Set against the picturesque backcloth of the Hampshire Downs, Newbury and Crookham offers views of enchanting woodland and beautiful parkland, a visual delight, meandering from Greenham Common to Newbury Racecourse and back. Although under 6,000 yards the course has the feel of being much longer and is a tight 18 hole challenge where accuracy is all-important. Improvements in the past few years, undertaken to modernize the course, have taken place under the guidance of the internationally known Course Architect, Howard Swan. The course offers magnificent vistas at almost every high point and from the 7th tee it appears that almost the whole of Berkshire can be seen on a clear day. The Club has a busy calendar of competitions and during most weekends in the playing season members can take part in competitions of varying formats.
Welcome to Donnington Valley Golf Club, the friendliest golf club in the area. Owned by Sir Peter Michael, Donnington Valley Golf Club is the sister company of the 4-star Donnington Valley Hotel, The Vineyard at Stockcross, and The Vineyard Cellars, a supplier of Fine Californian Wines. The Course, re-designed and lengthened between 1998 and 2000, is set in beautiful rolling countryside, and is now a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
Newbury College is located at Monks Lane, Newbury. The College offers around 2,000 full- and part-time courses. Full-time courses cover a range of vocational subjects from entry level to HNCs. Part-time courses cover a variety of subjects from leisure to professional and post graduate qualifications. The College operates out of 50 venues across West Berkshire. Programs are offered in the fields of Accountancy, Leisure, Art, Design and Photography, Basic skills, Beauty, Business administration, Sport, Health and Safety, Hair dressing, Engineering, Construction, etc.
Newbury is a vibrant and historic market town just 1 hour from London and 35 minutes from Oxford.
There are many local attractions which include Newbury Racecourse, the Watermill Theatre and of course the historic Donnington Castle. For golfers there are several first class courses nearby including the challenging Newbury & Crookham.
For a list of local attractions visit: www.newbury-now.co.uk
Newbury is also a thriving commercial centre which includes the UK Headquarters of several major international companies.
Situated within a 10 minute walk from Pilgrimms Guest House are the beautiful and historic remains of Donnington Castle. Dating back to 1287 the imposing gatehouse still stands overlooking the Lambourne Valley with the remains of the courtyard set behind. The history includes such names as Edward the Black Prince, Thomas Chaucer and the English Civil War, well worth the walk.
Come and enjoy the wide range of facilities at Bishopswood Golf Course which are all open to the public and where you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a great game of golf at a sensible price. The only golf club in the country to be listed in the CAMRA good beer guide for 2005. A challenging 9 hole layout that was established in 1976. It is a par 72, (S.S.S. 71) 6474 yard course which will suit all categories of golfer. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance, but please note that golfers must be dressed appropriately - i.e. no trainers, jeans or Tee shirts or brief shorts please.