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Douglas valley golf club

2.6   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 62 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: ££

Course Information

Douglas valley golf club, Lancashire is a 9 hole, par 64 (4380 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Jeff Shuttleworth in 1996.

9 holes | Par 64 | 4380 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: A6 Blackrod By-Pass, Blackrod, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 5HX United Kingdom

Tel: 01257 474844

Website: http://www.chillidipgolf.com/course


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range

Midweek Guide: £8.00 per 9 holes, £10.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £9.00 per 9 holes, £12.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £8.00 per 9 holes, £10.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £9.00 per 9 holes, £12.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

2.64

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.3
(based on 62 reviews)

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28
3 star
20
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4
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6
 

RECOMMENDATIONS

88%

would play again or recommend


3.3

The Course

2.4

Course Conditions

3.5

Value For Money

3.5

Pace of Play

3.2

Facilities & Service

3.6

Hospitality

3.4

Practice Facilities

2.4

Food & Drink

What the club says: A quaint 9 hole course measuring 2190 yards over undulating parkland. Opened in August 1996 & designed by local course designer Jeff Shuttleworth, the course was constructed by South African Craig Cooke, who had previously reconstructed parts of the famous Loch Lomand course in Scotland and the Valderama in Spain.

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Andrew R rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 4 2022

Fantastic value

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Paul H rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed May 25 2022

Good for a quick 9, or 18

The greens were still a bit wet and slow when I played but other than that the course was in good condition and not too busy (early Thursday afternoon start). You can't grumble given the cost (£8 for 9 holes, £10 for 18 holes). I found the 7th to be particularly challenging. Fairly local to me and as somewhat of a novice I will go back every now and again to see how I am improving. The scores given are in the context of the cost of a round.

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Scott N rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 15 2022

First time played, enjoyed this course very testing, nearly used all my clubs to play the course,
Great condition, greens need a little more attention, rather bobbly but really enjoyed

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Stefan X rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 26 2021

Nice little 9 hole course


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Stefan X rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 26 2021

Nice little 9 hole course


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Bolton rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 8 2019

Getting there, but is too late?

Last year the course seemed to enter a drastic decline.
I have played a few times this year. The teeing grounds still leave a lot to be desired, that is being kind, they dan awful. The greens and fairways appear to be getting some much needed tlc.
This said I do wonder if it is all too late, having spoken to a number of players they are reluctant to part with the small green fee to play what had become a course which at best could be termed a laughing stock.
I played twice last week, at a time, when, once upon a time you couldn't move for pensioners like me, I had the whole course too myself, consolation, I found 15 golf balls.
It is sad that a once lauded 9 hole golf course is reduced to being plyed by about a dozen members and gangs of young men who walk on without paying and proceed to treat the course with utter distain.

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Nick T rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 2 2018

Gone downhill

The course used to be fairly decent. Greens are really poor and the fairways are like rough long 2-3 inch grass. Was very disappointed.

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Richard F rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 10 2017

Tricky 9 hole course lots of hazards a good challenge.
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(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 71 Handicap: )

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Allan U rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 25 2017


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Lee G rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 30 2017

good course to practice your game on,not the best greens but they do a job for the price you pay and a very good practice area

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Eamonn D rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 28 2017

Challenging course. Not the best kept but expect that for the cheap prices. Can't be beat for membership costs. Will definitely keep you on your toes.

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Phil W rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 10 2017

The tees are dried mud, with the odd patch of grass. Fairways were long grass that desperately needed cutting. The rough therefore was brutally long. The greens are very hairy, bobbly and in very poor condition. I didn't go in any bunkers so can't comment. I know it gets wet in the winter and so they've probably struggled to get on and mow it with the wet weather. But it does need some TLC. There are some nice holes with some risk/reward shots over water. The views up to Rivington are lovely. The driving range, pro shop and welcome were first class.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 77 Handicap: 13.7)

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Shaun H rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 6 2016

Crap,not been taken care of,didn't look like it had been mown for weeks,long grass on tee box,s felt like you were teeing off in the rough,fairways not mown and no first or second cut of rough just really long grass at the sides very difficult to get the ball out of,a shame really as this could be a very good little nine hole golf course as its very tricky to play as there are a lot of ponds on the course a lot of money needs to be spent on this course.

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Unhappy Gilmore rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed May 28 2016

Does anyone actually look after this course??

Without a doubt, the scruffiest, most unkempt course you'll ever play.

Awful 'Impossible to find a flat part' Tees playing to Uncut and yet again Awful Greens.

It's a shame, as the course layout isn't that bad...It could be so, so much better.

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Jordan I rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 6 2016


Good course overall good teachers and very friendly

(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 64 Handicap: )

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