Whittlebury Park Golf Club

Whittlebury Park Golf Club, Northamptonshire is a 36 hole complex with 4 loops of 9 holes; the blue, red, white and yellow courses. A private, parkland golf course designed by Cameron Sinclair 1992.

Contact Information

Whittlebury, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8WP United Kingdom

Tel: 01327 858 092

Golf Pro: Jim Heatherington & Richard Cartwright | Tel: 01327 850000

Website: http://www.whittlebury.com
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £15.00 per round Mon; £20.00 per round Tues - Fri *
  • Weekend Guide: £25.00 per round *

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Course Information:
36 holes | Private | Parkland

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Whittlebury Park Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.09

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 183
Average Ratings
4.02 ... Overall Rating
4.12 ... The Course
3.81 ... Course Cond.
4.08 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.81 ... Pace of play
3.85 ... Hospitality.
3.81 ... Prac. Facil.
3.42 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

183 ratings & 93 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1180 out of 2122.

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What the club says: 36 Championship standard holes set in the magnificent Oak Parkland that was once part of the Royal Whitllewood forest. Four separate nine holes provide a testing challenge to the golfer, from the historic 1905 course to the gently undulating grasslands of the Grand Prix course.

Red Course - Royal Whittlewood Course
Plays around the remaining copses of the ancient Royal Whittlewood Forest, home to an abundance of flora and fauna, which made the forest a favourite hunting ground of Medieval Kings.

Blue Course - Grand Prix Course
This plays over the gently undulating grassland adjacent to the world famous Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, with interesting lake features and wildlife sanctuaries providing many testing holes.

Yellow Course - 1905 Course
Built on the Whittlebury Estate in 1905, golfers enjoy playing between the magnificent lakes and oaks in the parkland.

White Course - Wedgewood Course
The Wedgewood course has both testing par 3's and par 4's of a high standard of design and construction ideal to bring on and improve the "shot making skills" of the novice, yet offering an interesting challenge to experianced players.


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Reviewed Aug 31 2019 by Ronald B - rated 4 out of 5

Home Course

I continue to play at Whittlebury Park and I'm thoroughly enjoying the experience. I would like to say it is the perfect place to visit and play, but of course it's not, but then I have never found that ideal, not in the UK or where ever I've traveled, Maui came close. However would I recommend it, yes I would, the courses are well maintained and a delight to play, the greens a challenge I look forward to every week, the bunkers, my nemesis. If you get the chance, stay at the hotel, enjoy some golf and relax in the Spa. Ignore the niggles.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 25)
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Reviewed Aug 25 2019 by Tom/Oxford - rated 1 out of 5

There must be another golf course in whittlebury...

Whilst there are some parts to this golf course that are good, I can only assume there is a secret hidden golf course somewhere in the village that all of these 4 and 5 star reviewers are playing because it’s certainly not the same course that I’m playing. The good elements to this course are the general layout of the 9s and the practice facilities. However that seems to be the only good things here.
The course is so long everywhere you go that the rough not 5 yards from the green is unplayable for short delicate chips. Even the fairways are so long that the grass is up higher than my wheels of my golf trolley, no chance of crisp iron shots or wedges with any sort of back spin here. I’ve played other places where the odd member would take a dog out with them but I would be scared to here in case the poor bugger got lost in the semi cut.
The greens are equally bad as you may be better off bringing a hockey stick to putt anything over 20 feet.
Lastly the bar, if you are very lucky you may get served by someone with a smile and the slightest bit of conversation but don’t hold your breath. My advice would be if you want a nice cold drink, go out to the first hole on the red and have a 200 yard walk and fill up a glass from the pond in front of you.
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Reviewed Aug 20 2019 by Gerry/Bicester - rated 3 out of 5

Good for high handicappers

My first time at Whittlebury Park so these are first impressions only. Splitting the course into 3 9-hole routes is a bit unconventional and maybe caters best for hotel guests with limited time - you can get 3 groups all teeing off simultaneously. If you want to do 18 holes you need to mix and match, and the obvious downside is that someone may be teeing off at what is in effect your 10th hole, just when you arrive there. They appear to keep a check on this from the on-course office, but it's less relaxing than having a straight 18 holes in front of you. Because there are few natural hills and large trees are sparse, the course is designed with a lot of artificisl hazards, including narrow fairways and deepish bunkers at about driving distance, undulations in the fairways, many raised greens defended by bunker traps, and sloping greens with challenging pin positions. Personally I prefer courses where the hazards are more varied and natural. Having said that, the course is maintained in excellent condition, the greens are true if rather slow, and each hole is helpfully pictured showing distances from the tee positions.
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Reviewed Aug 19 2019 by Michael T - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant- course is fantastically looked after and has brilliantly interesting holes for both high and low handicaps

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jun 25 2019 by Graham W - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course and facilities. Although drinks and food very expensive but the course was in exception condition. Would highly recommend this course to play.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed May 30 2019 by Ronald B - rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful day to play golf, great course to enjoy golf, I will be back again asap. Only downside, no food available when I finished my round at five.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 24.7)
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Reviewed May 28 2019 by Colin T - rated 5 out of 5
Parkland course, close to Silverstone Motor racing track. course in excellent condition only played the Yellow and Red loops and enjoyed the challenge. Greens are a challenge but add to the great experience.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed May 19 2019 by Brackley - rated 1 out of 5

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I wish I could be more positive in my review on this course, but unfortunately one word describes the whole place. LONG.
Long grass on fairways, semi, tees.
The greens also are probably the best looking slowest, worst putting greens I’ve ever played on, anything outside 20ft is almost a full swing.
Then you have the pleasure of trying to get a drink from the most unwelcoming bar staff in history. What more can I say “save your money”
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Reviewed May 6 2019 by Craig B - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course, a few hackers!

Course is in good condition and some very testing holes. First 9 in 1 hour 45 mins. Second 9 much slower, behind some newbies, but we all have to learn and they did let us through so good on them.
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Reviewed Apr 18 2019 by Colin B - rated 5 out of 5

great golf course

Great golfing facilities and 3 great 9 hole layouts.
John and his team are always very helpful.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 27 2019 by Denis C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 24 2019 by Ronald B - rated 4 out of 5

Every thing you need.

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Reviewed Sep 16 2018 by Nt - rated 2 out of 5

It’s getting worse.

Course condition is letting this place down. Greens are horrendous, bobbling and don’t roll smoothly. Mixture of long and short grass with some bare patches. Tee boxes are really uneven, and the bunkers are a mixture of different sands so it’s pot luck what you get. Go play somewhere else in the county.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2018 by Bob P - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course

Great layout with option to play different courses
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Reviewed Sep 5 2018 by Steve E - rated 4 out of 5
Good course, interesting layout and a good test. one comment to make about the lack of markers on the fairways. On the red course there were marker plates on the fairways at 200, 150 and 100 but were not easy to find. Never saw any on the blue course which made it difficult. Would recommend getting a yardage chart if available. Pro shop closed on the day we played

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 109 Handicap: 28.4)
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Reviewed Aug 20 2018 by Nathan D - rated 3 out of 5

NGL Comp

Greens were tricky to say the least and were a different pace, however it was in reasonable conditions.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 76 Handicap: 4.2)
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Reviewed Jul 14 2018 by Liam R - rated 5 out of 5

Pleasantly surprised

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Reviewed Jul 11 2018 by Ronald B - rated 4 out of 5

Interesting challenge

Played Yellow and Red. First time playing this course and found it challenging, but I am a 24 handicap and the better side of middle age. Wide targets of the tee, varying fairway widths, (some Seve would agree with) strategic bunker positions and, these days, water, not excessive though, finally undulating greens. I enjoyed it.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 24)
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Reviewed May 28 2018 by Carl J - rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyed 2nd 9 is difficult. Need to work on chipping putting went well.. would play again

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 21 2018 by Russ R - rated 1 out of 5

Terrible customer service

50 mile drive, wasted a whole day. completely incompetent system. won't be back anytime soon. offered drinks vouchers to avoid feedback I guess.

Wasted a phone call to check course status, trolley info. I can honestly see why this course is struggling for members.

Plenty of good courses in the area avoid this
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