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A Superb Golf Course Newbury, Berkshire

Donnington Grove is considered to be one of the most challenging golf courses in Berkshire. Set in 550 acres of prime Berkshire countryside, the course is set in a delightfully secluded position on the outskirts of Newbury.  Overlooked by the historic Donnington Castle on one side and flanked by the River Lambourn on the other, its mixture of terrain, from classic woodland to ascending vantage points, provides an ideal setting for championship standard golf play.  The Donnington course was designed by PGA member Dave Thomas, one of Britain’s foremost golf architects.  The course was completed and first played in June 1993.

But it isn't just the surroundings that mark Donnington Grove as one of the best golf courses in Berkshire. High standards of maintenence produce pitch perfect fairways and features, with fast and true greens that never disappoint. Having been built to USGA standards, you will not see any temporary greens or tees and with its excellent drainage the course is playable all year round.

Friendly but Challenging

Starting work in 1991 it was entrusted to Dave Thomas to create a championship standard golf course that harmonised with the surroundings. The result is an aesthetically faultless challenge that will appeal to golfers of all standards.

The two nines are very different in character: The front nine undulates over higher grounds with stunning views over Newbury, whilst the back nine can be described as classic parkland, with an abundance of beautiful trees and water hazards that can unnerve the bravest.

Donnington Grove has held two European Pro Tours and hosted the Donnington Grove Computacenter English Challenge Open in 2004. In 2010 it was also the venue for the Trilby Tour Berkshire Championship, featured on Sky TV.

Golf Course Conditions

Course conditions is checked daily by 8am following the course inspection & the ProShop will be notified  

To Book a tee time or check the course condition please call the ProShop on 01635 551975.

Buggies and Trolleys

Buggies are permitted, but MUST Stay on the Buggy paths at all times until during the winter months.

Hedgehog & Winter Wheel Policy

Once again it’s that time of year when we need to implement a Hedgehog & Winter Wheel Policy to help preserve the course.

Management have agreed with, the committee’s support, to introduce a Hedgehog & Winter Wheel Policy from the 15th November 2017 until the 28th February 2018.

The trolley ban will be lifted on the 28th February or before, providing the weather has improved and trolleys will not cause any damage.

Trolleys without hedgehog or winter wheels will NOT be allowed on the course or the paths only.

High traffic areas on the course will be roped off, Please be courteous in adhering to the specific walking areas. These areas may be moved from time to time due to the wear.

Thank you for your co-operation and support in helping to preserve the course.


Hole Sponsership

Besides corporate days, Donnington Grove also offers businesses the chance to sponsor a hole on our course. This is a great chance to stand out to over 15,000 visitors per year.

To discover more on the advantages of sponsorship, please email or call 01635 581000 / extension 220