What we say
It may not look too tough when you scan the scorecard, but once out in the heat of it, there's some tricky shots that need to be played.
It's a busy little course and can get a little tatty. But the green fee is pretty reasonable and it's a fair enough test.
If you can nail your driver you could score well here, but the big dog could also leave you in trouble if you get a bit wayward.
Rushden Golf Club consists of 10 established holes over ridge and furrow parkland with a stream running through the middle. The undulating land ensures a challenging game. When playing 18 holes only 3 holes are played from the same tees – 1st/10th, 2nd/11th and the 9th/18th.
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- Address Kimbolton Road, Chelveston, WELLINGBOROUGH
- Tel 01933 418511
- Website www.rushdengolfclub.org
|Course Length||6,001 yards (5,487 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course does not have: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
I played this course as a visitor on a Friday afternoon at the end of March. Value wise, if I had paid full price, it wouldn't have been worth the money, but I was playing with my friend, and the club accept 2 Fore 1 vouchers. This made it well worth the outlay. The welcome was very good and the other players on the course were very helpful and friendly. the course itself is a good course. Nothing outstanding; just good. When I started playing, I wasn't sure about whether I liked it or not, but I think that was down to the rain, sleet and driving winds. By the back nine, the sun was shining and several layers of clothing had been shed and I was loving my day out of the office The course comprises of nine holes played twice from different tees. This was rather confusing at times and I would imagine at busier times this would prove to be a pain and cause a backlog on the tees. (we got stuck behind four pensioners on the back nine and they obviously do not believe in letting two balls play through). The greens were average and didn't always run true; but there are far worse out there and it was March (I did notice a lot of unrepaired pitch marks, but the club cannot be blamed for the bad manners of some players). You are not going to get a massive wow factor when visiting a club of this size. It's the same sort of club we all play all the time. But overall, it's a nice club, nice people, nice course and worth the money if you're playing on the back of some vouchers. Give this one a try and see what you think; I will certainly play there again during the summer.
To be fair to this course, if it was looked after it may be a good practice course, you would not want to be a member or visitor as it is not looked after and has substandard facilities. The greens are not consistent except from being in apalling condition, pitch mark repairing obviously does not happen. If in this area use Wellingborough or Collingtree Golf Courses
Some interesting holes break up a fairly predictable up-and-down layout. The greens were scabby, but it was early in the year. Some tight drives keep you on your toes and when the wind blows there are some very tough par 4s.