REVIEW: MATLOCK GOLF CLUB – DERBYSHIRE

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What they say…

Established in 1906 on the undulating moorland above the town of Matlock, the eastern gateway to the Peak District National Park, our Club offers a challenging 18-hole par 70 course of just over 5,800 yards (yellow tees) with spectacular views across the Derwent Valley and unrivalled practice facilities, including a 10 bay covered and floodlit driving range.

 

What we say…

Established in 1906 Matlock Golf Club is located on the outskirts of the North Derbyshire, the course offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, especially the Derwent Valley.

The members and staff here provide a warm welcome and coupled with its superb facilities it makes Matlock a fantastic place to play your golf.

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The club boasts excellent practice facilities and with the opening of a new driving range (complete with fitting center) it’s a one stop shop for your golfing needs. Membership to the driving range as well as the club is available, which offers discounted rates, and unlike other courses in the area a year round practice venue.

The course is a good test offering a variety of holes and challenges. The first testing hole is the par 3, 2nd. At 180 odd yards it is a relatively long par three played over ferns and heather, requiring a well struck shot to reach the green.

The toughest hole on the front nine has to be the 6th, a long par four played over an area of heavy rough to an undulating fairway, this and a fast green provide a stern test for even the best golfers. A par on this hole is a fantastic score, with many walking off with a bogey more than happy.

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Perhaps Matlocks signature is the par 3,10th. A panoramic view is offered from the tee, displaying all the troubles that face the golfer on this hole. The tee shot is played over fern, gorse and heather to a green protected by menacing bunkers. A wayward shot to the right may end up out of bounds, whilst anything left will clatter into the trees. It is a great “target” hole to play.

The most beautiful is the par 5 13th which presents a perfect risk/reward hole.

Played from an elevated tee, to a widening fairway it tempts the golfer to hit big. The next shot is where the hole is won or lost. You have to choose to lay up short of the stream that cuts across the fairway or try to carry it leaving a short pitch into the green.

The toughest hole on the back nine and possibly the course is the 16th. The first stroke is played from an elevated tee across a valley to a tree lined fairway is tough, but it gets tougher, from here the holes plays all up hill to a two tiered green. Long hitters may reach in two but it will require two very well struck shots.

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Matlock is a course that you should put on your to play list. In the winter it can be a little wet in places, but generally speaking the course is playable. In summer the greens are superb, true and fast and becomes a fantastic venue to play your game.

REVIEW: MATLOCK GOLF CLUB – DERBYSHIRE Reviewed byYourcaddy on . Rating: 4.4

Review Overview

The Course 85%
The Facilities 95%
Value for Money 85%
Overall 88%
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