What we say
Bulwell celebrated its centenary in 2002 and two years later the former municipal course fell into the hands of the members who negotiated a long-term lease with the City Council. The Heathland course is noted for its excellent fairways, fast greens and year-round playability.
Bulwell Forest Golf Club celebrated its Centenary in 2002 and until recently it was a municipal course but in 2004 the club negotiated a long term lease with the City Council and it is now run entirely by the members and is wholly responsible for its upkeep and improvements, the county’s most historic course now has a bright future and is moving from strength to strength.
The Heathland course is noted for its excellent fairways and fast greens and all year round. The course measures 5,726 yards, par 68 for men and 5,002 yards, par 69 for ladies and is a fair and enjoyable test for any level of golfer. The superb drainage makes play possible for 52 weeks of the year.
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address The Clubhouse, Hucknall Road, Bulwell, NOTTINGHAM
- Tel 0115 976 3172
- Website www.bulwellforestgolfclub.co.uk/
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: (am) £12.50 (pm) £10.00. Twilight: £7.00 (Monday - Sunday). Weekends: (am) £15.00 (pm) £12.50|
- Course does not have: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course does not have: Pro Shop
- Course does not have: Restaurant
- Course does not have: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
My second visit to Bulwell Forest. A lshort course, quite hilly which has benefitted from improvements over the last 2 years between my two games. Today found the clubhouse very old fashioned, reeking of fried food and very tatty. Pro shop very small but fine. Tees good, paths between holes fine but could be tidier and almost all greens extremely good. Some issues about moving between holes, 17th and 18th is a test of geography and the corner two holes (7 & 8?) can make for a long wait as they share the same fairway. So overall well worth playing, except for the fact that for the last month at least, Bulwell has advertised a midweek rate of £10, but charged us today £15 with a 2 fore 1 voucher. Phoned up afterwards when I realised and politely asked why. Young man on phone, same as who served us this morning in the shop, said that £10 was a promotion (does not state this is temporary anywhere on the huge banners dotting the course or in the clubhouse or shop) and that £15 was the 'normal' green fee. When I pointed out that by the time we had bought a voucher we had only saved 75p each, got very shirty, told me I could argue (I wasn't arguing) with the club secretary but he would say the same, that 2 fore 1 vouchers were the death of golf and that is why clubs were closing. Implied we were wrong to expect golf for £5 per person and generally was dismissive, arrogant and had little time for reason. I told him I would be posting this review, which I have tried to keep balanced, did not seem the least bit bothered and I feel Bulwells way on interpreting the voucher scheme dubious. He told me the promotion with midweek at £10 would be running for at least another couple of months so clearly £10 is the current price. If you run a 'promotion' through your busiest time of year it seems fair to see it as a the standard price. So i suggest that before you part with your money, you consider that for the £15 plus voucher, you will be getting a discount in pence, and believe me, there are far more salubrious places to play midweek, especially when you want to relax afterwards somewhere rather better than a dated pub interior from the 1970's
This is a very old course, short, well drained and interesting, especially the par threes (there's only one par five): my favourite is the seventeenth with its attractive green and formidable bunkering. Its on an old common, so you have lots of mature trees and gorse. Its almost never muddy, so its good all the year round. Its best played when the kids are at school as its sandwiched between two council housing estates. Cheap, cheerful and fun.
worth a good look at. the greens are very good as of late the members now run the clubs not the council as before there are some very interesting par3s especially the 14 and a good tricky as it up hill and can only see top of flag and is nearly 200 yards off the whites. a good course as the par is only 68 but the course record is still 64 so it is a challenge. overall for the price £8 to £12 you cant get much better value and if you do twilight you have the course to yourself, only critic is you have a right of way through the course so some holes you have to look out for joe public.