Newbury & Crookham Golf Club

Bury's Bank Road, Greenham,

nr Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8BZ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1635 400 35
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1635 312 01
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1635 400 45
  • Golf pro

    Martin Balfour (Head PGA Golf Professional)

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5961
5739
5269
Par
69
69
70
SSS or slope
69
68
71

Location

Latitude:

51.382817

Longitude:

-1.291264

How to get 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.

Newbury & Crookham Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1873

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.

List of courses: England - South

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Where2Stay

  • The Vineyard at Stockcross5-star

    Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU

    +44 (0)1635 528 770

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Newbury & Crookham

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      West Berks; Goring & Streatley

  • Regency Park Hotel4-star

    Bowling Green Road, Thatcham, Newbury, Berkshire RG18 3RP

    +44 (0)1635 871 555

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Newbury & Crookham

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      West Berks; Goring & Streatley

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