Reddish Vale Golf Club

Southcliffe Road

Reddish

Stockport

Greater Manchester

SK5 7EE

0161 480 2359

Average rating

6.9

Course

8

Greens

8.5

Facilities

6.2

Value

6.7

Hospitality

4.9

    Welcome to Reddish Vale Golf Club, one of the most interesting and enjoyable venues in the north of England.

    Formed in 1912, the club occupies around 100 acres of the Tame valley, known as Reddish Vale. Seven holes are in Lancashire and the other eleven in Cheshire, divided by the river Tame which meanders through the course.

    A combination of natural beauty and expert design has created a varied and challenging course, which is a credit to our world renowned course architect, Dr Alister MacKenzie. With excellent greens, and with no two holes alike, much of our course will remain lodged in the mind until long after you have played here.

    The view from our Victorian clubhouse must be with ease, the best view in Stockport.

    You will be forgiven for not believing that you are only 5 miles from Manchester, and just inside the M60 motorway when playing golf here. The old 'hidden gem' phrase, now coined by so many, is not sufficient to do justice to Reddish Vale.

    Located down in the Vale, the course provides a first class golfing experience, and feels a world away from the hustle and bustle just around the corner. To fully appreciate the beauty and relaxed pace of the golf course, you need to be here.

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    Belting course

    Average rating

    9

    30th August, 2019, by Steve Turner

    First time playing here and what an absolute belter of a course. The fairways were well defined and the greens tricky and fast the course is interesting and worth every penny of the green fee.The members who we spoke to were helpful and friendly, the 18th is a little STEEP to say the least, it adds character and I hope the club do not alter it's layout in the future. This is a gem.
    Steve. Wigan

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Fantastic course

    Average rating

    5.4

    4th June, 2015, by Kmurphy87

    This was my 2nd visit to reddish with it being my favourite course i played last year. Again the course did not disappoint one bit, it was all of what i remembered from last year. Every hole is challenging and makes you think off the tee. Accuracy is key and in the conditions we played in it provided a true test of control. With all the rain we have had recently the course was in good condition holding up well with only a tiny bit of standing water, the only thig being majorly effected was the bunkers as they had compacted right down. I have to mention the condition of the greens,they are a pleasure to putt on,very pure and true and inspire confidence as the ball rolls true.
    The shine was truely taken off by the way as a society the 'chef' handled himself, very rude as we first arrived insisting he wasnt doing anything until he had been paid even though he had, then to be served what was soup, quite frankly it was well below par. When we came back in a couple of the lads aaked if it was ok to have some chips from the 'chef' to be told very rude and abruptly ' NO' ...shocking customer service. This is not the case for the rest of the staff as they were all pleasant,except for the coffee machine which could cost you £3 just to get it to work without anybody being bothered to sort it out or reimburse the money you had lost in it. It saddens me to say we probably wont be returning here as a society next year as it is a gem of a course.
    My recommendation if you go here play golf only and dont drink in the bar as its very expensive aswel.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    5

    Value

    2

    Hospitality

    1

    Nice course, that's it !

    Average rating

    5.6

    2nd June, 2015, by ste1878

    Played on 31.05.15. Weather conditions pre round not great, 3/4 days of heavy rain. Conditions on the day not too bad, a little windy but dry.
    So... The course had small pockets of standing water on a few holes and as expected some bunkers also had pools to accompany the sand. This however did not let the actual quality of the course down. A very hilly a picturesque parkland course. Some great holes and not one the same. Tee blocks not too bad and greens true with some good tests. Fairways cut well and a course that is obviously well maintained. I would recommend a round at RVGC. However, that's where the compliments end unfortunately. As a society I would not recommend upsetting your members with this. The food was as bad as I've consumed anywhere and it was soup and sandwiches??? The chef has a very unique way of dealing with customers which I would only describe as appalling. I had to deal with him and despite confirmation of payment, the calculator came out along with the attitude. The menu for lads post round was a selection of cold sandwiches and that's it. Prices for drinks well above average. It's a shame the review highlights the chef but as a package I can only be honest.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    3

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    2

    Disappointment But the company made it special

    Average rating

    4.6

    1st June, 2015, by benjaminchef7

    A real hidden Gem just 1 mile from M60 Stockport, until you have the food and drink....
    Played with the bunkers golf society on the 31st may 2015.

    Fantastic golf course, Pleased with the course overall,no two holes the sam
    The course is in fantastic condition with great scenery to admire.
    The 1st 5 holes are on the top part of the course to warm you up then the real test starts.......a downhill 228 yard par 3 easy walking down but you have to return up it on the 18th (very steep or call for taxi)
    The course is close to a river and that reallyadds to the charm
    Mint condition greens are a real test.
    some of the bunkers need a little bit of TLC with some of the tee box`s too...
    Club as pro shop on site with staff that are very friendly and helpful...
    There is not much of a warm up area near the car park.. Just a small putting green and net... The main there is about a five minute walk away...

    As this is a special day with the society it was a captain versus the President we had a pre match golf meal before we when out... We had ordered soup and sandwiches,
    If Gordon Ramsay had receive these he would`ve said "what the f**k is this. It looked like the chef (cook) had run out of ingredients, and couldn`t be bothered making something edible....
    The sandwiches where very poor...
    Put this away a pig would have not eating then...
    With drinks coffee machine stated a pound a drink.
    £ 3 later I got a coffee, when I asked for assistance from the bar the reply was sometimes it does that..
    Fosters and a Guinness and a 2packet of crisps came to £9.60...
    Its a golf club not a night out in Manchester, it was like Dick Turpin was serving me....
    So happy he wear a mask....
    Overall
    tough but great test of a course!

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    2

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    2

    Course was in great condition apart from few puddles not been s

    Average rating

    5.8

    1st June, 2015, by Stanno1410

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    3

    Course was in great condition apart from few puddles not been s

    Average rating

    5.8

    1st June, 2015, by Stanno1410

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    3

    Hilly, undulating, challenging but a little belter!

    Average rating

    7.6

    1st June, 2015, by jwright03

    Played here as part of Bunkers Society on 31st May 2015. Having not played here and heard stories of it's undulating fairways and challenging drives I was looking forward to it.

    I wasn't let down at the first tee. Tough drive where you have to pick the right spot and gauge the 'big bush' or you'll be scuppered on your approach shot. This was the theme throughout, each hole has a great driving position and the scenery to boot.

    It is a hilly course so if you're a more mature player I advise hiring a buggy, I'm in my late 20's and physically fit but that climb on the 18th would have a marine out of breath. Great finishing hole though, totally blind for your second shot and a tight drive making club selection vital.

    In fact, throughout the course, course management and club selection is key. Think you can go long and make one mistake and you will be reloading.

    Course really is kept well, kudos to the ground staff. Greens where quick and lush green, even though there was heavy rain the night previously. Exactly what you want on a society day, a good challenge and well kept greens.

    All in all it was a great day, a nearest the pin win took away the pain of a mediocre round but that was my own problem nothing to do with this great course.

    Will definitely be attending again.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    7

    Appalling service.

    Average rating

    5.2

    1st June, 2015, by Kevblue

    This was my 2nd visit to this course after visiting with Bunkers Golf Society in 2014. I was really looking forward to visiting again but could not have been more disappointed. We had paid for Soup and Sandwiches before we visited but there was some confusion and the "chef" came out and rudely stated that we need to pay before anything was served. After this confusion was cleared up we were served the worst bowl of soup i`ve ever had the misfortune of tasting. Truly awful. The prices for drink were exorbitant and several were need to get rid of the after effects of the soup.
    The course itself is one i enjoy with some really challenging holes and greens that were in excellent condition. The bunkers were not great, like compacted mud, there had been a lot of rain in the local area leading up to our visit which no doubt contributed to this.

    I highly doubt our Society will be visiting again after the awful off course experience.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    5

    Value

    3

    Hospitality

    1

    Disappointed standards have dropped

    Average rating

    5.8

    1st June, 2015, by Roper1592

    I visited RVGC with Bunkers Golf Society in 2014 and loved it, but 2015 was a different experience.
    The Chef who came out at the beginning and spoke to the group was rude and had a very poor attitude. The soup that he then served was absolutely shocking and the pools of standing water on the fairways would probably have tasted better.

    The course is risk/rewards and is unique and enjoyable. The greens were quick and rolled true and the fairways were mostly nice and spongy. But the bunkers, rough and tee boxes were in poor condition and needed a bit of T.L.C.

    The practice facilities for a pre round warmup are basic and small and the prices in the bar were quite frankly ridiculous for a local club - more akin to large `rip off` hotel resorts.

    The remainder of the staff were friendly and welcoming and at £31 per man it was reasonable value, although this could have been great value by avoiding what was classed as "food".

    After voting to revisit this course last year, I am not too sure it will get the same response going forward as there are more courses that will offer a better golfing package - without the attitude!!!

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    3

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    1

    Bunkers Society Visit 31/05/15

    Average rating

    5.6

    1st June, 2015, by lee1986uk

    Great course layout. Good Greens, Both mentally and phyically challenging but good fun.
    Low value and hospitality due to the fact we have played better courses, got better service without the attitude for a lower price.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    2

    Hospitality

    2

    Just missing the mark

    Average rating

    5.8

    1st June, 2015, by phil196

    The course itself is a unique mix of holes that come into their own once you reach the lovely but frustrating par 3 sixth.
    Greens were good considering the weather that we have had and fairways did suffer in the lower areas but generally were ok.
    In the wind it plays long and golfers would benefit from having a few rounds to build up course knowledge. That said though it's a tough walk for a practice round with the 18th being well documented as finishing you off.
    I like the course layout with no two holes being the same. The par 3's are all a stern test. No wafty wedges into flat greens here. Standout holes for me are the short 14th, 16th and of course the 6th.
    So onto the hospitality...the soup was truly shocking, with all the taste of a thrice used teabag mixed with a bit of Leek marinaded in some naturally sourced puddle water. The rudeness of the chef shone through and made for an awkward moment and to top it all £2.70 for a large coke? Not their finest hour.
    Not sure I would return. Nice course as a one off but I think I've had enough now.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    2

    Hugely disappointed

    Average rating

    6

    31st May, 2015, by d1ashley

    Having played this challenging course on a gloriously warm, dry afternoon last summer with Bunkers Golf Society, I was eagerly looking forward to our second visit today, Sunday 31st May. Unfortunately we found the welcome we received extremely disappointing. When all 22 players had arrived we indicated to the bar staff that they could now serve our pre-booked soup and sandwiches. When this message was communicated to the kitchen, the caterer came out and rather rudely suggested that we might wish to pay before we ate! When it was pointed out that we had indeed paid in advance for our golf and food, he went off to discuss the matter with the club pro, who he said had informed him that we had paid only for golf! (In fact we had paid £31 per head even though there was a poster clearly displayed in the clubhouse stating that the "society deal was soup and sandwiches for £30 per head!"
    We were served our soup which truly had the appearance of dishwater and was so lacking in flavour that neither I nor anybody sitting within earshot could recognise any possible ingredients, save to say that whatever they were they were completely tasteless. It was awful!
    So feeling rather deflated, out we went onto the course. Admittedly there had been heavy rain during the night and we expected to see some casual water here and there.
    What we didn`t expect was to see paths flooded and those which were passable were inches deep in mud. The bunkers which were not half filled with water, were filled with compacted mud!
    So it was that I arrived back at the clubhouse ready to have a beer and something to eat. Although it was only 5.10pm I was told that only cold sandwiches were available from the kitchen. When the barman kindly asked the caterer on my behalf whether he could rustle up a bowl of chips to accompany a sandwich the man simply growled "No! Cold sandwiches!"
    Let`s not even speak about the cost of 2 pints of Guinness and two packets of crisps at £9.60 or a pint of coke at £2.80
    There are far too many good courses about to waste your time with this one fellas. I will certainly not be returning and if you have any sense you should give it a wide berth too.

    Course

    6

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    4

    In need of some TLC

    Average rating

    8

    3rd May, 2015, by SteveG

    Played here for the first time in early May 2015. My initial impression is that this is a course which has seen better days.

    I have played many of MacKenzie's more illustrious designs, and whilst this layout has some high points, I completed my round feeling a little disappointed with the overall experience.

    The initial 12 holes include no less than 5 par 3s, and playing in a 4BBB Competition, this I am sure contributed significantly to a less than satisfactory 5 hour round.

    The more pleasing aspects of the course were the significant changes in elevation, and firm, true greens. Less impressive was the somewhat cramped feel of the design, general untidiness, and poor condition / lack of rakes in bunkers. There are also a number of crossover points on the course where players need to be aware of the other players around them.

    To my mind, there is an over-zealous use of internal out of bounds, including greenside on a par 3, and around a lake on a short dogleg par 4 on the back 9. As a first-time visitor, I was also surprised by the number of hidden grass bunkers around the greens.

    A course planner would have been a good idea!

    For the less physically able, this course is a strenuous walk so be aware of this if planning a visit.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    7

    Feedback

    Average rating

    8.4

    6th July, 2014, by Scottallun7

    Visited with the bunkers golf society and really enjoyed the course.
    I wool enoy my return next yr.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    A Dr Alister MacKenzie Masterclass

    Average rating

    8.4

    24th June, 2014, by Bunkers Golf Society

    We took our golf society - www.bunkersgolfsociety.com to Reddish Vale on Sunday 22nd June.

    The course is designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie - who is the man who designed possibly the finest golf course in the world at Augusta National - home of The Masters. I must be honest, when this club was recommended to our society by one of our sponsors, we had never heard of it. We were assured however that it would be a highlight of our season and a real genuine hidden gem [which is a golf term I don't really like as its often overused]

    Myself and a committee member made contact with the professional at Reddish Vale - Andrew Myers - in January 2014 with a view to visiting the venue to give it a 'test run'. We were warmly welcomed and played a round in late January [which is obvioulsy never a great time of year to see a course in its best light] However, the course played well for mid winter, and did enough to impress us and we knew that it would look far better in the summer months and we booked - we never regretted it.

    On arrival on 22nd June we were again greeted by Andrew and the staff at the club and we had exchanged a few pleasantries via Twitter in the days leading to our event. They were very welcoming and friendly and set the tone for the day immediately.

    We couldn’t have asked for better weather as the course basked in 22 degree sun and looked absolutely stunning. Who would have thought views like this could be available in a large city? You make your way to the course via a housing estate which is easily missed without the benefit of a SatNav and it is surrounded by large metal security fences that are a bit odd to see at a golf course. However, once inside it is a sea of tranquillity and a total opposite to what you see on the drive in.
    The wonderful clubhouse overlooks a small putting green – which although very small for our 21 players – did give a true reflection of the pace to be expected on the greens to come. It then overlooks a wonderful 18th green and 6th tee and an unusual 100ft drop down the fairways below. It is definitely a unique finishing hole as a result and in keeping with the rest of this course, provides something different to what you will find at a lot of courses.

    We enjoyed tea/coffee and chips & sandwiches before play which set us up nicely for the 18 holes that were to come. The first 4/5 holes set the tone for the course. Accuracy is absolutely key as anything wayward is quickly punished. Shots to the right are not as harshly punished as those going left and there are a few blind shots where reading the online course planner becomes a necessity.

    The course has plenty of undulations and contours of land that golf balls can bounce of in all manner of angles. At times, they can kick your tee shot on 40/50 yards – which sounds great, but when there is a rough filled ditch prior to the green its not ideal!. This requires thought going into your shots rather than simply picking out a club that you can get the most distance from. It takes a hole or two to get into the swing of thinking like this, but once you do you can reap the rewards as other falter.
    The par 3 6th hole is wonderfully difficult. At 230 yards in length you may be drawn into thinking ‘is this really a par 3?’ But it has 100 feet of drop from tee to green. By the very nature that you rarely play a hole like this, it makes it tricky to pick which club to use and finishing poorly on the 5th hole actually rewards you as you can watch your playing partners struggle with the tee shot on the 6th!

    You then cross the River Tame to play the next 9 or 10 holes and again the different levels in fairways, greens and tee bring their own tricky choices in club selections. There are some wonderful holes that look simply beautiful with the tree lined back drop and the river slowly ebbing and flowing through the course.
    The fairways were all lush and green, and were a joy to play off. The rough was fair, but when you went to far afield it was rightly punishing but the highlight of the course was the greens. They were solid and flat and the ball rolled quickly but true. Approach shots and chips needed to take this into consideration otherwise you would find yourself quickly running through the greens and being punished. A few comments from the group were that the greens were ‘Augusta like’ as putts would run past the hole and sometimes even off the green if you didn’t read the pace correctly. However, it must be said that if you had the pace of the greens, then you could really pick your line confidently and watch as the ball rolled nice and true towards the hole.
    The only criticism of the course was that the bunkers were a let down. Most were rock solid with only a sprinkling of sand over a hard base. This made bunkers shots almost like chips/pitch shots as opposed to ‘splashing out’ using the bounce of the wedge. This led the clubs bouncing and shots being ‘bladed’ across greens – which in some cases led to balls going into hazards or out of bounds. I was told that the club are aware of this and are planning to address all Bunkers this year.

    The round finished with the unusual 18th hole simply called “The Hill” – which says it all. A 200 yard tee shot leaves a 150 yard approach shot back up the same hill that runs alongside the 6th tee. That’s 100ft upwards, and onto a plateau green at the top. Again, the unique nature of this type of hole leaves the club choice wanting at times and the walk to finish is certainly a lung buster – but it is an enjoyable and unique way to finish a wonderful round.
    Enjoying a beer or two in the sun, looking back over the 18th green is a delight and as we spoke of how the course ‘beat us up’ in parts, we all marvelled at its unique design and originality. It’s certainly like nothing else we have played in the area and is definitely a course to revisit.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    What a hidden gem!

    Average rating

    9.2

    23rd June, 2014, by Kmurphy87

    I played here with Bunkers Golf Society 22/06/14.

    Driving up to this golf course you would not believe that it was even there, you would not think it as you are driving through a housing estate, but when you get there you will be amazed, from the view off the practice green to the views on the course all i can say it is a fantastic looking and maintained course. The greens were as good as i have played on all year very fast and true and the course was in great condition, the only criticism is that the bunkers need some sand in them they were rock solid underneath and needed a clean nip to get it out but apart from that the course is fantastic. A note to anybody playing here for the first time try to play to line of sight as there are holes that are blind tee shots and are deceitful in the way they go. The pick of the holes is the par 3 6th...very very for club selection but a stunning and unique looking hole. Would definitely play here again, what a truly hidden gem!

    Course

    9

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    What a find

    Average rating

    9.2

    22nd June, 2014, by phil196

    As you enter the course through a typical suburban estate you have no clue what beauty lies beyond the metal fence.
    A nice clubhouse with staff happy to serve our large group with fresh snacks and a well stocked pro shop give a positive nod of what is to come next.
    The first tee has the newcomer wondering where and what to hit...a driver should be avoided. That's the only hint I will give or it could be a long review. From that first green to the 18th green is the best arrangement of golf holes built into the available environment that I have had the fortune to play. Yes other courses have great holes but taken as a whole Reddish Vale has 18 superb holes all presenting a unique challenge. The views are superb and other than the occasional siren in the distance and the odd 100 planes or so passing overhead you could believe you were deep into rural heathland.
    Highlights are the 6th (still wouldn't know what club to hit!!) and the great driveable if you have the bottle 16th. Fairways were impeccable, rough is to be avoided at all costs and greens were true and fast. It could be said the bunkers need a replenishment of sand but overall the course is an oasis of golfing beauty in the middle of urban Stockport.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    9

    Reddish Vale

    Average rating

    8.2

    22nd June, 2014, by d1ashley

    I visited Reddish Vale today with Bunkers Golf Society. The first thing to note is that the approach to the club is via what appears to be a housing estate! The 2 metre high security fence surrounding the car park is not something we are familiar with when visiting golf courses but once inside, there was no indication that this was anything other than a traditional well managed golf club.
    The tea/coffee, sandwiches and chips we enjoyed prior to our round were tasty and plentiful and set us all up for a great afternoon`s golf. Catering Staff and club professional could not have been more friendly and helpful.
    The course is very well maintained and looks an absolute delight. Greens were superb - fast, true and difficult to hold with any shot which was not crisply struck.
    One or two negatives though made me think that whilst it is a course I enjoyed playing as a "one off" I am happy that I don`t play there regularly. The course is extremely undulating with many holes having considerable descents or climbs to and from the tees and greens. I actually broke the handle of my caddy cart coming down one bumpy slope! Lots of holes had blind shots to the greens and there was just too much walking along and across fairways to get to the next tee. The holes are not well sign-posted for visitors and we had to ask members for directions to the next tee on at least two occasions.

    Course

    7

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9