Backworth Golf Club
|Red (W)||70||5211 yards||71.2||130|
|White M: 68.9/122||280||375||132||399||481||110||490||282||369||2918||283||375||142||399||393||120||500||291||379||2882||5800|
|Red W: 71.2/130||242||349||129||375||350||97||412||254||341||2549||245||369||119||375||392||107||422||282||351||2662||5211|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Good course for “social golfers”
3 of us, Seniors, use a range and par 3 course weekly as a social outing, once a month we like to play on full course and we like Backworth for its variety of holes, albeit only 10. Wide fairways with greens protected by bunkers and water provide a good test for our limited abilities as do the length of par 5s. We’ve used it on a number of occasions and have never felt pressured by following players and perfectly happy going around twice for 18 holes. Only downside Mondays very limited catering, drinks from bar or teas, coffee from machine being all that’s available, but we can live with that.
Clear mix up with app
Tee time was booked, confirmed and paid for but on arrival the course was closed- clearly the link between GN and the course is not robust as the course was apparently closed during the morning well before the booking was placed
Tricky to review this time of year - quite a few waterlogged greens particularly those sheltered from the wind. Take a very long pitch mark fork! Some greens covered with leaves. General condition was good all things considered.
Great little 9 holer
Great little 9 hole course with friendly fairways and not too much danger. Greens are tiny little postage stamps. Great course to see if your approach play is up to scratch
For £20 for 9 holes, this course was a shambles. The greens were unplayable. No warning about the state of them. Tee boxes were the worst I have ever seen at a golf course. Bunkers okay.
Disappointed with not playing the normal greens
First time playing the course and there was no mention of having to play winter greens very disappointed as I was expecting to play the normal greens other than that it's a nice little course
I was not forewarned that all greens were on temporary greens which made the course incredibly short. Had this not been the case I would maybe have given it an extra star. It would be an excellent course to learn to play golf on but that’s the best I can say unfortunately.
Hollow tining really
I have played this corse a couple of times and was extremely disappointed that nobody said that not one green was in play. I didn’t pay my money to put on a fairway!!!!! Come on backworth if you are going to do this please do the following
1) let players know!!
2) reduce the fee
3) At least make the temporary greens decent because they were worse than dreadful. My front lawn is in better condition and that is terrible. I also cannot understand why this is happening in the middle of summer
Avoid avoid avoid…
Great short 9 hole course
Nice short course with some tricky pins and protected bunkers. Very open so tough to lose balls unless you have a huge hook. Greens and fairways were great despite the warm weather.
My local course
I live really close to Backworth, so as I've gotten into golf it's my defacto place to go. Appreciate that it's smaller so doesn't take ages to play and you can do 9 or 18. Only thing I dislike is how hard it is to get in touch with staff without physically being there. No reply to contact form and never answer phone
Not the longest course in the world but tricky in it's own ways, best greens I've seen for years, only beamish I can say beats them!