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Downshire Golf Club

3.7   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 382 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Downshire Golf Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole, par 73 (6416 yard), public, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 73 | 6,416 yards | Public | Parkland


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Address: Easthampstead Park, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3DH United Kingdom

Tel: 01344 302030

Golf Pro: W. Owers

Website: http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/downshiregolfcomplex


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £21.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £27.50 weekends *

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £21.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £27.50 weekends *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.72

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.7
(based on 382 reviews)

5 star
48
4 star
184
3 star
125
2 star
21
1 star
3
 

HIGHLY RATED

96%

would play again or recommend


3.6

The Course

3.3

Course Conditions

3.7

Value For Money

3.5

Pace of Play

3.7

Facilities & Service

3.9

Hospitality

3.7

Practice Facilities

3.6

Food & Drink

What the club says: Downshire Golf Complex has a reputation as one of the finest 'pay and play' courses in the country and offers a range of top quality facilities in a delightful setting within the Berkshire countryside. A Par 73 18-hole championship golf course, which measures 6,416 yards. With water hazards on 13 of its 18 holes, this course can provide a challenge to even the most experienced golfer.

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Denny rated 2.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 29 2022

Waterlogged

A fantastic golf course, let down by waterlogged pathways and fairways . Greens are far too soft and insignificant Hole cut outs a lot out of shape,.. And some bunkers with zero sand it’s a shame because it used to be awesome. Hopefully they spend some money on it.

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Alex rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 22 2022

Friendly members

New to the area so wanted to take golf up again. I played behind a few very friendly members from Easthampstead Gc who play at the course / complex, they were very friendly and asked if I'd like to join them as the course was playing slow, I expected this as it was a Sunday and I was on my own. The course conditions were good, the greens were in good condition with some tricky pins. The only negative were the bunkers unfortunately with not enough rakes and plenty of footprints in them. After the round I stayed for drinks with the members and we had a good chat. They seem to know the bar staff very well and over all it felt like a very family friendly club. Once I find my game again I'll look to join the club.

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Mark C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 12 2022

Many thanks to the starter

Turned up to play by myself on a weekday about 3 weeks ago, and found I was due to go out behind a society.

Starter very kindly suggested I start at the 10th and he'd get me back out onto the front nine.

Very grateful, as turned what I suspect would have been a 5+ hour round into one completed in about 3 hours (and score correspondingly a lot better than it would have been with a lot of waiting). Course very dry as expected, but tees and greens excellent.

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Adrian C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 7 2022

Fantastic pay & play long 18 hole challenging golf course Great friendly members and staff - great bar fully stocked Food is average good pro shop driving range is dated but large & cheap - pitch & putt area is ok for 50-60 yard chipping practice located out the back by driving range.

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Will H rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2022

Great value

Great value, particulalry for seniors, athough the rate doesn't start till age 67!
Course dry as expected but greens well kept and overall enjoyable experience.

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Josh H rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 1 2022

Great course

Great course, great condition, really nice pace and an great overall golfing experience. People where friendly

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Melvern A rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 27 2022

The course was in golf condition considering how much dry weather we'

The course was very dry however the greens and tees where in very good condition

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Lee P rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 20 2022

Not great

Fairly short course took over 5 hours to play on a saturday. The greens are not very good and the sand in the most bunkers is more like cat litter.

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Mark Y rated 2.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 5 2022

So joined this club via PlayMoreGolf golf after having been a member at wokefield before.
I personally like this course which is quite challenging , at the present time the greens need work on them and there are still two holes needing to be played off the mats which shouldn't really be the case by now, overall average in condition.

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Mark Y rated 2.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 5 2022

So joined this club via PlayMoreGolf golf after having been a member at wokefield before.
I personally like this course which is quite challenging , at the present time the greens need work on them and there are still two holes needing to be played off the mats which shouldn't really be the case by now, overall average in condition.

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Mike H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 1 2022

Breezy Round!

Course is in reasonable condition, greens not quite as good as they used to be, but good enough. As ever, a slow round! It seems that mid week afternoon rounds are slowest of the week!

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Stephen B rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 23 2022

Great condition

Course is in great condition, a tribute to all the staff there

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Chichester rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 10 2022

Pleasantly Surprised

One always gets a bit snobby when you are invited to play on a council owned course. Downshire ticked a lot of boxes, staring with a very warm welcome for breakfast which was very good. Pleasant staff in the fairly well stocked pro-shopand finally a cheery welcome back with the usual golf club lunch fayre, which again was well cooked and reasonably priced.
Onto the course, always nice to see the greenkeeping staff working on the course. it is not an easy track with a fair amount of ditches, streams and lakes, worth doing your research before you play or having a decent GPS with you. You could be critical of the tee boxes that were a bit scruffy all the way round. Green were also a bit 'patchy' but given the dry weather most greens that I have played on recently could do with a good soaking. The course layout, although not that long there are some tricky holes with well placed bunkers to catch the unwary. These bunkers do have good, proper sand in them, still could not get out of them however! Also there is the water and ditches to be aware of.
The difficulty of the course was reflected in the score with nobody really taming the track.
Value for money it was great. Considering that it probably gets a lot of rounds played on it it does hold up better than expected.
Would I play it again - yes.

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Mike H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 3 2022

Good course at Downshire

Despite the weather having been wet for a number of days the course was in good condition. The greens are the weakest point but that is a relative situation as they used to be excellent, now they are not quite that good.

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Pierre F rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 25 2022

Two holes with mats to tee off from. The course could do with improvement but as a pay and play venue it's a good challenge.

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