Collingtree Park - Northamptonshire - England

Collingtree Park Golf Club,
Windingbrook Lane,
Northampton,
NN4 0XN,
England


  • +44 (0) 1604 700 000

  • Phil Jones

  • Johnny Miller

  • Jon Gibbons


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Collingtree Park Golf Club is Johnny Miller’s first "Signature" course in the British Isles. The former British Open champion was no ordinary golfer and Miller’s 18-hole creation at Northampton is no ordinary golf course. After significant earthworks, 275 acres of uninspiring meadowland has been transformed into an exciting golf course, which opened for play in 1990. Luxury homes flank the fairways and over 11 acres of water wait to catch anything but the most perfectly struck shot.

Clearly proud of his creation, Miller said: "Great Britain is sacred ground for me...I've always wanted to design a course on British soil. We tried very hard to design a course that would speak to today's player and, at the same time, preserve the natural beauty of the land and the sense of tradition that's so much a part of golf in the British Isles." The PGA European Tour soon recognised Miller’s achievement. In 1995, and again in 1996, Collingtree Park hosted the British Masters – Sam Torrance and Robert Allenby claimed the titles.

The layout can be stretched to almost 7,000 yards from the back tees, but from the forward tees, the course is very playable and most enjoyable for the average golfer – providing, of course, that the numerous water hazards are avoided. There is a number of memorable holes, but it’s the long par five 18th that everyone talks about and it’s worthy of the excellent value green fee alone. After a solid drive and a lay up second shot, you’ll be presented with your third to an island green – a touch of Sawgrass in the Midlands. Make no mistake, a par at Collingtree Park’s closing hole is one to savour.

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Description: It’s Collingtree Park Golf Club's long par five 18th that everyone talks about and it’s worthy of the excellent value green fee alone. Rating: 5.3 out of 10 Reviews: 12
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James Dilworth

Oh dear what has happened. Played this year for the first time in about 5, the condition of the tees, fairways is awful. Maybe spoilt have played Royal St Georges just a few weeks before, however Collingtree is not the course it once was. It was never the most beautiful course, but it was one with enough interesting holes. The back 9 gets a bit boring until the 18th. Off the back tees the 18th is not as good a hole as it is a bit further forward, the latter means you can have a good go at reaching in 2! If you enjoyed playing Collingtree, 10 or 15 years ago, don't go back, it will only upset you.

August 07, 2019
2 / 10
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Chris

A great track which is falling apart. Greens were ok but bunkers were all out of play and the rough long and full of grass clippings.

June 12, 2018
2 / 10
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Hugh
Played this course a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Bunkers need a lot more sand in, that would be my only major disappointment but luckily I didn't find them too much over 2 rounds. Greens had some chemical on which wasn't ideal but no real problem. Course was in great condition as I played just after a Europro tournament was held there. A challenging course where there's a lot of thinking to do off the tea but if you find the fairway and hit reasonably long on certain holes you can hit a good score but if you go wide and short it's usually a tough bogey save. I would definitely play again.
July 05, 2012
8 / 10
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Dunk
I played this course in early December and was impressed. Weather had been dreadful (about an inch of rain that morning) but it drained pretty well. There are some decent holes with well-kept greens and some subtlety required as well as length. Well worth an economical weekday green fee, and full English breakfast for about a fiver decent value too! Look forward to playing in summer.
December 12, 2009
6 / 10
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Carl Tushingham
A good mix of holes here, but target golf is the order of the day. Its not all about the 18th(what a great hole), super condition greens that were quick and true with many undulations on most greens. Other holes of note are the 4th, 9th and 11th, a super set of par 5's. Plenty of water holes and thick rough require accurate hitting all the way round. On the downside a lot of the bunkers weren't raked and in poor condition, infact a couple didn't even have rakes. Don't let that put you off though. A friendly welcome and a great meal in a scenic clubhouse finish off the day nicely.
June 16, 2008
6 / 10
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malcolm roberts
Poor condition, noisy and the 18th. apart hardly a memorable hole. Do yourself a favour and go a few miles down the road and play Northants County at Church Brampton.
October 02, 2007
1 / 10
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Steve
October 30, 2008
This course is worth a lot more than what he has rated it. There are many memorable holes, such as the 4th, the 9th, and the 11th.
Thadd
September 14, 2009
this is a somewhat unfair review - the course is very tough and long, the challenges are varied and there are definitely holes with character and a good bit of charm. this course stands up well in an area not short of a cracking golf course or two
Jon
December 18, 2010
Northants County is brilliant!
Tigermollie
October 04, 2011
Both courses are great but very different. Collingtree is an American Style layout and County Heathland. Collingtree has many more memorable holes whereas County as a Members Club has tradition
Darren Wilkins
September 02, 2012
Very unfair review. The course has a number of great holes and has lots of character.
Mark Paice
Superb layout and design, probably the best in the area, although the course does need more spending on maintenance. The bunkers have been half empty and GUR for 4 months and the greens are not as good as they were in past years
February 23, 2007
8 / 10
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Alan Robinson
Collingtree Park played host to several high profile charity events this year as well as hosting a round of the European Pro Tour. The feedback from the players was that this was one of the two top courses they play on across the country.Sure it may be noisy on a couple of the back 9 holes, but the staff are very very warm and welcoming and the course is kept immaculately throughout the year with the bunkers being upgraded this coming winter (long overdue).I doubt there are many courses out there that are as well kept, challenging whilst retaining very good value for money.As you guessed I am a fan of this place, and I doubt many players will play on a course this varied and enjoyable ever, but they really should even if it's just the once!
September 08, 2006
8 / 10
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ryan
Worth more than others have rated it at
April 18, 2006
8 / 10
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Billy
An exciting layout with plenty of water. Some good holes, most notably the 10th and 18th. Can play tough, especially from the back tees, so don't bite off more than you can chew. Not the most natural of courses but it's about as good as it gets in an area bereft of top quality golf courses.
July 17, 2004
4 / 10
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