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Theale Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

An 18 hole, gently undulating, parkland course set in the Berkshire countryside. The club also offers a driving range, a short game practice area & a warm friendly welcome in the clubhouse.

18 holes | Par 71 | 5888 yards | Private | Parkland

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


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £20.00 - £26.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £26.00 - £35.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information

Visitors welcome

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Contact Information

Address: North Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5EX United Kingdom

Tel: 0118 930 5331

Golf Pro: Nick Mitchell

Website: https://www.thealegolf.com/

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Theale Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.85

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 92
Average Ratings
3.26 ... Overall Rating
3.30 ... The Course
4.00 ... Course Cond.
3.30 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.26 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.19 ... Pace of play
4.46 ... Hospitality.
4.04 ... Prac. Facil.
3.92 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

92 ratings & 66 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1565 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Theale Golf Course, designed and constructed by owner Mike Lowe, was founded in 1996. Set in 150 acres in the Berkshire countryside, this young, yet quickly established 18 hole golf course offers an interesting and enjoyable game for golfers of all abilities.

Although gently undulating, this parkland course is deceptively challenging. Holes varying in length from 154 yards to 519 yards (off the yellow tees), and numerous hazards in between ensures a game at Theale Golf Club remains interesting throughout.

The doglegs demand precise drives (such as the 14th – if you clear the water hazard you may be in with a birdie chance) and par 3’s guarded by water or sand traps (such as 6th and 13th respectively) form quality tests of golf.

Water is featured on nine holes and approximately 60 bunkers of varying shapes and sizes ensure your skills continually are tested.

The elevated tees on the 11th (yellow and white tee) and the 13th (white tee) both provide panoramic views over the attractive course.

All tees are sand based. Summer tees and greens are playable all year round.

The course boasts exceptional drainage making Theale Golf Club one of the few courses in the area that is playable throughout most weather conditions.

With the 9th and 18th both finishing close to the clubhouse, you can enjoy a short stroll to our friendly bar for a refuel or a relaxing wind down.



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Reviewed Jul 7 2021 by Freddie J - rated 4 out of 5

Very Good Value Course

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Reviewed Jun 9 2021 by James O - rated 4 out of 5

Very good

Played here using my Flexi Points on the PMG Membership. Lovely little course with some challenging short par 4?s, real doglegs and excellent condition greens
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Reviewed Jun 9 2021 by James O - rated 4 out of 5

Very good

Played here using my Flexi Points on the PMG Membership. Lovely little course with some challenging short par 4?s, real doglegs and excellent condition greens
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Reviewed Jun 9 2021 by James O - rated 4 out of 5

Very good

Played here using my Flexi Points on the PMG Membership. Lovely little course with some challenging short par 4?s, real doglegs and excellent condition greens
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Reviewed Jun 9 2021 by James O - rated 4 out of 5

Very good

Played here using my Flexi Points on the PMG Membership. Lovely little course with some challenging short par 4?s, real doglegs and excellent condition greens
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Reviewed Jun 7 2021 by Richard M - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course with just a few really super holes

Played with a couple of work buddies who are members which brought the green fee down to £27 which was a fair price. The condition of the course was great, nice lush fairways and the greens were very nice....quite fluffy grass which I'm used to and the greenkeepers do not shave the hole so the grass overgrows which makes the hole appear smaller - so a clever technique :-)

Some holes were nice/fairly ordinary/wide fairways so single figure players can tear it up I feel. But the good holes here really made up for anything ordinary about the others. The par 3 6th over a hidden stream (dont be short) followed by the real risk/reward 7th are some of the best of the front 9. I really liked the 11th. A real strategic drive from an elevated tee and approach needed to an amazing green (the only one I 3 putted) with danger off the right of the green with a pond. This is a super hole and really reminded me of the Forest of Arden in Warwickshire and the walk to the green to the left is like the lovely heathland views at Formby ladies course on Merseyside. Then green on the short 12th is amazing with a bunker right in the middle. How often do you find the green with an approach only to get your wedge out to chip a bunker to get to the flag on the other side of the green?? One of the best greens I've seen!

This is not a long course, nor is it a boomer's course - it is a thinking course. I enjoyed it. I'd recommend it if in the area as they have nice friendly staff too and a small, cute/friendly club house (+ good short game practice facilities too!), and just 5 mins off the M4.

I hear the £900 membership is one of the best value in the area esp with Reading GC being closed at the moment.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 86 Handicap: 12)
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Reviewed Apr 8 2021 by David E - rated 2 out of 5

Not worth ?36

I think some of the previous negative comments are slightly harsh... dependant on time of year (autumn) you have to let the grass grow and sometimes the fairways and first cut can be difficult to identify.
I played yesterday (midweek April spring day) and the fairways were mown and greens too. The bunkers had decent amount of sand, and on the whole, the course is in fair/good condition.
Off the fairway and into the rough, things are unkept and tatty, and signage is poor, especially between 9 &10...
I personally feel ?36 (midweek rate) is a bit steep, considering other courses offer better quality for similar/less money.
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Reviewed Dec 12 2020 by Peter Webster - rated 1 out of 5

Course in Terrible Condition

Course is in terrible condition due to the use of buggies and trolleys still being permitted onto the course. Very difficult to differentiate between rough and fairway and expect a 5 hour round.
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Reviewed Aug 31 2020 by Terry P - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 24 2020 by Sarah C - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course, friendly welcome

The driveway into the club is unprepossessing, but don't be fooled - this is a lovely course, with a very friendly welcome in the clubhouse. Fairways were reasonably forgiving/wide and quite dry, allowing the ball to run. Greens were consistent speed despite slightly mottled appearance and the odd bare patch. I found a couple of bits of water that I couldn't see from the tee, and most holes provide challenge without being impossible to play. Would definitely play again, played well under my handicap!

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 81 Handicap: 14.9)
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Reviewed Jul 19 2020 by Richard S - rated 2 out of 5

Perfect for high handicappers

Nice set, course and facilities. Flat course, little sand, little rough so ideal for novice golfers

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: 19.9)
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Reviewed Mar 6 2020 by Reading - rated 5 out of 5
Awesome course - has undergone a lot of work and the course plays really well. Welcoming club house too and not a typical "stuffy" golf club
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Reviewed Feb 11 2020 by Dereck N - rated 3 out of 5

Very good

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Reviewed Sep 14 2019 by Justin W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 6 2019 by Nick P - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course, great condition definitely worth playing

Very nice mix of holes to challenge all range of golfers, welcoming clubhouse and facilities. Course in great condition.
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Reviewed Apr 27 2019 by Christine B - rated 3 out of 5

Lovely Course

hidden course, groundsmen very out keeping it in good shape. Lots of wild life to see also. got lost a couple of times going between holes but groundsmen very helpful. will definitely go there again

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 121 Handicap: 35.4)
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Reviewed Sep 13 2018 by - rated 4 out of 5
Theale has come along incredibly well over the last few years the green keepers have done an excellent job with the greens and clearing away lots of old bushes and over grown rough areas. This has helped to speed up play and allow air to circulate around the course more and also give more visibility. If you haven’t played there recently I would recommend another visit
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Reviewed Sep 4 2018 by - rated 4 out of 5
Much improved since last visit, now well worth a knock
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Reviewed Aug 31 2018 by Reading - rated 5 out of 5

Great place.

Friendly staff and atmosphere in clubhouse, sociable members which is great, lovely course with great greens, driving range and practice areas,
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Reviewed Aug 30 2018 by Mark - rated 5 out of 5
Great course, friendly club and the best view for a drink in Theale! It\'s a great place to develop your golf with competition groups being drawn so you get to play with a variety of golfers, this improved my game immensely. Can do pay and play but if playing regularly being a member has more benefits imho.
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