Northamptonshire County Golf Club

Northamptonshire County Golf Club, is a 21 hole club with an 18 hole Main Course & 6 hole Colt Course. A private, heathland golf course designed by H S Colt, James Braid and Cameron Sinclair in 1903.

Contact Information

Sandy Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8AZ United Kingdom

Tel: 01604 843025

Golf Pro: Tim Rouse | Tel: 01604 842226

Website: http://www.countygolfclub.org.uk
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: From £70.00 per round Summer: £40.00 per round Winter* *
  • Weekend Guide: From £70.00 per round Summer: £40.00 per round Winter* *

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

Course Information:
Other holes | Par 70 | 6271 yards | Private | Heathland

Golf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: * These are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking

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

Northamptonshire County Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.57

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 35
Average Ratings
4.25 ... Overall Rating
4.61 ... The Course
4.17 ... Course Cond.
4.36 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.83 ... VFM
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3.83 ... Pace of play
3.67 ... Hospitality.
4.13 ... Prac. Facil.
3.94 ... Food + Drink
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35 ratings & 29 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 251 out of 2162.

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Reviewed Jul 18 2017 by Dave C - rated 1 out of 5

Nice course, very poor attitude

Played this mid-June after a few days golf before in the Nottingham area.The course does not compare to Sherwood Forest, Notts or Coxmoor but is perfectly fine with some very interesting greens.

Our visit however was ruined by 2 things:
1. The club offered us a Monday deal with a reduced green fee plus food and a drink after our game. They knew what time we were starting and the lady in the clubhouse explained the deal to me before we played. When we finished we were told the chef had left so no food was available. Nothing. Nada. No offer of a free drink either. They were just not bothered.
2. We played this course on the very very hot weekend in June and it was sweltering. One of our group (a 9-handicapper from a very respectable course) had his shirt partially untucked as he walked off the 18th green. Out of the clubhouse jumped an old codger who promptly took a photo of him and told him to dress appropriately. When informed that we had seen other members in a similar state of dress, he was told that they would also get a "strong talking to". The member then went back into the club house and sat at a table looking out with his camera by him. We don't know if this is actually legal (we are beyond caring) but this stuffy and downright rude behaviour belongs in a club from several decades ago.

Needless to say they will not be taking any more of our money (£500) for our group and we will not return.
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Reviewed Oct 16 2013 by David/Kensington - rated 2 out of 5
I played here a few weeks ago with a couple of colleagues, we were shocked by how good condition it was considering the weather we had days prior to playing it. The positives were that the course was good condition and a good layout, BUT we never felt welcome. Through-out our day we felt we were interupting thier members! Also we felt that the staff were quite rude. Nobody asked us about our day or wether we enjoyed it. The pro shop staff were not very helpfull, especially trying to get out of the place!!!!!! I would probably return here BUT only if i really had too, even thought the course was good!
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Reviewed Sep 26 2019 by Tim B - rated 3 out of 5

Superb course, but disappointing greens

An excellent venue for golf, but spoiled slightly yesterday by very slow greens, which bordered on pay and play standard as well as attitude of members with two of our party asked to tuck shirts in, with one gentleman not even in the clubhouse, but stood in the golf shop.

A great place that was spoiled a little

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Apr 13 2019 by Tom G - rated 3 out of 5
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(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 79 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 7 2016 by Richard G - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 5 2018 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
I don't get to play this course nearly enough. It is a real challenge, which is why it is usually an Open Qualifier. Usually play in their Senior Open which fills up very quickly because it is so popular. The course is well laid out, although the greens on the other side of the railway line at the start of the back 9 holes seem to have some wicked slopes which can easily ruin a good round. The last couple of times I've played they are doing a lot of work to the course, which has improved the look, but may have reduced the difficulty (removed/chopped down gorse bushes). The natives are friendly, although one or two of the neighbours who use the public footpaths don't seem to have any idea that they also need to look out for golfers, not just the other way round! The food on offer has always been good, and the clubhouse facilities are first class.
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Reviewed Nov 21 2018 by Nathan D - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 73 Handicap: 3.1)
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Reviewed Dec 22 2017 by Russ R - rated 4 out of 5

Great facility and quality test of golf

Course in superb condition for December 2017, a week after the snow fall you wouldn't think it had happened. really lovely layout, you wouldn't get bored playing here every week.

massive practice area at main entrance, academy course, putting and chipping greens. pro shop very friendly and helpful. £25 with a member very good value.

100% back soon for a proper comp

(Round played: Dec 2017 - Score: 77 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 19 2017 by Phil W - rated 4 out of 5

Northants County

Excellent course in great condition. Tough challenge for all golfers with a particularly tough closing four holes, a tough 167 yd par 3 (15), a long 426 yd par 4 with very undulating green (16), another tough par 4 - especially off the whites (460 yds vs 404 off the yellows) with another sloping green and finally a shortish, but tricky par 5. All three final holes often play into the wind! Top tip, everything, greens, fairways etc slope in towards the railway line that bisects the course.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 30 2017 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
I used to only get to play this course in March, when there was little run on the ball and it was no surprise that SSS was above par from their winter tees (in use until April).

Played in late June in their Senior Open, and it was good to get some run on the ball and feel like I could reach the longer par 4's reasonably easily. It was a roasting hot day when we played, and they had iced drinks in the 'half-way house' which we passed 3 times in total. The greens were running true, but many of us could not cope with the slopes, and there were various reports of people 4 putting a number of them! Until someone pointed it out to me, I had not realised that there are a lot of right to left slopes on many holes (including the greens).

The food was good, and all in all we were well looked after on the day. The value for money of their Senior Open is undoubted, although I am unaware of the charges outside of this competition, except to say that the 'society' I play in which used to visit in Spring moved courses this year because of the increased cost of playing Northamptonshire County GC.
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Reviewed Jul 8 2016 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
Usually only get to play this course in Spring when there is little or no run on the ball, and that makes this a difficult task. It's used as a PGA qualifier and is quite tough for us mere mortals who can't drive it 260 yards plus. It's always well kept, and a new head greenkeeper in 2016 is making even more improvements happen. There are usually areas where work is being carried out - listen to the starter and take relief if you get in the wrong places - this game is difficult enough without punishing yourself. Watch out for walkers - there are a number of rights of way around and across the course, and I speak from experience when I say they don't look out for golfers AT ALL.
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Reviewed Oct 9 2013 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
SSS is over par which gives some indication of how tough this course usually plays. We played in early October in a fixture re-arranged from March (because of snow). Course was not at it's very best (according to one of the greenkeepers) but still very good. Greens a little slower than usual, but almost all had major slopes to be negotiated. I managed to avoid the bunkers, but those who found them seemed to find them easy to play out of, and the fairways were uniform length and in good condition. Looking forward to playing it again.

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 85 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 29 2012 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
My first visit, and I will definitely be back - thought the course was great. Downside to playing in March was that we were off the green (winter) tees, but still has a SSS of 69 against par of 70 so a decent test of your golf. Plans are to move back to proper tees just two days later on 31st March 2012.

Not particularly long until you play off the back tees (6721 yards), when the par of 70 has a SSS of 73.

Bunkers were in good order, greens were quite quick for early in the year. There was some work ongoing, but the greenkeepers were reasonably unobtrusive, and stepped aside so as not to disturb our round. Wish I could say the same for the local residents who walk around the bridle paths talking away without a thought for who the disturb, and in one case without a thought for their own safety, when two little old ladies walked straight past us as we played into a par 3 - the bridle path went in front of the tee, and they were just about to walk in front of our 4th player teeing off!!

Over all a very good course.
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Reviewed Aug 13 2008 by Iain C - rated 4 out of 5
Well what can i say about this...unfortunate not to have the best of the British summer time but saying that this is in my top 3 courses i played in 25 years of golf....say no more,,,you really do need to experience this course.
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Reviewed Oct 11 2020 by Nigel M - rated 5 out of 5
A wonderfull course which is over 100 years old and ranked 93 best course in the UK. Fantastic condition and great layout . A great test for all abilities. Well worth a visit

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 80 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 15 2020 by Dale B - rated 5 out of 5

First time at the county

Well it was a lovely course to play.having waited a long while to get out on the course. And it did not disappoint. Not that i played at my best, too many 3 putts.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 96 Handicap: 15.2)
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Reviewed Jun 26 2020 by Kevin H - rated 5 out of 5

Quality heathland course

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Reviewed Nov 11 2019 by Philip, Northampton - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely lovely lovely

First time playing the main course. What a joy to behold. Even after endless rains no puddles or muddy fairways, even buggies on the course! This is a special place. Fantastic fairways, aprons better than most courses greens and a lot more undulating than I imagined. It is long this time of year with little run out off your drives. Lots of slopes both fairways and greens, but all in lovely condition. It makes you think which is good. Relatively wide for the most part but far from easy. It must be a brute in the summer with greens running quick but I will be back. Good pro shop staff. Yes some of the older members are a bit ‘old school’ and can give the club a bad elitist feel but ignore those and this is just a great course.
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Reviewed Jun 28 2019 by Steve S - rated 5 out of 5
Really nice course, a mixture of wide fairways and tight risk and reward holes. The greens run quick and true and there are virtually no flat putts. Presentation of the course was spot on

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 90 Handicap: 12.1)
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Reviewed Jun 12 2019 by Mark B - rated 5 out of 5

Shear delight even in the rain

I always thought this course would be too difficult for a high handicapper. Some of the fairways were narrower than what I usually play on, but with some careful play, i didnt venture into the rough too much. Despite on and off rain, I thoroughly enjoyed playing here, and the clubhouse was very welcoming and food great. As the course is ten minutes from where I live, I would love to join, not many courses have this affect on me, I will have to persuade the wife, that it would be a good investment for me to join
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