Newbury & Crookham Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Newbury & Crookham Golf Club Est. 1873

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Newbury & Crookham Golf Club: The golf course at Newbury & Crookham might only measure 5961 yards, but this always challenging and wonderfully undulating layout feels like a course that plays much longer. Meandering its way from Greenham Common along to the famous Newbury racecourse, the layout roams through a pleasantly varied environment of tree-lined parkland holes on its lower elevations, while more open heathland terrain, complete with occasional heather and gorse, provides the setting for the very scenic higher sections. Included within the par of 69 there are two shortish par-5's and a collection of five very stylish par-3's. The plunging downhill par-3 3rd, a "wee demon" of a par-3 at the 6th, and the wonderfully bunkered par-3 17th all vie for top honours amongst the club's members. The excellent long, downhill par-4 7th introduces water for the first time, which you can then say goodbye to after crossing a stream that most dangerously straddles the fairway on the uphill par-4 8th. Greenkeeping here is generally excellent, ensuring a pleasant spring in the fairways and excellent quality greens, many of which are home to tough slopes and borrows. The bunkering is also very well done, with many formidably deep greenside bunkers, high-lipped fairway bunkers and a tricky border of longish shaggy grass around each one. Although not long by modern standards, Newbury & Crookham is an immensely enjoyable and well presented course, and more than a match if you try to play to your handicap, especially on a first outing.

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Making Contact

Newbury & Crookham Golf Club
Bury's Bank Road, Greenham,
nr Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8BZ
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Office   +44 (0)1635 400 35
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1635 312 01

  +44 (0)1635 400 45

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Golf Pro
Martin Balfour (Head PGA Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
Designer: John H. Turner
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5961 5739 5269
Par 69 69 70
SSS or Slope 69 68 71
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How2Get There?

15 miles SW of Reading
From the M4 motorway take exit 13 (Newbury) and followthe A34 direction Newbury / Winchester. After 1 mile take the A339 direction Newbury. After 5 miles turn left off the A339 into Pinchington Lane (which becomes Burys Bank Rd) direction Greenham Common. After just over 1 mile golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: £40 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The current day Newbury & Crookham Golf Club was established in 1946, when the old Crookham Course, dating from 1873, amalgamated with the Newbury District Club, founded in 1923. The Club’s antecedents in the old Crookham club mean that Newbury & Crookham can lay claim to being England's 7th oldest golf club. The original Crookham course was laid out in 1873, on Greenham Common on the opposite side of Bury's Bank Road to the present layout. Newbury & Crookham’s long links with the past have provided a magnificent display of silverware, two of its trophies dating back to 1874.

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Latitude: (51.382817)
Longitude: (-1.291264)
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With its 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, The Vineyard at Stockcross, just outside Newbury, is a luxurious 5-star hotel perfect for a romantic getaway, an exclusive wedding or a relaxing spa break, and can also provide a setting for a high level board meeting, team building or away-day.

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+44 (0)1635 871 555

Situated in Thatcham on the outskirts of Newbury, the Regency Park Hotel matches stylish and contemporary interiors with quality, comfort and excellent service. This hotel offers metropolitan styling in the tranquility of rural Berkshire, and is ideally located for Newbury Races.

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