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Theale Golf Club

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

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.

Contact Information

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

Tel: 0118 930 5331

Golf Pro: Nick Mitchell

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £20.00 - £26.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £26.00 - £35.00 per round *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 5888 yards | Private | Parkland

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

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Visitors: Visitors welcome

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Theale Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.82

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 86
Average Ratings
3.21 ... Overall Rating
3.25 ... The Course
3.75 ... Course Cond.
3.22 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.27 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.95 ... Pace of play
4.30 ... Hospitality.
3.82 ... Prac. Facil.
3.83 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

86 ratings & 61 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1577 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% 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 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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Reviewed Aug 30 2018 by Squirrel, Reading - rated 5 out of 5

Anon

Course is greatly improved by the dedicated groundsmen. A lot of work has gone into clearing scrub and tidying and it is now a very pleasant outlook. Greens are playing well and have been looked after well, especially after the very dry weather.
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Reviewed Aug 30 2018 by Dumfries - rated 5 out of 5

Great

Played there many times & it’s getting bettter & bettter each year. Friendly atmosphere good club house always made welcome. Great course.
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Reviewed Aug 22 2018 by Reading - rated 5 out of 5

Richard simkin

Great day out Coures in very good condition in line with the summer we are having with excellent greens to top it Richard
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Reviewed Jun 6 2018 by - rated 4 out of 5
Played Theale 5/6 years ago and it was terrible but now they have certainly sorted things out. Greens running true, fairways well kept, bunkers still a bit iffy. Just need to learn to hit a fade for some of the holes.
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Reviewed May 21 2018 by Francesco D - rated 4 out of 5

Good course

The general conditions of the course were very good and the greens were excellent,
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Reviewed Aug 21 2017 by David S - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course, worth a visit

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