What they say…
Recognised as one of the district’s finest, Abbeydale provides a memorable golfing experience for players of all handicaps and retains some of the best views of the Derbyshire countryside to be seen anywhere from Sheffield.
The course is renowned for its beautifully manicured appearance, undulating greens and beautiful views and surroundings. In recent years the course has benefitted from the installation of a new fairway drainage system, allowing play when other courses have been closed in adverse weather conditions.
What we say…
Abbeydale Golf Course has to be one of the best golf courses in Sheffield, and without doubt fantastic value for money.
The course is located in the grounds of the Beauchief Estate, close to the city center. The clubhouse is beautiful and set across two floors, upstairs a recently modernized restaurant and kitchens provide catering for all occasions. The ground floor boasts changing rooms, 3 lounges and a terrace which overlooks the 1st, 5th, 6th and 18th holes. It allows for a fantastic location to have a cooling drink whilst watching golfers finish their rounds.
I was once told in that clubhouse, by an elderly gentleman and a long standing member of both the club and the Sheffield Union, that the short game was the most important aspect of golf, I’m not surprised he said that as he learned his trade at Abbeydale and you need to be good within 100 yards to score well here.
The golf course is spectacular, we enjoy it every single time we are in the area. The greens are some of the best that we have ever played on, smooth, true and in the summer fast.
You can pick so many great things to highlight at Abbeydale, the beautifully mown fairways, wonderfully manicured 1st and 2nd cuts of rough, the firm, yet receptive (and deceptive) greens or the very well-kept and aesthetically pleasing bunkers. This course is as good as it gets.
The 4th hole is a great par 4 and this is reflected with the stroke index of 1. It will take two good shots to find the green, which is protected by 2 large bunkers.
The short par 3, 10th is a tricky par 3, even though the yardage may suggest otherwise. A solid short iron approach is vital to this well protected green.
The par 5, 14th is a great hole; the drive should be positioned short of the rough that’s cuts the fairway in two. Longer hitters can reach this green in two to set up a fantastic birdie chance.
The final hole, just 144 yards from the yellow tees is by no means an easy finish. Standing on the tee, with the clubhouse looking on, the nerves are jangling, especially if you need to make a par on the hole to end with a good score.
The green is well protected, very well protected by no less than 7 bunkers. A fantastic finish.
We haven’t mentioned any particular holes that stand out because we couldn’t choose a single one, they are all strong holes and all could easily be the best representation of the course.
- Varied and true greens
- Wonderfully maintained
- Fantastic value for money for visitors
- good all year round course