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Bargain Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 17 Nov 2021 | Comments


Sometimes you need a touch of inspiration to play golf during winter - and visiting new courses is a great way to find that. Making the prospect of experiencing somewhere different even more appealing, at this time of year, reduced green fees make that extra enticing.

We have been studying the thousands of independent reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section to discover venues that are rated highly for the winter season, but for this feature, we have specifically isolated those which offer tee times for no more than £50.

After first showcasing The Golf Courses You SHOULD Play This Winter, we are excited to reveal Bargain Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter!

Kingussie Golf Club

Kingussie

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.70

Winter Golf Rating: 4.83

Winter Green Fees: £20

Review Comment: "Two of the prettiest par 3s anywhere I've played. Add to that the friendly welcome and the views of the Cairngorms and it doesn't get much better!"

The Hirsel Golf Club

Hirsel Golf

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.62

Winter Golf Rating:4.83

Winter Green Fees: £17.50 

Review Comment: "Before we went someone referred to it as 'the Augusta of the North', they weren't wrong. Fantastic course, beautiful condition and a great test of golf. It was also one of the most friendly and welcoming we've visited for a long while."

Birstall Golf Club

Location: East Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.41

Winter Golf Rating: 4.82

Winter Green Fees: £30

Review Comment: "Nice course on the edge of the city of Leicester, so easy to access. The course has many mature trees making accuracy off the tee important. Some challenging long par fours."

South Staffordshire Golf Club

South Staffordshire

Location: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.74

Winter Golf Rating: 4.82

Winter Green Fees: £35

Review Comment: "This is an amazing golf course and I cannot recommend it enough. Some superb holes and the three new holes are bedding in lovely."

Crosland Heath Golf Club

Crosland Heath

Location: North of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.64

Winter Golf Rating: 4.82

Winter Green Fees: £30

Review Comment: "A great collection of interesting holes in good condition. Nice location with great views and nice clubhouse and associated facilities."

Ladbrook Park Golf Club

Location: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.57

Winter Golf Rating: 4.80

Winter Green Fees: £40

Review Comment: "First time at Ladbrook Park Golf Club, and you cannot fail to be impressed by the condition of such a fabulous course. Highly recommended."

Cathkin Braes Golf Club

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Winter Golf Rating: 4.80

Winter Green Fees: £25

Review Comment: "Excellent course in prime condition. Fast and consistent greens, tees in great order for this time of year. There are many great holes and no bad ones. All staff in club and pro shop were very helpful and friendly."

The Manor House Golf Club

The Manor House

Location: South of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.88

Winter Golf Rating: 4.79

Winter Green Fees: £50

Review Comment: "Lucky enough to play this course recently. Considering we are in November, it was dry underfoot and the greens were in super condition. Pyramids on the range for a warm up was a nice touch and staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone."

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club

Belfast Templepatrick

Location: Northern Ireland

Golfshake Rating: 4.69

Winter Golf Rating: 4.78

Winter Green Fees: £40

Review Comment: "Played the course today for the first time, the course is in great condition and a true challenge for any golfer. I will definitely be back!"

The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

Rolls of Monmouth

Location: Wales

Golfshake Rating: 4.77

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £38

Review Comment: "Super course. Very interesting layout that makes you really think about approaches and putting. Very impressive building for clubhouse!"

Bawburgh Golf Club

Bawburgh

Location: East of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.67

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £25

Review Comment: "A really nice course, in lovely condition. A bit tough for us old high handicappers but thoroughly enjoyable. Very welcoming and friendly staff."

Kemnay Golf Club

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.75

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £20

Review Comment: "Kemnay is a great course. The views are great and the condition is always very nice. Will be playing more."

Stirling Golf Club

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.74

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £25

Review Comment: "Each hole had a definite character and those hills often made club selection interesting. The greenkeepers have done a good job on greens, fairways and bunkers. All in all a good place to play."

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club

Fortrose & Rosemarkie

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.64

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £40

Review Comment: "If ever in the area, this is a great golf course to visit. Not the longest, but a fun 18 holes to play. Great conditioned course, greens running true, lovely layout, everything you need for a great day out."

Heysham Golf Club

Location: North of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.63

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £20

Review Comment: "Have played Heysham a couple of times before, always friendly welcome. Good food, practice facilities, well stocked pro shop. Parkland course which is fairly flat, in great condition despite the rain. Greens true and suspect would be fairly quick when dry. Not the most scenic course around but some pretty looking holes, some long par 4s. Well worth a visit for sure."

Arscott Golf Club

Arscott Golf Club

Location: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £12.99 

Review Comment: "Top marks for all aspects of this golf club. Hospitality, friendly members, course in great condition."

City of Newcastle Golf Club

Location: North of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.33

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £20

Review Comment: "A superb course in the middle of Newcastle. Nice welcome. Strong fairways and superb greens. Followed by a drink a refurbished clubhouse. A must play for anyone visiting the north east."

Cowdenbeath Golf Club

Location: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.33

Winter Golf Rating: 4.75

Winter Green Fees: £15

Review Comment: "Course offers a challenge to all level of golfers. It is in excellent condition and the greens run relatively fast. Very friendly welcome by starter and a thoroughly enjoyable round. Highly recommended."

Cavendish Golf Club

Cavendish Golf Club

Location: East Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.79

Winter Golf Rating: 4.74

Winter Green Fees: £30

Review Comment: "We went out in a four ball and everyone of had such a great experience, the course is in a splendid condition and the greens were perfectly kept although challenging to read."

Highwoods Golf Club

Location: South East of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.57

Winter Golf Rating: 4.73

Winter Green Fees: £30

Review Comment: "The staff are always so welcoming and the food and hospitality are top notch. Despite the incredibly dry weather the course was in excellent condition and the greens were green and very true running. A great day."

Clandeboye Golf Club

Location: Northern Ireland

Golfshake Rating: 4.55

Winter Golf Rating: 4.73

Winter Green Fees: £25 

Review Comment: "A gem of a course which is in great condition. It can be played all year round and is a very good challenge to all levels of golfers. I would recommend that you should give it a try and you will not be disappointed."

Leek Golf Club

Location: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Winter Golf Rating: 4.73

Winter Green Fees: £25

Review Comment: "The best bit about Leek GC is that even if you're having a bad round, the course is so enjoyable that there's a chance you won't even care. The views are great, the holes are all lovely, and greens, tees and fairways are all in really good condition."

Churchill & Blakedown Golf Club

Location: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.55

Winter Golf Rating: 4.72

Winter Green Fees: £20

Review Comment: "Course has gone from strength to strength since lockdown. Bunkers looking better by the day. Fairways looking great. Greens also picking up by the day and will only get better. Always playable no matter what the weather (unless it's snow) making this a great venue to play. Food is always of the highest quality. Friendly greeting as always from the shop and the bar/kitchen."

Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway

Location: North of England

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Winter Golf Rating: 4.72

Winter Green Fees: £35

Review Comment: "We played there last year and we couldn’t believe how good it was. It’s up there with the best courses in the country, and we can’t wait to play it again."

The Shropshire

The Shropshire

Location: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.81

Winter Golf Rating: 4.71

Winter Green Fees: £15

Review Comment: "I'd forgotten how good this course is! Fairways and greens were immaculate and although not the most challenging course out there each hole gives you something to think about when playing them."


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