The Craythorne Golf Club

The Craythorne Golf Club, Staffordshire is closed.

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Craythorne Road, Rolleston on Dove, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0AZ United Kingdom

 

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  • Midweek Guide: From £10 per round (online) *
  • Weekend Guide: From £10 per round (online) *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 68 | 5641 yards | Other | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: An 18 hole, par 68 (5641 yard), other, parkland golf course designed by Tony Wright.

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


The Craythorne Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  2.8

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 16
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2.94 ... Overall Rating
2.88 ... The Course
0.00 ... Course Cond.
3.41 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.18 ... VFM
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16 ratings & 14 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2137.

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What the club says: The Craythorne is a challenging parkland course near Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire. Originally the design was a 9 hole layout which was re-routed in 1983 to become 18 holes. Over 5000 trees, 75,000 tonnes of soil, irrigation system, two ponds, 14 new tees and 5 new greens have been introduced in the past 16 years.


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Reviewed Sep 3 2013 by Tim H - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 21 2012 by Andrew G - rated 3 out of 5
Craythorne is a fairly well looked after and very nice to look at course. It is incredibly unforgiving due to it's narrow and long nature. And it is long even with a low par due to a majority of the par 4s being a real struggle in 2 shots for the amateur (and I am average to long hitting). As the fairways are devided by large thick trees the narrowness of the holes means as soon as you go off target you are in big trouble and will do well to get away with a double bogey.

(Round played: Sep 2012 - Score: 116 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2012 by Tim H - rated 3 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewA strange little course. To be honest I was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews but we got an amazing deal (£11 inc. lunch!) so I gave it a go.
OK, the course is very tight, but it does mean that you need to be straight off the tee - any wayward shots and you are punished badly but isn't that the idea of the game? As there is only one par 5 you could just leave the driver in the car, most of the course can be played with a long iron or a fairway wood but be macho if you want and get punished for it.

As for the course it does double back on itself a lot and there are a lot of places where it could be potentially be dangerous on a busy day, but it wasn't a problem for us. However, it's one of those courses that would be considerably easier second time around as there are a lot of blind tee shots.

The greens were surprisingly hard considering how bad the weather has been and not particularly consistent, some were fast-ish and some were fluffy and slow. What I did not like was the two holes with astroturf tees which do appear permanent with no provision for grass - that just isn't really acceptable for a course in the summer.

I'd certainly go there again but not a full price. The clubhouse staff were very friendly and the food was very nice.

(Round played: Aug 2012 - Score: 84 Handicap: 15)
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Reviewed May 25 2012 by Rob, Belper - rated 2 out of 5
The first nine holes here are some of the dullest I've ever played; lots of compact, but straight fairways (grouped a little too closely) although the back nine have a bit more character.

I can honestly say I have never lost more balls on the FAIRWAY in a single round - the combination of loose mown grass and dandelions often makes finding your ball like looking for a needle (in a literal) haystack.

Not a bad price if you get a teeofftimes (etc) offer, but definately not worth the full greenfee- will probably not visit again.
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Reviewed Jul 4 2011 by Rob U - rated 3 out of 5
We arrived at The Craythorne with open minds on the round of golf ahead.The course at first glance is very pretty parkland,with a chip and putt and driving range.We got our buggy,which are for hire and set off.The 1st is a par 3,tight but not too challenging.As we progressed to the 2nd,the tee is elevataed and fairway tight.This was the how the course was for the next 2 holes until we came to number 5.The tee for this hole,a par 3 is astro turf,and we were not quite sure why,but the hole itself is challenging,being the hardest hole on the course,mainly because of the length and bunker placement.Number 6 and 7 are both tight,dogleg lefts,with not too much trouble.Onto number 8,another par 3 with astro turf tee.My suggestion to Craythorne over these tees is to go half and half.Grass for summer,astro for winter.Numbers 9 and 10 are par 4's the latter a tight dogleft right.11 is a really pretty hole, with an elevated tee,so take in those views.12 and 13 are fairly standard par 4's but then it's onto 14.This is the longest hole on the course measuring 520 yds off yellow,530 off whites.A word of warning..watch the bunkers situated on this hole as this reviewer went in one and regretted it.No deep sand to get out easily,and this was the standard as it looked like all bunkers could do with a good raking.Onto 15,with another suggestion,get someone to collect the range balls that stray over onto the fairway,as I must have took 15 mins walking round looking for mine.16 has an interesting green,created like a bowl to accept your second iron shot.17 is a beautiful par 3 with 2 bunkers situated just in the right spot to catch errant shots.18 is a fairly standard par 4 finishing hole ending up with another bowl shaped green near the clubhouse.The only real criticism of Craythorne is the greens.Some are good,some mediocre and some bad.Most are slow,with the mowing left too long and they are patchy with grass missing on some.The course overall is pretty,challenging with tight fairways not for the faint hearted.Craythorne also hosts weddings with staff having 15 years experience..If you want to get married at a golf course Craythorne is licensed for civil ceremonies.Conferences can also be held in the private function rooms.Societies and private visits are welcomed and,if you fancy joining they have a flexible membership scheme,that is NOT expensive.PGA trained staff cater for all in their purpose built bay with floodlit range.Also,a 1st for me was a 360 degree virtual tour than can be viewed online.To conclude,I would like to thank Sue Bould,admin director.She was welcoming and courteous.Overall this course warrants a 3 star rating,with scope to increase this to a 4.Good Luck to you all.
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Reviewed Jul 1 2011 by Rob U - rated 4 out of 5
I played this course on Thursday June 30th 2011.On arrival we were greeted by the Admin director,Sue Bould.She was courteous and very helpful,having arranged our round of golf with a buggy.The course itself is not for the faint hearted,with several holes warranting X certificate.The fairways on number 2,12,15 and 16 are quite narrow so you have to be straight.The greens were slow,some were in need of a bit of attention and some bunkers could do with a good raking.However,overall the facilities were excellent,pro shop well stocked and the people we met were nice to talk to.A full review on the course and it's facilities will be available shortly on different websites.
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Reviewed Jun 23 2011 by Liam E - rated 3 out of 5
This Course is nothing special however it does offer very good value for money when utilizing the various rates on offer playing outside the peak times. The greens are reasonable and the fairways offer plenty of forgiveness for the high handicap player, overall the facilities are very good & I would recommend to equally high handicaps like myself.
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Reviewed Oct 15 2010 by Ian E - rated 4 out of 5
Some fairways a bit close together but other sections of the course have some good golf holes specially 7th 10th 14th and 17th. Seems like it drains well and should be playable thorugh the winter ok
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Reviewed Jun 27 2009 by Paul M - rated 2 out of 5
Not my favourite course in the world... A bit too tight for my liking, 4 fairways in really close proximity, not uncommon to hear 'Fore' shouted at you several times! (have a look at google maps and you'll see what i mean). It's a shame as they've had to cram these holes in due to space limitations. Having said that there are a couple of nice interesting holes (6th, 7th 11th and 18th) are worth a mention in their bar afterwards.
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Reviewed Jun 5 2009 by Sue B - rated 5 out of 5
A friendly welcome and an interesting course to play. Played on a Thursday, which is credit crunch day so only £17.50 with a bacon bap thrown in, great value. Were also impressed with the facilities, great to have chance to go on the driving range before we played and they've a practice area as well.

Always like to read the other reviews before playing a course, found the ones posted very misleading as you don't have to cross any fairways on your way to the next tee. Also asked about having to play off mats in the winter months, found out that these are course protector and protect the fairways so it's in better condition at the start of the season. This also allows play in almost all conditions.

We found the greens to be in a very good condition and the course an enjoyable test of our golf.

Prices in the bar and restaurant were very good value, it's a pub not a clubhouse.

All in all a great day out
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Reviewed Jun 5 2009 by William S - rated 2 out of 5
not my favourite place to go, over priced, small, woolley greens on day and lightning quick the next, play it if you must, avoid it if you can.....
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Reviewed May 2 2009 by - rated 3 out of 5
One of the tightest courses you will ever come across, not for the big hitters due to the shortness and width of holes but it is definitely a thinking golfers course and would suit a solid iron player down to the ground.

With only one par 5, short par 4's but very long par 3's it's very much a mixed bag, I do feel it's playing the wrong way round a little, having to take a 5 wood to a couple of the par 3's then only a 5-6 iron off a fair few of the par 4 tee box's don't seem right some how and how the course is set up at least one of the par 3's the 5th could be shortened to give some more yardage to the par 4 6th.

All in all a good test of golf and now having played there and seen how it plays I would play it again but with a different attitude and a bit more course management, starting by leaving the "BIG DOG" at home.
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Reviewed Mar 19 2009 by Paul S - rated 2 out of 5
Over priced very short course, with fairways shoehorned into the available space. Many of these early & some later holes are simple straight up & back design, very narrow, which does add a challange but a very boring one. Many of the holes around the back of the course are fortunately of a better design & there is even a very interesting parr3 hole shooehorned into the centre of the course with its own mini gallery a natural little amphitheretre on that hole. Some of the finishing holes are good too.

So overall its a mixed bag of a course.

One word of caution, if its at all wet, the course wiil be too. And greens will either be supurb or dire depending upon the time of year. In winter you will be issued with your own mat to hit balls off, not golf imho.

Clubhouse is now a little dated, as its straight out out of the 80's. The Proshop space is large but could be batter stocked & very dark. That said you do get a friendly welcome. And if it were not for the prices which are over the top for green fees & membership, I'd probably happily play there on a regular basis, even with my misgivings.

Apparently there are plans to build a Lodge hotel of some sort, which could be the best news a little course like this could get, especially considering the other services the Craythoren has to offer.
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Reviewed Jan 5 2009 by Kev C - rated 3 out of 5
course is good very tight got tohit it straight or you in trouble. greens in use all year round but you have to carry a foot long mat in winter and place ball on in everywhere else. can work in your favour at times i.e. in the rough. 16 pound in the winter but rises to 32 in summer which is steep.
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Reviewed Dec 31 2008 by William U - rated 2 out of 5
Course is in good nick but a lot of walking without playing. You have to cross over fairways to get to next tee, could do with a bit of re arranging. Also quite expensive
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