Waterton Park Golf Club

Waterton Park Golf Club, West Yorkshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6781 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Simon Gidman in 1995.

Contact Information

The Balk, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6QL United Kingdom

Tel: 01924 259525

Golf Pro: Matthew Pearson | Tel: 01924 259525 ext2

Website: http://www.watertonpark.org.uk
 

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  • Midweek Guide: From £18.50 *
  • Weekend Guide: From £25 *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6781 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required

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Waterton Park Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.63

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 104
Average Ratings
4.33 ... Overall Rating
4.51 ... The Course
4.50 ... Course Cond.
4.34 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.17 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.25 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.50 ... Prac. Facil.
4.50 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

104 ratings & 66 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 107 out of 1971.

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What the club says: The parkland course is sited on the world's first nature reserve. Charles Waterton a pioneering Victorian naturalist created the nature reserve in 1820 and he dedicated his life to preserving the local wildlife in this area, and today we still share the park with all manner of wildlife. The golf course was designed by Simon Gidman and opened in 1995.
The design cleverly exploits the 200 acres available, creating a spaciousness not found in many courses set in smaller areas. The par 72 course has been built to extremely high standards with USGA specification greens and tree-lined fairways. The club prides itself on the condition of the course especially its fairways and greens, the greens are in play all year round.


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Reviewed Nov 13 2018 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

Home Club

Love having Waterton as my home club. A real test for any golfer.
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Reviewed Sep 29 2018 by Andy P - rated 4 out of 5
An enjoyable afternoon of golf. Course in good condition and better than most I've played considering the difficult hot summer. Would definitely play again.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.6)
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Reviewed May 21 2018 by David C - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic golf club , course was in excellent condition and all staff were very obliging.
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Reviewed Nov 11 2017 by Steve F - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden gem in yorkshire

Iv'e just joined golfshake and saw this golf course on golfshake web site with good reviews, i booked me and my mate for on friday 9th cost £20 each.
only 30 min away from sheffield up the M1 and easy to get to, very good course greens and fairways excellent for november, i will recommend waterton park to all my golfing mates.

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 83 Handicap: 13.8)
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Reviewed Jul 26 2017 by Ashley Y - rated 5 out of 5

Accidentaly Amazing Discovery

Came across this place by accident when searching google for 'best value' courses in the UK. Waterton park subsequently popped up on a Golfshake list of the best UK courses with green fees under ?50... and it's only 30 minutes from where I live, so thought I'd give it a try.

I should point out at this stage that UK green fees are a major source of frustration for me as I think they're a huge barrier to people getting into golf and don't always reflect the quality of a course, but rather the clientele that course is aiming to attract.

Paid ?67 in total for 2 green fees plus buggy hire after an exceptionally warm welcome from Scott in the pro shop. He looked like a man under pressure with 12 jobs on the go at once and a phone ringing off the wall but couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming.

Having played the first few holes we were exceptionally glad to have chosen the buggy as it's undulating to say the least... this is not an easy walking course so I recommend hiking boots if on foot. That said, the layout is great, the course is in amazing condition and the views across and alongside the wonderful lake are spectacular. Indeed, the first par 3 we came across was a stunning hole with a shot across a ravine... it looked like the tee box and green had been cut out of the hillside. I had to keep reminding myself that the green fee is only ?22.50 each (I believe there's also a Thursday afternoon special offer for ?19). That's staggering value for money.

Playing off the blue or white tees you need to be striking it well to make a good score as a lot of the par 4s are 400+ yards and play uphill into the wind. That's not a criticism by any stretch, just an observation... there were a couple of periods where I don't think I used an iron for around 6 holes with driver and fairway wood or rescue being required to get anywhere near the green!

All in all it's outstanding value for money and I rate this place higher than many courses I've played with green fees in excess of ?75. Will definitely be back as it's so refreshing to come across a course of this quality with a green fee around the ?20 mark.

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Reviewed Jul 18 2017 by Keith G - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course, played several times, well worth a visit, i find it challenging and fulfilling, its a top course.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 7 2017 by David P - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course in good condition great test for all standards would recommend this course


(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 25.9)
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Reviewed Jun 5 2017 by Ian B - rated 3 out of 5
A good course and proved to be quite tricky. Greens were good but a little slow.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.4)
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Reviewed Apr 8 2017 by Neil J - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 8 2017 by Dave C - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 23.4)
Excellent condition, a tough course with some graet holes.
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Reviewed Oct 12 2016 by Tom D - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 7 2016 by Philip H - rated 5 out of 5
The course and the location was excellent. This is the best course in the area.
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Reviewed Oct 7 2016 by Graham F - rated 5 out of 5
Very good, the fairways are the best that we have played this year, greens just has good, a long course 6200 of the yellows, some holes like the 3rd, on a big slope and long, a buggy would be the best way to play it, well worth a try.
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Reviewed Sep 28 2016 by Steve R - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 105 Handicap: 22.3)
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Reviewed Sep 5 2016 by Jim B - rated 5 out of 5
staff very helpful and pleasant. the course was long and some people may need a buggy.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Aug 30 2016 by Gary B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 8 2016 by John F - rated 5 out of 5
Course in great condition. Very quiet, only saw another 3 groups all day. Considering joining

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed Jul 22 2016 by Michael C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 20 2016 by Gavin W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 28 2016 by Andrew W - rated 4 out of 5
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