Barlborough Links Golf Club

Barlborough Links Golf Club is a 9 hole (18 tee) par 70 (6,064 yard), private golf course.\r\n11 bay floodlit driving range, 9 hole FootGolf course, private members fishing and small coffee shop.

Contact Information

Highwood Way, Barlborough, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4XN United Kingdom

Tel: 01246 813111

Golf Pro: Andy Carnall

Website: http://www.barlboroughlinksgolfclub.co.uk
 

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Golfshake Rating

  2.79

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 77
Average Ratings
2.91 ... Overall Rating
3.12 ... The Course
4.00 ... Course Cond.
1.96 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.14 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.25 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
3.75 ... Prac. Facil.
3.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

77 ratings & 53 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1945 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 94% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The course is recently under new management and we are working hard to make it the best 9 hole course in the area. New regular cutting regimes and newer equipment are helping to get the course into shape. USGA spec greens mean greens are in play all year round.

A 9 hole par 35 FootGolf course was installed in July 2016 and provides an ideal place for young and old to take their first steps into the principles of golf using a football.

March 2017 saw the opening of a new Reception and small coffee shop housed within the existing driving range, taking the number of bays available to 11. A small selection of drinks are currently available, with the intention to a small selection of hot food in the near future.

Consistent opening hours in Reception are restoring the faith of previous customers who weren't sure when the course or range would be open!

Free coaching on Wednesday evenings (6 - 8pm) with our PGA Qualified Class AA Head Professional, Andy Carnall are proving very popular and are generally busiest from 6-7pm. You only pay for your basket of balls - the coaching is completely free. Monday Specialised Coaching courses have been running since January 2018, and are proving popular for golfers wanting to improve their game.

Our carp pond is well stocked and fishing memberships are £160 per year.

Our small retail outlet sells golf balls, gloves, tees, club cleaners,pencils and has clubs and push trolleys available for hire at £2/9-holes and £3/18-holes. Credit cards accepted.


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Reviewed May 12 2018 by Neil B - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden gem

Fantastic 9 hole golf course worth visiting.
Freindly staff with a very knowedgable owner / pga golf coach.


(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 45 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jan 14 2018 by Jeremy S - rated 4 out of 5

Course is ok

The course is actually playing quite well considering how boggy the course is, greens are in such good condition compared to a few years ago and at this time of the year, too many players are still leaving pitch marks especially on the par 3 6th, a good little course for the price. Considering the course conditions I had a good round and my mate Nigel played well also.

(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 40 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 14 2017 by Jeremy S - rated 4 out of 5

Course is looking good

Played 2 rounds of 9, first 9 not too good but pleased with the second 9, scored 45 and 41, the greens are so much better than ever before, Neil your a genius, I would still like to see the post markers for 100 and 150 mtrs, it would be so much easier to see them, the ones on the floor are not so visible, luckily I have got a rangefinder, no point in practicing and learning your distances if you can't see how far away you are, a big thanks too all really, course is becoming a little gem.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 45 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 11 2017 by Paul V - rated 4 out of 5
coarse underlating hollows instead of bunkers greens with plenty slopes to read. cafe very basic very friendly staff plenty of people on driving range

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 20.6)
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Reviewed Jul 7 2017 by Sam C - rated 3 out of 5

New Ownership.

This has been my local course since I could first hold a club however I'd never shout about it being my favourite course for a few reasons. However the course is now under new ownership and I couldn't imagine better people for it! They've improved the course no end already and from what they have been promising it's going to just keep getting better. Lovely people too.
The only major downside at the minute is the fact there is no clubhouse (due to a fire a few years back).
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Reviewed May 30 2017 by Ian B - rated 4 out of 5

Course in very good condition at the moment and the greens are improving all the time.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 45 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 14 2017 by Jeremy S - rated 3 out of 5

Course is looking good. Greens are looking and playing very well.
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 47 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 5 2017 by Eckington james - rated 3 out of 5
Things moving in the right direction finally at Barlborough, and it's nice to see the new owners investing to improve facilities and smarten up what had always been a little gem of a nine holer.
Sadly the course does seem to attract a few people who seem to struggle with pace of play issues, sharing a bag of clubs is a common sight there, as are single players dawdling along playing more than one ball.
Playing through seems to be a foreign concept, and as the club gets busier as it improves, I would imagine the management will have to take measures to address these, and one or two on course safety issues.
This said, good luck to Barlborough golf club, it's good to see a local course on the up for a change.
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Reviewed Apr 6 2017 by Sheffield - rated 4 out of 5
Good to report Barlborough continues to dramatically improve under the new management team
Latest addition is a new reception and cafe facility which is due to open soon and will be a most welcome improvement.
Course is looking better and better, greens much improved on previous years, and drainage, an age old problem, is now improving as work is completed.
Just a review of the bunkering and some tidying of the tees and detailing should see Barlborough back to its original condition, and it's good to see the club getting busier and receiving some support from the Derbyshire golfing community.
Let's hope it's the start of better times for golf in Barlborough.
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Reviewed Oct 20 2016 by Mark C - rated 2 out of 5
Great day... best round for while rough bad and tees and greens worn but surprised by score due to swapping back to ping set from taylormades.

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Oct 6 2016 by Malcolm B - rated 3 out of 5

Good layout of course, facilities non-existence, fairways good condition, but greens need work.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 83 Handicap: 14.8)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2016 by Scott W - rated 2 out of 5

Under new management the course is getting better the greens r poor but they r getting better with a bit more work they will be good go give it go n support the new manager in getting barlborough a good course
(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 41 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 28 2016 by Mark B - rated 3 out of 5
New management are starting to improve the course, starting with the greens that have improved lately. Still no bunkers though.
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Reviewed Dec 12 2015 by Jay J - rated 1 out of 5
How they can call this a golf course is beyond me it's embarrassing worse course I've ever played fairways not cut winter mats basically unplayable apart from the greens it was just like hitting a ball around a public park and how the owners can be happy robbing off people making them pay to play on such a poor course is beyond me
(Round played: Dec 2015 - Score: 35 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 14 2015 by Jon/ sheffield - rated 3 out of 5
Barlborough has had its share of ups and downs, and it's fair to say it's never lived up to its early promise. However the new owners are making a real effort here, and deserve a little support from Derbyshire golfers.
Drainage is much better than of old, fairways generally good, greens need some work, but I reckon £7 for 9 varied holes is spot on for an enjoyable mornings golf.
I keep reading how easy this course is, then I look at the scores posted and I wonder if it's so simple after all, truth is the course is quite straightforward in appearance, and not overly long & quite generous off the tees, but shooting around par even for single figure players requires some precision, it's easy to get out of position and bogey a hole on this course. The lack of heavy rough and thick trees, and of course no bunkers, probably mean not so many triple bogeys or worse, but I do know most golfers around here are shooting scores in the mid forties or worse, which for a "simple" par 35 seems a lot.
Stroke index 1 on the course is a 400+ yard par 4, uphill all the way, into the wind most days, out of bounds on the left, thick trees on the right, and in the wet it's a really wicked hole, as hard as any hole in Derbyshire. The final hole is a real beauty too, requiring a precise tee shot and challenging second.
I would say you'll use every club in your bag around these 9 holes, which is always a good sign.
Most people will have played here at some time, and I suspect often had a bad experience or two in the past, but I urge you all to give it another chance and stick by the new owners and see what can be achieved here. Surely no one wants to see another local course close down, remember Birch Hall?



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Reviewed Apr 6 2015 by Jeremy S - rated 2 out of 5

Lovely day, not much wind, the ground is nearly unplayable, very soggy, drainage very poor, like a quagmire, greens running fast though.
(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 43 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 6 2015 by Ian G - rated 3 out of 5

Not bad for a course which is popular but today we could have done with wellingtons, greens ok for time of year.
(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 42 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 19 2015 by Tom H - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 20 2015 by Mathew W - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 61 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 12 2014 by johnhagin renishaw - rated 3 out of 5
played course 12 8 2014.it,s a nice nine hole course,it,s a pity there are only nine holes,i don,t know if there any plans too extend to 18 holes in the future.i will be playing the course regularly now.i went round in 39,which i was quite pleased with.
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Course Information:
9 holes | Par 70 | 6,064 yards | Private | Links

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