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4.0
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
2
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2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
90.5%
Recommend this course
44 out of 49 reviews
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3.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 25 reviews
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3.8
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.7%
Recommend this course
30 out of 35 reviews
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Backworth Golf Club

About

Holes 10
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 5800 yards
Slope 122
Rating 68.9

Course Details

Year Built 1937
Architect Andrew Mair

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Archery

Available Sports

Cricket

Reviews

4.0
49 Reviews (49)
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Autumn Time

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great 9 holes

Great course to play on. Would definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Awful

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens!

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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…

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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