Forest Pines (Forest & Pines) - Lincolnshire - England

Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort,
Ermine Street,
Broughton,
Near Brigg,
Lincolnshire,
DN20 0AQ,
England


  • +44 (0) 1652 650495

  • Andrew Cook

  • John Morgan

  • Matthew Peacock and Dan Greenwood

Lincolnshire is home to one of the world’s greatest inland courses and Woodhall Spa is also home to the English Golf Union but apart from Seacroft at Skegness and Luffenham Heath near Rutland Water, the fenland county has little to write home about. That was until 1996 when Forest Pines Golf & Country Club, near Scunthorpe, opened its 27 tees for play.

Englishman and PGA Tour player John Morgan, who sadly died in June 2006 following a long battle against a brain tumour, designed Forest Pines. It is a course that he was justifiably proud, especially as Golf World adjudged it the best new golf course in England opened since 1994.

There is a hint of Woburn and a touch of Wentworth at Forest Pines and with 27 holes it’s a popular and pleasantly informal corporate and society venue. Each of the three loops of nine, called Forest, Pines and Beeches starts and ends at the clubhouse, twisting and turning through the pines along the way. The best and most challenging combination comprises of the Forest and Pines layout which measures 6,859 yards from the tips. The shorter Beeches loop, with its three one-shot holes, makes for an ideal warm up ahead of the sterner championship challenge.

When Barry Ward was Golf Monthly’s Travel Editor he commented, “Being a minimalist, John [Morgan] has produced a refreshingly old fashioned course, one to delight the purists. There’s more than a suggestion of Braid about the mounded bunkering, for instance, and a hint of MacKenzie in the greens.”

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Description: There is a hint of Woburn and a touch of Wentworth at Forest Pines Golf Resort and with 27 holes it’s a popular and pleasantly informal corporate and society venue. Rating: 6.7 out of 10 Reviews: 19
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steve
i have played forest pines (all loops) on numerous occasions and i have got to say it is all ways a treat.the last time i played,in may,the gorse was in bloom and it looked and played fantastic.it gets better year after year and if you manage to get one of the numerous internet deals,you would struggle to beat this for real value.it is starting to mature and fill out,a pleasure to play.
September 05, 2009
8 / 10
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Dan Hare
Two of us stayed and played Forest Pines (all 3 loops) on a beautiful Sunday in May. The courses were in excellent condition, the staff very helpful and we had a great time. Fortunately we weren't in a hurry as this isn't a hidden gem - rightly very popular with local and visiting golfers alike. The pace of play was much what you would expect on a pay and play course on a Sunday - approx 2 hours for each loop. Some very nice holes, would agree that Beeches is the weaker of the three, and would definitely return. Excellent value if staying at the hotel, and highly recommended if you can combine with a trip to the wonderful Woodhall Spa. dan
July 22, 2009
8 / 10
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Paul
Have been back to Forest Pines and continue to be very impressed.The course has much going for it- excellent clubhouse and catering, efficient staff, 3 interesting loops of 9 holes, great drainage and pretty much dead flat. Also it is very close to the M180 motorway which makes getting to Forest Pines very easy indeed.The holes are all beautifully maintained by an army of greenkeepers. Greens are true and firm and the fairways give you a hint of Augusta with the beautiful mowing patterns, towering pine trees and water hazards.As a course it very much befitts the standard of the accompanying hotel. A high class venue but one that doesnt suffer with penal rough which makes the pine tress the hazard for errant drives.Cant say enough good words about Forest Pines and always look forward to returning there.
December 03, 2008
10 / 10
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archie
July 20, 2009
We are a society based in Rochdale and 16 of us played all 3 loops of 9 holes on wed 15 July. We all agreed that the course was in immaculate condition, greens that were like carpet and just an unbelievable golf course. On a personal note I have played many many courses in Great Britain and around the world, places like Thailand, Malaysia, Dubai and this course is right up there in terms of value for money and quality. It’s definitely on our rota of must play golf courses each year.
maxfli
Played this course last week and after all the recent wet weather I must admit the course was in superb condition. Played the Forest/Pines loops and although probably stating the obvious, long straight hitting is required as trouble off the fairway is everywhere.There is no doubting the pedigree of this relatively new course but like other reviews I found too many holes to be the same with little variation and no individual hole jumped out at being the wow factor.
July 28, 2007
6 / 10
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david edwards

Having been a golf professional for many years and now doing the Golf Trick Shows.I must tell you that Forest Pines is in fantastic condition. The course is in excellent condition, new course signage. If you have not played Forest Pines its one not to be missed. You will enjoy the Forest Pines Excperience and be back for more!!

June 06, 2007
8 / 10
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Richard Lowin
I have played Forest Pines at least 5 times a year for the past few years in their Pro/Am's AM/AM's and four man team events. The reason why I am willing to travel 1.5 hours each way to play here is the condition of the course which is always excellent even during the wettest winters and the efficiency and frindliness of the staff. I agree that because of the fact that the course is cut through a pine forest some of the holes are very similar visually and when first played can be difficult to remember. However once the course have been played a number of times the different nature of the holes becomes obvious. The course off the white tees is very demanding and 4 man team winning scores are often only slighly under par not the 20-30 under par I have seen on other courses.
November 10, 2006
8 / 10
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Paul
Played recently and was in good condition for the time of year. The other posters are right in that the course lacks many stand out holes and too many are similar. As a day out for your company it is fine but no more than that. Some nice par 3s over water on the 2 loops but overall a nicely conditioned but forgettable place to play. Other downers were the green staff mowing along with us (at 2 in the afternoon) which along with the main road made for quite a noisy round. And finally the round of drinks cost exactly double what we would pay at our club. Still at £25 winter rate it could have been worse.
November 08, 2006
2 / 10
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Billy
I’ve played Forest Pines a couple of times and there is no doubt that the Forest and the Pines loops are the best, the Beeches comes up short. I partly agree with the previous review in that it’s not the greatest course to be featured on this website, but I think that it is THE best course in the area and also it’s amazing value with excellent facilities. Two fantastic par fives on the Forest loop and a stunning par three on the Pines over water keeps the mind focused. When I last played here, the condition was great, the service attentive and the atmosphere relaxed, what more can a visiting golfer ask for? I’d personally recommend it.
January 05, 2006
6 / 10
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CA
Forest Pines is undoubtedly suitable for a corporate day out. As a test of golf, though, I simply don't think it stands up to close scrutiny...there is far too little variety. If there was a Top 100 course list for corporate golf, it would probably get in but the course itself is not in the same league as most of the courses featured on this website.
October 26, 2004
2 / 10
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