Golf Courses in Newbury, Berkshire
Below is a list of golf courses in Newbury you can visit during your stay with Guywood Bed & Breakfast.
Deanwood Park Golf Course
Deanwood Park Golf Club, a treasure in England's most beautiful county: Royal Berkshire, with rolling downs, tranquil rivers and friendly people. Their lovely course is situated only two miles from historic Newbury.
Deanwood Park Golf Club provides a challenge fit for all standards of golfer, with small well built contoured greens coupled with tight winding fairways.
It is always advisable to book a tee time, particularly at weekends. Guests are expected to observe the normal golfing etiquette.
Donnington Grove Golf Course
The Donnington Grove estate, which comprises of 550 acres of beautiful parkland, farmland and woodland, with the River Lambourn running though it, provides an ideal setting for a golf course.
The task of designing the course was given to Dave Thomas, designer of The Belfry and one of Britain`s foremost golf architects. He was assigned the task of creating a championship golf course that harmonised with the surroundings.
The construction started in November 1991 and finished in June 1993 when the course was opened.
Dave Thomas has to be credited with creating a golf course that is both aesthetically faultless and a great challenge for the golfer. Many regard the PAR 72, 7045-yard course as the best in the region.
The two nines are very different in character; the front nine is very undulating on higher ground and has stunning views over Newbury, whilst the back nine can be described as classic parkland, with an abundance of beautiful trees and water hazards that can unnerve the bravest.
Donnington Grove has held two Euro Pro Tours in recent years and in 2004 hosted the Donnington Grove Computacenter English Challenge Open.
Donnington Valley Golf Course
Donnington Valley Golf Club, the friendliest golf club in the area.
The Course, re-designed and lengthened between 1998 and 2000, is set in beautiful rolling countryside, and is now a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
The clubhouse, Snelsmore House, a Grade II listed Victorian building, commands magnificent views over the 9th/18th green and offers golfers exceptional golfing and social facilities.
There are two bars, the sociable Spike Bar for a welcome break after nine holes or an informal, relaxed environment after your game, and the Oak Room, a traditional oak paneled room for the more formal board meeting or conference. Both bars serve bar snacks, whilst the Cedar Room on the first floor is ideal for private dining and wedding receptions in Newbury.
Separate from the clubhouse, the on-site pro shop is a retail outlet of outstanding quality. With a wide range of golfing clothing and equipment for sale, the option to hire golf buggies and clubs and the indoor practice facility, which allows you to try clubs before you buy, the shop offers golfers everything they need under one roof.
Whatever your reason for visiting Donnington Valley Golf Club, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome.
The West Berkshire Golf Course
The West Berkshire Golf Club was founded in 1975 and is renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Visitors are welcome during the week, and at weekends by arrangement.
Set on the Berkshire Downs, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the location offers the players a peaceful round of golf amongst tree-lined fairways and many areas of the course provide stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The course provides a good challenge for all standards of player thanks to a choice of tee positions, ranging from 5,450 yds to a championship length of over 7,000 yds. It was originally designed by Robin Stagg and has been systematically improved throughout this period.
The modern construction techniques used on greens and tees ensure that the golf course is always presented in good condition and playable at all times of the year.