Atherstone Golf Club

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What we say

The facilities, including the dodgy clubhouse, leave a lot to be desired of the Atherstone Golf Club but the rock and roll(ing) golf course is great if you've got a head (and the legs) for heights and enjoy experiencing quirky golf. There are plenty of blind shots as well as severely undulating and sloping fairways, so it's odds-on you'll be facing some pretty testing and, on occasions, frustrating lies. You'll no doubt be cursing as you've spanked a great drive down the middle only to be rewarded by having to play the next shot from below your feet. But that's the nature and character of Atherstone with its tight, linksy-style turf. You'll either love it or hate. We loved it.... most of the time anyway.

The original Atherstone Golf Club course was built in 1894 and it is considered by all categories of players to be a most enjoyable and exciting test of golf. The quality of Atherstone Golf Club is perhaps demonstrated by the fact that it has produced many fine golfers, three of whom have become Ryder Cup players, and two members have won silver medals at The Open Championship.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 1 out of 5
  • TG Rating 2.5 out of 5
  • Players Rating 3.7 out of 5
  • Address
    The Outwoods, Mancetter, ATHERSTONE
  • Tel 01827 713110
  • Website www.atherstonegolfclub.com

Course Information

Course 72 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Mon-Sat: £18 a round & £30 a day.
Course Length 6,012 yards (5,497 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Hard 0-10
Course Membership Private

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course does not have: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course has: Dress Code
  • Course does not have: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4 out of 5 Little gem

    By Geoffred1

    Great course in very good condition. Very reasonable price. Less than £25 for 18 holes and lunch. New steward and wife very welcoming. If you want to try a course that is not just up and down this is for you. Friendly clubhouse with food available at any time. Played sat 26.7.14.

  • 5 out of 5 Tough Inland Links Type Course

    By Ian Courts

    Many blind holes , inland links style . Small greens very hilly one of the toughest tracks in the Midlands Friendly members and bar staff very reasonably priced Try it you will not be disappointed.

  • 4.5 out of 5 beautiful course

    By starta14

    played this course for first time yesterday and was blown away by how challenging it was. i would tell anyone to try this to give yourselves a real test. i have played the brabazon at the belfry on a few occassions and found that quite a bit easier. so try it you will not be dissapointed just a little out of breath.

  • 3 out of 5 Great Course, Shame About Staff

    By matt051191

     Great course which is an challenge with great rewards, hidden in the middle on no where its a chance i discovered it. greatly enjoyed my time playing here over the years, however the clubs intolerance towards young adults and kids is disappointing, as this club is stereotypical and is hugely biased towards its elderly members. overall its a great course in surprisingly good condition, its just a real shame about the awful and terrible staff and facilities 

  • 4 out of 5 Great Course

    By klaw

    I have just played this course for the first time with the view to becoming a member,and I  was really impressed. A real gem of an inland course with a real linksy feal. The course is not long at all but with some very very tight fairways there is card wrecker around every corner. The course has dried out really well after being closed for a while due to the snow. The greens were really nice to putt on and the bunkers in excellent condition. It is a very tiring course to play as it is very hilly,so an electric trolly would be a good idea. The members we spoke to during the round were very friendly and helpful. A must play if you get the chance.

  • 3.5 out of 5 Golf & Fitness Challenge

    By Paul Gerrard

    A testing course on both your game and your stamina. Starting on the 1st that is an up and down blind right dog leg just for starters. Its nice to hit the par 3's - at least you can see your target. A brilliant woodland course that will challenge the best never mind those of us off 28!! A friendly welcome awaits

  • 3.5 out of 5 a real test

    By texiscreen

    a top inland track that will have you using most of your clubs a some point in the round. there is not many flat lies to be found here so bring your A+ game and hope for the best. i play off 10 and im pleased to shoot 86!!!

  • 4 out of 5 Great fun...

    By Anonymous

    It's very hilly and basically you can get knackered walking up and down the hills. There's so many blind holes which can cause nightmares for first-time visitors. Great fun though...

  • 3 out of 5 I recommend it

    By Anonymous

    This is not known as the Killing Fields for nothing. There are 14 greens that cannot be seen from the tee!! A very thorough test of Golf and course management. The course has a lot of ups and downs, so take an electric trolley, or hire a buggy, and have a good supply of balls to hand. The rough is gorse and not to be entered if possible. A very friendly clubhouse awaits the very out of breath golfer as the 18th is a final walk uphill!! For the long hitter the Par 4 twelfth will help you check your distances as the drive is uphill,(a long way), and then another 200 yds to a small green. The 14th, the quarry hole, will require a straight drive and an accurate approach shot, mostly uphill. There is some relief on the Par 5's but this course uses all the clubs you have. Very enjoyable, and I recommend it.

  • 4 out of 5 Good test

    By Anonymous

    It's not particularly long but is a good test and you can ruin your card on the first three holes alone - the 1st is as tough as you'll play anywhere.

  • 3 out of 5 If you can play here....

    By Anonymous

    A must for all, wherever you are on the handicap scale, a 'well-contoured' walk which promises some interesting results. Take a good friend or a joke book with you - if you have a bad day, you'll need someone or something to cheer you up!!

  • 4 out of 5 Testing!

    By Anonymous

    A course that has no two holes alike, Atherstone has a linksy feel that rewards accurate tee shots, but can punish you if you stray offline. A true test of golf.

  • 3 out of 5 Worth a visit

    By Anonymous

    Excellent test of golf. Not all that long but you need every shot in the bag. Course has superb greens and majority of shots are blind with tight fairways. You can see why it's produced two recent Ryder Cup players. There isn't a pro-shop (you pay at the bar), but there is a practice net and putting green, and the changing rooms are adequate. Hire a buggy and take in the lovely views. It's also a good idea to take notice of the signs that show you to the next tee, because it's not always obvious. Well worth a visit no matter what your handicap is.

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