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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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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 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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