Top 10 Golf Courses - Northants
This top 10 comes from County champion: Matt Myers (Northants County). Handicap: +2
I may be a little biased on this one, but my home course is still the best course in the county especially in the summer. when the heathy terrain comes into its own. The white course is without doubt the most challenging on my list.
Green fees: £70. Tel: 01604 843025.
This course has improved dramatically over the past decade with several additions and modi cations having taken place to tighten it up and generally improve the aesthetics. The conditioning can also pretty much be relied on year-round and it is a good test for all players. Green fees: £22 midweek, £27 weekends. Tel: 01604 843939.
A great layout coupled with some intriguing signature holes make this one of the best courses in the county though its lack of distance makes it easy for the longer hitters in places.
Green fees: £24 midweek, £28 weekends. Tel: 01604 647666.
Fantastic and pretty American-style course with water featuring on 10 of the holes, most notably at the 18th with its island green. Has hosted several top tournaments including the British Masters.
Green fees: From £27.50 midweek, £32.50 weekends. Tel: 01604 700000.
This is a great course which gets better every year following continued investment. As a matchplay course it is unrivalled in the county – the concluding ve holes are really risk- reward.
Green fees: From £27.50. Tel: 01933 677234.
Conditioning is not always the best, especially in the winter, but it is particularly attractive and the view from the clubhouse is fantastic. The layout leaves a little to be desired in places but a couple of really fantastic holes make up for that.
Green fees: £45 midweek only. Tel: 01604 845155.
This course is always in particularly good condition with the greens running the fastest in the county throughout most of the year. This course is where Charley Hull grew up playing. Green fees: £30 midweek. Tel: 01536 511104.
A tight, short and ddly course so you need to hit it arrow straight consistently to deal with its slender fairways and small greens. Also boasts some really good par 3s.
Green fees: From £20 midweek, £25 weekends. Tel: 01604 719602.
A good course normally found in decent condition. Beware of a number of holes featuring water hazards and there are several strong driving holes in the middle which use the contours of the course well.
Green fees: £40 midweek, £50 weekends. Tel: 01327 302000.
A hilly 27-hole venue, Cold Ashby can be pleasant in summer when it is in good condition and the views from the high points are sensational. However, it's very short for the most part which, along with some quirky holes means it's not everybody's cup of tea. The course remains a good test though.
Green fees: From £15 midweek, £10 Tue, £19 weekends. Tel: 01604 740548.