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“A REAL Challenge”

Stapleford Park Golf Course
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I was lucky enough to be invited to a two day corporate event at Stapleford Park. I have to say that it is a mix of good and bad. The good points is that the course is a real challenge. I am a 7 Hcp golfer and it was tough ! A combination of deep deep rough and tricky layout kept you on your toes throughout. Greens were superb as were the bunkers. There are some very clever holes and SI 1..the par 5 11th is the hardest SI 1 I have ever played. All together as a golfing experience it was excellent.

Now the downsides...for higher handicappers it's too tough. Lads with us went through dozens of balls. Some of the green to tee walks are immense and some of the signage could be improved else the walks just get longer !! The traditional 9 out 9 back layout is lovely BUT no halfway house, no loos on the course, no refreshments of any kind...come on guys we expect better than this.

There is no pro shop so don't expect to come along and arm yourself with a stack of logo'd gear or a new wedge because you're bang out of luck.

The staff were friendly and a little apologetic for the lack of facilities. They even took on my suggestion and drove out a buggy to the 10th tee with refreshments...the comment 'I don't know why we haven't done this before' summed it all up though !

Would I go back...you bet I would. Would I rush back.....probably not !

1  Thank MaggerZ
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were holidaying nearby and visited Stapleford to enquire about playing golf there. We went into the pro shop and waited for a quarter of an hour whilst the pro was on the phone. He completely ignored us and carried on with what was a private call about booking his own golf arrangements somewhere. We asked a girl on the desk and she said she could not help - he heard this as he was right next to her and he still did not even acknowledge us!! We waited a while longer and then gave up and walked out - we have never experienced such a rude golf professional anywhere else and we have played a vast number of courses including 4 in that location during our stay.

5  Thank Rosalie H
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Challenging golf course with a host of interesting features. Probably the best hole is the 312 yd 8th, a real risk and reward hole. Either go for the green and risk the water and deep bunkering or lay up and pitch down the length of the green.

1  Thank TravellingAlbatross
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Lovely surroundings and a great test of golf. Played it many times over the last 5 years and love going back. The greens are true, the area is very peacefull and is never busy. No chavs to be seen anywhere! Food is also superb!

1  Thank Jonathan F
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Always have lovely food here, the service is sometimes outstanding sometimes a little slow.

Not overly expensive, worth a visit. Stapleford burger is always a good option or the afternoon tea.

Thank mabel025
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