nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2EF
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and open countryside.
23 miles SE of Nottingham / 5 miles E of Melton Mowbray.
From the Leicestershire market town of Melton Mowbray, head east on the B676, direction Colsterworth. After 4 miles turn right (just before the village of Saxby) and follow signs to Stapleford Park.
Stapleford Park Country House Hotel & Sporting Estate: GOLF COURSE CLOSED IN 2020, without any firm plan to reopen in the foreseeabe future. Check current status before planning a visit. The Country House Hotel remains fully open.
[Original Where2Golf description]: Few Stay&Play locations in Britain and Ireland match the tranquillity, comfort and service provided at Stapleford Park. Here is a sporting estate that sits easily alongside the likes of Loch Lomond, Skibo Castle and Mount Juliet.
The stately home, around which the golf course journeys, is quite superb, full of history and not encumbered by any modern extensions or annexes. Donald Steel's well crafted course provides an enjoyable and testing outing for golfers of all abilities. The opening holes occupy the flattest terrain in this expansive area of predominantly open parkland. On a roaming, U-shaped out and back layout, the outward front-nine holes are often flanked by an inward back-nine hole, with plenty of space (and long uncompromising grassy rough) between the two.
Quiet, rolling, rural countryside and water meadows like Constable paintings surround the course, while several holes are crossed at various points by the meandering River Eye. Stout, centuries old oaks break up the gently undulating, open landscape, and occasionally become integral to the play of the hole, as at the dog-legging par-5 15th.
The only dwellings you'll see are the clubhouse and the stately home, which feature at the beginning and end of your round. Holes like the short par-4 8th and downhill par-4 10th require precise course management, while many others allow you to give full vent to your driver as you take aim at the generally good-width fairways. A classic English countryside/parkland course set in a beautiful and peaceful country estate.
Stay&Play at Stapleford Park: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Check with club (if and when it reopens).
Players generally walk this course.
The stunning stately home and estate of Stapleford Park dates back to the Norman Conquest. From 1402 it remained in the Sherard family (later to become the Earls of Harborough) for the next 484 years. Retaining its original elegance and character, Stapleford Park now provides sports and health opportunities fit for a king.
Stapleford Park is the venue for the European Seniors Tour Handa Senior Masters presented by the Stapleford Forum (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Stapleford Park).
Stapleford, nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2EF
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Surrounded by 500 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds, Stapleford Park is the perfect country estate. Royalty were entertained here and the tradition of country house hospitality and English sporting pursuits continues right up to the present day. In the beautiful, historic House guests enjoy an award-winning level of comfort and service. Stapleford Park is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and one of the Top 200 hotels in the UK (AA 4-red stars for accommodation; 2 AA Rosettes for cuisine).
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