The Astbury

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The Astbury, Shropshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6517 yard), public, parkland golf course designed by K. K. Downing in 2010.

Contact Information

Astbury, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6AT United Kingdom

Tel: 01746 767394

Golf Pro: Darren Clarke | Tel: 01746 767394

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £40.00 per round Mon - Thurs *
  • Weekend Guide: £40.00 per round Fri - Sun *

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

 

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The Astbury Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.97

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 173
Average Ratings
4.51 ... Overall Rating
4.53 ... The Course
4.42 ... Course Cond.
4.39 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.41 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.48 ... Pace of play
4.45 ... Hospitality.
3.52 ... Prac. Facil.
3.88 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

173 ratings & 149 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 8 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Sitting on 350 acres of traditional English country side in the heart of Shropshire, The Astbury (formerly known as Astbury Hall) has a distinctive story behind its development as the brain child of K.K. Downing, lead guitarist of Grammy award-winning heavy metal band, Judas Priest. The 18 hole golf course opened to the public on September 15 2010, completing K.K. Downing’s first course design. In December 2013 Darren Clarke became the Tour Professional for the Astbury where he represent the company all over the world. The course was recognised for outstanding Golf Architecture in the 2014 UK Property awards - showing the impressive vision of K.K Downing.
The course Combining natural features, tactically placed bunkers and beautifully manicured playing surfaces subtly contoured to USGA standards, the course measures over 6500 yards and promises to be a test to golfers of all abilities.

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Reviewed Oct 8 2018 by Greg - rated 4 out of 5

Closed again

Course is again closed now until 2020 due to major re development
Hope it is still good when reopens
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Reviewed Sep 26 2018 by Tony S - rated 5 out of 5
Brill course hope they not close it or change to a nine hole as it would spoil the experience

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 23.8)
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Reviewed Sep 6 2018 by Greg A - rated 5 out of 5
Had the course to ourselves was in amazing condition even after extreme heat played to our own pace and enjoyed every minute can't wait to go back

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 22.9)
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Reviewed Aug 23 2018 by Rich B - rated 5 out of 5

BGA Tour

Having never played here before and reading mixed reviews, i have to say Astbury Hall is a brilliant golf course, very maintained and extremely picturesque. the fairways were in great condition and the greens were excellent, played on a wednesday for 25quid, you wont get a better course for that money anywhere, anyone that gives this course a bad review has obviously had a bad round and is a huge pile of stinking cow dung. Will definitely be returning to mub it again soon.

Love the BGA
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Reviewed Aug 19 2018 by Luke B - rated 5 out of 5

Amazing

Absolutely stunning views and the course is beautiful.
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Reviewed Aug 12 2018 by Darren K - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by John Berkshire - rated 2 out of 5

Middle of the Road

In the Middle of Nowhere but I’d heard a fair bit about it, course played really short, I know it’s running miles but even so it’s a short track, couple of nice holes but most very average, flew round hardly a golfer to be seen, not sure how it’s the top of the Midlands
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Reviewed Jul 14 2018 by Harry B - rated 5 out of 5
Beautifully maintained as always, possibly the most well maintained after course Iv played. Great value and great location *****
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Reviewed Jul 8 2018 by James J - rated 5 out of 5
Great course in great condition well worth a visit now it’s back open

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 26.3)
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Reviewed Jun 28 2018 by Martin p. - rated 5 out of 5

Exceptional

In a wilderness on brown burnt off courses Astbury is like an oasis, I couldn’t believe the course conditions, it’s amazing. This has to be the finest course for its money within 50 miles
To the previous reviewer, if you have never liked it why play again? Sounds like you have an axe to grind
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Reviewed Jun 27 2018 by Keith Durham - rated 2 out of 5

Confused

Dont get this place, never really liked it from when it opened and I just feel it has gone down hill over the past year or so.
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Reviewed Jun 17 2018 by John M. Wolverhampton - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent

Played last September and upon return it’s just as good, greens fast and true, and fairways are like carpets. Excellent value for money and feels like it should cost more to play
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Reviewed Jun 15 2018 by Dawn from Hull - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

Played here recently with my husband. Lovely course, thrououghly enjoyed it. Challenging course, beautiful scenary!
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Reviewed May 28 2018 by Alex H - rated 3 out of 5
Had been looking forward to playing here again after I last played there last year. Unfortunately it feels like the club hasn't quite recovered from going into administration. The course itself wasn't the same as last time. Needed a mowing all over. There were daisies growing on one fairway. The greens were decent bit I've known them better. I'll put that down to the heavy rain yesterday.
The club just lacks atmosphere. There can't have been more than 5 groups on the entire course which for a bank holiday would concern me as an owner. But for us made it like millionaires golf. Good deal with tee off times but definitely wouldn't pay the 45 pounds booking direct.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.7)
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Reviewed May 24 2018 by James H - rated 5 out of 5

Astbury reopens

The Course has reopened after a period of administration, course excellent and beautifully manicured as always, not busy when we played but I expect as soon as the word of mouth gets around it will be busy again. Cannot fault Course or service
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Reviewed May 20 2018 by David C - rated 4 out of 5
Course in process of re-opening, so no hospitality facilities available. That said, the course was in excellent condition and there were very few other players on the course.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Oct 30 2017 by Martin O - rated 5 out of 5

hidden gem

worth a visit I love the place well manicured golf course, friendly staff excellent layout great challenge
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Reviewed Oct 24 2017 by Tony R - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

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Reviewed Oct 9 2017 by Steve M - rated 5 out of 5

A Class set up

Great day, Friendly staff in the Pro shop, the starter & in the bar. Course in excellent condition, can't wait to go back!
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Reviewed Sep 28 2017 by Tony S - rated 5 out of 5

Great

Great fairways,greens and the 18 is a must photo shoot with the club behind the green par 3 over water

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 25.6)
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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6517 yards | Public | Parkland

Golf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

Visitors: The Course has a NO METAL SPIKES policy to protect the USGA greens.

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