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Golden West pool table

Golden West pool table

Can anyone speak to the quality and playability of Golden West tables? They seem to have a lot of what I am looking for in an Olhausen at a slightly lower price. I am somewhat frustrated with the offering of our local Olhausen dealer - e.g. straight retail, minimal accessories package, charge to deliver, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

Golden West pool table

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  1. doogan_jguest on 7/28/2007 5:11:04 PM

    To review the Golden West billiard tables, I'll start by saying that they are of low to average quality.

    Keep in mind that these are mass-produced, and probably sold as private-label to the retailer, who then puts their name on them. Think American Heritage, American Heirloom, KGI, and Spencer Marston pool tables, all of which have similar reviews in this forum.

    In fact, these tables are actually just another name for the American Heritage tables. They are essentially the same pool tables. They say that they are made in Ohio, but I don't think they are. They are possibly branded there, but I beleive that they are made overseas.

    I've read of a few problems with the frame and underbelly of the golden west pool tables though. Just a poor construction overall in this area.

    I'd avoid them. What is your budget for a billiard table?

  2. doogan_jgame room gallery on 12/5/2007 11:04:24 AM

    That guy is blowing smoke and has no clue what he is talking about. Golden West tables are now and always have been very high quality. I would like to see American Hierloom or American Heritage try to make and inlayed Victorian. Check it out @ billiardmfg.com. Dean Stuke grgonline@yahoo.com Show me where I'm wrong smoke blower!

  3. doogan_jguest on 3/7/2008 10:50:18 PM

    Golden West is about to go down the tube, they are laying people off left and right. they have totally eliminated their high end tables. they got rid of everybody who does the really nice work and are now pumping **** out the front doors. good luck getting anything nice from them ever again. and their fine brazilian slate in actually from china, so much for made in the usa and proud. all they really care about is how much of your money they can get from you. do yourself a favor and buy a table from anybody but them.

    Actually, I would like to golden west try to build an inlayed victorian. they got rid of their department that builds victorians, klings, rainbows, halos, heartlands, reflections, and pretty much everything that was worth buying. it wont be long and I'm sure Golden West will be no more. i can`t wait.

  4. doogan_jguest on 5/9/2008 10:58:29 AM

    What a heartwarming comment to make, you can't wait until they are no more. Then the only tables mfg left will be the slave labor manufactured chinese **** that has flooded the market and the slate is just as good as the wood. You're an idiot. I can't wait until you are no more.

  5. doogan_jquickshot on 5/9/2008 11:30:25 AM

    Now... Now... boys. Be nice or you will scare Mr. Doogan away. Opinions are like noses...everybody has one.

  6. doogan_jguest on 6/9/2008 10:00:41 PM

    American Heirloom is out of business. They are now American Custom Tables. They are made in Georgia out of 6/4 hardwoods. They only make high end tables. Golden West is made in Oregon. The rest are Asian imports.

  7. doogan_jterryely on 6/11/2008 11:52:59 AM

    Some former employees sure get angry. Golden West will continue to manufacture quality pool tables, high end and affordable models with pride. I would look at the product and not the comments about the product

  8. doogan_jfishinpoolplayer on 3/4/2009 2:17:26 AM

    as to the opinions on the golden west tables, i m not to sure what is meant by a poor underbelly please advise me on that. i have owned mine for 3yrs now and i am totally satisfied. it plays well i do suggest to up grade the the package and also the cloth . green is used for a good reason its the easiest color on the eyes and really brings a richness to your game. and they are great people to talk with . i have played on many different brands from kelowna bc

  9. doogan_jjimb on 8/8/2009 7:11:49 PM

    I did a search on Golden West and found this thread, because I am thinking of selling mine. I have to say I do not know the folks that are nay-saying the quality, but I strongly disagree; at least for my particular table. Its a "Mission" style (Southwestern, in the style of Stickley from the American Arts & Crafts period..... if you know anything about quality furniture). I have had it for about 8 years, it has been disassembled and move across country twice, and is as rock solid as it was the day I bought it. I hire professionals through local custom shops to disassemble and reassemble it, they have made numerous comments about the great quality of the table. I don't know what the newer models are like, but if it is the same company in Oregon that made mine, you can't go wrong.

    BTW, the ONLY reason I am considering a sale, is because I was laid off last year, and am still "on the market". My grandkids will be furious, as they have always considered the table to be one of the "heirlooms" they inherit when I croak. Oh well, they already had a fit when I sold the vette ;-)

  10. doogan_jguest on 10/10/2009 7:57:11 PM

    i have had two Golden West tables and very happy with them first one i found on the showroom at the local dealer and my second table i custome ordered it took about two weeks longer than the dealer had said to get but very happy with it, hope this helps

  11. doogan_jTudo on 12/19/2009 9:33:01 PM

    I purchased a new 9 Ft Golden West table in 1999 . I had the upgraded simonis felt installed and I was happy with the table. It took two visits to balance the table properly but after that it was fine.

    I'm in the market for a new table right now and unless the quality of Golden West has changed in the last 10 years I'll probably buy another one although I'm keeping an open mind. When I bought the GW, I think it was $2800, + the simonis which I think was around 500 bucks although my memory fails me on that. Isn't a comparable Ohausen double that?

  12. doogan_jmwhitten2003 on 1/13/2010 1:32:49 PM

    Tudo, are you in the Oklahoma area? I own One Billiards - Gameroom Design in Tulsa and would love to meet with you and discuss the differences between Golden West and our table, Olhausen.

    If you're still in the market for the pool table feel free to contact me or stop by one of our stores.

    Mike Whitten
    One Billiards - Gameroom Design

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Golden West pool table

  • Title: Golden West pool table
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  • Published: 7/28/2007 12:46:38 PM
  • Last Updated: 7/28/2007 4:45:03 PM
  • Last Updated By: doogan_j