De Vere Carden Park - Nicklaus Course

De Vere Carden Park - Nicklaus Course is an 18 hole, par 72 (6302 yard), resort, parkland golf course.

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Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ United Kingdom



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Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6302 yards | Resort | Parkland

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Nicklaus Courseyellow72725906
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De Vere Carden Park - Nicklaus Course Reviews & Information

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  4.81

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 79
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4.21 ... Overall Rating
4.24 ... The Course
4.40 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.05 ... VFM
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79 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 25 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 99% would play again or recommend

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On reflection

Apologies I missed this out; on reflection, the course is far better and beyond my capabilities and therefore offers little as a challenge. I would imagine those far better than I would think differently, the course is setup for the better player.

Just enjoy it, take it for what it is and appreciate the finesse.

Craig - Aug 29 2017


Golf Course Reviews for De Vere Carden Park - Nicklaus Course

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Richard M rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 15 2018

Forget the critics -the Nicklaus is great course
Greens were superb. The best view was probabaly from the outstanding/breathtaking 1st tee but even so it was a great course wiht a number of unique holes like 6 and 17 both (around a lake). cracking golf holes, and also 7th- we were stumped where we were going at first. but another great hole ! 15th was a great challenge too.
Only downside was the lack of signage once you#d played 8 and 15 we got a bit lost!

But be warned there is a fair amount of walking and carrying up the 18th is a fitness test!

Thoroughly enjoyed though played badly!

I used Open Fairways for 2 for 1 so played for £27.50 each............i wouldn't pay £55!

Great steak sandwich in the lovely terrace of the Clubhouse which is a bit special

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 13.4)
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Andrew M rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 13 2018

Worth The Trip.
A nice course with some quirky holes where you are forced into making a decision. They are not all get the big dog out every hole as a few you gotta think about placement for second shots. An amazing 17th hole , Par 4 where if you are a big hitter then you can give it a bash but us mere mortals tend to drive up the middle and then accross the lake.The 7th is very similair where if you take the risk you can reap the reward. The only minus is there were a lot of societies all there at the same time and although no problems with the golf and the accomodation. The dinner , service and food all suffered because of this.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.3)
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White P rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 14 2018

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 109 Handicap: 27.1)

    

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Mark S rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 23 2018

Perfect
Great course played it 5 times il be cumin again great golfing with family members

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: )
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Rob W rated 3 out of 5 - Jun 14 2018

Long course, big hitters paradise. Could do with a redesign to make more interesting and memorable.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 23.5)
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John W rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 6 2018

Great course
Prestige condition, greens, fairways and tees, watch out for the heavy rough.
A great challenge

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 19.2)
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John D rated 3 out of 5 - May 29 2018

The better of the two courses.
Carden Park itself is a lovely place to stay and play with excellent facilities in the Hotel itself.
The Nicklaus course is more open than the tree lined Cheshire course with some scenic holes throughout,the 17th should be the signature finish in front of the Hall itself. The rough is unforgiving and the grass a little long on our visit which penalised those who left the fairway. Bunkers were a bit hit and miss with a lack of sand a problem. Staff in the club were excellent and nothing was any trouble ,the guys/girls looking after your clubs and the buggies especially helpful.
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Ryan B rated 5 out of 5 - May 28 2018

Good condition
Lovely day. Good 8 holes. Terrible the rest really..................................
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(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 8.9)
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Graham H rated 4 out of 5 - May 8 2018

First weekend
The Nicklaus course only opened this weekend and although the fairway were (understandably) a little long, the course was in very good condition.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 14.5)
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John P rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 7 2017

Excellent venue, good food, friendly and helpful staff and two good gold courses

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 103 Handicap: 20.6)
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Terence O rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 20 2017

Good course - reasonable challenge - played with three others and we all enjoyed it despite a few showers. play was at a reasonable pace as it was not too busy on the day we played.

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.5)
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Paul W rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 19 2017

Fantastic course
Fantastic course with plenty of challenging holes. Nice to see some nice wide fairways as well, which certainly helped me out.
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Robert W rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 14 2017

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Craig C rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 29 2017

On reflection
Apologies I missed this out; on reflection, the course is far better and beyond my capabilities and therefore offers little as a challenge. I would imagine those far better than I would think differently, the course is setup for the better player.

Just enjoy it, take it for what it is and appreciate the finesse.

Craig
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Craig C rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 29 2017

Walk on past the Nicklaus and tee up on the Cheshire
That title seems really unfair and I feel slightly guilty for saying it; but it's true.

The Nicklaus course is great, the 2nd cut rough is a golf ball hiding monster. That being said I only lost one to the mischievous growth. The bunkers are huge and enticing, card killers and beautifully filled with the softest of sand. Thankfully I only saw these as I walked on by, feeling thankful that the bucket and spade can stay in the bag.

The fairways are wider than the Cheshire and there are more strategic bunkers throughout. Apparently, the reasons and requirements for a championship award. Chatted the man in the halfway house, who seemingly offered the same trail of thought and some what disappointed that the Nicklaus seems the poor cousin to the Cheshire course.

It felt long, very long, my feet were aching by by the end of it, trolley, not carrying, similar length to the Cheshire but I never felt that tired playing the Cheshire course.

Some great features, the 17th over the water and I think the 6th with a similar angle of attack. Other than those two, nothing really exciting.

I wanted to love the Nicklaus, I've been looking forward to playing it for months. Sadly I feel let down and I hate myself for thinking it, even more for typing it. I wanted it to be so much more, after playing the Cheshire my expectations were at 100,000 ft.

My top tip: Ignore the yellow tees and play off the whites; it's too short otherwise and offers no challenge at all.

Play it as a bucket list and immediately play the Cheshire to wash your sins away.

Enjoy; try and love it; take it in and then appreciate it for what it is and the man who designed it. If I played it again I know I could bring that score down; a thought process I couldn't attribute to the Cheshire. I so wanted to love this course, but it just doesn't excite me or provide any sort of challenge. Yes, I am a 28 handicap, 21 if you take GolfShake into consideration, but this wasn't a tough course and the next time, if I played this course again, it would be off the white tees or even the blue.

My only grievance, this really irritated me, one of the greens man were cutting the fairways, I had to wait for 5 mins for this chap to clear the 2nd and then another 10 mins (standing on the tee) on the 3rd fairway. Thankfully he never appeared again; I understand that these chaps need to do their job and I was out at 0745, but I expect a little awareness and common sense.

I paid £20.50 on tee off times, great deal, I'd be feeling even more disappointed if I paid full price.

Carden Park: I ticked, no I wouldn't play again, only because of the course and how disappointed I was in comparison to the Cheshire. Everything else is perfect, well done people.

HCP: 28
Strokes: 94
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White P rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 17 2017

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 21.7)
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John W rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 17 2017

Excellent course
Lovely condition, fast greens lots of slopes, nice half way round drink and snack hut, some brilliant holes following the natural scenery
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Michael K rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 10 2017

excellent condition, green improved immensely since last visit. would highly recommend

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 12)
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Jonathan P rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 30 2017

Great course in fantastic condition
My first time playing the course and I was very impressed. My only negative was the long walks from green to tee on some parts of the course d the fact the halfway house was closed.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 86 Handicap: 18.6)
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Nial P rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 21 2017

Great course, practice facilities are superb and condition is Great, played on a terrible day weather wise so didn't get the most out of it

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