What they say…
The Chesterfield Golf Club (also known locally as Walton golf club), is a beautiful, well established and wonderfully maintained parkland course set amidst stunning views in North East Derbyshire. You can be assured of a wonderful welcome in our very attractive clubhouse bar, lounge and restaurant which have spectacular views down the 10th and 18th fairways towards the Peak District.
What we say…
It keeps Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’
The golf club has superb facilities and can cater for any occasion, the warm welcome from the pro shop staff is a particular delight, they couldn´t have been more helpful when I arrived to play.
The course itself is set in rolling countryside on the edge of the Peak District, the views from around the golf course are spectacular and special mention must be made to the view from the 10th and 18th fairways. The views here are the best of any course in the area and even if you are having a bad day on the course you will still walk away knowing you have spent a few hours in view of some fantastic scenery.
During the summer months this is one of the greatest golf courses in the area, and presents a challenge to all that tee it up here. The greens are true and fast and the drainage through the winter months has been rectified allowing golf throughout the majority of the year.
The course employs a pin position system which helps the golfer know where the pin is positioned; a great system which I wish was employed in many more courses.
The course overall is relatively short, and the first par 5 isn´t reached until you get to the 9th. There are a number of par three’s but this doesn’t mean the course is an easy place to play, after the first six holes the course comes in to its own and the short yet challenging holes make this course interesting to play.
The par 3, 8th is the shortest on the course, but done let this fall you. From an elevated tee you play to an undulating green protected bunkers to the left and right. Miss the green and the bunkers your ball will end up in the trees that seem to come into play more often than perhaps they should. If you have the “joy” of playing on a windy day the hole is not an easy one to score on.
The hardest hole, without doubt is the long, dogleg par 4, 13th. At 445 yards from the yellow tees, it tests even the best golfers. The bigger hitter can easily be swallowed up by the fairway bunkers and if trouble is avoided the green is protected by bunkers left and right and by a thick hedge just off the back. You’ll do well to come off here with a par.
The 17th is also a good hole, requiring more club to get the ball up to the green. A stream running across the fairway will catch many a golf shot that has not correctly judged the distance.
The 18th is a great finishing hole giving the longer hitters the chance to hit the green in two. The hole plays almost all uphill and the 2 tier green is well protected by bunkers.
Overall this is a great golf course that offers everything a golfer needs. The green fee is one of the more expensive fees in the area but on a hot summers day it’s worth it. The course is well presented, well looked after by its staff and the members here create a fantastic atmosphere in which you can enjoy your round.
- Fantastic setting
- True and fast greens
- testing back nine
- More expensive than nearby courses