Top 10 Golf Courses – Nottinghamshire
This top 10 was chosen by county champion: Reece Samson (Worksop GC). Handicap: +1.8 1 Notts GC
Notts GC (Hollinwell)
One of the best heathland courses in the country, providing a tough test of golf for all levels. An absolute must-play course that has hosted stacks of top amateur events, and probably the best drive in to a club as well.
Green fees: £85. Tel: 01623 753225.
Another superb heathland course where accuracy is key. Greens are great to play all year round. A true championship course but an enjoyable test for all golfers.
Green fees: £80. Tel: 01623 626689.
A tough but fair test of golf, Coxmoor is yet another great heathland course, pairing with Hollinwell for the Boys Amateur Championships back in 2012. Just a beautiful course to play. Green fees: £63 midweek, £80 weekends. Tel: 01623 557359.
A tree-lined parkland course with heather lurking on quite a few holes for the misplaced tee shot. A true hidden gem with some of the best kept greens in the county, hence why it’s held many big competitions down the years.
Green fees: From £27.50. Tel: 01909 477731.
Another parkland course that is well kept all year round. Always a joy to play, with great variety and challenge, and you are guaranteed to receive a warm reception every time you visit.
Green fees: £44 midweek, £53 weekends. Tel: 01636 626282.
Such a great parkland course with immaculate greens, and plotted near Wollaton Hall. Stunning countryside too, and it’s not uncommon to see a few deer lurking on the fairways now and then.
Green fees: From £25. Tel: 0115 978 7574.
Stanton on the Wolds
Blessed with quality greens – they haven’t let me down once over a dozen visits, top standard. Overall a very enjoyable course for all gol ng abilities.
Green fees: £20 midweek, £22 weekends. Tel: 0115 937 4885.
Radcliffe on Trent
A genuinely tough test of golf, especially when the greens are at full speed, but a simply well laid-out and strategic course which has recently graduated to become a county layout.
Green fees: £36 midweek, £45 weekends. Tel: 0115 933 3000.
Not far from Wollaton, this course offers a demanding test with quick and undulating greens, but nevertheless is a beautiful tree- lined parkland course and I always look forward to returning. This welcoming club offers excellent value too.
Green fees: £32. Tel: 0115 925 7062.
Such a fun parkland course to play with the signature hole being the downhill par-3 11th, where par is always an acceptable result. The great facilities include a smart nine-hole par-3 course with USGA-spec greens.
Green fees: From £17 midweek, £21 weekends. Tel: 01636 816626.