Crane Valley Golf Club - Valley Course
|Red (W)||72||5526 yards|
|White M: 71.1/124||342||538||450||381||406||130||307||175||523||3252||322||376||309||194||532||402||190||499||336||3160||6412|
|Yellow M: 69.7/119||325||507||441||323||396||119||299||170||516||3096||313||364||302||164||520||390||178||487||328||3046||6142|
|Red W: 72.3/122||287||459||385||303||363||98||286||157||460||2798||298||351||270||148||427||343||149||425||313||2724||5522|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
spur of the moment
i last played this course in December where the course had really suffered due to the heavy rainfall.roll forward to sunday the course had dried out nicely with a few soft patches dotted about.
crane valley has a good course layout where course management is key..
the greens were probably the worst part of the course, all the greens are diseased with scaring. although theres evidence of treatments putting is difficult as the ball bobbles and bounces across the bare patches.
for me this course is great value for money, a good test of golf and once the green keepers get ontop of the greens will be worth a revisit. the facilities inc driving range, large putting green, 18 and 9 hole courses plus footgolf. well kept changing facilities, a well stocked proshop with friendly staff and a reasonably priced bar
Wait for the better weather
This is a good course with good facilities and friendly staff but is not in the best condition due to the wet conditions of late.
It’s a good value course but certainly not in its current state so I would wait until the course dried out.
We will definitely be back during better times.
Lost 4 balls on or around the fairways as plugged which is annoying.
Great course friendly staff only let down was a members competition which resulted in very slow play there was 3 groups on 1 tee box most of the round it didn't help letting 2balls play I would recommend in future only allowing 3/4 balls after competition so you don't get the same problems, would definitely play again but not same day as competitions
Some improvement but greens still struggling
Used to be a member, they are trying hard and making improvements to tees, paths, thinning some of the wooded areas etc and will all pay dividends in summer but greens still covered in bare patches from disease in autumn. Hopefully will grow in soon and get course back up to a solid 7/10 and good value.
Ok , I like crane valley but on this occasion it wasn’t great, played in a 4 ball who were held up by very slow play by 4 ball in front( buggy)
And harassed by an irate 2 ball behind us who couldn’t understand why we weren’t hitting( they couldn’t see beyond the dogleg that the players in front were still putting ) anyway after 4 holes we had a chat and explained as could be seen that we couldn’t play any quicker as the 4 ball in front had just teed off , everything was good and we teed off up the fairway , all in play , my friend had walked to his ball to take his 2nd shot on the 5th hole when the 2 lads behinds ball almost hit him , hit his bag, ridiculous after the chat we’d just gad , so much anger from him , lad behind couldn’t give a monkeys about it, almost a scrap, so it was just too busy , couple other guys who were members at bulbury walked off it was that slow, the 2 lads behind actually also left after the 5th ? Good, shame they cram too many on, every club guilty of it at this time of year though!!!!
Good layout with tactical holes
We really enjoyed the course, with pleasant ambience and tactical holes where you needed to lay-up, which made a nice change from hitting driver all day.
Greens were also excellent with plenty of shape to test putting skills.
Very warm welcome in the pro shop as well and overall thoroughly recommend.
Should have hired a buggy!
If the weather is hot like it was yesterday (27 degrees) I would definitely recommend a buggy. The course was quite open so ideal for a holiday round, greens were in goid nick with some interesting holes, well placed bunkers makes you think about it off the tee. We had a six handicapper, a 15 handicapper and someone who hasn't payed for a while off 27 and everyone really enjoyed it.
Good Course with greens in excellent condition
Fairways in excellent condition and wide enough for most, but don’t stray off line as the fescue is brutal, greens looked and played very true if a little on the slow side.
A lovely course with some pretty and challenging holes. We were made to feel very welcome by staff and members.
Very good standard
We've been playing Crane Valley since it opened, and its matured into a brilliant challenging course. Hopefully get to play some more rounds soon
Lovely Course but slow food service
Once again loved our round of golf for the 3rd time but even though we arrived over an hour before tee off to have a sandwich and a coffee we didn't receive our food until 20 mins before tee off and then we wee rushed. No time for practice, putting or warm up.
The second time we have played here and once again a tough but fair challenge for us novice golfers
The course is in good condition and provides a variety of challenges
The only down side is the speed of food service as we was again had to dash to make tee time despite arriving and ordering in plenty of time
Whilst the efforts of the staff to get us a buggy on a very busy day were much appreciated & excellent food & drinks service both before & after our game - the golf course tbh was not up to the standard I expect . Almost every par 4 was exactly the same layout so made it a pretty uninspiring game . Add that to a very slow pace of play (4hrs 45mins for 2 ball) it was a disappointment to say the least . A real shame that the standard of service from the staff there couldn’t be matched by the golf course.