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Porters Wood Golf Course

Porters Wood Golf Course, Lancashire is 9 hole, par 58 (2856 yard), private, parkland golf course

Contact Information

Gathurst Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0LH United Kingdom

Tel: 01942 214 777

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £8.00 per 9 holes (Seniors £6.50); 13.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £8.00 per 9 holes; 13.00 per round *

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

Course Information:
9 holes | Par 58 | 2856 yards | Private | Parkland

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  • 7 Day Membership Available
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Porters Wood Golf Course Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.16

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 70
Average Ratings
4.13 ... Overall Rating
4.32 ... The Course
4.00 ... Course Cond.
3.20 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.97 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.00 ... Pace of play
4.38 ... Hospitality.
2.88 ... Prac. Facil.
2.29 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

70 ratings & 37 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 980 out of 2170.

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What the club says: Situated on the outskirts of Wigan, Porters Wood 9-hole golf course is set in natural, undulating parkland between the villages of Shevington and Orrell.

The course measures 1,424 yards and consists of 7 par 3’s and 2 par 4’s. Every one of the 9 holes offers a unique challenge, with danger lurking at every turn. Whether it be Ackhurst Brook which runs through the heart of the course, the ancient woodland of Porters Wood, the steep valleys, ponds, bunkers, banks of gorse, or a mixture of young and mature vegetation, golfers of every ability are sure to be tested.


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Reviewed Sep 9 2020 by Peter D - rated 4 out of 5

One of the best par 3 courses in the NW

Essentially a par 3 course but the 1st and 9th holes are short par 4's. All the holes are intetesting and challenging. The greens are excellent. This os a great wsy to practice short holes for the more serious golfers and os also good for beginners. The par 3's are a good length so representative of par 3's on a full course.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2020 by Matt S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 22 2020 by David J - rated 4 out of 5

Social distancing to the max

Not played in years about five and was pleased with course apart from the trees developing not much has changed. A quick 9 holes suitable for all

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 45 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 4 2020 by Elliott G - rated 4 out of 5
Nice short nine hole course at a reasonable price. Excellent condition and definitely worth a visit.
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Reviewed Sep 14 2018 by Marc B - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent nine holer

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Reviewed Jul 30 2018 by Dan A - rated 5 out of 5

Superb course!

This course is always a pleasure to play, and they work hard to ensure it is always immaculate no matter the weather. Great test for the short irons.
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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by Glenn M - rated 4 out of 5

Always enjoyable.

I know this course well but it is always a challenge (to me anyway!) It looks simple at first but if you are not accurate the ball can roll well away from the green for a very tricky return shot. The greens are always immaculate despite what some players have reported (usually in the middle of winter). A welcoming little course.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 41 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 17 2018 by Lee B - rated 3 out of 5

Good but still on mats

The course was very boggy in majority of places (acceptable given the rain the day before) minus the greens, these were near perfect condition.
My main concern was the fact the 7of the 9 holes are still using mats. I had played the full 18 holes at Haigh Hall.and Hart Common the week previous and no mars were in use. Slightly disappointed with this.
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Reviewed Nov 1 2017 by Glenn M - rated 4 out of 5

Great for practising your short game.

Porters Wood is a nine hole course, the first and ninth being par 4's, the rest par 3's. It looks easy when you first arrive but there are some tough holes. You have to be accurate as there are slopes and gullies which take your ball away from the hole if you hit a wayward shot. As a senior golfer I paid £6.50 for nine holes, great value for money. Visit their website for other prices.

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 44 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 14 2017 by Tom S - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent little course, well worth a visit

Excellent, well kept little 9 holer. Friendly welcome, clean and well kept Greens. Plays quite quickly, doesn't ever seem to be overly busy. Some excellent little holes along the way with enough to keep you interested, some tricky shots and areas to avoid if you want to get round well. Well worth the ?8.
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Reviewed Apr 14 2017 by John S - rated 5 out of 5

Course in perfect condition - greens rolling superb! A great challenge in the wind
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 67 Handicap: 6.8)
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Reviewed Feb 26 2017 by Lee H - rated 3 out of 5
Great little course, great condition, just wish it was an 18 holer.. Overall one of the best 9 holes in the area

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 34 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Feb 11 2017 by Craig S - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent little course, great for practicing par 3's and short game. Course was in excellent condition, well looked after.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 41 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 21 2016 by Kevin Browne - rated 5 out of 5
I only discovered this great little course a month ago, and boy what have I been missing!
it is by far the best par 3 course in the North West I have come across - the tee beds, fairways, bunkers and greens are all extremely good indeed, and don't forget your pitch repairer as the greens deserve to be kept as greate as they are.

the 1st and 9th are cracking little par 4's, but the gem in my opinion is the short 7th.
even the surroundings are easy on the eye, and you would never know you were in such a built up area.

Yarrow Valley in Chorley has long been a well liked par 3 around these parts, but it cannot hold a candle to Porters Wood in any respect!
Kevin Browne. Leyland
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Reviewed Jul 23 2016 by Ian B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 20 2016 by Andrew S - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent 9 hole course, the condition of the course is a credit to the people that run it. If you want to sharpen up your short game and practice your par 3 game then look no further, the first hole and the last hole are both par 4\'s, everything in the middle are par 3\'s. I\'ll certainly be going back.
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Reviewed May 20 2016 by Ian C - rated 4 out of 5
Great little course. Good for new players and players trying to improve their short game. Membership is value for money. Friendly and very helpful staff.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 42 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 31 2015 by Mick/Orrell - rated 5 out of 5
Great short course. Really well looked after and greens in great condition. First time played was really impressed.
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Reviewed Oct 6 2014 by John S - rated 5 out of 5
Keep up the good work lads! Course is really maturing now.

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 63 Handicap: 7.2)
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Reviewed Sep 15 2014 by Paul M - rated 3 out of 5
nice little short course - friendly welcome - well kept - great for a quick knock

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 31 Handicap: )
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