Top 10 Golf Courses - Leics & Rutland
This top 10 was chosen by county champion: Jevann Parmar (The Leicestershire GC). Handicap: Professional
A superb parkland course that is always in wonderful condition with the best greens in the county. With several testing par 4s my home course is always a challenge. Currently undergoing several subtle changes aimed to make the playing experience even better.
Green fees: £50. Tel: 01162 738825.
Set in beautiful countryside, Longcliffe has a great variety of holes that will keep you interested throughout your round. A tough but fair course that is dif cult to overpower.
Green fees: £45 midweek, £55 Sun. Tel: 01509 239129.
Only nine holes but a real little gem. Although bunkerless the course is a real test. Has some of the best views off the tees in the county and the friendliest members. Plenty of heather and bracken to negotiate.
Green fees: £28 midweek, £38 weekends. Tel: 01509 890259.
Open-qualifying heathland course that is always in great condition and provides a challenging test of golf with a memorable downhill par 3 and a classic par 5 to nish.
Green fees: £60 midweek, £65 weekends. Tel: 01780 720205.
A lovely mature parkland course that has some beautiful winding holes. A lot of variety including a shared green and a tough nishing stretch.
Green fees: £50 midweek, £60 weekends. Tel: 01530 414596.
Relatively short but tight with plenty of good birdie chances if you hit the fairway. The small greens are well protected.
Green fees: £25 midweek, £30 weekends. Tel: 0116 267 4322.
Another shortish course with plenty of obstacles protecting it. Has a couple of severe dog-legs that favour the brave and the fortunate. Has a meandering brook that features on many holes. Green fees: From £20 midweek, £22 weekends. Tel: 0116 279 2301.
Set in the magni cent grounds of a Country House, Stapleford is a superb lengthy course. It gives the impression of being very open but play it and you'll discover it has many strategically-placed hazards.
Green fees: From £30. Tel: 01572 787000.
A wonderful mixture of holes that keep you on your toes throughout including the cracking par-5 17th, guarded by a wide expanse of water (and fountain) just before the green. The greens are very true.
Green fees: £35. Tel: 01162 393457.
A lovely, well-designed course with super greens. Has many different holes and varying lengths and if you're lucky you may even spot the steam train going by.
Green fees: £60 midweek, £70 weekends. Tel: 0116 2302809.