Donnington Grove Country Club

Donnington Grove Country Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole par 72, 7108 yard, private, parkland golf course designed by Dave Thomas.

Contact Information

Grove Road, Donnington Grove, Berkshire, RG14 2LA United Kingdom

Tel: 01635 581000

Golf Pro: G. Williams

Website: http://www.donnington-grove.com
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £35.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £40.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 7108 yards | Private | Parkland

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Donnington Grove Country Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.85

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 108
Average Ratings
4.03 ... Overall Rating
4.27 ... The Course
4.06 ... Course Cond.
3.92 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.91 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.25 ... Pace of play
4.19 ... Hospitality.
3.44 ... Prac. Facil.
3.81 ... Food + Drink
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108 ratings & 72 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1573 out of 2122.

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Reviewed May 5 2013 by Mitchell Green - rated 5 out of 5
Love this golf course, just a great design and very difficult. At 7100 yards it is a long golf course and big drives are required and accurate shots to get close to tight pins. Very challenging even for a county player!
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Reviewed Nov 23 2013 by James B - rated 5 out of 5
Both my visits have been in an attempt to qualify for the Trilby tour so I suspect It was a good time to visit, however the condition of everything was delightful, even the drive into the course is quite nice. The Clubhouse is in fantastic condition and has some excellent training facilities.
The course itself is stunning with some magnificent holes. I can't think of a single hole which is similar to another which shows great thought when designed.
My favourite hole by a distance was the 10th when I played it (now the 1st). While I think its a shame that they have moved it, it does make it an incredible start to the round with a good drive needed to start, with oob left and a bunker right you need to be accurate, and longer doesn't really mean better with a huge tree in the middle of the fairway on approach a good layup will likely be required.
On top of the great design what really makes this course is the condition of the greens, In this country I am yet to play on better. True and run brilliantly.
Could not recommend this course highly enough. If I lived more locally (its about a 40 minute drive) I would be a member of this club.
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Reviewed Jul 4 2016 by ** B - T - rated 4 out of 5
Very long course for typical golfer but prepared well, and greens always seem to perform well. Some very long walks between 1?2, 8-9, 9-10 and hopefully they have decided to keep the starting hole the same for a little while longer now (it's changed a number of times in the last few years).
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Reviewed Apr 22 2016 by Grant W - rated 3 out of 5

Great course, Great views Under some reconstruction currently so Bunkers and GUR all over, but worth a visit

(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 22)
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Reviewed Nov 2 2015 by Colin G - rated 4 out of 5
Greens - excellent
Fairways - very good
Hotel - Very good

(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 116 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Oct 19 2015 by Nick K - rated 3 out of 5
Our group of 16 stayed over the weekend 17-18 October 2015. The course was very good (but not exceptional), with well placed bunkers and greens rolling very well for the time of year with subtle contours. On the whole, if you are long enough off the tee to fly the traps, the course will yield opportunities. The group's consensus was that the course just lacked one or two "stunning" holes - although there was water around, it was never really in play, and the par 3s are underwhelming. The 18th was unspectacular as a finishing hole, a relatively straightforward short Par 4.

You can't rush to the tee - there is a 5 min walk from the practice green to the first tee. The walk between the 9th and 10th is also long, up through the carkpark, and then you have to cross the A34 between the 10th and 11th, and then back between the 17th and 18th. All in all, a lot of distance between greens and next tees. It was a long walk, and hard work carrying. Both rounds were slow, taking around 5hrs.

The hotel was pretty basic - a lovely old house, but our group was put in an annex, with single beds where you could feel every spring and bathrooms heated like saunas. No one got a good night's sleep. Food was very good, but service indifferent - there was a large event taking place on the Saturday night and certain members of staff made it very clear that we were something of an inconvenience for them. I would say they are not well set up for large groups.

In sum, the golf was enjoyable, but there are nicer courses and much better value out there for a 1 Night/2 rounds BBD @ £145pp.
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Reviewed Jul 15 2015 by Darryn Day - rated 5 out of 5
What an excellent golf course. Proper Championship Standard. Superb greens and long rough making it though if your off line but rewarding for good shots. Beautiful settings. Friendly staff. Highly recommend
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Reviewed Aug 31 2013 by Abu Lancs - rated 5 out of 5
Great 2 nines quite long for shorter hitters but great layout and challenge
Greens in great condition all in all very enjoyable round
and great food
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Reviewed Apr 26 2011 by Tim L - rated 4 out of 5
Testing course which is long and tight. Very enjoyable but can hurt you if you are not straight off the tee. No easy holes as far as I am concerned - well placed bunkers abound and also a liberal sprinkling of water on many holes. Challenging but fair and worth a go - or maybe two! Great clubhouse with friendly staff and decent food.
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Reviewed Dec 1 2010 by Darren A - rated 4 out of 5
One of the best courses around the newbury / reading / basingstoke area. Long course with long walks and often good deals around for 4 balls etc..

Good challenge with high SS rating and nice friendly pro shop / club house. A little small in the bar area and not too many good value meals around in the bar.

Always worth playing :-)
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Reviewed Sep 28 2009 by Marc T - rated 5 out of 5
Top course with excellent facilites.
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Reviewed Nov 12 2008 by Darren R - rated 4 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewOrganised a golfshake.com event back in March 2008. Great course and facilities and course in excellent condition. Greens were very good and very true.
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Reviewed Jun 11 2008 by Alex W - rated 4 out of 5
I found this course quite a challenge as it very demanding of your endurance. Exteremly long expecially the walks metioned below. I enjoyed this course as it was long but not too long. Also the course was in good condition and the greens were putting on glass. Would come back here but it is a bit of a hike so a buggy would be very good value for money.
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Reviewed Mar 4 2008 by Luke T - rated 4 out of 5
I also just played in the Southern Cup here and the course is in great condition, especially the greens. I agree with Tims point about the "strategically placed bunkers" mainly because I must have found about 6 or 7 off the tee! The front nine is completely different to the back, and in the wind was a real challenge. Its a well thought out course and provides a good challenge for golfers of all abilities.
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Reviewed Mar 3 2008 by Tim H - rated 4 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewJust played in the Southern Cup here and was impressed with the course. Quite long and undulating but with big greens and some nasty strategically placed bunkers. Interesting the difference between the slightly fluffy Sunday greens to the freshly mown Monday greens, both ran true but the latter were much, much quicker. And many thanks to the greens staff for the different second day pin positions (not). Only gripe on the course side were the stones in the bunkers, but apart from that it was in spectacular condition for early March. Having said that, the treks over the motorway between the 1st & 2nd, the 8th & 9th and the hike from the 9th to the 10th were a bit of a pain. Hotel was small, friendly and charmingly decaying.
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Reviewed Aug 20 2019 by Leon D - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 27 2019 by Simon O - rated 4 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

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Reviewed May 24 2019 by Andy C - rated 5 out of 5

What a gem!

What a course! Not played for at least 15 years and that is way too long. Very good condition, excellent layout and so great to play. Loved it and will be back very soon.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed May 6 2019 by Jeff A - rated 3 out of 5

Good Course

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Reviewed Apr 10 2019 by Andy W - rated 5 out of 5

Gem

A gem of a course. Breath taking views on the front 9 only add to the quality of the experience. Lovely undulating fairways can lead you into deep traps that test your ability to escape.
The greens are superb, as is the rest of the course.
Although still excellent, the back 9 doesn't quite live up to the front 9.
A couple of long walks between tees, but it's not a major issue.
The hotel is also fantastic & the staff & food very good.
A 'must' stay & play if in the area
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