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4.3
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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4.1
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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4.2
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
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10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6419 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Crane Valley Golf Club - Valley Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Steel (1992) Martin Ebert (1992) Tom MacKenzie (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 23
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
34 Reviews (34)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent all round course

I am only able to play occasionally so my golf game can be erratic. This course has some very long holes and is challenging for me and my partner on the day, who is much younger. The fairways are very wide and this means that we didn't have to spend time looking for balls in bushes, and giving an opportunity to recover after a wayward drive. The course was well cared for, beautiful greens and well kept fairways.
Add to that very pleasant and friendly staff and we will definitely be back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great overall experience on the course and in the club house

Quite happy to come back here. Shame it’s not closer to home as I would have no hesitation taking membership. Course suits our play. Good food and drink in the club house at reasonable price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, but a lot of leaves around the course. To be expected this time of year I suppose.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course

The course was in great condition for our round of golf enjoyed the views and peace of the country side and found some of the holes interning and very challenging.Greens very fast and difficult to read this was my first time at the course but plan to return soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Worth a Visit

Played several times as we have a playing partner who is a course.member ..... I really enjoy the course, in very good condition and some interesting holes with some strategically placed water hazards ..... Rough was little heavier than usual which I place down to the rain mixed with the sunshine recently. Greens in good order and interesting contours, pro shop, clubhouse and staff all very pleasant and friendly ..... Priced very reasonably and well worth a visit

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time played

Staff and members very friendly and helpful will definitely play this course .

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

Birthday Treat

It was my birthday and what a way to celebrate! This lovely course contoured around a river presented lots of challenges and the greens were faultless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Hollow tined greens - no warning

I appreciate that every golf course has to have essential maintenance, and hollow tining the greens is part of that, but how about warning visitors before they pay good money to come and play your course! Not at any point from making the booking online, calling the pro shop to add an extra player, or when we went in to the pro shop on the day, was there any mention that the course was undergoing maintenance. It ruined the round for me and the rest of the group - I would never normally leave negative feedback, but we'd played Moors Valley the week before for half the price and it was in excellent condition. Crane on the other hand was in very poor shape! I normally love playing this course, but I won't be back for a while. I've played on hollow tined greens many times in the past, but these were by far the worst I've played on. Far too much sand had been used, and the roll (bobble) on the putts was laughable at times.

Hopefully the issues are addressed soon for the sake of any other visitors playing Crane in the near future. I would recommend this course to a friend, but not in it's current state.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Welcoming club , staff and other golfers very friendly and helpful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Great Course

Have played here 3 times now and all visits were over the winter months. The course is easy in places but challenging in others so will cater to all levels of player (might be a bit too easy for very low handicappers). The course can be a little boggy in places but VERY minor and it is the middle of winter after all - also, the work that is going into drainage on the course is evident and looks like it is paying dividends. The green keepers should also be congratulated as there were no temporary greens and all greens were FABULOUS for the middle of winter (best I have played on over the wetter and windy months). Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Played here for the 3rd time. Fairways are in excellent condition and the greens are now running fast. Live the layout of the course with some challenging holes and some easier ones!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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