Wincanton Golf Club

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Wincanton Golf Club, Somerset is a 9 hole, par 70 (6266 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1994

Contact Information

The Racecourse, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BJ United Kingdom

Tel: 01963 435850

Website: http://www.wincantongolfclub.com/
 

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6266 yards | Private | Parkland

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Golfshake Rating

  3.54

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 17
Average Ratings
3.41 ... Overall Rating
3.35 ... The Course
3.60 ... Course Cond.
3.13 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.76 ... VFM
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4.00 ... Pace of play
3.80 ... Hospitality.
2.75 ... Prac. Facil.
2.00 ... Food + Drink
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17 ratings & 12 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2162.

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What the club says: The 9 hole course gives the impression of a links course but is infact situated in the historical barn within the racecourse boundaries. The course was opened in 1994 and is an excellent test of golfers of all levels of ability.


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Reviewed Aug 28 2020 by The Secret Golfer - rated 3 out of 5

Much improved since last review

Constructed in the early 90’s by the Racecourse owners, this was built with greens to full US spec. In the middle of the racecourse itself, it is completely flat, but being on the highest point around and no protection by trees, it can be one of the windiest places around. Built with huge (and oft unseen!) bunkers, many of these have now been reduced in size, but still pop up unannounced for the first time visitor!
Although only 9 holes, it certainly is no pushover, especially in a breeze and there are four holes on each circuit that the majority of players will be very unlikely to reach in two, and indeed the alternative tees for the back nine make the playing of the holes very different from the first circuit.
The course is inside the racecourse itself with the well signed entrance off the B3081 Wincanton to Bruton road. The car park is adequate and a short walk to a converted old barn which encloses the clubhouse and facilities. There is a small changing room upstairs, but it seems is little used, and the clubhouse has a limited selection of golf equipment and attire, whilst you can get a machine coffee, but very little else – lack of catering is certainly noticed, although all the equipment needed is all there in place.
The 1st (10th ) tee is a short walk in front of the clubhouse, and is quite a kind opener of 320 yards but it is not without a “1st tee nerves” panic area as any slice could easily go into the adjoining out of bounds practice range. The 10th tee is actually kinder as you are playing more parallel to the OOB. Played sensibly, this hole is a dogleg left with the best target from tee the marker in view, and certainly to the right of the small bush in view on the left. This will leave a short shot to the green, but be aware, the first of a number of “hidden” bunkers protect the front, and in fact will swallow up anything short. You will find for the first time today, that the greens are very good and true.
At the 2nd (11th) you are straight into the heart of the course, a strong 400 yard Par 4, more often into the prevailing wind, and getting onto the green here in two is a worthy achievement, and another where an large unseen bunker grabs mang a ball on the front left.
The 3rd and the 12th on the second circuit, are two very differing holes to play, - first time round, the yellows are well forward (40 yards) from the whites whilst on the 12th, this is a par 5 which can extend to nearly 500 yards and it is probably easier to par as the par 5 12th rather than the par 4 3rd. The drive needs to be left of the bunker in view on the right, this also taking you away from a depression on the right which often seems to remain as pretty thick rough. The green itself is tucked around the corner to the left, and yes, is again protected by a large and unseen bunker.
Like the hole before, the 4th and 13th are very different in playing, the first time being a short par 4 of 261 yards, whilst second time as 13th is longer, but has the added problem of virtually playing as a dog leg right, or at least with fade to keep away from the practise area and OOB on the right.
The 5th is the first of the par 3’s, 168 yards as the 5th, and just 126 as the 14th. Hitting the green from the 5th is often a tough ask, especially into a breeze, and with bunkers left and right, 4 can be a happy score.
The 6th (335 yards) and 15th (301 yards) is a straight forward par 4, but care needed not to hook as the race track is quite close on the left, whilst a hollow and bunker on the left can also gobble up a drive, and then we reach the longest hole on the course, the 7th a par 5 which plays as a very strong par 4 as the 16th. It is a bit of a wham bang thankyou ma’am hole and played as a three shotter, can usually bring rewards.
The 8th / 16th is another long par 4 and even with a kind wind is tough one to hit in two, which leads on to the final hole, a par 3 that plays long at nearly 200 yards the second time around, just what you want when you need a par to win a match.
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A testing but flat 9 hole course, very wind affected, but with excellent greens and a course that will test every club in your bag. Shame about the lack of clubhouse facilities, but there are a number of eateries and pubs in the town itself, and a large Marstons eaterie abeam the A303.

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Reviewed Sep 9 2018 by Dave H - rated 4 out of 5

A nice course tucked away in Somerset

We had a day out at Wincanton and although it is only a 9 hole we were very pleasently surprised. Well worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere different.
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Reviewed Aug 4 2018 by Jack G - rated 3 out of 5
Friendly club, flat course, fairways average, with good greens
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Reviewed May 3 2018 by Brad B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 16 2018 by Gavin M - rated 3 out of 5

Very good condition

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Reviewed Feb 21 2016 by Michael P - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: )deceptive course which looks simple but isn't.
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Reviewed Jul 22 2015 by Malcolm F - rated 4 out of 5
The last 12 months has seen the course neglected due largely to the race course management failing to replace the green keeper. That has now been corrected with a new green keeper coming from nearby Sherborne golf course. In the short time he has been @ the club vast changes have been seen already. No longer large swathes of knee high rough. This is now ankle deep, giving you a chance to not only find your ball but possibly attempt play a rescue shot as well. The fairways are now well defined and are running well. The greens are getting back to being top quality again and the bunkers were being worked on when I played on Friday 17/7/2015 scoreing 90 gross 69 net. Well worth a return visit.
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Reviewed May 19 2015 by Nick Candy - rated 1 out of 5
This was once a very decent flat but long 9 hole course in the middle of the racecourse, with excellent greens. Now sadly, it is truely awful, they havn't even got a greenkeeper at tthe moment. Uncut rough just off the fairways, and greens that you need a driver to get to the hole!
All whom I met mentioned hopeless management and were not goining to re-join.....sadly, unless someone gets in there, changes the management and those running the place, it won't be around much longer
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Reviewed Jan 23 2015 by Adam P - rated 3 out of 5


(Round played: Jan 2015 - Score: 84 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 12 2014 by Secret Golf reviewer - rated 1 out of 5
Once a lovely albeit, flat and very playable course. Played in May/June 2014 and is now in terrible condition, where balls are lost if not on the fairway. Biunkers unkempt, tees awful, the only respite are the greens which are still as good........not a lot of point though if you lose a couple of balls to get there. Someone needs to get a grip here soon, or the 70 odd remaining members will drift away them selves
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Reviewed Feb 24 2014 by Ryan W - rated 4 out of 5
Well kept course despite recent weather with a modern clubhouse and good facilities. Good value for money

(Round played: Feb 2014 - Score: 94 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jan 23 2014 by Neil D - rated 3 out of 5
Good value for money with course in a good condition

(Round played: Jan 2014 - Score: 53 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jan 23 2014 by Craig F - rated 5 out of 5
Very good course conditions despite recent poor weather! Having played other course in the area recently, this was much better under foot.

(Round played: Jan 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 25.2)
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Reviewed Jun 16 2013 by Aaron H - rated 5 out of 5
Good course. Good atmosphere. Well maintained. Good value for money.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 90 Handicap: 0)
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