What they say…
A parkland course situated on the border of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. Our club boasts 23 holes that combine the 18 original ones with five new holes opened in 2005. This gives the luxury of winter and summer golf for members and visitors to enjoy.
The mature parkland course is probably the least undulating, within the Sheffield area, with its subtle features making it an excellent course for golfers of all levels who will need to play well to achieve a low score.
What we say…
Dore & Totley Golf Club, located in Sheffield is an 18 hole private members course, founded in 1913 the club boasts plenty of history and tradition. The centrepiece of these being the Ryder Cup jacket, clubs and other mementos from Arthur Lees who represented his country on four occasions.
Visitors can experience many of the challenges enjoyed by such great players as George Duncan, Abe Mitchell, Harry Varden and Tony Jacklin on their competitive visits to the course with a vast collection of golfing memorabilia on show in the superb club house.
May 2005 saw the latest significant development of the course with 5 completely new holes added and the redesign of the remaining holes to give the current yardage of 6763 yards (white tees) and a par of 72.
The course itself begins with a gentle par 5 that is slightly downhill, for longer hitters it is a great opening hole, offering a superb chance of starting your round with a birdie.
Although a stroke index 9 hole the 2nd soon lets you know that the course isn’t a walk in the park. It’s a tough par 4, even with a good drive you will have a long iron shot for your second with water protecting the green on the left hand side.
The 3rd is a cracking par three with a long green, making club choice important, depending where the flag is you can hit anything from a six iron to a wedge, and the water to the right makes the hole even more difficult.
The greens here are “target greens”, there isn’t a lot to aim for on the majority of the holes but when you do make the putting surface you will not get a fairer run to putt on, they are consistent and well maintained all year round.
The back nine begins with arguably Dore & Totleys signature hole, a short par 4 where accuracy is paramount to give yourself a good shot at the heavily undulating green, take note of the pin placement as a bad approach will leave a tricky putt.
The toughest hole at Dore & Totley is the long par four, 11th. A well positioned drive leaves a long second over water and a green protected by various bunkers. To make things harder this is a difficult green to hold. For shorter hitters, playing this hole as a par 5 is the best play.
Another stand out hole on the back 9 is the tricky 15th. A par 4 requiring a good opening shot and an accurate second to a well protected green.
They have packed the holes in here and layout is the only thing that lets this course down. The holes are very close together and you regularly hear shouts of FORE! Tees are close to greens which at times can be dangerous.
On the club’s website its states the phrase “Where Friendliness is Par for the Course”, and during our visit they stood up to their word. We had a tip of the hat from a number of the members, the staff were friendly and the Pro was knowledgeable.
It’s £30-£40 to play a round here and with plenty memorabilia on display in the club house as well as a well-kept and challenging course its definitely worth playing if you are in the area.
- All year golf available
- Winter & summer layout
- Lots of golf memorabilia
- Tight course layout, lots of FORE's