The Nottinghamshire boasts two magnificent 18 hole courses, set in 340 acres of parkland. We are proud to have been chosen to host the English Girls Open Championship in 2016, the first time that the U18, U16 and U14 events have all been at one venue.
An ongoing programme of redevelopment and improvement to both means The Nottinghamshire continues to offer a challenge to golfers of all abilities.
The Championship Course
Comprising a front nine, set around an impressive lake and waterways complex that not only offers a golfing challenge, but is also home to a considerable amount of wildlife.
The back nine offers a challenge with mature trees strategically placed to make it a true parkland course. Over the last few months we have been working with Kimber Golf, a world renowned Scottish Golf Architect company who have transformed what was an already wonderful golf course into a truly magnificent one. We have made significant changes to 12 of the 18 holes introducing new tees, more strategically placed trees and water features to enhance your golfing experience.
Winter 2017 sees us once again improving the complex for both Members and Visitors by relocating and adding a second putting green to allow more people to practice their putting. We are reducing the 1st hole into a par 4 for men which involves filling in the ditch across the fairway removing some of the hedging on both sides and adding a new fairway bunker at 230 yards. To give the shot back we have decided to make the very tough 4th hole a par 5 played from the existing tee. The Championship Course is now known throughout the Midlands as a true test of golf and one that keeps getting better and better
The Signature Course
This course was extended in 1997 from a 9-hole to an 18-hole course, with the new nine designed by Peter Alliss. The front nine has recently undergone some major renovation and remodeling, and combines hedgerows and undulating fairways with large greens and water features.
Remodelling on The Signature Course has significantly improved both the design and aesthetics of this course, and several new tees have been added to both courses.
The 10th hole on the Signature Course was perhaps considered as our “Signature Hole”, a 136 yard par 3 over water to a wide but shallow green, with an approach that rolls back to the water. That honour now goes to the stunning 18th which you will hear about as you read on. The substantial lake around the 10th green and 11th tee is sensitively managed to enhance both aquatic and bird life, and is also the home of the 11th tee, which is on a peninsula in the middle of the lake.
During the Winter of 2016 we took the bold step to change the layout of the Signature Course, one that has proved a very popular decision. We also invested heavily on the course and the playing conditions have improved ten fold.
The new 18th hole which once was the 9th and a long slog of a par 4 is now a beautifully thought out par 5 with a meandering stream at driving distance then you are faced with a decision to go for it or lay up? You’re approach shot to the green is over water to a fantastic island green a hole you will never forget….