The top courses in Derbyshire

The golf courses in Derbyshire can provide a fine golfing holiday destination, with the championship moorland golf courses at Marriott Breadsall Priory being the perfect example. Other moorland golf courses in Derbyshire include Chevin, and the excellent Sickleholme, but there are numerous parkland golf courses of note as well. There are 33 golf clubs in Derbyshire, with many excellent golf courses near Derby, the major city in the county, such as Maywood, and Erewash. Being known as the ‘Gateway to the Peak District’, there are many hill top golf courses in Derbyshire that challenge all levels of golfer. The county shares its borders with Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire. You will also find perfect venues for newcomers, with a number of public golf courses in Derbyshire that welcome every level of golfer.

Derbyshire Golf Courses

 Mickleover Golf Club at Mickleover Golf Club in Derbyshire

Mickleover Golf Club

The course, although not long at a little over 5750 yards, offers a fair challange to all players, whatever their handicaps. Accurate approach play and a good short game will be rewarded but errant tee shots are suitably penalised. This is especially true on the front nine where the course is a little tighter from the tee. The course is particularly renown for it's tough par 3's. The 2nd requires an accurate tee shot across a small valley to an elevated green. The 6th, at 161 yards, is the shortest of the holes but requires the most precise of tee shots with a bunker and trees to the left and a ditch to the right of the green. The 13th is 202 yards uphill and the 17th is guarded by large, mature trees.

 Sickleholme Golf Club at Sickleholme Golf Club in Derbyshire

Sickleholme Golf Club

Founded in 1898 Sickleholme is a small friendly club nestling in the heart of the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire, some 13 miles from Sheffield, 16 miles from Chesterfield and 15 miles from Glossop. With an undulating parkland course of 6,064 yards (Ladies 5,399 yards) and stunning views, it is hard to find a more spectacular or enjoyable venue anywhere. After playing the course the great Bobby Locke was so impressed with it that a painting of the 13th hole graced the mantlepiece at his home in South Africa for many years.

 Moorland Course at Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Derbyshire

Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Located on 400 acres of parkland in the heart of England, Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club offers 36 holes of challenging golf for players of all skill levels. It is set on the grounds of a 13th century estate with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. In 2003, Breadsall Priory hosted the Euro-Pro Tour. The two championship courses at Breadsall Priory Country Club offer distinct challenges. The Moorland Course is gently designed through the heart of the countryside. The Priory Course requires a higher degree of accuracy as you play through tree-lined fairways to small, well-protected greens.

 Erewash Valley Golf Club at Erewash Valley Golf Club in Derbyshire

Erewash Valley Golf Club

Welcome to Erewash Valley Golf Club, one of the premier golfing venues in the East Midlands. Formed in 1905, the Erewash Valley Golf Club fully deserves its reputation as a top class golf course. An excellent and scenic use of natural features provides enjoyable year round golfing, and will test the skills of all standards of golfer. The well maintained 18 hole course along with our welcoming clubhouse is a favourite with golfing societies and for corporate days out.

 Chevin Golf Club at Chevin Golf Club in Derbyshire

Chevin Golf Club

Over many years Chevin Golf Club has provided outstanding value to golf enthusiasts and prides itself in being one of the premier clubs in the East Midlands. Situated 6 miles north of Derby, at Duffield on the start of the Chevin Hills, the course is part parkland and moorland with magnificent countryside views. The course provides a good test of golf over 6000 yards with a Gents SSS 69 and Ladies SSS 71. A truly family club, with a vibrant membership, of Ladies, Gents and Juniors, enjoying both social and golf events throughout the year. New members and visitors are sure to receive a warm and courteous welcome.