Northop - North Wales - Wales

Northop Golf & Country Club,
Near Chester,
CH7 6WA,

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Visit for a golf holiday at Northop

Designed by big John Jacobs and opened for play in 1994, Northop Golf & Country Club was the first club in Wales to play host to a European Challenge Tour event (2003). Not that this was the first time a national championship had been held here. In fact, the club hosted the Welsh PGA Championship in its first full year of opening.

The course is laid out over 250 acres of mature parkland in two loops of nine holes, with each ending near the beautiful, red-bricked clubhouse. The hardest hole on the front nine is the 441-yard par four 3rd, named “Babbling Brook,” which plays to a green defended by four bunkers.

The signature hole is played at the 16th, “The Quigley,” a 378-yard doglegged par four. The tee shot has a wide expanse of water to avoid on the right and trees to steer clear of on the left before an approach can be played to a green protected by a stream to the front of the putting surface.

In a similar vein to the Buckinghamshire, Northop is a fair course where everything is laid out clearly in front of you and there are no tricks or gimmicks. Maintained to perfection and boasting a high-class clubhouse, this is certainly one of north Wales’s best inland venues and it’s getting better and better as it matures.

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Description: Designed by big John Jacobs, Northop Golf & Country Club was the first club in Wales to play host to a European Challenge Tour event (2003). Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 1
Ken Skates
Excellent course set in wonderful surroundings. This is longer than almost every other course in North Wales and uses water hazards to good effect on 5 holes. The 16th is a brilliant test of accuracy and power. Particularly good value, especially if you use the 2-Fore-1 vouchers. Excellent facilities and club house. The problems with course drainage have been dealt with and new holes are being built, which look extremely testing. No club in the region rivals this for facilities and style.
August 28, 2007
5 / 6
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July 08, 2010
As I write in July 2010, I can report that the course seems lacking in investment in the golf facilities, as money pours into the health club. Green maintenance is pretty poor and most bunkers are missing sand. It is a challenging course with a wonderful clubhouse but there is a general feeling the the place is missing a bit of TLC.
Phil Exley
June 02, 2012
Having played the course on numerous occasions and with the experience of playing nearly 200 other courses over the years I can categorically state that this course is NOT a gem!