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Pleasington Golf Club

4.2   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 81 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Pleasington Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6373 yard), private, heathland golf course established in 1891. PLEASE NOTE: We are currently down to 12 holes for the winter.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6343 yards | Private | Heathland


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Address: Pleasington, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 5JF United Kingdom

Tel: 01254 202177

Golf Pro: Tony Wesson, Steve Hamer & Steve Malone | Tel: 01254202177

Website: https://www.pleasington-golf.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

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

Individual bookings can be made directly through our website here
The Club caters for visitors bookings Monday to Friday and Sunday (subject to availability).
Our superb facilities include:
First class catering facilities
Indoor Swing Studio

Midweek Guide: From £40.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: From £50.00 per round *

  • 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: From £40.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: From £50.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.24

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.1
(based on 81 reviews)

5 star
43
4 star
19
3 star
6
2 star
2
1 star
8
 

HIGHLY RATED

94%

would play again or recommend


4.3

The Course

4.1

Course Conditions

3.7

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

4.1

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

3.7

Practice Facilities

4

Food & Drink

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Cavan T rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2022

Hugely overrated

A tremendously average course. Nothing particularly special about the layout, or the condition, especially when considering the price. Also, the pace of play was abysmal, not a single four ball in sight and 4+ hours, shocking. The majority of the members seem to think they're better than everyone because of the "status" of the club, which for me it nowhere near deserves. I guarantee you could easily spend half as much and find a more enjoyable/better course to play.

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Hi Cavan,
I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Pleasington. We are working extremely hard to improve all aspects of the course, clubhouse and customer experience at Pleasington and greatly value feedback.
It would be great to get some more details of your visit and your views on where we can improve in future. I would very much appreciate it if you could give me a call on 01254 202177 to discuss.
Kind regards,
Mark Bleasdale

Replied 14th June 2022

Reply:
Hi Cavan,
I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Pleasington. We are working extremely hard to improve all aspects of the course, clubhouse and customer experience at Pleasington and greatly value feedback.
It would be great to get some more details of your visit and your views on where we can improve in future. I would very much appreciate it if you could give me a call on 01254 202177 to discuss.
Kind regards,
Mark Bleasdale

Replied 13th June 2022

Reply:
Hi Cavan,
I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Pleasington. We are working extremely hard to improve all aspects of the course, clubhouse and customer experience at Pleasington and greatly value feedback.
It would be great to get some more details of your visit and your views on where we can improve in future. I would very much appreciate it if you could give me a call on 01254 202177 to discuss.
Kind regards,
Mark Bleasdale

Replied 13th June 2022

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Stephen M rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 3 2018

Gone Downhill

I used to play this course often and tried to join butbthe waiting list was too long (up to 7 years!). Unfortunately, in the last 5-10 years, the course has gotten steadily worse, both in condition (inconsistent greens...) and opening up through temoving trees. \\It has lost somewhat that feel of being on the course by yourself in your group which was special. I don’t know whether it’s a greens issue or a difficulty issue, but the affect has been to make a tricky, interesting course for scratch +/-3, to a less fulfilling experience.\\High handicappers are happier with the easier course but still preferred the ‘old course’, the older ones who remember, anyway. They aren’t happy with the trees being cut as it’s more open. The greens never needed such radical change to be excellent. I played in the Open regional qualifiers and they were a dream, even when wet.\\A lot of money has been spent I hear, but on the evidence, not well. Hopefully they have a long term vision as the setting will,always be supreme.\\I really liked this course and it’s sad it has gone this way.

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Chris smith rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 10 2017

Not what I thought it would be like.

Surprisingly this is a past open qualifying venue but for some reason the past 2 times I have been the greens have been really bobbly and inconsistent. The bunkers looked like they have just been forgot about which is not how they should be maintained. The drainage is another issue aswel. Very surprised to be honest I bet the members are really annoyed at the price they have to pay aswel. The only good thing is the layout this could be a really good course with proper work done to it. Also range was shut when I went so only had a net to hit a couple of shots into.

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Harry Brand rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 8 2017

I REALLY REALLY do not know if I played the same course as the players who left good reviews. I played at the August Open 16 and it was dire. I have been here as a visitor many years and up until 5 years ago enjoyed every one. Now it looks unloved and tatty. the greens were appalling condition and just tatty all round. My friend who invited me said he pays £1100 a year to play that is twice what it should be. My meal afterwards was sent back it was inedible.

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A Patterson rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 28 2016

I played in the Open her in March .I really was very very disappointed in how we were treated and the terrible state of the course. We were running late and tried to call the secretary at the club, he had diverted all of his calls to the pro shop and the poor bloke was run off his feet. When we arrived the secretary was serving drinks!! Why I do not know.
The course looked terrible and played worse. It looked like heavy machinery had been driving down the fairways and the whole course looked in dire need of some major repairs. I was given a flyer with the subs on it. £1150 for a year? They have got to be kidding that is major course fees not a course that looked and played awful. Bunkers were not raked properly, fairways had thatch all over them, tees - not one level.I agreed with my partners, probably the best course scenically but we come to play golf not take pictures. Pleasington looks like it has been resting on past glories and got an apprentice to look after the course to save money.
The catering was almost inedible, in fact we all left our food, not good

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Frank Philips rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 11 2015

What a waste of time, course looks like not been looked after for years

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Alan Bleasdale rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 26 2015

I played in a recent open and it will be my last. pleasington have recently built a new bridge and if you can make the climb over good luck. That is not the worst part however. The course is tatty large unkempt areas, sodden and boggy(no rain for days before) in lots of areas huge mini lakes where work been done. appalling to see a once great course gone downhill so badly. I will be spending my money on courses that make you feel welcome and not just grab your money and run.

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Peter rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed May 7 2013

This curse has some of the best scenery in the UK. However the course is in very poor condition. The greens are inconsistent. The bunkers are appalling. The fairways look as if they have never been devoted. I got into 3 half ball divots, old ones. This course needs to get a grip, very tatty and old hat.

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Simon P rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 1 2017

The course has a drainage issue, I excepted the fact there was a bit of rain previous to my round but every fairway had a substantial water build up. The layout of the course is fair but unkempt in places. All the greens were bobbly and needed a good rolling. On a good note the tee beds are in good nick.
With a bit of money (and they have it) they could solve the majority of these issues and make it into the course it's written up to be

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Dan C rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 2 2016

Unfortunately some winter tees and also fairway mats everywhere were in use for the round, i was informed about winter tees before arrival; on the day of booking, however i asked if the fairways were being played off mats and told that they were normal play ie no mats. when i arrived i was told that play from the fairway had to be from a portable mat, it would have been nice to be called up on the day if things had changed or at least a reduced green fee; neither of which occurred. Once i got to the tee there was a queue to tee off, i had been told when i paid my fee that i was hitting off after the guys at the tee had hit off. i asked them if they were running late as my tee time had passed during waiting for the party to tee off in succession of each other, however speaking to some people queuing behind me it was evident that the group of 9 had teed off before their tee times and pushed in front of me. i wouldn't normally be bothered about this but i was waiting about 5 minutes for every shot and the round took nearly 5 hours to complete, with no attempt from the groups in front allowing quicker players to play through. so these issues did dampen my enjoyment of the course. i did enjoy the course but felt that the management could be better to reduce slow play and hitting off at the correct times, there seemed to be a very small break between tee times which wasn't ideal. Views were nice from the course but i would say that a 30 pounds winter green fee was quite expensive for this course and a summer green fee would be too high for this course as there are more enjoyable courses not too far from this one and for less money. There were a few interesting holes but there could have been more signage to tell a first time visitor where to go especially when accessing the course over the railway. More safety bells would also be useful as there are quite a few blind holes;to reduce waiting times. pleasington is worth playing if you haven't before but i don't expect to return anytime soon.

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Steven K rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 14 2020

Not convinced

Always referred to as one of the best courses in the North West, but for me it doesn't deserve the hype. Never had a decent welcome in the pro shop ; the course has some forgettable holes (3, 11 & 17 as examples) and it's over priced. Clubhouse great and the welcome in the bar has always been great, but the course just doesn't blow me away.

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John W rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 31 2019


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Casey rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 18 2017

Enjoyable experience

The round started with a few frustrations- i put my head around the door of the shop and it seems to have become a practice studio. So I went to play. I waited a few moments after my tee off time as there were two players ahead- both playing two balls, as it turned out- the first two holes took almost 30 minutes by which time I was caught up by the group behind.

The course always looks good- it seems the rough is a little more forgiving than it has been. On the downside, quite a few of the greens offer bobbly putting and seem to be inconsistent when it comes to speed from hole to hole. A number had sand on- one of my putts turned almost 90 degrees through sand!

Fairly busy on a beautiful Monday- but once the two juniors gave up it was a good pace of play.

With the condition of the greens, the full price green fee would be at least heading towards 'poor value' especially considering the excellence of greens at some other local courses for substantially less expense.

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Sascha N rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 25 2015



(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 15.5)

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Aidan B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 27 2014

Played it at a good time, rough was low and greens were average speed so didn't play out at outs toughest. Good quality course though with some very good holes over at the back.

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.2)

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