Bolton Golf Club

LOSTOCK PARK

CHORLEY NEW ROAD

Bolton

Lancashire

BL6 4AJ

01204 843067

Average rating

8.4

Course

8.1

Greens

7.6

Facilities

8.4

Value

8.7

Hospitality

9.2

    Over the 18 holes you will be treated to a variety of different shots on perfectly maintained fairways with well-positioned bunkers and mature woods. You will play uphill and downhill and across ravines and streams, with panoramic views to take your breath away.

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    Course

    7

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Average

    8

    22/04/2015

    Bolton Golf Club is set high on the hillside literally minutes from the Town centre with panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

    Teeuplo arrived on what was to be a very pleasant day, sun shining and no wind made it the perfect day for golf and conditions that meant the course would be less tough on us than we might expect when the winds blow on this elevated course position.On arrival we were greeted by a friendly pro shop, Bolton has some excellent practice facilities for both long and short game drills along with a state of the art indoor coaching facility that offers up coaching from the Club's professional,Ian Orrell.

    Following a quick warm up on the putting green that sits adjacent to the first tee we set about the course that was due to host the 2015 Lancashire Amateur Championships in the weeks ahead.

    The first hole is a gentle warm up, a par 4 of less than 300yds that is very straightforward, I choose to play an iron from the tee and left a short pitch to the green, although not the most inspiring start to the round the first does give you a taste of the fabulous greens at Bolton, they had fantastic pace and a perfect role.

    The 2nd is a lot more interesting, dogleg right to left par 4 that plays up hill all the way, bunkers located on the elbow of the dogleg and a camber that takes you away from the hole and towards the awaiting tree line mean the second is an all together different prospect and its time to switch on.

    The 3rd hole offers up something which you will experience on many holes throughout the 18, a fairly severe slope on fairways which means your tee shots have to be sent towards one side of the fairway to come to rest on the opposite, a feature that would suggest course knowledge is key to a successful round at Bolton.

    Hole 5 was a favourite of mine, another par 4 this time stroke index 3, a good drive down the left side of the fairway should mean the ball will finish centre/right of centre but still require a precise iron shot to this well guarded green.

    The 7th is a hole you will either love or hate and that probably depends on how well you play it! Course knowledge is once again essential as club choice from the tee on this severe right to leg dogleg is paramount to land in a position to play fro the green in 2, a green that is very well guarded and I can only imagine how many 'medal' cards are scuppered at this point.

    Hole 9 is probably my favourite on this track, par 4 stroke index 1 plays uphill from tee to green and will certainly test your accuracy all the way. If you do muster a good tee shot you will still be left with a long second into a very tight green entrance that will punish anything other than straight, be warned!

    The 10th tee position is at the highest part of the course and provides a great vantage point with views that stretch for miles. It is a par 3 that bears down onto a green surrounded by bunkers and with such elevation on the tee it is another where club selection is key.
    On the day we played the tee box for the 13th was in a very strange position which meant we played across a fairway and over a tree line to reach the fairway, it was very poorly sign posted and we had to wait for instruction from members who were leaving the first green. Needless to say I lost my ball from the tee shot as I literally had no idea of direction or club choice, from the correct tee position I would think this is a nice little hole with a very pretty pond hugging the left fairway.

    The back nine seems to offer up a number of tee shots that require you to aim a long way from your desired finish position, something which with the fairways bounding as they did would require not only accuracy but also an element of luck for your ball to come to rest in a suitable place. I have to say this was something which became a little frustrating.

    Bolton Golf Club was to be found in excellent condition, greens were very good, fairways, fringes, first and second cuts were all immaculate. The layout of the course is varied but I did struggle with the amount of slope on some fairways. It is not an easy walk either, I carried and would not recommend, many of the older members I saw playing on the day were in buggies which is understandable, but a trolley is definitely order of the day.

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    Worth a visit

    Average rating

    9

    28th August, 2019, by The Housewife

    I play off 16.

    A 3rd visit to this course with BGS, a regular on our calendar.

    This is due to the hospitality and warm welcome. Good chat with the pro who always takes a great interest in our society.

    This is another great parkland course with challenging holes.

    It's a great layout and a good test. Some great views over Lancashire.

    It's a course that I would revisit and I would encourage a little more work on the bunkers. This is the only negative but a little TLC and this will be resolved.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Wonderful course!

    Average rating

    9.2

    7th August, 2019, by d1ashley

    I re-visited this wonderful course recently with friends from Bunkers Golf Society...It was a joy to play once again.
    The fairways and tee boxes were in excellent condition and although several of the greens might have benefitted from a cut they were all still rolling smoothly and at a pace which was quick rather than fast.
    The bunkers were reported by my playing partners to be a little firm underneath the top surface.
    The clubhouse is comfortable and the members were pleasant and helpful. Prices were reasonable too. The pro shop was very well stocked and provided a courteous service to us all.
    I would be delighted to play this undulating course on a regular basis and can recommend to other golfers without reservation.
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    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Great course bunkers need work

    Average rating

    8.6

    7th August, 2019, by jonnymorro

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Well worth a visit

    Average rating

    8.8

    5th August, 2019, by ParkEndBobby

    Played with the Bunkers GS 4 Aug 19 - Another superb visit to one of the friendliest golf clubs in the area. Well maintained practice facilities and excellent greens as usual. An eclectic layout it poses a decent but fair challenge. The only criticism would be the amount of the sand in a number of the bunkers. For a Sunday, it was refreshing to only take 3 hours 50 for a 4 ball. Well worth a visit.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Interesting and Challenging Course

    Average rating

    9.4

    5th August, 2019, by Jpg1001@hotmail.com

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Bunkers Golf Society Aug 2019

    Average rating

    8.4

    4th August, 2019, by dtnalex

    Played Bolton on a warm August (4th august) Sunday afternoon. Course was in lovely condition following a lot of rain during the week. Course has some excellent short game practice facilities and a grass range, though I didn't use this. Course layout is great and being set in a hillside, there are a few holes that test your driving accuracy as you need to hit the right side of the fairway to stay on the fairway.

    Fairways were well kept, tee boxes well presented mostly, a couple had slightly fluffy longer grass. Greens were receptive and true to put on.

    Would recommend playing this course and hope it is retained on the society calendar.

    Course

    7

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers Golf Society 2nd June 19

    Average rating

    9.2

    6th June, 2019, by JON WILLAN

    This was one of our swingers majors competitions here last year in awful conditions and the club kindly gave us a free round for this years event which was fantastic.
    The course was a lot better than I remembered from last year, greens where a bit slow and bobbly but with the rain. The fairways where in really good condition. Let’s hope the sun is shinning on next years outing.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers

    Average rating

    9.4

    5th June, 2019, by sedwards3633

    Played this course with the swingers on Sunday. We played here last year and it rained all day so we didn’t get the full benifit of the course but the guys at Bolton offered us a free round this time around that I thought was a fantastic gesture on there part so have to say 10/10 for hospitality.

    Anyway all was fantastic the only thing was the greens were a little bobblie but the course was very enjoyable and a great day all round can’t wait to go back next year.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers golf society

    Average rating

    8.2

    4th June, 2019, by Carloz

    Played here with swingers golf society and it is a great course, very well set out with good variety to the holes. Unfortunately on the day the greens were a touch bobbly but that was probably down the the conditions with it being a wet day. As a society we were very well looked after and I would highly recommend this course to any society

    Course

    8

    Greens

    6

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    9

    Swingers society outing 2nd June

    Average rating

    7.8

    4th June, 2019, by Stepierce85

    On arrival was greeted by nice friendly staff an food an coffee was with us within minutes. Out on the course your meet by a short par 4 to start we’re you can leave driver in the bag an as found out as we got further round there’s pleanty of holes you don’t need it with few dog leg holes position off the tee is key to a good round here. Fairways were in great condition as was the greens. Overall cracking course great value for money an great staff will be back again soon

    Course

    7

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Swingers outing

    Average rating

    8.2

    4th June, 2019, by Lee pierce

    We held one of our swingers majors here last year in awful conditions an the club kindly gave us 20 free rounds for this years event which was fantastic.
    The course was a lot better than I remembered from last year greens where a bit slow but with the rain we had had that was to be expected I suppose fairways where really good. Hoping it’s third time lucky with the weather for next years outing

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    9

    Swingers Golf Society June 2019

    Average rating

    8.2

    3rd June, 2019, by andywrigg

    Played 2nd June 2019.
    Lovely course that is well laid out and offers a variety of different challenges through the 18 holes. The welcome and hospitality you will receive is excellent. Greens were not in a great condition and were very bobbly. Shame and I would hope to put it down to being the end of half term after a period of heavy use.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    6

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    SwingersGolf Society Secretary

    Average rating

    8.2

    3rd June, 2019, by WillGolf84

    Played here 2nd June 2019 with Swingers Golf Society.
    This is a great course and i wish i could give it a better score, the greens was not in the best condition but this is due to un-repaired pitch marks which have left the greens in not the best condition.
    I feel come end june/july this course will be in great condition, every hole is a great challenge even though its small course with only 1 par 5.
    That said we will look back next year as the staff are very friendly and the course is a great little course.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    Need to go back in the summer

    Average rating

    7.4

    18th October, 2018, by Roper1592

    I played here with Bunkers Golf society on 14th October 2018 and play off 9hcp.

    Bolton is a lovely layout and no doubt it is a great course. However, just through pure chance, I have played it twice now in or after poor weather and towards the beginning or end of the golfing season. Thats not a fair way to review the course as I'm obviously never going to see anywhere in its prime.

    That being said, I have to review it honestly based on my visit. The greens were slow and hollow tined [nothing can be done about this in October] but I can see that they are well cared for and would be lovely in the prime months.

    The course is interesting and is a great mixture of holes to suit all styles and abilities of golfer. I would recommend a visit to anyone in the area and the club are very warm and welcoming of guests and societies. Get down there and see for yourself.

    Course

    7

    Greens

    6

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Nice course - we just need luck with the weather!

    Average rating

    7.6

    18th October, 2018, by Bunkers Golf Society

    Bolton was a club we last visited in 2016 and we were unlucky enough to catch it on a horrendous day of heavy rain and strong winds. Despite this, members could see the potential in the course and we had been wanting to return as a group again to cast our eyes over it in better conditions. However, the UK weather being.....well, just that, meant that we came the day after yet another storm and despite being warned for heavy rain we were lucky enough to avoid the worst of it.

    The course is quite a hilly track with the majority of the course being played with the ball above or below your feet - depending on which way you are heading. This proves a good test of golf as you need to adjust your game accordingly. However, it should be noted that its a fair walk for anyone of poorer mobility.

    The greens had been hollow tined a week or two prior to our visit - so once again, we couldn't see them in their absolute prime [they are hand cut to STRi guidance in the summer months] but we accepted this may be the case when we booked to play in mid October. That being said, you could see the quality of the greens and drainage was superb given the heavy downpour the night before - they just rolled a little uneven and much slower that we suspect they would do a couple of months earlier.

    The tee boxes were all flat and well tendered and the bunkers for the most part were well stocked with only the odd couple being a bit compacted and clay-like due to the rainfall.

    The course itself is a lovely layout of 18 holes - none of which appear to be similar - which is always nice. There are holes that suit the bigger hitters but the majority of the course is designed to reward accuracy off the tee and game management. Its well kept and maintained and is a pleasure on the eye.

    The day cost us £30 for golf only at 11am on a Sunday morning - which we thought was fair value without being exceptional and the food in the clubhouse that we paid for additionally was tasty, plentiful and served by attentive and pleasant staff.

    All in all, Bolton Golf Club is somewhere we would like to return to once again - and hopefully, next time, in the middle of the summer on a gloriously sunny day [here's hoping!]

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Bunkers GS Oct 2018

    Average rating

    7.4

    15th October, 2018, by dtnalex

    Great course layout with different shaped holes, (shame only 1 par 5) blind tees and some fairways on slopes means you need to think your way around rather than just whack driver off every tee. Course is decent condition considering awful weather few days prior and on morning of play, no real soggy patches or standing water.

    Only let down was the greens. They had recently been hollow tined, but not all holes filled and grass was very long meaning putts where very bobbly and greens unreasonablely slow.

    Would like to revisit in summer months when greens in better condition.

    Course

    7

    Greens

    5

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Bunkers Golf Society 14th Oct

    Average rating

    7.6

    15th October, 2018, by chuck5314

    Course

    7

    Greens

    5

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    10

    Very good hilly layout

    Average rating

    7.8

    15th October, 2018, by Brad67

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Bunkers Finale

    Average rating

    7.8

    15th October, 2018, by Martay15

    Bunkers Golf Society
    Our last event of the year held at Bolton Golf Club... great club set up in the hills. Great layout with some tough holes. Enjoyed playing the course, it was unfortunate that recently the greens had aeriation holes applied so putting was somewhat tricky. Would love to play the course in the summer months. Great value and well worth a try.

    Martay (19 Hcp)

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Lovely coarse

    Average rating

    9.6

    15th October, 2018, by Pwoolley

    Visited Bolton golf coarse with bunkers golf society , I loved this course, well layed out beautiful parkland setting lovely fairways, the greens were a bit slow a bobbly but I think it is October and the greens staff are getting the greens ready for winter, the staff opened the kitchen early for us and the breakfast was delicious, the staff were warm and friendly, the practice area was excellent, all in all a great day on a fabulous course, would definitely recommend
    Peter Woolley
    Bunkers golf society

    Course

    10

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers golf society

    Average rating

    8.6

    31st August, 2018, by Carloz

    Played this course as our final major of the year with swingers golf society, unfortunately we picked a terrible day weather wise with torrential rain all day, regardless we still had a fantastic day. Really liked the lay out of the course with some picturesque views of the surrounding areas. The greens were very wet but still fantastic and would be great in dry weather. The staff were brilliant and looked after us from start to finish, even going as far as to make ya some custom closest the pin markers with our logo on which was a really lovely touch and much appreciated. Would highly recommend this course far any society looking for a great deal or even anyone looking for a friendly knock

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Final major of the year "swingers" golf

    Average rating

    9.6

    29th August, 2018, by Pwilson79

    A fantastic and friendly environment to play golf in. The guys in the clubhouse could not do enough for us.
    Course was immaculate and greens pure, fast and true. The weather made the day a challenge for the "swingers" golf society`s final major of the year. Throughly enjoyed the course and all it challenges. Hats off to he green staff and the pro who was extremely helpful.

    We will be making this a regular outing on our calender. A must play and to top it off the best bacon butties this year .

    Course

    9

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers Golf Society - Major Event

    Average rating

    8.6

    29th August, 2018, by JON WILLAN

    It started off with high winds and heavy rain and it didn’t stop - the course overall handled the weather conditions pretty well, a few greens were water logged but this couldn’t have been helped with the heavy down pours at times on the day - the staff and venue were amazing - well worth a visit

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers society

    Average rating

    8.4

    28th August, 2018, by plawon71023

    Had our last major of the year here 26/8/18 and unfortunately the the rain was torrential from start to finish so it’s hard to judge the course based on the conditions! However the welcome and hospitality we received was second to none. You could tell the course was well maintained and even with all the rain you could see if dry, they where great greens! We will be returning next year to play it hopefully in the dry!

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    10

    Swingers Golf Major

    Average rating

    7.8

    28th August, 2018, by SwingersGolf

    We had our last major of the year here and it was just a shame the weather let us down. We had heard great stuff about the course going into it but tough to appreciate it when your getting soaked.
    Aside from the weather you can tell the course and layout is lovely, some really testing holes and greens even with the downpour the greens was a lot better condition than I expected.
    Team at Bolton Golf Club was fantastic with us an offered a warm welcome and really professional outfit putting our nearest the pin & longest drive with our logos out on the course.
    We have booked to be back next year for our major and fingers crossed the weather plays it’s part because we know Bolton is a fantastic course

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    9