steve H rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 26 2017

Fantastic
Exceptional fairways course in great condition, greens are true and off course facilities are great

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13.7)
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Martin H rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 22 2017

The Astbury - Golfing heaven?
The only slight downside to my 27 holes on the day was that we chose the hottest day of the year so far and it hit 32.5c and there isn't really much shade on the course!

The course is well laid out and extremely well manicured. The greens are quick and true (they were ironing the 18th as we arrived!) There are some cracking holes spread out around the 18 holes with the 18th being a shortish par 3 with all carry over a lake. The flag appeared to be about a yeard on from where we looked so it was brave to take it on!

The fescue though looking wispy just gobbled up the balls if you ran offline or through the fairway. Accuracy very definitely helped. The greens had been baked a bit after 5 days of 30c+ and perhaps could have been watered a bit as holding the balls on them was not the easiest task.

It is quite a long course to walk and as much of the walking between holes is on buggy paths it does tire out your feet. If you are doing more than 18 holes I would strongly suggest taking one of the buggies that were available.

Because there are no members pace of play is very good and Societies are definitely welcome. The bacon roll to start the day was excellent, and the coffee even better! We had Sandwiches and chips for lunch and this was more than adequate as we still had 18 holes to play.

If I have to be picky, I wasn't so impressed by the bunkers as some had a lot of fluffy sand and others were very sparse with gritty sand, but it was my fault for getting in them so can't really complain.

The course is kept immaculate and there are no bins to be seen anywhere so you take home what you came with, and to be honest it was spotless. I can't recall any ball washers on the course but may just not have seen them as the ball was never dirty!

Most of the sprinkler heads on the fairways have a yardage marked on them as well as the discs in the fairway.

Would I go back? Oh yes definitely, might find a slightly cooler day though, or use a buggy failing that, but I will definitely be back.
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Stephen H rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 1 2017

recently joined as a season ticket holder. Best course in shropshire without a doubt 10/10

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 19.2)
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Darren C rated 5 out of 5 - May 24 2017

excellent course beautiful fairways I would join this club but I don't like the fact there is no handicap system or competitions which is why I wouldn't join
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Elaine/Stratford upon Avon rated 5 out of 5 - May 23 2017

As one of a group of 12 ladies we visited this stunning course yesterday. Immaculately kept this was a lovely parkland course with beautiful views. Warmly welcomed on arrival for bacon butties. We stayed for two course meal after golf, which not only looked good but was delicious. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly, We had a great days golf and wouldn't hesitate to go back.
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Mark Walker rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 31 2017

Played the Astbury yesterday . Excellent - very friendly, elegant surroundings , fair course very well presented. Great value for money.
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FleePee rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 25 2017

Played today as part of a society. Staff were very welcoming and very helpful. Full breakfast was very good but the coffe was not good, the tea was Ok. Onto the first tee and everything looked in excellent condition. The course is a little hilly in places but overall is fairly straight forward.
Just a few negatives! There are no ball washers or benches. This may sound petty but at this time of year it's a bit muddy in places and there are no buggies. I suffer with a bad back and need to rest now and again. They have spent a lot on making the tee's look nice but no hole layout maps. My mate reckons it so they can flog the map books in the golf shop.
Overall this is a nice course and will definitely play again.
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