Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) Est. 1887

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Notts Golf Club is one of England's true heathland gems. More commonly known as Hollinwell, after a nearby holy well, the course makes good use of its proximity to the once expansive Sherwood Forest (of Robin Hood fame). The forest ensures a tree-lined perimeter to much of the course and several tree-lined holes. But Hollinwell is also characterised by stretches of gloriously open heathland through which many of the holes weave their way.

Laid out in a wonderfully natural setting, without any intrusion from roads or housing, the pleasantly undulating layout offers picturesque views over neighbouring countryside and woodland. Each individually crafted hole makes excellent use of the mix of open heathland and woodland habitat. Pine and birch, heather and gorse, and excellent bunkering all come into play at various times, and frequently all are present on the same to hole.

Accuracy from the tee is often required, especially at holes like the par-4 11th, which calls for an unnervingly precise drive. Also of note is the long plunging excellently bunkered par-3 13th, the final par-3 and definitely the best. For low handicappers there are some intimidating back tees that (with the Club's permission) really are well worth playing from, not least at the par-5 6th, par-4 8th and par-3 13th holes.

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Making Contact

Notts Golf Club
Hollinwell,
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7QR
England
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Office   +44 (0)1623 753 225
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1623 753 087
Fax

  +44 (0)1623 753 655

Email   secretary@nottsgolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.nottsgolfclub.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Mike Bradley (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Willie Park Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7250 6623 5864
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 76 73 73
 
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How2Get There?

10 miles N of Nottingham
Leave the M1 motorway at exit 27. Follow the A608 direction Mansfield. After 1.3 miles turn left onto the A611 direction Mansfield. After 1.7 miles golf club is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): £80. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome Mon-Thurs, Fri (pm) and Sun (pm). No visitors on Saturday.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (book in advance).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Formed in November 1897, Notts Golf Club moved to its current location in 1900. Willie Park Jnr was commissioned to inspect the land and lay out an 18 hole golf course, which opened for play in 1901. The name Hollinwell was adopted in December 1900, the name being taken from a natural spring (holy well) on the course from which members could (and still do) take refreshment. Notts became a venue for top level national golf tournaments, hosting the English Amateur Championship and Brabazon Trophy (English Amateur Strokeplay Championship) on several occasions. It has also hosted major professional events. When the John Player Classic was held here in 1970, the prize money on offer was the largest in the world at that time. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Notts GC, Hollinwell.
Notts Ladies GC (established in 1891) shares the course with Notts Golf Club, and provides a warm welcome to visiting women players.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 47th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.084269)
Longitude: (-1.222444)
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Dakota Nottingham 
Lakewood Drive, Sherwood Business Park, Annesley, Nottingham NG15 0EA
+44 (0)1623 727 670
www.dakotanottingham.co.uk

Close to exit 27 on the M1 motorway, a modern business park hotel, ideally located for access to the local Nottingham and Mansfield golf courses.

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Golf within 5 miles Notts (Hollinwell); Coxmoor.
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Golf within 20 miles Sherwood Forest.
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Cockliffe Country House Hotel 4-star
Burntstump Country Park, Burnstump Hill, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8PQ
+44 (0)115 968 0179
www.cch-hotel.co.uk

Set in three acres of gardens in a private wood this unique 17th century house has been internally designed by Jane Clarke and all rooms have been hand painted by an artist.

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Golf within 5 miles Notts (Hollinwell)
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Golf within 20 miles Coxmoor; Sherwood Forest.
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