Houghton le Spring Golf Club
|Red (W)||73||5312 yards|
|White M: 71.9/134||360||289||149||428||388||315||430||218||485||3062||497||271||347||563||335||149||382||347||429||3320||6382|
|Yellow M: 70.4/130||350||281||143||425||379||308||419||209||474||2988||467||265||322||556||322||144||334||299||422||3131||6119|
|Red W: 72.6/132||323||277||133||343||309||302||283||208||416||2594||426||206||260||458||295||133||327||239||374||2718||5312|
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Always a joy to return, great layout,course condition and greens brilliantly fast.
Couldn't recommend it more highly. Thanks to all we met.
Only gripe, 2nd cut just off fairways was too high as the ball nestled down, making it difficult to spot.
Will return in 2024.
Thoroughly enjoyed our first time playing this course.
Everyone from the pro’s shop, green keepers and bar staff were friendly and welcoming.
The course was in really good condition and the greens were great.
I look forward to playing here again.
First time played on this very beautiful but challenging course, condition of course excellent but with the most terrifyingly fast and undulating greens.
Excellent value for money
Fantastic course in exceptional condition Will definitely play there again
Enjoyable Winter Visit to Houghton GC
Booked this on a Sunday morning because my own course was closed due to very wet conditions. I rang the club pro before travelling and was told that there were 3 temporary greens in play with artificial tees for every hole so I was expecting the course to be wet. What a pleasant surprise was waiting for me. Yes, the artificial tees are fiddly to get a peg into but they provide a solid surface to play off when the ground is a bit soggy but only a minor inconvenience. Apart from that I was very impressed by the course. It is quite hilly and with the soft ground my legs were feeling it afterwards but every hole presents a good challenge with plenty of variation. I've only rated course conditions as 4 stars purely because of the amount of water that has affected all local courses. I'm looking forward to paying another visit in better weather when I'm sure the course will be in top condition. Three of us played and all enjoyed the round. We were too late to make use of the clubhouse so that is something else to look forward to.
Freezing but worth it
Considering the winter weather we have experienced, the course was in very good nick. Greens were running true and at a good pace.
Would have awarded higher for Pace of Play, but after being played through by several groups, I was stuck behind a 3 ball who were never going to let anyone play through, despite me standing by the tee box with them on 10, 11 and 12. Thankfully they left before playing 13th, by which time the gap ahead was so great that I would never catch anyone up.
Winter round at houghton
Suprised how good. Condition course in for time of year . Always a challenging course really enjoyed it . Definitely play the course again
Great course layout
All three of us had a great day at Houghton. Really appreciate the warm welcome and the course was in good condition especially considering the weather around Co. Durham lately.
Greens were spotless! Ran true and were quick. First time playing the course and will be back soon! Highly recommend the course. Tough course to play which challenges you!
Good hill walk
Teed off 30 minutes after some groups playing a Texas Scramble and caught them up on 4th - had plenty of time to look at scenery as a result. Course was in good nick. Grass on some tee boxes was a little long but probably a deliberate decision to protect them given the dry conditions. A couple of tee boxes are quite close to greens so be alert. Noticed that it was mostly members who did not ring the bell when required to do so on a couple of holes
Course played well. Good condition. Not a fan of holes being pre set on the greens and covered. Just create a new hole when needed?
We received a great welcome from the pro in the shop and briefed us on facilities and course etc.
Service in the bar afterwards was the polar opposite. Never been served by such a miserable person who has absolutely zero customer service skills. If this was my club I'd be embarrassed to take people into the bar afterwards based on the bar manager.
Well kept course at a bargain price
We’ve been trying to get a slot on Houghton Le Spring for a few weeks and it was worth the wait. Course was in great condition.