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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

  3.82

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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 Jul 5 2015 by Tichafa M - rated 3 out of 5
This is a very good course. With a bit more investment it could be a top quality course. The greens are in good shape. There is however one temporary green. A couple of the holes have pylons and electric cables going across. All in all a very good course.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 1 2014 by Philip S - rated 3 out of 5
Played on a twilight rate of £15 on 30th April 2014, and received a warm welcome in the clubhouse as a first time visitor

As others have said, the rough is dense in places and the grass on some fairways and most green approaches needed cutting. Lots of standing water on a few fairways, (7th, 11th, 14th & 16th), and there were a number of water filled bunkers. Considering the amount of the rain, the greens have held up well, although they were slow.

However, overall it's a good test as it plays longer than the scorecard and you need to keep out of the rough. But you will need to wait for drier conditions for a more accurate opinion.
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Reviewed May 13 2012 by Richard S - rated 3 out of 5
I've played here quite a bit and I would say it's a good length and a fair challenge for the higher handicappers but I feel a low handicap player would eat it up for dinner. The rough is always tricky, often difficult to get a clean connection. The fairways are not always cut as often as one would like leaving you wondering sometimes if you're playing from the first cut. The greens are always slow and some would say do not present much of a challenge (but somehow I can still manage to find spots to 3 putt from!). In Winter and SPring the course can be very wet due to how low it is and poor darinage although there is always work going on trying to remedy this as much as possible. All this sounds negative I know, but for all the downs to this course I still enjoy playing here as when you play well it rewards but when you do not play well it spanks your behind.

(Round played: May 2012 - Score: 121 Handicap: 27.7)
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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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