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Dunscar Golf Club

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

Dunscar Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (5982 yard), private, moorland golf course established in 1908.

Contact Information

Longworth Lane, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9QY United Kingdom

Tel: 01204 303321

Golf Pro: Andy Green | Tel: 01204 303321

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

Tee Time Information

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

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 5802 yards | Private | Moorland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Visitors always given a warm welcome

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Dunscar Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.86

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 44
Average Ratings
3.89 ... Overall Rating
3.86 ... The Course
4.13 ... Course Cond.
3.67 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.19 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.20 ... Pace of play
3.93 ... Hospitality.
3.27 ... Prac. Facil.
3.33 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

44 ratings & 35 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1525 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: At 5982 yds it is not a short course and you need to pace yourself accordingly. Grass growth on the course is sturdy and there is an abundance of heather and gorse. As the course is quite open to the elements, the wind can often be a tough challenge, very similar to a links course with swirls, eddies and gusts that you would normally associate with a seaside venue. It is not uncommon to see a herd of deer whilst playing a round and encountering a number of pheasants is not unusual.


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Reviewed Sep 18 2020 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

Top Heathland Course

Dunscar is a great heathland course, played on the side of the Pennines, there's hardly ever a flat lie.
It's a great challenges of golf, some lovely par 3's, a good mixture of par 4's & 5's. Greens looked superb, but were heavily sanded today, which made them a little bit slow, but they'll be superb in the summer.
The addition of the pond in front of the third tee is definitely a good move, it was a bit of an eyesore before.
Well worth a visit for some good golf & outstanding views.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 89 Handicap: 11.6)
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Reviewed Aug 16 2020 by Stuart S - rated 4 out of 5
I have grown to like this course more and more. They have spent quite a lot of time getting things right here and if you have not played it for a while you will be surprised on how well it plays now. The greens are great and the addition of a water hazard and a few extra bunkers have helped.


(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.6)
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Reviewed May 18 2020 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

Good challenge

A really nice moorland course with a great variety of holes.
Be aware of the weather as there can quite often be a morning mist/fog that hangs around a bit.
It's picked out across the bottom of the pennines, so there doesn't seem to be a flat lie on the course.
The first hole a short par 4 lulls you into a false sense of security, but its amazing how often the farmers field out of bounds tight left gobbles up your ball.
It's a superb course & very often very competitively priced on Golf Now.
Well worth a visit.
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Reviewed Oct 25 2019 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

Top heathland course

Dunscar is an excellent heathland course & is always in great condition.
It's a challenging track woven across the lower Pennine hills, which means you rarely have a flat lie. Therefore position off the tee can be crucial at times.
The rough isn't overly penal, but the coarse heathland grass can make it difficult to get out of at times.
The greens are superb, flat & true, even if some of them are like putting on the side of a hill.
The welcome is always friendly, all in all a great experience.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12)
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Reviewed Jul 11 2019 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

Cracker

Dunscar is a little cracker. It's up & down a bit, with a number of holes on the side of slopes, but it's a cracker. There are a handful of blind drives, but there's nothing too ominous on the other side, so you can go for the marker post.
It's tight in a couple of places with OOB markers, as I found to my cost!
There's hardly a flat putt on the course, but the greens are superb. Bunkers excellent too.
Top this off with great views, friendly staff & members & all for £10 at 7am on Golf Now, what's not to like?

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 12.9)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2019 by Paul B - rated 4 out of 5

First visit

Played on Sunday 7th July 2019. Quite a tight course but longer than expected and I found it very challenging (in fact it beat me up quite badly). The par 3's seem extremely difficult, but the par 5's slightly boring. I played in the evening so the Course was quiet but I did catch up the 3 ball ahead eventually. A lot of holes cross each other which is off-putting when driving, for fear of endangering people. Sadly there was a group of 5 playing together which eventually fed back to me and caused delays. They were also very loud, shouting and cheering and even throwing putters at missed Puts. I did enquire after the round (the bar had shut though and few staff) and was assured they were members who played regularly. They should know better then so a slight concern this sort of behaviour is tolerated. 9Iassume a 4-ball is still the Max?)
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Reviewed Apr 29 2019 by Martin W - rated 3 out of 5

Good Value Course

Good value golf course which enjoys great scenery over the Lancashire Countryside. Front 9 is better than the back 9 which is a bit tight with a shared fairway although the Par 3 16th is a pretty and challenging hole. Good practice facilities and pro shop.
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Reviewed Nov 13 2018 by Andy W - rated 4 out of 5

A cracker

A cracking course. Well laid out across the undulating terrain with lots of swales & hollows. Yes, there are a few blind drives, but it adds to the fun.
Greens are in superb condition, can't say the same for the bunkers.
Top this off with the views of the surrounding countryside & you have a course not to be missed.
(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 13.4)
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Reviewed Jul 23 2018 by John H - rated 4 out of 5

Hidden Gem - Seak it out!

Good challenge for all levels of golfer, very friendly members and staff with excellent breakfast!
Course in good condition considering the lack of rain, greens run true and challenging approach shots.
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Reviewed Jul 22 2018 by Philip O - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course

Brilliant course, a few fairways get a bit close to each other, but well worth a trip. Greens are fantastic.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Nov 21 2017 by Shaun H - rated 3 out of 5

Good course

Good little course some very good risk and reward holes a bit tricky from hole 10 to 15 as the fairways are quiet narrow but overall a good course.
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Reviewed Aug 29 2017 by Paul F - rated 4 out of 5
Fairways in very good condition with some difficulty stances at times due to some of the undulations. Greens in very good order too and ran true even though they were recently dressed. Excellent value for money - paid ?11 for a Sunday morning tee on a Golf Now special
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Reviewed Aug 14 2017 by Philip O - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

"Fantastic course worth visiting", "Hidden gem in the Peak district" its hilly but walkable, some really good holes. Although we got a lecture of a very sexist rude woman due to us being on the course when its ladies day.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 93 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Jul 10 2017 by Stuart H - rated 4 out of 5

Good club, Good pro, Good golf

Nice course and some good small par 3's
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Reviewed Jun 11 2017 by Stuart S - rated 3 out of 5
Great course that as seen money spent on it since our last visit some months ago. The greens were good if a little slow.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 19.9)
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Reviewed May 15 2017 by David N - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent course for all levels of player great greens some really testing holes very enjoyable
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Reviewed May 8 2017 by Nick S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 17 2017 by Philip M - rated 4 out of 5
Great course, greens in great shape despite the rain.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 17.8)
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Reviewed Apr 11 2017 by Neil B - rated 2 out of 5
Too many blind holes, and the middle section of the course is more scrub than golf course. Not for beginners or high handicapper.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Sep 25 2016 by Lee R - rated 3 out of 5

Tricky little course playing along the hills so be prepared for a good walk. Overall enjoyed my game
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 80 Handicap: 14.1)
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