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Gainsborough Golf Club

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

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation


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.


Visitor Information

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

Contact Information

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

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Gainsborough Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.05

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 110
Average Ratings
4.05 ... Overall Rating
3.98 ... The Course
3.76 ... Course Cond.
4.39 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.08 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.29 ... Pace of play
4.43 ... Hospitality.
4.19 ... Prac. Facil.
4.24 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

110 ratings & 76 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1262 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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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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Reviewed Aug 2 2021 by Arthur P - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 12.1)
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Reviewed Apr 15 2021 by James J - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 19 2020 by Tom Lincoln - rated 2 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 16 2020 by Martin F - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Nov 5 2019 by James J - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by David W - rated 1 out of 5
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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Reviewed Aug 28 2019 by Terry S - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 29 2019 by Lynda R - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course

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Reviewed May 8 2019 by James J - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Dec 3 2018 by David S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 20 2018 by Marky D - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 22 2018 by Paul S - rated 5 out of 5

Karsten lakes

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Reviewed Oct 16 2018 by Chris B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 13 2018 by James J - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course, could be great !

Have always wanted to play this course and now I am ending up playing it three times in three weeks ! But the first visit was pretty good, but the ferocious wind sploit the play somewhat, which of course is not the courses fault. There are some really interesting holes which need thinking through and plenty of water which I like. We did think the fairways could be tidier, more signage is needed between holes and yardage markers. Clubhouse was great, as was the food and hospitality.
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Reviewed Aug 17 2018 by Chris S - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent

Great experience and the course was great. Only issue was that some of the bunkers were full of summer and didn't have enough same

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 75 Handicap: 0.4)
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Reviewed Jun 20 2018 by Chris E - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course,Give it a try.

I may not be the best player in the world, but i found this course to be very good to play without being daunting, played in the evening with the weather being good and the course was quiet so wasn't having to rush my game, I would recommend it to anyone.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 117 Handicap: 28.1)
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Reviewed May 13 2018 by Mark H - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 8 2018 by John M - rated 5 out of 5
Very good course had a great day food was delicious staff very friendly would play there again thanks

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 22.2)
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Reviewed Feb 4 2018 by Paul B - rated 1 out of 5

Awful

gainsborough has 2 18 hole courses, only the back 9 of the Thonock course was open but this should have been closed as this was flooded in places
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Reviewed Oct 26 2017 by Paul B - rated 4 out of 5

Fantastic day out

Had an excellent end of season round here with the works society
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