18 idyllic championship holes

on 13 March 2018.

donnington grove

Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy. As with many sports, the rise of professionalism, big prizes in international competitions and even the cult of the celebrity golfer has meant that that the sport’s profile has increased exponentially. In youth-speak, ‘Golf’s gone viral.’ So where do you go to get a slice of the action?

Tucked away in 500 acres of beautiful countryside, Donnington Grove Country Club’s 18 hole championship course near Newbury offers Berkshire’s ultimate golf experience. One of the UK’s most relaxing and scenic golfing destinations, the beautifully maintained course is overlooked by Donnington Castle and has the River Lambourn Running through it. And not a temporary green or tee in sight.

Designed by Ryder Cup legend Dave Thomas in 1993, Donnington has hosted two European Pro Tour events and features on Sky Sports. The championship course delights and challenges both enthusiastic amateurs and travelling professionals who enjoy not just the course, but Donnington Grove’s superb facilities which include a friendly clubhouse and on-site accommodation, professional tuition and a well-stocked golf shop.

The Club offers a range of memberships as well as golf breaks, golf days or simply a great round.

Call 01635 581000 or email golf@donnington-grove.com for more information.

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