Hawkesyard Golf Club
Armitage Lane, Armitage,
Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1ED
Tel : +44 (0)1543 491116 Fax : +44 (0)1543 492244

1 km southeast of Rugeley on A513, opposite Ash Tree Inn

Course Details

Course Name: Hawkesyard Golf Club Holes: 18 Yardage: 5969 SSS: 70

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    Rosheen Kedge wrote on: Dec 7, 2011

    I now live in N.Ireland with my wife Rosheen and would be very happy to tell you about the courses over here


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    Alan Michael wrote on: Jul 24, 2008

    After playing most of the courses around staffordshire recently I think that St Thomas's Priory is the pick of the bunch. Challenging holes, picturesque views, a variety of shots are needed on this well defined course. To top the round a welcoming bar at the 19th hole. Well done St Thomas's.


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    ash wrote on: Apr 13, 2004

    i am a local and i have played alot of courses and this has got to be one of the finest!!!


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    jamie edwards wrote on: Mar 17, 2004

    this is a new course but lacks any real character and will need a major planting / reshaping programme to give it that character. that said there are some nice holes on the course the par 3 2nd where the green is way below you while standing on the back tees is very picturesque and the tee shot across the water and through the trees on the last is pressure itself.
    however the course is built on the side of a huge hill and some of the holes are just a dead straight slog up and down hill, there are too many blind shots in my opinion and it is rare that you can actually see where the ball finishes.this isnt down to poor play either, i am a decent golfer and play off a handicap of 5.
    the green fee is unjustifiably high, you would be much better advised to go and play at beaudesert golf club which is just 4 or 5 miles away and is a top notch mature heathland course carved out of the trees which form cannock chase, this course hosts the qualifiers for the open and is simply superb.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Mark Kedge 05/02

    Mark Kedge wrote on: Apr 30, 2002

    Apologies for the mistake, but the hole with the 'narrow 3 tier green,' is the 8th not the 4th as previously quoted.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Mark C Kedge 05/02

    Mark C Kedge wrote on: Apr 30, 2002

    If you want a course that will challenge all handicaps, then this is the one. Several very tough holes, including the 4th with a narrow 3 tier green, the 10th with 2 blind shots and the 18th with a very psychological tee shot over water / between trees which can ruin a good round in one hole. The green keeper does a good job with consistent green speeds and challenging pin positions. Stays open all year due to the fact that it just does not get wet, I have played this course in the middle of winter and used proper tees and greens. Definitely worth a try if your in the area.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Albert Churchman 05/02

    Albert Churchman wrote on: Apr 30, 2002

    My name is LUCKY LES I have been a member here for two years. Nearly every member here has a nickname. It is almost mandatory. It is a nice course with interesting holes, lush fairways, tough rough, new bunkers with more planned. Best green keeper for miles (greens will be like lightening in a few weeks).


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Dave Silvester 08/01

    Dave Silvester wrote on: Jul 31, 2001

    If you want a course, which is open 12 months of the year, this just doesn't suffer from flooding. Young course but maturing all the time. New greenkeeper is doing a grand job. Fantastic finishing hole and very tough 10th hole stroke index 1 par 4, which can be two blind shots to reach the green over two hills.


      • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Dave Silvester 08/01

        Paul Kirby wrote on: Aug 14, 2009

        Some of thesereviews are a bit fluffy and posted by members in self promotion.This is a very difficult course for 3 reasons.The fairways do not take a blade without far too much divot being taken as the top portion of the grass is hill/meadow grass. Secondly there are too many blind shots without a planner and some are just hits up a hill for half an hour.The deadlog left 4th is more like crazy golf,you either have to just pitch 50 yards and it will still then roll down the hill to the rough, or you can hit over the trees on the left needing to get to 100 feet within 30 feet of the trees starting,ie a rocket launcher club.They need definition as to what is rough and what is fairway. Have a go by all means but be prepared for an exhausting day out,take lots of balls,and if you dont like someone particularly,take them with you


          • RE: RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Dave Silvester 08/01

            Ray Rudd wrote on: Apr 14, 2010

            Hi, Thanks for the comments however I think you must have had a bad day as the course has and is still being improved constantly. Course planners are also available and yes the course is challenging which in itself creates enjoyment. Visit the club again and see for yourself the improvements that we are continuing to make. Two recent reviews are copied below for you to see. April 2010
            Uttoxeter Golf Club Mail on Sunday Team....
            "If it wasn't for the minus something temperature, you'd actually think you were playing on greens abroad! They were receptive, true, played and looked great!"
            Jim Whitehouse
            Thursday 24th March 2010.
            Staffordshire County Development Officer and Committee member.
            From: AGM at Brocton Hall G.C
            "I have great pleasure in delivering this report as we have now been based at St Thomas's Priory for around three years. The facilities Hawkesyard Estate has to offer are far superior to that of any other location we have worked in previously, and the structure delivered by the EGPI from this location has certainly shown in the boys improvements. We are happy to be working with St Thomas's Priory Golf Club and look to concrete our relationship with a more permanent County presence at the Club"


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