Donnington Valley Golf Club

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

Contact Information

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
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £27.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £36.00 per round *

Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6296 yards | Resort | Parkland

Golf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required

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Visitors: 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


Donnington Valley Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.27

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 190
Average Ratings
3.92 ... Overall Rating
3.92 ... The Course
4.00 ... Course Cond.
3.90 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.99 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.44 ... Pace of play
4.15 ... Hospitality.
3.03 ... Prac. Facil.
3.57 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

190 ratings & 118 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 753 out of 2117.

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 6,353 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 Jul 29 2019 by Chris W - rated 5 out of 5

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Reviewed Jul 18 2019 by Colin H - rated 2 out of 5

Not Sure

Fairways in poor condition to many scars and bare patches. Greens very dry and unreceptive to high balls they just bounce and run off. Not the best course I?ve played but for ?15 (tee off times) it was ok
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Reviewed Jul 4 2019 by Richard D - rated 4 out of 5
very good condition course and very fast trickey sloping greens which are a really enjoyable challenge, a very enjoyable course to play with much variety

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 84 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed Jul 1 2019 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Oh wow.

What a fabulous course! Loved it. Fantastic condition and the greens are brilliant. Very undulating, but very true if you hit it right.
The view from the clubhouse is fantastic. Out over the ninth and eighteenth greens (as it should be) and across the course..
The clubhouse is proper old school and the welcome is warm here and in the pro shop.
There are no boring holes on this course, too many good holes to mention here, but there are quiet a few hilly bits. The area around the 15th green and the 16th hole is absolutely lovely.
It's also attached to a very good hotel.
We will definitely be returning.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 13.6)
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Reviewed Jul 1 2019 by Steve L - rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful course!

Fantastic course in superb condition, best played twice to try and master the greens. Well stocked pro shop with friendly staff

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 25.9)
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Reviewed Apr 18 2019 by Simon H - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 29 2019 by Dave K - rated 3 out of 5
Greens in good condition, some of the fairways could have done with some more grass on them but overall course in pretty good condition.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.9)
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Reviewed Mar 29 2019 by Dave K - rated 3 out of 5
Greens in good condition, some of the fairways could have done with some more grass on them but overall course in pretty good condition.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.9)
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Reviewed Mar 7 2019 by Martin K - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 27 2019 by Simon M - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent experience

Very good course only out matched by the friendly staff that make it a first choice venue.
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Reviewed Jan 7 2019 by Simon T - rated 4 out of 5

excellent greens

I was impressed with the greens, smooth and fast.
Fairways were dry but a little bit muddy, as expected this time of year.
Great bar looking over the 9th and 18th greens.
Super friendly pro shop staff.
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Reviewed Nov 17 2018 by Elliott Horton, Swindon - rated 4 out of 5

Great course in all seasons

Donnington\'s day ticket green fee provides fantastic value for a day out. Amazing value for a course that is always in great condition. Greens are great in all seasons. A short, tight course with plenty of challenging holes. Always a great welcome. Beautiful clubhouse. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed Nov 13 2018 by Bruce H - rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyable!!
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Reviewed Oct 17 2018 by Rukshi W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 6 2018 by Gary - rated 4 out of 5

Tough Back Nine

Only played the back nine due to lack of Time. Tough for a high handicapper like me. Very hilly and tight. Scenic though and good greens. Pro friendly and helpful. Would like to return and play the whole course.
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Reviewed Sep 20 2018 by Steve H - rated 4 out of 5
Best green I have played in some time, good speed and true

Very entertaining round of golf

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Sep 12 2018 by Richard S - rated 4 out of 5

Attractive, challenging course

I played here with friends on a one night + two rounds of golf stay. The course is really nice with some challenging holes. We all found the greens hard to read, even on the second day! This is the third time we have stayed here and we plan to be back next year.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Aug 31 2018 by Eifion E - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 31 2018 by Christine B - rated 4 out of 5

lovely course

Had a great Away Day with 8 ladies course was in good condition given the hot weather that we had had. Will definitely play again. It was slow going but there were lots of people on the course, but not a problem

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 118 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Aug 27 2018 by Ross L - rated 4 out of 5
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