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Market Drayton Golf Club

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Scott James and friends were Bungalow guests... they added extra colour to the course with a silly pants game... July 2018



‘The Watford Boys’ have been visiting Market Drayton Golf Club since 2005. They are all long-standing friends who play in a society together and drink in their local.  


The Watford Boys 12th visit to Market Drayton - left to right -  Steve, Tony, Barry, Alan and Phil. June 2018

Last year they decided to ‘take a break and have a change’ and visited somewhere on the south coast which, in their own words, was ‘not a patch on MDGC’! Hence, they returned this year and have already got their date booked in for 2019!They are happy to appear on the website

We had a group in the Bungalow over the weekend who have been visiting since 2005 – ‘The Watford Boys’


Thanks and a review from the Seniors Captain from Malkins Bank Golf Club, Sandbach

Hi Tracy

Just a few lines to let you know how much we enjoyed our Away Day at Market Drayton earlier this week (Monday April 23). Our members were hugely impressed by the condition of the course, even if the pace of the greens surprised a few of them! Most felt that the fairways are so immaculate that it is almost impossible to "duff" a shot. This was our first taste of summer rules after the grim summer - which caused postponement of our original booking - but there was never a thought that picking and placing was ever necessary. The tasty food and extremely efficient, friendly and patient staff are also areas of expertise that many other clubs could learn from.

The whole experience has meant I have had excellent feedback all week and I would like to thank yourself, James and his colleague (Nick?) and Ange together with all the clubhouse staff for making the day so enjoyable. We will certainly spread the word!

Regards

Leo North, Seniors Captain Malkins Bank GC


On Sunday April 22 Market Drayton Golf Club hosted a Shropshire Juniors  boys under 16 and under 14, match against Notts, here's a letter of thanks from organiser Charles Sievewright:


Hi Tracy

Can you please pass on my thanks to your Club Committee for letting us host our County Boys game v Notts on Sunday.  Everything was perfect with the course in excellent condition.

Both teams commented how good the greens were if you could pass on to your Head Greenkeeper.  Thank you to James for his assistance.  Can you especially pass on my compliments to Angie & all her staff. They had a very busy day but looked after us as normally, brilliantly.

The service, value & quality of food in my opinion and I visit a lot of Golf Clubs in the County is the best. Hopefully we will be able to book another County Boys fixture next year.

Best Wishes

Charles

Visiting players from Stafford Castle Golf Club, April 19 2018

Hi, 
We played in the Seniors Open on Thursday. This is the first time we had come to your course and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day with you. 
Congratulations are in order to your team of green keepers for producing an excellent course on the day, I would be grateful if you will pass on our comments to them.
The meal we had after our round was great value and very tasty. 
Please pass on our thanks to all concerned in the organisation and running of the day.
We hope to return to play again at some point in the season, hopefully, having now played the course, our scores might improve, but if they don’t, we will still enjoy the views, course and hospitality of your club.
Kind regards,
Hugh Martin 
Stafford Castle Golf Club


Visiting Captain's away day on Sunday June 4


Email from the Captain of Northenden GC to our Captain Rob Wagstaffe

Hi Rob,

We had a fantastic day!  Everything your end was excellent.  The course, the food, the welcome...

... Once again I thank you and Market Drayton for your hospitality.

The coach home saw a few closed eyes...a few of us “flat trackers” found it hard work!

I hope we can match our experience when you visit us.

Look forward to seeing you on the 19th. (Rob's away day at Northenden...ed)

Captain of Northenden

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Sound praise from the Oswestry Captain following their exchange game...


Hi Tracy

Just to say that we (24) golfers enjoyed our day immensely. The course was in good order, challenging for all at different times, the catering from Chelsea and her team was tremendous.

We were pleased and delighted to be met by Hilary Brady - who very kindly provided wine for the meal tabled – many thanks to all concerned.

We were favoured by glorious weather to enhance everything.

Thank you.

Neil Brogden
Captain, Oswestry Golf Club

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The latest golf club review


After a gap of about 3 years, Market Drayton was everything I expected and more, can't fault it in any way,
On behalf of Admiral Duncan golf society I thank you very much Phil Jones

Went to play golf with the Admiral Duncan golf society and I have to say what a great day we had. From the bacon bap in the morning to the meal at night, everything was excellent. Being quite new to golf, it was the first time I'd played there. Loved the challenge of the course, every hole different and in great condition, as were the greens. All in, a really good day, thank you!​

Neil Proctor

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Hi James

Just to let you know that we all had a great day at Market Drayton and felt that the course, hospitality, food and staff were fantastic.

Many thanks

Kind regards

Bill Windley

Oswalds Golf Society

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A review sent to Tracy Dulson our club secretary from a visiting golf society...

Hi Tracy,

Just a quick email to say a big thank you for our golf day.

We had a fantastic day the food was very, very good, we were very warmly welcomed by all. 

We would not hesitate to recommend your club, and hopefully we can book again for around the same time next year.

Regards John,

Blythe Bridge Golf Club social secretary. March 28 2017

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Email to the Secretary

I would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful day. Chealsea and her catering staff were most helpful and presented our members with a hearty breakfast. Mr Wright in the pro shop saw to our every need, your course is a little gem, may you all have a prosperous 2017.

Steve Gilbert - Dudley Shankers Golf Society. March 19 2017

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Andy Dawson 29th December 2016

Cracking course . Good test of golf! Facilities excellent. !

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Simon Brooks 29th December 2016

Excellent golf course and quite challenging. Severe frost/frozen greens ruined the round slightly but will definitely be returning later in the year!

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Fulford Heath Golf Club

Dear All, 

On Monday 24 October 2016 a number of Fulford Heath 'B' team players played at Market Drayton

I wish to formally record our appreciation for the manner in which James initially dealt with our request, the excellent service and food at breakfast followed by a most enjoyable 18 holes.

The hospitality shown by your club, and those members we met, were of the highest level and made for a most enjoyable visit

We wish you well for the future and hope to see you at Fulford Heath

Yours sincerely


Mick Joiner
Chairman

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Anne Bayliss (on Facebook)

On behalf of hubby Keith. He has just returned home from what he says was a great day out at your Club. The weather as he left this morning was a bit "iffy", and did eventually turn into rain! No such thing at Market Drayton! Sunshine all the way! A warm welcome awaited Him and his group( from The Chase), the course was superb, everyone was friendly... And oh yes... The breakfast was to die for!! Thank you and see you in 2017!

Denise Crittendon (on Facebook)

Great course.  Lovely food and really nice friendly members. I love playing this course.

The photgraphs below were sent in by Steve Wattam who stayed in the Bungalow on the 8th October.


Karl
Cheshire Travelling golfer

An absolutely fabulous course. The members call it "the hidden gem" and they are not wrong. A very scenic undulating parkland course that will test your accuracy. A great variety of holes some with elevated greens or off elevated tees. The new professional, James Wright, could not do enough to help. All staff and members friendly. I played in the pouring rain and the course played well and I enjoyed it immensely. If you fancy a round in Shropshire you could do a lot worse than play here. Definitely visit again.

Stuart Coates tweeted on 8th May 2016:

Thanks for your hospitality,our group has been in the course bungalow this w/e 2nd year we've been and we'll be back! 10/10 All your members who we've come across either on the course or in the bar make us feel so welcome as well 10/10 again.

15th April 2016

Jill,

 On behalf of BLOXWICH NOMADS can l thank you and all the staff at Market Drayton GC.

The weather was kind to us which was a bonus but l have heard nothing but praise from my

Members with regards to all aspects of the visit.

Although I owe you a great debt for the way you organised the visit I hope you don't mind me

praising the Kitchen Staff.............for successfully feeding 20 grown men.

Many thanks again.

 Best Wishes

David Fletcher

Mark B Oct 2015

Great autumnal day to play this course which was in great condition, greens especially were in top condition for this time of year. Plenty of trees lining fairways to catch any wayward drives.

Pete S Aug 2015

A beautiful course. We have stayed in the bungalow on the course three times now and think it's fantastic value. Very friendly club who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you.
(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 20.4)

Joe W July 2015

beautiful course very hilly lots of hard walking but well kep and great game.

Paul M March 2015

The course was in great condition considering the recent weather

Martin Holland Sept 2014

I played this course on 24/9/2014 with some friends in a golf society.

We were made very welcome on arriving at the course, and the bacon bap and tea/coffee were excellent.

The course itself was in excellent condition with lovely fairways and excellent greens. There are quite a few bunkers, but they too were in good condition and more importantly all consistent with just about the right amount of sand in them.

There isn't that much rough about, but there are lots of trees, however it is generally easy enough to find your ball amongst them though the falling leaves could be a problem later in the autumn.

The course is quite undulating with some nicely elavated tees to greens below, but you will get quite a few sidehill lies as you go round the course.

After the round is over you will find that the clubhouse prices are very reasonable indeed and be able to relax in comfort and discuss what was, and what should have been.

Recommended? yes, will I go back again? I really hope so.





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