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Houghwood Golf Club

Course

8.1

Greens

8

Facilities

8.2

Value

8.1

Hospitality

8.6

Average rating

8.2

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Houghwood Golf Club

Billinge Hill

Crank Road

St Helens

Merseyside

WA11 8RL

01744 894 444

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Swingers Society Day

Average rating

7.6

4th August, 2019, by Slarge

Played here with the Swingers golf society for the first time. Firstly hospitality was excellent breakfast and coffee was served on time and of an exceptional standard. Course was in excellent condition with fairways and greens finely manicured, only downside yardage markers were only set at 150 and not always visable. A tough walk on the legs anyone struggling with mobility would require a buggy.

Course

8

Greens

7

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

7

Hawthorne golf society

Average rating

8.8

28th June, 2017, by Steforrest21

Great day again at this challenging course and a successful,one for myself with a win. The course is in fantastic condition from tee to green. A must play course for anyone in the area, but a buggy is a must also very hilly

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

9

Value

9

Hospitality

10

Hawthorne society day

Average rating

8

23rd June, 2017, by JohnCaulfield

Very nice course kept in good condition and a good challenge for all levels of golfers. Hospitable staff. Greens were very nice.Well looked after by all the staff we came across. Will be back!

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

8

Great course

Average rating

9.8

23rd June, 2017, by Raury24

Course

9

Greens

10

Facilities

10

Value

10

Hospitality

10

Excellent course looked after us

Average rating

9

23rd June, 2017, by Jacko

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

10

Value

9

Hospitality

10

Hawthorne society

Average rating

8

23rd June, 2017, by Kingdinho

Good course in great condition greens were perfect would recommend getting a buggy because it's very hilly, will definitely be going back here an getting a buggy as I carried but the weather was good

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

7

Value

7

Hospitality

8

Hawthorne GS

Average rating

8.4

23rd June, 2017, by njvgolf

Great course but a there is distance between green and next tee block. Quite hilly so advise a buggy. Course management is a must so font hist bang tje driver out

Course

8

Greens

9

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

9

Hawthorne GS

Average rating

8.6

23rd June, 2017, by Stacey023

Fantastic golf course with some great reviews and very challenging greens.
The club were very accommodating and would highly recommend for a society visit

Course

8

Greens

9

Facilities

9

Value

9

Hospitality

8

Hawthorne Golf Society - May competition

Average rating

8.4

23rd June, 2017, by mattyarmy

Nice course and good value. Great day with our society.

Buggies reasonably priced and you definitely need one - lots of ups and downs!

Definitely on the list again for next year.

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

8

Hawthorne gold society

Average rating

7.6

23rd June, 2017, by Mickmc

The course was in great condition. the hospitality was spot on, Challenging course, will look forward to playing again. But booking a buggy is a must.

Course

8

Greens

7

Facilities

7

Value

8

Hospitality

8

Hawthorne Society Day

Average rating

8.8

10th May, 2017, by Longy

We played Houghwood with Hawthorne Golf Society..Very picturesque course, with some stunning views..The course is a real test for all handicaps. The greens are well maintained and lightening quick. A buggy is a must, if your not an Olympic athlete.

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

9

Value

9

Hospitality

10

Houghwood Golf Course

Average rating

8.4

10th May, 2017, by Typhoon

Played Houghwood last weekend with Hawthorne Golf Society. Lovely course though out and in great condition, with some excellent views. Tough course when the wind is up and for the less fit, a buggy will ensure you enjoy your round. Nice clubhouse with great food selection. Will definitely be returning soon.

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

8

Hawthorne Golf Society

Average rating

8.8

10th May, 2017, by Mark Bayliss

Played here at the weekend as part of the Hawthorne golf society, the course was in great condition & the hospitality was great too, all round good course, look forward to playing again. P.S. book a buggey

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

9

Value

9

Hospitality

10

hawthorne golf society

Average rating

6.2

10th May, 2017, by antonc14

Course

9

Greens

4

Facilities

7

Value

5

Hospitality

6

January game

Average rating

8.4

7th March, 2017, by Steforrest21

A very welcoming course and what a challenge, looking forward to playing in the summer. Course had full green and tee boxes even in January and welcoming toward visitors

Course

8

Greens

7

Facilities

9

Value

9

Hospitality

9

Surprisingly enjoyable

Average rating

7.6

9th January, 2017, by Gazzab73

Another cracking course make sure you get a buggy or its a tough walk, some lovely holes a real pleasure. Watch out for the tough par 3 down hill on the back a real test for any level of golfer.

Course

8

Greens

7

Facilities

7

Value

8

Hospitality

8

Day spoilt by awfull weather.

Average rating

5.6

6th October, 2016, by Woodsie_CSGS

Course

4

Greens

5

Facilities

6

Value

6

Hospitality

7

Royal Oak Golf Society

Average rating

8

11th September, 2016, by mhunt1985

Solid scores for a course that deserves nothing less.

The fairways are very busy to keep things interesting, and to walk the course is a challenge in itself. I think it's a touch OTT in that sense, but it's a feature of this course. Just when you think you've reached the highest point, up you go again. Until you reach a very special par 3 with a daunting tee shot way down onto the green. 18th green right outside the clubhouse which I believe is the only way to end a round.

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

8

Royal Oak golf society

Average rating

9.2

5th September, 2016, by Maca

Cracking course ! Enjoyed every minute with being my 1st time at houghwood . Very challenging course with being so hilly and varried layout . The facilities was 1st class and staff was very helpful , all in all hard to fault in any department , well worth a visit ! Will be back soon

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

10

Value

9

Hospitality

9

Royal Oak GS 14/08/2016

Average rating

8

21st August, 2016, by tommyr

One of my favourite courses. Views to die for with a panorama from Warrington right across to Blackpool with Liverpool bang in the middle. You can see for miles if the weather is good.

The course itself is very hilly, and it feels like more holes go up hill than down but that can't be right - what goes up must come down.

I've played this course about 4 or 5 times now and the greens were not as good as on previous occasions - they were not bad - but I think I've seen them quicker than they were.

Every hole has something to offer, even the short 2nd with its narrow opening and clever bunkers. It's really difficult to pick stand out holes but 6,8,9,12, and 16 are superb.

There is a practice area to the right of the 1st and practice net for a warm up. Small practice green (not sure if there was a chipping area).

I had a burger and drink post game and it was very good - staff were very friendly. A little bit pricey compared to other venues we've been.

Would I recommend you to play if you've not been - definitely!

Course

9

Greens

7

Facilities

8

Value

7

Hospitality

9

BAE Systems Cklub Event

Average rating

8.2

18th August, 2016, by BobC_CSGS

Excellent Hospitality. Greens running well & changing facilities very good also. The Professional was very helpful. Improvements could be made to some of the tee's as they needed a little TLC.

Course

8

Greens

8

Facilities

8

Value

8

Hospitality

9

N Lott Royal Oak Golf Society

Average rating

8.8

15th August, 2016, by NickLott

Love this course, played a few times and it never disappoints me. Very hilly, long walks uphill between holes makes for a great cardio and leg workout, members must be super fit!

Some spectacular holes, the par 3 16th is one of my favourite holes anywhere, some very long par 4s, you'll need to be good off the tee to stand a chance here. Greens frustratingly hard to read, i must have found the only 2 good bunkers on the course judging from other reviews.

Great clubhouse set up, expensive beer but you'll need a pint after all that walking, a good day out. I hope to play here again.

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

9

Value

8

Hospitality

9

Royal Oak GS - Michaelroyaloak

Average rating

8.2

15th August, 2016, by Michaelroyaloak

Good course.....

Tees well maintained...

Fairways and greens in good condition...

Really tough course...

Physically and mentally hard course...

Ball always above or below your feet so positioning is crucial. ....

Course

8

Greens

7

Facilities

9

Value

8

Hospitality

9

Royal Oak Society

Average rating

7.8

14th August, 2016, by stebiggy

I was looking forward to playing this course 16 months on from our previous visit.

It's still an excellent course all round with brilliant variety of holes. Definitely not your standard hit it up one fairway then back down the next! There is a lot of OOB on this course due to its location so you have to be accurate off the tee and playing into the greens.

The tee boxes were decent, not the best but certainly adequate, the rough was thick but not too long which gave you a chance to recover, the fairways were good but could possibly of been better and the greens were excellent albeit didn't seem to roll true to the line.

One let down was the majority of bunkers had very compacted sand, I only went in one and while it wasn't compacted it was full of stones.

However this course does have one absolutely infuriating rule that prevents buggies from driving on the fairways. I can understand this in winter when it's wet but this was mid August and the course was bone dry. You have to stick to paths that aren't always that close to the fairways. Far far to over protective and something that might stop us coming back. The lads in buggies probably walked as far as those without.

The clubhouse here is very nice, very elegant but has sky sports, a good selection of ales and serves excellent food that almost all of our group tried.

Houghwoods well worth a game if you are capable of walking hilly courses.

Course

9

Greens

8

Facilities

7

Value

7

Hospitality

8

Royal Oak Golf Society

Average rating

9.6

14th August, 2016, by Dave Turner

This first thing I will say is Houghwood is a tough course so you will need to be on your A game to score well here.

Extremely hilly but with superb views for miles it`s long, tricky and tough there are some brilliant holes and the rest are very very good this is a course you will enjoy!

The clubhouse is fantastic I can not rate it highly enough it is one of the best you will see. All the staff a very friendly helpful and welcoming. You get a great pint here and the food is spot on.

A criticism of Houghwood is the needlessly over protective way of their course regarding buggies. Last year after we played we mentioned not being able to go off the paths in them and we was told that if we booked for August 2016 we would be able to use them normally, but this was not the case today. We do have members who struggle with a lot of walking so rely on buggies to get them through a round. If you are walking from the buggy path to your ball all the way around this tiring hilly course you are doing an awful lot of walking and it defeats the object of hiring one. I understand they want to look after their course but there was absolutely no reason for not being able to use them in the normal way today.

One other criticism is the bunkers, they are dreadful. No sand they looked like compacted soil. I went in one and it was horrid!

"Relax on the buggies in the summer months Houghwood and put some new sand in the bunkers this course would be getting top marks because it`s a great place to come to play golf and to relax afterwards"

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

10

Value

10

Hospitality

10