fbpx
Wheatley Golf Club

Played by NCG: Wheatley

NCG headed to Doncaster to try out one of South Yorkshire's finest...
 

Reason for a Wheatley Golf Club review

I moved to South Yorkshire in early 2017, so I’ve been working my way through all the county’s golf courses since.

Where is Wheatley Golf Club?

Wheatley is on the outskirts of Doncaster, in Armthorpe, near the M18.

 

What to expect

Like most urban golf courses, Wheatley is very tight and compact. Indeed, all the par 5s are reachable in two for mid-handicappers like me.

It’s relatively short – just shy of 6,400 yards off the white tees – as it winds its way through the trees in two loops of nine.

Wheatley Golf Club

The best word I can think of to describe Wheatley is pleasant. Everything, from the tees to the fairways, the rough to the greens, is very neat and tidy and well-kept. The facilities are also excellent, with an art deco clubhouse that looks a little bit like Royal Birkdale’s – but with a water tower instead of a clock…

Favourite hole

There are several really enjoyable holes, but my favourite is the par-4 13th, which is a lot of fun. A blind tee shot into a fairway that sweeps down, then up, then round to the right and down the hill again.

My best bit

The 7th is a straight-as-an-arrow par 5, of which you can see the whole hole from the raised tee.

My second shot found the rough to the right of the green, with nothing but sand between the ball and the hole. A risky flop shot later – honestly, I reckon I pull off 1 in 10 – and I was left with a tap-in for a particularly pleasing birdie.

Wheatley Golf Club

What to look for

There can’t be many golf courses where six holes in a row without a par 4 – holes 3 to 8 are either a par 3 or par 5. They’re all great, too.

On the putting green, one of the members told me the par-3 6th – pictured at the top of this page being expertly tackled by my playing partner – is “the most difficult stroke-index 18 in the world”. Hyperbole? Of course. But it is a tricky green that slopes from right to left and is well protected by sand at the front and a steep run off at the back.

When I go back…

I will keep the driver in the bag and pull the 3-wood instead. You don’t need the big dog here nearly as much as you think you do when standing on the tee.

For more information, visit Wheatley Golf Club’s website.

Click here for more from Played by NCG

Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

Latest Posts

Quinta do Lago

Courses and Travel

Quinta do Lago: A Resort With More Than Just Golf

By

Read full article about Quinta do Lago: A Resort With More Than Just Golf
Trump International, Scotland 18th

Courses and Travel

Politics Aside… Trump International, Scotland is a Must Visit

By

Read full article about Politics Aside… Trump International, Scotland is a Must Visit
Argentario

Courses and Travel

Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort: The All-Natural Resort Hosting the 2025 Italian Open

By

Read full article about Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort: The All-Natural Resort Hosting the 2025 Italian Open
St Andrews

Courses and Travel

I shudder to think it – but I might never play the Old Course again

By

Read full article about I shudder to think it – but I might never play the Old Course again
Goswick Golf Club

Courses and Travel

The perfect golf trip on a budget? Here’s where our experts say you should go in 2024

By

Read full article about The perfect golf trip on a budget? Here’s where our experts say you should go in 2024
Amendoeira Golf Resort

Courses and Travel

Amendoeira Golf Resort: Tour-Level Golf and Stunning Architecture

By

Read full article about Amendoeira Golf Resort: Tour-Level Golf and Stunning Architecture
infinitum golf

Courses and Travel

Infinitum: Endless quality on and off the golf course

By

Read full article about Infinitum: Endless quality on and off the golf course
la reserve links

Courses and Travel

La Reserve Golf Links: Mauritius’ latest golfing paradise

By

Read full article about La Reserve Golf Links: Mauritius’ latest golfing paradise
Palmares Ocean Living Golf

Courses and Travel

Palmares Ocean Living & Golf: An Epic 27 Hole Oceanside Resort

By

Read full article about Palmares Ocean Living & Golf: An Epic 27 Hole Oceanside Resort