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February opening times

We are back open today - Wednesday 13th February. The greens have been mowed and look in mint condition considering we are still in Winter. The fairways and roughs are very soft after the wet weather last week so it is preferred lies everywhere. Obviously I would expect conditions to firm up rapidly this week given a decent weather forecast. It is winter mats to tee off.

Please note that we will still be closed in frosty conditions (this is to protect the greens) or if it turns really wet again, so as always at this time of year please ring us on 01942 214777 to check we are open.

Weather permitting we will be opening at 8am 7 days a week with the last tee off time being 3.30pm.

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Email problems

It has just come to light that there has been a problem with us receiving emails. Unfortunately we have not received emails sent to the previous email address on the Contact Us page. I have now updated this with the following address; porterswood[at]googlemail.com

This will hopefully eliminate the problem. In the meantime I would like to apologise to anybody that has sent us email and obviously not received a reply!

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“Best greens in the area!”

p6300346I have been hearing that phrase regularly over the last few weeks, and whilst I don’t know about that, I do know that we are working extremely hard to keep the greens looking green and playing great. They are still receptive to a good tee shot. This photo was taken this morning 30th June 2018.

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Opening hours

The course is now open 7 days a week from 7.30am with a last tee off time of 7.30pm (gates close when the last group has finished). That now gives you a whole 12 hours to get a round in! Opening hours will remain at the above times until the end of July.

Everybody welcome, no need to book - it is pay and play! Please note that payment is in cash only. We do not accept cards, transfers etc.

The course is looking fab! The greens are getting firm and fast in the dry weather!

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Spring is here!

Finally the sun is out and Spring is here at last!

Make the most of the good weather and get yourself down to Porters Wood Golf Course. We are Wigan’s premier 9 hole golf course and are open to all ages and abilities.

The course is looking back to its best with the good weather this week and we are back on the grass tees. The greens are in excellent condition.

We operate as a pay and play golf course so there is no booking system - just turn up at a time to suit you. Please note it is cash only (we don not take cards,cheques etc.).

We are open from 7.30 am with our last tee off time currently being 7 pm.

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Evening golf!

There is now time to squeeze 9 holes in after work as the last tee off time has been moved back to 7pm.

It is preferred lies everywhere as it is still a little soft underfoot and we are still using the winter mats to tee off on the par 3’s. The greens are in great condition for the time of year.

After periods of heavy rainfall please ring the clubhouse to check we are open on 01942 214777.

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Summer’s here!

We have had a cracking Summer so far and today has been no exception - check out these pictures of the course this evening. We are open to the public 7 days a week with no exceptions (the course is never booked out for competitions etc.). All ages and abilities are welcome. There is no booking system so just come on down and have a game!

1st hole

1st hole

2nd hole

2nd hole

2nd green

2nd green

3rd hole

3rd hole

4th hole

4th hole

6th hole

6th hole

7th green

7th green

3rd green

3rd green

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Member hole-in-one!

Congratulations to member Peter Harvey, who has joined a long list of Porters Wood member’s who have scored that elusive ace! Peter holed out on the par 3 4th.

As we head into Autumn please note that the last tee off continues to be brought back 15 minutes each week, please feel free to ring the clubhouse on 01942 214777 to double check.

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Summer opening times

View of the 9th green

View of the 9th green

I would like to thank all those people who have commented on the fabulous condition of the course. We work very hard to produce a playing surface that matches and often far exceeds that of any course in the Wigan area and it is always nice to hear the appreciation of customers!

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Loyalty cards

New for 2014 Porters Wood Golf Course, located in Orrell, Wigan is delighted to announce that we have brought out a loyalty card to reward our regular customers. Simply collect 10 stamps to receive a free round of 9 holes golf. For more information please enquire within the clubhouse.

After a terrible winter for golf lovers the course is now back open for play 7 days a week. Whilst the weekend pricing remains the same for the fifth year running there has been a slight increase in green fees for mid-week golf. For 9 holes the price for adults is now £8, juniors £7 and seniors £6.50 (please note there is no seniors rate on the weekend). Second 9’s can be purchased for just £5.

We have kept the course closed through much of this very wet winter, and as a result we can offer you a course in remarkably good condition for the time of year. The teeing grounds are back on the grass tees and the greens are in excellent condition being dry, firm and true.

Porters Wood Golf Course

Situated on the outskirts of Wigan, Lancashire, Porters Wood 9-hole golf course is set in natural, undulating parkland between the villages of Shevington and Orrell. The course operates on a ‘pay and play’ basis.