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30 Golf Courses You Need to Play This Winter

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 15 Dec 2022 | Comments


Yes, it's cold, but winter doesn't have to mean that your golf needs to be curtailed!

Indeed, with the incredible apparel that is available today, many golfers now see the game as effectively a year-round season.

However, to make the absolute most of playing golf at this time of year, it really helps to know where is best to play. Having studied reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, we can identify even more recommended layouts for you to experience!

Again, the vast majority of venues that made the criteria are in England, but golfers everywhere can find somewhere ideal to visit this winter by checking out the Golfshake Tee Time Service!

Don't forget to see 25 Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter and 20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter for more inspiration!

But now, let's introduce you to 30 Golf Courses You Need to Play This Winter!

Pyecombe Golf Club

Pyecombe Golf Club

Location: West Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.41

Winter Golf Rating: 4.67

Course Condition Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "This is a cracking course, easily my favourite around the Brighton area. Greens and approaches are particularly good. My brother and I went round following three foursomes, but rarely waited more than a couple of minutes to tee off. Stunning views all the way round and a challenge for players at all levels."

Guildford Golf Club

Guildford Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.31

Winter Golf Rating: 4.67

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "A really interesting course in great condition. Cut through the Surrey Hills, they've created an interesting parkland course with fantastic views."

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Location: Hertfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.22

Winter Golf Rating: 4.62

Course Condition Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: "I always enjoy my trips to Aldwickbury Park, good facilities, good layout and a friendly course to play at."

Great Barr Golf Club

Location: Staffordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.42

Winter Golf Rating: 4.62

Course Condition Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: "Enjoyed playing Great Barr. Challenging in parts, not too hilly but an interesting course. Good value winter prices. Lovely greens."

Pavenham Park Golf Club

Location: Bedfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.41

Winter Golf Rating: 4.61

Course Condition Rating: 4.78

Review Comment: "Very enjoyable golf course with a fast links feel to the first 9 and a more parkland layout on back 9. Was in very good condition considering we played it a day after heavy rain. Very challenging greens in good condition. Will definitely play again."

Tynemouth Golf Club

Tynemouth Golf Club

Location: Tyne & Wear

Golfshake Rating: 4.35

Winter Golf Rating: 4.60

Course Condition Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "My home course, but would play it as a visitor happily if I wasn't a member. Quite tricky and some long holes, but a fair test of golf."

Woking Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.97

Winter Golf Rating: 4.60

Course Condition Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "I was lucky enough to play 36 holes midweek in a society day at Woking, and would thoroughly recommend it."

Glen Gorse Golf Club

Location: Leicestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.56

Winter Golf Rating: 4.60

Course Condition Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "Lovely course with wide fairways and in good condition for the time of year. Some long par 4s and par 5s, especially on the back 9, and some nice par 3s. First time playing the course and made to feel very welcome. Will definitely be back."

Woolley Park Golf Club

Location: West Yorkshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.19

Winter Golf Rating: 4.60

Course Condition Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "Nice course and good layout. Well maintained and great greens."

Wareham Golf Club

Wareham Golf Club

Location: Dorset

Golfshake Rating: 4.14

Winter Golf Rating: 4.60

Course Condition Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "Wareham is a lovely course. Tricky holes that make you think but also some nice wide fairways for the amateur golfer to enjoy."

Sharpley Golf Centre

Location: County Durham

Golfshake Rating: 4.59

Winter Golf Rating: 4.59

Course Condition Rating: 4.56

Review Comment: "Haven't played for a couple of years since we've been members elsewhere, but it's still a fabulous course. Not overly long, but the greens make up for it by being full of breaks everywhere! Well worth a visit."

The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa

The Oxfordshire

Location: Oxfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Winter Golf Rating: 4.58

Course Condition Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Stunning course again. Already looking forward to coming back again in the near future."

Delamere Forest Golf Club

Location: Cheshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.61

Winter Golf Rating: 4.57

Course Condition Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "Played for the first time and totally understand the deserved plaudits the course receives. Was expecting more trees (based on the name) yet was delighted by such a well designed, challenging and undulating course with exceptional bunkering. Greens were excellent as was the welcome, service in the clubhouse and overall experience. Would highly recommend."

The Shropshire

The Shropshire

Location: Shropshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.32

Winter Golf Rating: 4.57

Course Condition Rating: 4.79

Review Comment: "Great course, well maintained and looked after. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Recommended."

The Warwickshire Golf Club

Location: Warwickshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Winter Golf Rating: 4.57

Course Condition Rating: 4.57

Review Comment: "This is a quality high class golf club. Great staff and food with a fantastic course to match. The course is long and has bunkers around the holes that will test you."

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre

Ramsdale Park

Location: Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.43

Winter Golf Rating: 4.54

Course Condition Rating: 4.54

Review Comment: "Greens and fairways in excellent condition well looked after. Pro shop has great stock and the bar/restaurant is really good. Overall the course provides a challenge, especially on the back 9."

Formby Ladies Golf Club

Formby Ladies Golf Club

Location: Merseyside

Golfshake Rating: 4.48

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.75

Review Comment: "One of the best courses I have played. Don't be fooled by the length of the course. Fairways can be very narrow. And greens small. The ladies always give you a warm welcome. Even in winter the condition is of a high standard."

Stonebridge Golf Club

Stonebridge Golf Club

Location: Warwickshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.23

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.75

Review Comment: "Course itself is in excellent condition for a public course. Some long walks between some of the holes, but overall it's the nicest public course I've played around Solihull. Will definitely be back to play here again."

Alresford Golf Club

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.14

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.75

Review Comment: "This is a course that regularly gets plaudits from top 100 golf course lists, and it's easy to see why. The setting is scenic, it has all the practice facilities you could ask for, and the course itself is the star of the show. The greens had recently been treated, but didn't look too far away from being excellent again."

Rufford Park Golf & Country Club

Rufford Park Golf Club

Location: Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.38

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "It was in pristine condition, well looked after and played very well. An awesome layout and good test of golf for any golfer playing at any level."

Prestatyn Golf Club

Prestatyn Golf Club

Location: Clwyd

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Love it here. Greens in great condition and course played well. Front nine is totally different to back nine where nothing is forgiven."

Gog Magog Golf Club

Location: Cambridgeshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.16

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "What an amazing golf course. Great condition with challenges on every hole. Well worth a visit but a bit expensive."

Davenport Golf Club

Location: Cheshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.49

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Great course, would 100% play again. Very well ran and really good greens. Great value for money and availability."

Tidworth Garrison Golf Club

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.40

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "This is a proper golf course, well maintained. Friendly and plays well even in winter after rain."

Tylney Park Golf Club

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.20

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Set in the quiet Hampshire countryside this course is a hidden gem! Varied challenges with some tricky greens, enjoyable for golfers of all standards."

Carden Park

Carden Park

Location: Cheshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.12

Winter Golf Rating: 4.50

Course Condition Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Played on two consecutive days, the course was in super condition given the time of the year (Early December). Great facilities, nice clubhouse and friendly staff. Definitely returning again."

Boundary Lakes Golf Course

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.12

Winter Golf Rating: 4.48

Course Condition Rating: 4.72

Review Comment: "The course was in remarkably good condition considering the recent heavy rain. The greens in great nick and the course was a good challenge. The plans for the new holes and layout look exciting too."

Blackwell Golf Club

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Winter Golf Rating: 4.40

Course Condition Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "This is a premier course up with the best in the country. It was a great pleasure to play in the Open, even if we did come 40/41! The course was in superb conditions and the greens something else again. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and many congratulations to the members, staff and especially the greenkeepers. Highly recommended."

Tall Pines Golf Club

Tall Pines

Location: Somerset

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Winter Golf Rating: 4.40

Course Condition Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "Always in good condition and a fair challenge with some standard holes but also some excellent challenging holes, staff always very helpful and accommodating, will play again, also very good value for money."

Kidderminster Golf Club

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.24

Winter Golf Rating: 4.40

Course Condition Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "Real good test, best course in the area for me. Definitely return!"


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