When I meet people who live a long way from the Midlands and I say “I’m from Derbyshire” they all respond in mostly the same way, “Ah, what a lovely part of England”, and they are right as a whole, although that all depends on what part of Derbyshire they are thinking about...
The thought of having their beloved tree cut down or favourite hole redesigned or green dug up and re-laid is just too much for some members. But let me tell you this, even your Royal St David, the Belfry, Gleneagles and the hallowed turf of St Andrews, dig up, remove, and reshape to keep the course enjoyable to play. Do you think their army...
‘St. Andrews Institute Golf Club’ was founded in the early 1900’s, and by 1909 was paying its £1.00 subscription to the Notts. Union of Golf Clubs. About 1924 the Club was taken over by the Y.M.C.A and became the ‘Morley House Y.M.C.A Golf Club’. All progressed smoothly until 1931 when it was reported that because members wished to play golf on Sundays, the Golf Club should secede from the Y.M.C.A, and so in 1932 Mapperley Golf Club was established...
After a 4am start, is there a better way to wake up than by being hit by a stiff Atlantic wind and driving rain! The Royal North Devon Golf Club(or RND as it’s known) holds the title of England’s oldest golf club, dating back to 1864. It quite astonishingly still has a virtually unchanged layout, still playing as it would have been played 150 years ago in Victorian England.
Designed by the two-time masters champion Bernhard Langer, the golf club is accessible to players of all levels. The course covers the southern half of the Ile aux Cerfs island with the holes snaking up and down the length of the island, boasting natural undulations, volcanic rock outcrops, lakes and gullies, and a variety of tropical trees and plants.
All 18 holes of this island golf have views of the Indian Ocean. Expansive white sand bunkers and water set off the natural backdrop of trees and vegetation perfectly.
As we travel around Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire (and sometimes further afield) we get some great shots of your favourite golf courses. Check out below and see if you can see your course!
When we get chance, we like to video some of the best golfing holes we can find. Plus we like to get the course professionals to show us how it should be played. Nothing like putting them under a little bit of pressure!
newby AT CHEVIN
lefty & newby at MANOR GC
lefty at LONGCLIFFE GC
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