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10 of The Best Golf Courses in Nottinghamshire

By: Liam Moore | Fri 04 Aug 2023

Nottinghamshire is known for boasting a serene collection of golf courses - and there are many to choose from!

If you’re looking at a potential golf trip to this part of England, you are truly spoiled for choice.

Below, we provide information on ten of the very best golf courses to be located in Nottinghamshire.

Sherwood Forest Golf Club

Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest Golf Club is one of the oldest and grandest heathland golf courses to reside in Great Britain, meaning it is a must play for serious golfers. Harry Colt laid the original foundations of the layout before James Braid enhanced the already majestic routing. If you’re looking for a stern challenge, then Sherwood Forest should be on your bucket list.

Golfshake Review: “Sherwood Forest is a great course in sublime condition. A tough course to score well on as it’s very easy to roll into the long grass and heather, but a good challenge.”

Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

Notts Golf Club

Hollinwell played a big part in the 150th Open Championship history, as they operated as a Final Qualifying site for the historic major championship. Everything about the club oozes class, from the grand entrance to the exquisite golf course - this is golfing paradise. If you can produce a good score at Hollinwell, you would have had a near perfect day on the fairways!

Golfshake Review: “Amazing course, just everything about it was special. Different league to some of the courses I normally play.”

Retford Golf Club

Featuring oak-lined fairways, picturesque views and elevation changes, a round at Retford Golf Club is one to be remembered. Regardless of ability, all levels of golfer will find a great challenge to be had at Retford. The drainage system is also superb, meaning year-round golf is a common occurrence at this venue.

Golfshake review: “Great layout. Quite hilly in parts. Quick greens and a lovely breakfast. Friendly members and staff."

Lindrick Golf Club

Lindrick Golf Club

Lindrick Golf Club hosted the Ryder Cup in 1957, which highlights its rich relevance to the professional golfing scene. The golf course features exceptionally fast and firm greens that are protected via strategic bunkering. There's also plenty of trouble off the tee as golfers will need to avoid the gorse-lined fairways if they wish to hit greens in regulation consistently.

Golfshake Review: “A great golf course in excellent condition. Greens fast and true, bunkers excellent, rough a fair penalty.”

Coxmoor Golf Club

Coxmoor Golf Club is recognised as a Championship Venue from England Golf, which should only elevate its appeal to nomadic golfers. Th course previously played host to the British Boys Championship, which was won by major champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. Coxmoor’s layout is a blend of unique holes with trouble lingering everywhere - accuracy will be the order of the day for any visit.

Golfshake Review: “What a pleasure to play this challenging course. The greens were superb and very testing, fairways were brilliantly cut and overall an excellent day. Members were very accommodating.

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre

Ramsdale Park

Martin Hawtree and Simon Gidman were the architects for the golf courses at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, which was opened for play in 1992. The front and back nine of the Seely Course are vastly different, which adds to its allure. The layout opens gently with relatively flat land before the difficulty is cranked when you make the turn.

Golfshake Review: “Always seem to be loads of people working on the course and keeping it in decent nick. Always a challenge and a good walk although the back nine is hard work if you’re out of condition!”

College Pines Golf Club

College Pines provides a challenging heathland course that is set in the beautiful surroundings of Worksop College and Clumber Park. It was designed and continues to be in control of former professional golfer David Snell and his family. The course is playable for an array of abilities and the practice facilities strengthen the option for membership.

Golfshake Review: “Played with the society and was made to feel really welcome. Course in great condition and it was a really good bacon sandwich!”

Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club

Stanton-on-the-Worlds GC

If you’re looking for a reliable golf course with annual viability, then Stanton-on-the-Wolds would be a great venue to visit. Tom Williamson laid the course and it was sculpted in a double loop that finishes with back-to-back par fives. The tree-lined fairways place a premium on accuracy but the real test is holding the greens and creating good scoring opportunities with your irons.

Golfshake Review: “Some of the best greens I have played on this year. The club impressed from the outset with a friendly welcome and the course makes you us every club in the bag.”

The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club

The Nottinghamshire

There are two courses to choose from at The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, meaning it can accommodate high demand. Investment continues to be poured into the facility, which has seen the inclusion of new water features, lakes and updates to the majority of holes on both courses.

Golfshake Review: “They have two fabulous courses that are kept in great condition. The clubhouse vibe is excellent and extremely welcoming.”

Worksop Golf Club

Worksop Golf Club provides a challenge that is far beyond length, as the tightness of the course requires pinpoint accuracy if any golfer is to score well. Many of the holes are lined with bracken, gorse and silver birch, meaning driver on every hole is not the most logical of decisions. A course that makes you think, Worksop requires a golfer’s brain to negotiate safely.

Golfshake Review: “Wow. This course is simply a joy to play. The condition was exceptional and it has some very challenging holes which look stunning. If you don’t enjoy playing at Worksop, you need a different hobby.”

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