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Darlington Golf Club

3.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 30 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Darlington Golf Club, County Durham is an 18 hole, Par 70 (6,270 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Alistair Mackenzie in 1908.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6,270 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: Haughton Grange, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 3JD United Kingdom

Tel: 01325 355324

Golf Pro: James Cousins | Tel: 01325 355324

Website: http://www.darlington-gc.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining

Midweek Guide: £28.00 per round £40.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: Members Guests only *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £28.00 per round £40.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: Members Guests only *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.9

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4
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HIGHLY RATED

95%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4

The Course

3.1

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

3.3

Pace of Play

3.9

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

3.6

Practice Facilities

3.4

Food & Drink

What the club says: Darlington Golf Club was founded in 1908, this mature wooded parkland course was designed by the great Alistair Mackenzie. The 6,270 yard, par 70 course provides ample test for all levels of handicap and is a great way to enjoy the delights of Durham's beautiful countryside.

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Mark P rated 2.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 4 2022

Good condition but uninteresting

Course was in good condition with fast and true greens. There are a couple of crossover holes that are always annoying, but the course has the feel of up one fairway and down a parallel fairway and the approach to too many of the greens is nondescript giving an overall uninteresting course layout. Would not play again.

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Andrew / York rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 23 2020

Too many cross over holes

As an overall experience I would rate Darlington and medium to poor as golf courses go. Let's start with the good points first. Its easy to get a game there, and has pretty good practice facilities and an old style but friendly clubhouse.

Now to the actual golf. The biggest negative is that there are too many holes where fairways cross over each other, and even holes where the tee boxes put you in danger because you are extremely visible and hittable to others teeing off on another hole. Likewise there is at least one shared green which isn't big enough to give safety to those on using the other hole on the same green. So bringing these factors together I could imaging it being very much a 'stop start' round giving way to others all the times. As we all know, different player attitudes exist on course and it could easily wind some people up when not respectful to others.

As a visitor the other strange thing was the number of 1 balls going round, which completely disrupts the pace of play of a 3 or 4 ball, having to wave each 1 ball through so not to hold up. It also suggest that it may not have the most social or friendly members, if they don't team up with others for company during a round.

Bunkers, yes some ok where as others were nearly bare with minimal sand and very compacted. If you decide on playing a round here, think of it as only just above the typical municipal/council run course and as such hard to give any more than 5/10.

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P.Jude rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 15 2020

Zero sand

Played here a couple of weeks ago, the day I played the bunkers had no sand in whatsoever. Just hard,compact and unplayable.
Greens were nice,fairways well defined. Staff and other members pleasant too. I’d play again if there was some sand,any sand,in the bunkers

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Andrew R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 27 2020

Gentle course but plenty of room for wayward shots; bunkers are in good condition and prevalent

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Mick M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 30 2019

Definetly one to play again


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Rob M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 18 2019

Pleasant McKenzie track

Pleasant track with very good and interesting greens. Decent condition after a tough summer. Comedy sized visitor changing room

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.4)

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Paul K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 18 2018

Excellent course


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Nick F rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 6 2017

nice old course

very good condition considering the recent weather. greens played well. fair ways were immaculate. very good course with some difficult holes.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 23.2)

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Chris L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2017

Very nice course- really enjoyed the layout and the greens had so many slopes... very challenging .

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Ade M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 23 2016



(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 21)

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 21)

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 21)

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Joshua C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 26 2016

Golfshake Team ReviewDarlington is a superb little course and the MacKenzie greens really add to the challenge. The members here are extremely friendly and accommodating of visitors, which added to the enjoyment of my visit. The clubhouse offers great food and drink, with staff always on hand to help you out.

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Antony P rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 26 2016


good course. slow play today though! the round took at least an hour longer than it should!
(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 8.9)

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David I rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 14 2015

Perfect little course in excerlent condition, well worth the effort.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 109 Handicap: 24.6)

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Darren L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 23 2015

Very nice course. Some very long par 3 and 5 holes. The rough is not to bad and the trees are the same.. meaning if your like me you will be able to find shots which go wayward. Great staff which are lovely and helpful.
(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 112 Handicap: 28)

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Scott B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 24 2015

Great course in great condition would reccomend and good variety of holes

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 19.1)

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