Wychwood Park - Cheshire - England

Wychwood Park,
Weston,
Cheshire,
CW2 5GP,
England


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James nominated Wychwood Park as a gem and the course was added to the site in April 2006. Since then Wychwood Park has became a ranked Cheshire Best In County course. We didn’t feel the need to write an article because James says it all:

James writes: “Living less than a quarter of a mile away, I have seen the progress of this course stop and start over the years. Finally in 2002 the course was opened, and it was more than worth the wait. Within a year it was hosting a Europro Tour Event, the 2003 Countryside Properties Classic and has since been a regular venue for the Manchester District Alliance, the Northern PGA and the English Deaf Golfers association. Not bad for a course only three and a half years old.

As a course it is exceptional and without a doubt is certainly one of the best courses in the North of England, if not the country. Being owned by Initial Style Conferences disguises what a wonderful course and venue this really is. I have no doubt if it were owned by De Vere it would have a better golfing reputation than it currently does, and thoroughly deserved it would be. Year round the course is kept in immaculate condition, and the quality of the design and irrigation system mean that it is rarely closed.

The choice of holes is as varied as they come and make for a challenging course, worthy of is European PGA Tour standard label. Holes of particular note are the par five 7th, a daunting 500+ yard monster with a split fairway and a 150-yard carry over an environmentally protected area, not for the faint of heart. Then there are the par threes at the 6th and 17th, two of the most aesthetically pleasing holes I have ever seen, it helps when the challenge they offer is beautifully deceptive. I have no doubt that Wychwood Park is a tour course in waiting. It is more than worthy of being classed as one of the Top 100 courses in the UK."

Since James nominated Wychwood Park as a gem in 2006, the facility has changed hands and is now owned (February 2017) by Starwood Capital Group, operating under the Principal Hotel brand.

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Description: The golf course at Wychwood Park opened for play in 2002 and it measures a huge 7,191 yards from the tips. Expect a serious challenge. Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 11

June 30th, Just enjoyed an challenging but enjoyableweekend at Wychwood Park.Only downside was the length of walk between green and next tee, at the best its a 5hour round but overalllots of different holes to ponder making you think all the time which club to use off the tees.If i played regular there would probably play to my 13 handicap, it took me 1 round to find out the layout properly, overall very satisfying.
5 / 6
Wychwood Park
June 30, 2014


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being a member of DeVere Oulton Hall myself i thought it would be nice to go play a few of the other courses owned by the hotel chains. In my opinion the best DeVere Course out of all of them, much better than the Hunting at Slaley Hall! Very long but fair, quick undulating greens, plenty of tees for every playing ability, lots of bunkers, water hazards, trees makes this a wonderful addition to DeVere. Needs more major tournaments to get it on the radar as I really believe this place has potential.
5 / 6
Wychwood Park
September 12, 2012


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Played the course today 27/09/11 in a competition. Such a shame about the state of the greens, full of pitch marks and scars from previously unrepaired pitchmarks, which made putting difficult. The rest of the course was in good nick, if they could get the greens good I would be back, but a typical devere course, which could be great if given some tlc ! Come on devere sort yourself out ! You have great courses, why not look after them properly.
3 / 6
Wychwood Park
September 28, 2011


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I travelled to Wychwood Park expecting a rather dull golfing experience. In truth, the Club House and attached hotel are dull and lifeless but the course is more than just OK. Yes, the greens don't look that great but they putt reasonably well - I could have repaired 10 pitch marks on each green, I reckon. Yes, it does need more general maintenance. It does seem a little unfair at first and you need to know your way around although that can be said about any course the first time you play it. But, they are some great holes and they are fun to play. I particularly enjoyed the 6th, 7th, 9th and most of the back nine. The 17th is a very good par 3, not that disimilar to the 16th at Augusta from what I can see but I guess the green is just a little slower!!. It is a De Vere course and that does have its drawbacks, but don't knock it. I enjoyed my weekend at Wychwood Park
4 / 6
Wychwood Park
September 28, 2011


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Played here at the end of May as part of a deal including accomodation at the neighbouring hotel.This is the 2nd time we have been to Wychwood and there is no denying that some fantastic deals are avaialble. The course itself has all the potential in the world - sadly I fear that potential will never be realsied whilst it is part of the DeVere stable.This is a really demanding course and if you play off the back tees it will test every club in the bag and a little bit more. Virtually every hole brings a different set of challenges - fairway bunkers, water hazrds, tight lay up areas and large greens. There are very few weak holes on the layout. Best holes are probably the 7th (i have now played this 4 times and have yet to score a point on it), the 13th - long par 4 with fairway bunkers and water everywhere you look and the 17th a real card wrecker of a par3 playing around 200 yards and mostly all carry over water. If anything 18 probably offres the best birdie chance on the course as long as you can miss the tree smack in the middle of the fairway!So thats all the positive stuff. Now for the downside. This has the feel of a course that is overplayed and underinvested. Tees are particularly scruffy as are the rough areas around the green s where the length and thickness of the grass is completely random - I suspect as a result of poor greenkeeping rather than any deliberate policy. The greens are OK but a long way from the sort of quality that you would expect for a course that has held EuroPro events.In summary, its worth a visit and you should get a great deal. However if you do play you will be left thinking what could have been with a bit more investment and TLC.
3 / 6
Wychwood Park
June 01, 2011


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I played Wychwood Park on the back of some very positive reviews on this website and was expecting something quite special as a consequence. I have to say that I was disappointed to find that this is just another modern course that is long, plenty of water, multiple tees and big greens. The condition was good and I quite enjoyed the course, but don’t come here expecting to find a future Kingsbarns like classic as you will be disappointed as I was. It’s a decent, testing long, modern track but nothing more.
3 / 6
Wychwood Park
June 05, 2009


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If you can play to your handicap off the back tees round here, then you can play to your handicap anywhere. I play off 4 and am a "big hitter" and even I found some of the holes very long. That apart it is a great course, with some tricky greens, that is very friendly. Worth a trip if you have never been but bring lots of golf balls!!!
5 / 6
Wychwood Park
March 10, 2009


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Great course that is long and very unforgiving.I would say this has to be one of the most interesting courses in the country, it is a "links" style course and there is always a breeze to contend with.There is genuinly not one poor hole, each has its own character and challenge. and the par 3's offer no rest from the constant battle against this fabulous course.The greens are fantastic and would be better if there was a more stringent view taken on repairing pitchmarks.Due to host another EuroPro tour in 2009 just shows just how tough this course is.If you are a hacker then dont waste your time coming; it will ruin you if you have a double digit HC!
6 / 6
Wychwood Park
December 29, 2008


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Never before have i enjoyed the experience of playing such challenging holes that vary from tee to tee and green to green. A true great has just been born, this golf course can expect great reviews and deserved praise. My only reservation a little attention to detail (wildlife prints bunkers, and very, very slow) it's a bit like having the crown jewels and letting them gradually rust!
6 / 6
Wychwood Park
July 04, 2008


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The course is a very good design but the management (De vere) leaves a lot to be desired. The attention to detail is not what you need, if the course could be considered to be in the top 100 within the UK. Yes, the design is very good but De Vere needs to address course management (i.e. maintenance, pace of play, bunkers etc).I really hope the course addresses these issues as I live at Wychwood Park and would love to see it do very well.I will, heartedly agree about the design and how tough it can play. I play off 2 (1.5) and have played the entire top 25 courses in the UK (including Loch Lomand). 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Wychwood are up there with the toughest 4 holes out of any of those courses. If De Vere put the time into to the management and course maintenance it will be a great course one day.
5 / 6
Wychwood Park
September 12, 2007


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