Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 3EW
18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland, rural countryside and heathland.
From an original Harry Colt layout (c.1912) the course was redesigned in 1925 by James Braid.
16 miles N of Nottingham
Sherwood Forest Golf Club: Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws may have indulged in many adventures, but golf (yet to be invented) was not one of them. However, their local stomping ground, Sherwood Forest, is now home to an excellent Harry Colt/James Braid design.
Laid out on the edge of what was once an ancient and mighty forest (remnants of which still exist), the eponymous golf club is one of the best golf courses in the East Midlands. This long established and excellent heathland layout skirts alongside the pines, silver birch and oaks of Clipstone Woods on the western bounds of legendary Sherwood Forest.
In a relatively open environment, where swathes of heather grow in abundance, the lightly tree-lined holes meander across a large area of gently rolling terrain. With not a house or road to be seen, you can concentrate on the golfing job at hand. Here you will need to carefully weigh-up gentle elevation changes, avoid many neatly trimmed greenside and fairway bunkers, and putt-out on top-quality subtly-sloping greens.
Hitting shots from the springy, fast draining turf should allow your game to flourish, providing you are not too wayward. With its roaming out-and-back design, after an initial four-hole loop, this wonderful championship course is certainly one of middle-England's lesser known gems.
Visitors welcome on most days, but visitor bookings not taken for Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Soft spikes preferred in summer months. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Records for Sherwood Forest Golf Club begin in 1895 with the Club’s formation. Golf on the current site dates from 1912 when the 6th Duke of Portland granted a portion of his Welbeck Estate for the pursuance of golf. Only four years later courtesy of the course was granted to Officers of the Scottish Highland Infantry Regiments, who were billeted in trench warfare training camps adjacent to the twelfth tee.
The ‘Clipstone Camp Cup’ and the ‘Scottish Trophy’, donated by these Officers are amongst the Club's most revered treasures. By 1921 with an expanding membership of over 200, the Club became the proud owner of its own course when the benevolent Duke sold the freehold to the members for £1,500.
England: 44th best course in England (Golf World, 2021).
Newlands Rd, Forest Town, Mansefield, Notts NG19 0HU
+44 (0)1623 635 725Visit website
Bridleways is 5 minutes drive from the centre of Mansfield, and close to Sherwood Forest. It is quietly situated in a private rural setting just off the B6030 between Mansfield and Ollerton. All nine guest bedrooms each have en-suite bath or shower room, television, easy chairs or sofas and tea/coffee making facilities.
Coxmoor; Notts (Hollinwell).
Lakewood Drive, Sherwood Business Park, Annesley, Nottingham NG15 0EA
+44 (0)1623 727 670Visit website
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.
Notts (Hollinwell); Coxmoor.
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