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Reddish Vale Golf Club and Reddish Vale Golf Course
Reddish Vale Golf Club and Reddish Vale Golf Course
Welcome To Reddish Vale Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015

Address    Southcliffe Road
Town    Stockport
Postcode    SK5 7EE
Secretary / Manager    Rod Dean
First Name / Manager   No Information Given
Telephone    0161 480 2359
Fax    0161 477 8242
Club Website Address   www.reddishvalegolfclub.co.uk
Email Address   admin@reddishvalegolfclub.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone    0161 480 3824
Greenkeeper    Craig
Club Professional    Andrew Myers
Telephone    0161 480 3824
Fax    0161 477 8242
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   reddishproshop@btconnect.com
Club Steward / Manager    Michelle
Telephone    0161 4802359
Fax   No Information Given
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    6086
Par    69
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   no
Driving Range   no
Soft Spikes Required   yes
Society Day(s)     Mon , Tue , Wed , Thur , Fri , Sun
Type Of Club    Members
Course Type    Heathland
Green Fees Weekdays    £29.00
Green Fees Weekends    £36.00 (Sunday only)
Green Fees Twilight   No Information Given
Green Fees Junior   No Information Given
Green Fees Society    £22.00 pp on weekdays
Green Fees Other    Discounts for numbers
Joining Fee    £0
7 Day Membership Fee    £815
5 Day Membership Fee    £620
Ladies Membership Fee    £525
Junior Membership Fee    £120
Country Membership Fee    £250
Other Membership Fees   No Information Given
Membership Fee Information   No Information Given
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   yes
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   no
Buggy Hire Available   yes
Lessons Available   yes
Course Planner Available   yes
Bar Available   yes
Breakfast Available   yes
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   no
Designed in 1912 by Doctor Alister MacKenzie. Dr MacKenzie has, without doubt, evolved one of the most interesting courses in the North West. The great charm of the course is its diversity with no two holes alike and consequently there is an absence of the monotony from which so many other golf courses suffer.

Situated in one of the beauty spots of Lancashire and Cheshire, the course was fashioned out of 100 acres of prime farm land complemented by the garden and grounds of the splendid manor house. For the most part the ground is considered to be agreeably undulating, although there are several climbs and crops which add to the natural beauty of the Course.

05/07/2011 - Sent by Brad Naylor
  I’ve played Reddish Vale a few times now and I share the opinion held by connoisseurs that it is the finest of the numerous courses located to the south of Manchester. Give it a try and see for yourself; do not be put off by the oft-heard complaint locally that it is ‘too tough’ or by the non-too salubrious approach to the club through a 1930’s council estate!
The site occupied by Reddish Vale is a revelation when you consider that it lies within the M60 ring road and is less than a mile from Stockport town centre. The River Tame cuts a deep valley through wooded hills as it meanders towards its confluence with the Goyt to become the Mersey, leaving in its wake a fast-draining and undulating terrain; perfect for golf! 100 years ago the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie (later of Augusta fame) took full advantage of this beautiful location and laid out a typically charming, deceptive, and challenging course.
The first five holes occupy high ground above the valley and provide a tricky introduction to the round. Beware particularly the short 4th; a narrow green flanked by a bunkered hill on the right and out of bounds immediately to the left. With the wind in your face attacking the pin can easily result in a destroyed card even before the day has properly begun.
At the 6th the routing plunges down into the Vale with an epic 240 yard drop shot to a well-bunkered green nestling by the river bank. By now you will be well and truly hooked on Reddish Vale!
Over the river the course flows back and forth over undulating former meadowland surrounded by woods with the river a constant companion, giving the feeling that one is deep in rural Cheshire, rather than within an industrial conurbation. Only the odd apartment block peeking over the trees belies our true location. This really is an idyllic spot.
The golf is superb, too. Typically cunning MacKenzie tee and green placements test the golfer to the limit without requiring prodigious distance off the tee. The long par four 13th is the toughest hole by far – indeed there are not many tougher golf holes anywhere! A decent drive is required if one is even going to have the option of reaching the tiny green with the second shot, hidden as it is behind a sloping ridge with all manner of hazards surrounding. Even laying up leaves an awkward pitch, and the devilish contours of the green mean that a five will be gratefully seized by virtually all.
The home stretch from the 14th to the 17th provide some of the most delightful golf you will find in the north of England, and provided your drives don’t find the omnipresent river good scoring should be possible.
Which brings us to the legendary 18th hole...
...if this came in the middle of the round it would attract the comment that it is ‘a bit of a climb’ and be passed over. Coming as it does at the culmination of a tough 3 or 4 hours it can be a real spirit-sapper! After a 200 yard drive over a flat fairway the ground rises precipitously to a green in its own little hanging valley only 150 yards distant but 150ft above one’s head. Club selection is the puzzler here; anything between an 8 iron and a 5 wood would be appropriate...
All in all I can’t recommend Reddish Vale enough for those wanting challenging golf in idyllic surroundings. The condition of the course has always been excellent when I’ve played it with some of the best greens around.

24/09/2004 - Sent by harryjoe
  I have played this course just the once and that was enough to make me join, no 2 holes alike and very challenging. Looking forward to playing in high winds as this may keep the gnats away. The 13th should be lengthened and made in to par 5 as I will never hit the dam green in 2. Holes to note are the 1st and 6th, but too much is made about the 18th, a very easy hole…..

An Alister McKenzie course (he also designed Augusta National). A challenging valley course described recently as a 'Golfing gem of Great Britain'. The enthusiast will marvel at the almost magical use of the landscape and the way the natural contours and valleys are brought into play. And do not forget there is also water on the course as the River Tame meanders its way around 12 of the holes; a watery grave for the errant golf ball beckons.

Every hole is a challenge and despite being considered a short course in this day and age (only 6086 yards long), it will tax the ingenuity of all who play it, professional and amateur alike.

Five short holes, each with their own particular characteristics not least of which is the fourth hole. Arguably it is stroke 17 but it has destroyed more cards than any other hole with the exception of the 16th hole. Play it in a wind and see why!

The 16th is named after Henry Cotton who said 'This hole should be parcelled up and sent to every golf club in the land' .

However, the most talked about hole at The Vale is the 18th. Play it and see why!

Finally, the 19th guarantees a very warm welcome.

Every year in April the Golf Club runs a Mixed Greensomes Foursomes Open Competition which is supported to such an extent that one must apply early.

The Reddish Vale Open is for male golfers with a handicap of 8 or less and the winner of the extremely fine and valuable piece of silverware etches his name into our Club history.
1 mile from M60 (Stockport East Junct.) towards Reddish. Located at Southcliffe Road, postcode SK5 7EE
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