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“Fantastic course not deserved by rude lady members.”

Whitley Bay Golf Club
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Having played golf for 13 years now I have often considered playing this course but have been put off by rumours of unpleasant members with an undesirable attitude towards guests. From a golfing point of view, I am so glad my colleagues and I did play here. The professional in the shop was fantastically helpful and gave us some tips as it was our first time out. Credit to the green keepers for keeping the course in such brilliant condition even in the awful weather.

However, what will stop me visiting this course again was the disgusting accusative attitude of 4 lady members we encountered during our otherwise excellent round.

We had booked two tee times together as there were 5 of us playing. In order to keep our round fast and sociable, 2 would tee off and once they were clear, the 3 of us would follow. Corteous, we thought.

Apparently not according to this club's rude, egotistical lady members. Having been accused of playing as a 5 ball twice (which we were NOT!) we were made to listen to a barrage of abuse from 2 ladies behind us. As if this wasn't enough, a lady appeared from another hole, proceeded to not acknowledge our presence in order to complain to her "friends" that she had "definitely seen 'this lot' playing as 5 ball on the 9th".

We were never approached politely, we were outright accused of breaking the rules and then accused of lying. Neither of which we were doing. It is such a shame. Such a lovely course polluted by such rude people.

This club has always had a reputation for being unwelcoming. Unfortunately from what we experienced today, this reputation is completely justified.

6  Thank Pedro M
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Whitley Bay has always been an exceptional golf course with so many interesting and challenging holes but with the arrival of Simon Oliver the “new” Course Manager the course is turning into something really special. The care and attention that is now being shown to the greens, fringes, bunkers and fairways is really starting to pay off & the remodeling of holes 6, 7 & 8 only can enhance this fabulous golf course even more.

If you haven’t played it yet make sure you do & if you have, make sure you come back next year & witness the improvements. It is a great test of golf & a great place to be.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

If your looking to play on a fine course with a good test to your golfing skills then look no further than Whitley Bay Golf Club. The layout is awesome with some lovely views overlooking the sea.

1  Thank timsc-62
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely golf course and the staff here are lovely and go out of their way to help, especially Sue.

The views are beautiful and feels like you are in the middle of the countryside.

4  Thank mrsseg
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I go there regularly for the quiz night. Very nice place, plenty parking, very well organised, it gets full every week. I intend to apply for social membership there when I move back to the coast

Thank David R
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