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Darwen Golf Club

Price Guide: £££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Darwen Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6354 yard), private, moorland golf course established in 1893.

Contact Information

Duddon Avenue, Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB3 0LB United Kingdom

Tel: 01254 701287

Golf Pro: W Lennon | Tel: 01254 776370

Website: http://www.darwengolfclub.com/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6354 yards | Private | Moorland

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Darwen Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.2

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 38
Average Ratings
4.05 ... Overall Rating
4.05 ... The Course
4.36 ... Course Cond.
3.58 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.15 ... VFM
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4.55 ... Pace of play
4.45 ... Hospitality.
3.18 ... Prac. Facil.
3.63 ... Food + Drink
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38 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 906 out of 2170.

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What the club says: Darwen Golf Club was established in 1893 and has now become recognised as probably one of the best courses in the area, yet still remaining one of the most challenging in the North West, with a course par of 71 and 6354 yards of drifting lifts and drops. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, with Darwen Tower built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, dominating the landscape and visible wherever you are on the course.


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Reviewed Apr 7 2021 by Alan F - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 7 2020 by Scott R - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden Gem

Great course, challenging but open. Fairways & Greens in superb condition and a very reasonable price.

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 83 Handicap: 21.7)
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Reviewed Jun 21 2020 by Des M - rated 4 out of 5
Played this in a monsoon. Course in very good condition but beware in ant inclement weather it can become a bit of a beast.


(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 112 Handicap: 25.9)
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Reviewed Nov 6 2019 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

Cracker

Darwen is a cracking course, its undulations & slopes make it a real test of golf.
There are holes where you can open the shoulders, but equally there are clever holes like the 4th, 5th & 6th where driver may not be the best choice.
The par 3 16th is a stunner.
The greens are in superb condition, the members & the pro all friendly.
Top this off with great views of Darwen Tower & the surrounding area, what's not to like.

(Round played: Nov 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Aug 16 2019 by Kelan F - rated 4 out of 5
Good course, in good condition. Only downside was that it is very hilly and requires a buggy

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 18 2019 by Andy W - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning

Stunning course, stunning condition with stunning scenery.
What a fantastic course, up, down & along the side of Winter Hill, there's never a flat lie. Not a course to walk if you're not 100% fit, but we'll worth a visit.
The course is in great condition, particularly the greens, superb.
The pro in the shop was great & all the locals very friendly.
Go play it, there's not a bad hole on the course & if your golf's poor, you can just enjoy the scenery.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.9)
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Reviewed May 17 2019 by Paul G - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyed the round at Darwen GC

First time at Darwen and I was pleasantly surprised. The cost was cheap and the course in excellent condition. The fairways and greens were well cared for and manicured. The greens were a good speed. There are a number of interesting and challenging holes. Although the course is a hilly it?s not as severe or tiring as many. I highly recommend you visit this course.
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Reviewed Oct 25 2018 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

Superb

A superb course & in great condition
Some great views, apparently! I played in misty rain, so you couldn't even see Darwen Tower!! A fantastic challenge with some really interesting holes
(Round played: Oct 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Sep 6 2018 by John H - rated 5 out of 5

Perfect challenge for any golfer

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Reviewed Sep 4 2018 by Martin W - rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous Views

Located on a hillside overlooking Darwen, this is quite a hilly course in places but you get rewarded by fantastic views. The course was in fantastic condition - both fairways and the velvety greens. Couple of clumsy shots messed up my scorecard but an enjoyable afternoon.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.5)
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Reviewed Jul 27 2018 by Johno.. Runcorn - rated 5 out of 5
This course is a proper test .half man half mountain goat on holes 10_14...having played the back 9 first..but the views are stunning..the course has its reward holes..but keeps your interest all the way round..the front 9 assisted to better scorei..but overall a very friendly and warm welcome from all at Darwen golf club
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Reviewed Jul 31 2017 by Stuart G - rated 4 out of 5

Tough track but worth it.

Played in an open event here. lovely but tough course. nice and open course with next to no bunkers. greens were exceptional even after days of constant rain. tough back 9 as mostly all uphill. electric trolley is recommended. nice food too.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.7)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2017 by Casey - rated 3 out of 5

Some good, some less so.

Darwen on a Sunday evening had all its good bits- the enjoyable challenge of the course, the great views, the satisfaction of making it up the hills. We got held up for a few moments by a gentleman taking pictures for the website.

The greens were running smoothly but very slowly. Unfortunately the round was marred by the presence of two dogs rampaging around on the back nine. One in particular was very aggressive- I knew I carried a three iron for a reason... if that isn't distressing enough, I witness the dogs defecating on the fairway at least twice.

Shame, as I normally enjoy Darwen.

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Reviewed Jul 10 2017 by Stuart H - rated 4 out of 5

Not for the faint hearted

Great course and some lovely views on a clear day. A course that will keep you fit and get your blood pumping, overall a good course
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Reviewed Mar 26 2017 by Mark P - rated 4 out of 5
Only 9 holes were open due to the weather. The course has wide fairways and the greens are in really good condition. The course is quite steep in places which highlighted how unfit I am (my fault, not the course). I had a very enjoyable time there and will most certainly be going back when I can tackle all 18 holes. Well worth a visit.
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Reviewed Nov 2 2016 by Chris B - rated 4 out of 5
Played this course for first time after reading and hearing mixed reviews so I thought I would give it a go and make up my own mind. Friendly welcome in club shop. Course in reasonable condition for beginning of November, greens a bit woolly and slow but had just been scarified and top dressed. Quite hilly in places especially back 9. Some good holes though like the 5th
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Reviewed Sep 27 2016 by Martin W - rated 4 out of 5

Great course with scenic views over the tower, Pendleton Hill and the coast - bit hilly in parts but worth it. Couple of silly holes spoilt my round but will play it again.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 105 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Sep 4 2016 by Mike B - rated 3 out of 5
Worth playing just for the views. Hard work at times but rewarding. Shame we played after heavy rain as course was wet, greens slower than expect they would normally be and not at its best. Lack of signage was slightly frustrating.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 84 Handicap: 9.2)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2016 by Alex L - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 2 2016 by GaryW/Lancaster - rated 5 out of 5
Superb course in excellent condition all year round - a real test given the constantly changing weather conditions. The 4-5-6-7th hole combinations are superb, with the Par 3 \'Postage Stamp\' 15th another highlight. A real must play for any serious golfer - if you can score well here you are a good player! £10 a round too!
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