What they say…
Worksop Golf Club was founded in 1914. The course is regarded as one of the outstanding courses of the area for both difficulty & quality. It has a long tradition of providing the base for world class golfers including Lee Westwood, Mark Foster, Maurice Bembridge, and David Snell.
What we say…
Worksop golf club, presents some of the best golfing in the area with a history and player production to suit. European tour players Mark Foster and Lee Westwood both came through the junior ranks at this top quality golf course, you can’t produce players of that quality without giving them a good test of golf in their junior years and this place is a good test for even the best of golfers.
This a very friendly club, you are greeted with club knowledgeable and helpful professionals and welcoming guests. The Pro shop is very reasonably priced for both accessories and equipment, the bar and restaurant area offer fantastic home cooked food and a great atmosphere.
The course does welcome visitors but only by prior arrangement and the green fee offers at £30 (winter) are fantastic value for money.
The course starts somewhat in an understated manner with a simple par four for the first hole. A large landing area leaves an uphill approach to a protected green, you won’t be blown away after walking picking your ball out of the hole but that’s ok, thingschange from the par 3 3rd. The 3rd is a tough hole played over a bunker to a narrow green, a par is a great score here and the hole begins to set the tone for the rest of the course. The fourth is where the fun and incredible design really start, a 90º dogleg played to a narrow landing area and well protected green.
Every single hole at Worksop golf club gives you something different, all challenging for their own reasons. The 9th is a fantastic par four, long and tight. The fairway slopes from right to left and you have to be careful to avoid the large tree that’s sits to the left of the fairway. A mid to long iron approach to a two tier green that slopes right to left makes this the hardest hole on the golf course.
Our favorite hole has always been the 12th, a tight par 4. A wayward tee shot will be punished, severely. The 2nd shot is played to a right to left sloping green which in the height of summer is extremely fast.
The 18th is a par 3, but don’t expect to have an easy finish, out of bounds, the car park and club house to the right of the hole make for a daunting tee shot. The green is protected front right and left by deep bunkers and if that is not enough the green slopes from right to left, making a three putt a real possibility even if you knock it close from the tee.
The condition of the course is superb year round and the greens in summer are some of the best in the area. The county is blessed with some great golf courses and Worksop Golf Club does not disappoint with both is its beauty and its test of your golfing skills, it has made it in to the UK’s top 100 course and it rightfully has a place there.
- Top 100 course
- Fantastic value for money
- Brilliant course lay out