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Gainsborough Golf Club

4.2   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 116 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Gainsborough Golf Club, Lincolnshire is 36 hole complex with the 18 hole Thonock Course established in 1894 and the 18 hole Karsten Lakes Course established in 1999. A private, parkland golf course.

36 holes | Par Thonock 70; Karsten Lakes 72 | Thonock 6223; Karsten Lakes 6721 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: Belt Road, Thonock, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1PZ United Kingdom

Tel: 01427 613088

Golf Pro: Steve Cooper | Tel: 01427 612278

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: Karsten Lakes £30.00 per round; Thonock Park £25.00 pe round *

Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round both Courses *

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

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: Karsten Lakes £30.00 per round; Thonock Park £25.00 pe round *

Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round both Courses *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.19

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.1
(based on 116 reviews)

5 star
44
4 star
51
3 star
17
2 star
5
1 star
3
 

HIGHLY RATED

97%

would play again or recommend


4

The Course

3.9

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.3

Pace of Play

4.4

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.2

Practice Facilities

4.3

Food & Drink

What the club says: The venue boasts two, quality 18 hole golf courses with challenges suitable to golfers of all abilities. The Thonock Course is a traditional parkland course, whilst Karsten Lakes is an American style layout with numerous large bunkers and lakes to catch those wayward drives. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to play 36 holes on two contrasting styles of course. Both Courses have an excellent reputation for the quality of presentation, in particular the quality of the greens which are playable all year round due to the excellent drainage infrastructure and ongoing maintenance practices.

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Andrew B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 27 2022

Looked after

First time here and played Karsten Lakes. It was a really nice challenge and the course is kept in excellent condition, all the staff I spoke with were great from the pro shop to the bar and restaurant. Definitely going back to play the park course sometime soon.

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Paul B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 25 2022

Good course


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Ian H rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 16 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed playing at Gainsborough. Quite challenging with some difficult holes. Course was in excellent condition. Facilities excellent.

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 29 2022

Great course

First time playing here. We were a 4 ball. Pace was excellent. Challenging and enjoyable!

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 29 2022

Great course

First time playing here. We were a 4 ball. Pace was excellent. Challenging and enjoyable!

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Arthur P rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 2 2021

Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course, Very good course,

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 12.1)

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James J rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 15 2021

Such a superb venue, when its on it !

I personally think Gainsbrough GC is one of the best golfing venues in my area, fantastic clubhouse and set up, two lovely courses and a great range and pro shop etc. However from late 2019 through to now (April 2021) there had been some issues with the Karsten Lakes course and how it was being looked after. Even their own members had raised concerns and did not accept the excuses that it was recovering from improvements made in 2019. But, I am pleased to say that playing it yesterday, it is returning to its glamorous best (Karsten Lakes that is). It's still not there yet, but its getting there and will be amazing as it used to be. Challenging long drives, water, tricky greens and a great finishing run of holes. This is a course worth going to for the whole package as in my opinion you really can't beat it in the Doncaster area. Keep up the redevelopments there and it will be a course everyone will want to visit,

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Tom Lincoln rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 19 2020

Now called Thonock Park not Gainsborough Golf Club

The club has recently changed its name from Gainsborough gold club to Thonock Park Golf Club and has had a full rebranding, and the Karsten Lakes course has had a full bunker review, with a lot removed, reshaped or relaid as they used to be poor and flood. Played Lakes on in October, roughly four weeks after greens had been hollow tined etc, however they had not recovered well and were in poor condition and very bobbly. Played the Thonock course two weeks ago and the greens had recovered far better, so was surprised to find the Lakes were so poor. The fairways on the lakes course were very soft, and the grass coverage on the fairways was quite sparse. Again, two weeks previous found the older more established Parks course to be in much better condition. The two courses are very different. Lakes is much more open, obviously water is a big feature, and the lay out is much improved for the bunker work that has been done and the bunkers were in great order to play from. The Parks course is much tighter, and less flat.

A shame to find the Lakes course in poor condition, and would say it’s a much better course in summer. Played for £30 which included golf, bacon butty and a coffee and cheeseburger and chips afterwards, which was very good quality and value for money


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Martin F rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 16 2020

Value but a bit poor for October

Firstly, my game was crap until the 11th in but for a 'Ping' owned facility the overall condition of the course was, I felt, poor for early October. Fairways were patchy and greens bobbly and uneven with odd exception. Add to this you appreciate course maintenance is a necessity and they should have priority but to be kept for 10 mins on a Tee for a par 3 was annoying as a following 2 & 3 ball were already waiting by the time we were able to hit.

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 109 Handicap: 22.7)

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James J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 5 2019

Great Course, Lovely Facilities

One the best clubhouses in the area and two really interesting and challenging courses. My preference is the Karsten Lakes course as I like a bit of water to be involved, but the Thonock Park one is often the favourite of many in our Society. The courses are always in good nick and the food and clubhouse hospitality are second to none in the area. Certainly worth a visit and especially if you like Ping golf equipment like me ! :-)

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David W rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 10 2019

Greens poor (have been getting worse over last couple of years) some bunkers in poor state or GUR.
Tee boxes uneven. Was a member when lakes first opened , course has not matured well since opening.

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Terry S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 28 2019

Lovely Parkland Course

A lovely course and not too arduous for walking on a hot day. Greens in perfect condition.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.8)

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Lynda R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 29 2019

Lovely course


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James J rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 8 2019

Thonock Park is a good challenge

We have stayed and played here before and always love the whole place, from the best clubhouse in the area to the hospitality and the difference in the two courses. They are very inviting to visitors and we certainly would go back again and again. The Thonock Park Course is interesting and has some nice long holes, personally I prefer the Lakes course, but I would play either given the chance.

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David S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 3 2018


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