Welcome to Douglas Valley Golf Club
The Golf Course
In August 1996 Douglas Valley Golf Club opened its 9 holes golf course, designed by local renowned course designer Jeff Shuttleworth and constructed by South African Craig Cooke who reconstructed parts of the famous Loch Lomond course in Scotland and the Valderama course in Spain. The course is built to US specification with pure sand greens, the only one of its kind in the area, the par 32 course features 3 purpose built lakes and the river Douglas splits the course in two which makes for interesting and sometimes challenging play, it is an ideal course for the beginner who can play safe or the more adventurous challenger. Never a more tranquil setting could be found in the area with the beautiful Pennine hills as a backdrop and littered with wildlife from Canada Geese to the ever illusive Deer which if you are very lucky can be seen from time to time.
Join our Members
Join our Members in our weekly competitions held throughout the summer and compete for our somewhat fine array of lovely trophies, Non Members are also welcome to compete. As we are a Club affiliated to the EGU and the EWGA official handicaps can be obtained and maintained with our Club System Handicaping Programme.
The Chill Dip Driving Range & Teaching Academy
Douglas Valley Golf Driving Range was built and the Company founded by the current owners in 1992 it now incorporates Chilli Dip Golf Limited, James Barr of Chilli Dip Golf leases the Driving Range, the Pro Shop and The Teaching Academy from the current owners and the Chilli Dip Teaching Academy is run by PGA Professional Phil Newnes.
The Hawthorns Wedding & Events Venue
The Hawthorns is situated on the beautiful Douglas Valley Golf course located in the quiet village of Blackrod, west of the West Pennine Moors. From our stunning garden and terraces we are very lucky to have some of the best views overlooking Winter Hill, a beautiful and well-known landmark in Lancashire.
Our stunning venue is ideal for weddings and events due to having the perfect layout.
The Hawthorns has two suites to offer to all our guests, The ‘Hedgerow Suite” is ideal for welcoming guests with drinks, canapés and a space to relax. Our second suite, The “Blossom Suite” comfortably seats 130 day guests and up to 180 in the evening. The Blossom suite is very elegant and beautifully decorated, perfect to match any colour scheme you may choose for your special day.
We pride ourselves on being an exclusive use venue. From the moment you arrive, you can be assured that your wedding will be the only event happening that day, freely having use of our well-kept garden and patio areas, perfect for guests to enjoy a lovely summers evening.
Our team has successfully been working hard within the wedding and events industry for many years and strives to provide all the help you may need to create a fully inclusive and bespoke wedding on your special day.