Any recommendations ? Winter Golf Courses & Hidden Gems
We are looking to compile a feature on some hidden gems particularly around Winter golf.
Reply : Fri 2nd Nov 2012 15:51
Stand GC, my home club. Built on sand so usually all causual water is gone from the greens and fairways with in a half hour. The only time it closes is when it snows heavily.
Reply : Fri 2nd Nov 2012 16:05
i played at frodshum GC last week and the course is great at the moment (i was told its always like it) this is because its so high up from the water plain.. but i must say you will need a warm hat for winter golf there. only time it closes is when the snow falls heavy.... as before so i'm told, but as for playing the course.. very much on my go back to list.
Reply : Fri 2nd Nov 2012 16:36
Llanymynech in Shropshire/Powys. Plays across the border of England and Wales. A great course with magnificent views from the cliff tops. It drains brilliantly because it is so high up and the green fees are great value.
Reply : Sat 3rd Nov 2012 19:17
conwy golf club always in great nick
Reply : Sat 3rd Nov 2012 22:19
In Warwickshire - Stratford upon Avon GC or North Warwickshire GC
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Reply : Sun 4th Nov 2012 15:01
Most Links courses are a good bet and Selby GC is also good.
Reply : Tue 6th Nov 2012 00:34
As Alan above. Frodsham GC. I played after heavy rain last winter and it was in very good condition.
Reply : Thu 8th Nov 2012 19:58
thanks for all the suggestions so far
Reply : Sat 10th Nov 2012 22:34
Aberystwyth golf club , close to the coast and drains well, very rarely closed and if it has too due to the rains its never for long as the wind drys it quickly.there is temporary greens in frosty conditions but again being so close to the west coast we dont get that much compared to inland
Reply : Fri 16th Nov 2012 08:23
De Vere courses may only close for snow, but are often open when they should be closed. I played at Heron's Reach recently & was virtually waterlogged. As a business, I can understand the need to keep revenue coming in, but the green keeper must have been heartbroken at the state of the course...
Reply : Mon 4th Nov 2013 13:17
If you are around the area try East Brighton... always open and playable. Went down there recently after some recent torrential downpours, you'd never have known. Be prepared for a good stiff breeze though, never known a still day.
Reply : Thu 7th Nov 2013 20:21
Dummer Golf Club just outside Basingstoke in Hampshire. The course rarely closes and never has temporary greens or tees. Built on chalk so free draining, its always a good challenge.
Reply : Wed 5th Feb 2014 14:11
I use Southern Valley GC just outside Gravesend in Kent. Only closes for snow and no temporary greens or tees. I play here most weekends in the winter, never muddy as it's built on chalk so drains perfectly.
At the moment the greens are in fantastic condition, playing really well.
A great links course at a reasonable price.
Reply : Wed 5th Feb 2014 16:58
Gog Magog, just south of Cambridge, is terrific in wet conditions. Chalk again.
Reply : Thu 6th Feb 2014 09:46
I will have to agree with John on Southern Valley. The weather just doesn't seem to effect it at all. It's a really interesting course and I love playing there. Other than that my club Shooter Hill GC holds the weather really well, I've been a member for 2 years now and I've never seen a temporary green there. There are only winter mats on the par 3's, always in great nic.
Reply : Thu 15th Jan 2015 12:34
Any suggestions for 2015 ?
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Reply : Thu 29th Jan 2015 18:52
Come to Spain, The bweather is fantástico and the strenght of the sterling make it even cheaper Take a look at holidaysinone.com, they have unlimited green fees and three nights on half board from 265 euros (£200) 😉
Last edit : Thu 29th Jan 2015 18:52