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Donnington Valley Golf Club

Course Information

Donnington Valley Golf Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6296 yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by Mike Smith.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6221 yards | Resort | Parkland

Golf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £27.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £36.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information

Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa offers an excellent standard of accommodation for your golf break. Its 111 bedrooms recently refurbished rooms features flat screen TVs and air-conditioning, and most of them enjoy peaceful views over the golf course and th

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Contact Information

Address: Snelsmore House, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3BG United Kingdom

Tel: 01635 568140

Golf Pro: Martin Balfour | Tel: 01635 568 142

Website: http://www.donningtonvalley.co.uk

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Donnington Valley Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.03

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 209
Average Ratings
3.91 ... Overall Rating
3.92 ... The Course
4.03 ... Course Cond.
3.83 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.96 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.52 ... Pace of play
4.10 ... Hospitality.
2.90 ... Prac. Facil.
3.36 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

209 ratings & 139 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1287 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, in Newbury, had its beautiful 18 hole parkland golf course re-designed and lengthened between 1998 and 2000 and is now a challenging 6221 yards, par 71 course from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.



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Reviewed Sep 21 2021 by Robert C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 9 2021 by Martin K - rated 4 out of 5

Very well kept grounds

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Reviewed Sep 9 2021 by Bruce H - rated 5 out of 5
A good course in great condition.
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Reviewed Aug 10 2021 by Philip S - rated 5 out of 5

An absolutely superb parkland course

We read the great reviews of Donnington Valley GC and were pleased to say that the course and the golfing staff did not disappoint. The course was beautiful, very scenic and in superb condition. The greens were superb, although did not find a flat putt! Really tricky pin positions which made the putting challenging but most enjoyable. The pro shop staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful but, despite being a 115 mile drive for us, we plan to return to this wonderful golf course.
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Reviewed Aug 8 2021 by Steve N - rated 5 out of 5
great condition , excellent greens and good pace of play. A really well kept course with some intresting holes on the back 9

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 93 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Jul 29 2021 by Jack H - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course well worth a visit

Not knowing the area or course I didn?t know what to expect. DV didn?t let me down. It was in great condition and the course has some very challenging holes namely the Big Dipper. Water hazards make for a great risk and reward round. Would recommend for sure.
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Reviewed Jul 29 2021 by Jack H - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course well worth a visit

Not knowing the area or course I didn?t know what to expect. DV didn?t let me down. It was in great condition and the course has some very challenging holes namely the Big Dipper. Water hazards make for a great risk and reward round. Would recommend for sure.
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Reviewed Jul 26 2021 by Justin G - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 12 2021 by Steve B - rated 4 out of 5

Well kept, nice views!

The course was in lovely condition and the greens were excellent. Staff in the pro shop were very friendly and helpful.
We were asked to stay in The Vineyard Hotel rather than the course hotel and The Vineyard was excellent, accommodation, food, staff were all top quality.
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Reviewed Jul 5 2021 by Gordon C - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course but busy

Pro shop staff are exceptionally pleasant and happy to help. Course is / was very busy so pace of play was slow (saw a couple of groups walked off), also trolley's and buggies are in short supply.
Course is short but with tight fairways and subtle greens it's a good challenge. Fairways and greens in excellent condition but finding a level lie on some tee boxes was tricky. A very good option for a weekend break!
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Reviewed Jun 17 2021 by Anthony A - rated 4 out of 5
Fantastic course, greens and fairways excellent hospitality brilliant, overall great will definitely be playing this course again.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 100 Handicap: 15.6)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2021 by Ady H - rated 5 out of 5

An absolutely lovely course

A lovely course with some very testing holes and plenty of hills! As a group eleven we were welcomed to the club and it seemed that nothing was too much for the staff. The course itself was in very good condition and very well presented - just can't believe it is a 'pay & play' course! Thank you for an excellent day.
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Reviewed Jun 5 2021 by Steve B - rated 4 out of 5

Well kept, nice views!

The course was in lovely condition and the greens were excellent. Staff in the pro shop were very friendly and helpful.
We were asked to stay in The Vineyard Hotel rather than the course hotel and The Vineyard was excellent, accommodation, food, staff were all top quality.
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Reviewed May 28 2021 by John H - rated 5 out of 5

A Good Find...

We played our latest monthly society day here and were amazed at how well the course had been kept during lockdown. Greens ran smoothly without signs of work. Fairways were super. Will visit again.
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Reviewed May 22 2021 by David M - rated 4 out of 5

Donnington Valley 20th May

First visit and nice friendly welcome in the Pro shop..Course was well maintained and attention to detail prevalent around the whole course...Greens were in good shape and course was tight in places so accuracy off the tee important..A lot of tough holes with wind against and uphill made it for us high handicapped a challenging course but really enjoyed it and will be back...

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Reviewed May 13 2021 by James H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 31 2021 by Roger D - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 7 2020 by Abhen P - rated 3 out of 5
A nice undulating course with a challenging layout and tricky greens. Beware the third hole where the green links up downhill with the green from the adjacent hole, so an over-hit putt can be calamitous here!

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 101 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Oct 22 2020 by John O - rated 3 out of 5
Decent course for mid to high handicappers
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Reviewed Aug 6 2020 by Ben L - rated 4 out of 5

Good course

Really good course, have played here a lot, in very good condition and would definitely recommend to anyone.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 84 Handicap: )
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