The Course

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Situated approximately 3 miles from junction 27 of the M1 and to the North of Nottingham, laid out on over 400 acres of free draining sandstone. Consequently play is almost possible all year round making it an ideal venue summer or winter.

There are few, if any, sterner tests in England playing from the championship blocks with the course measuring 7250 yards and with a standard scratch score of 76 against the par of 72. This examination is only for the very brave accomplished golfer.

Visitors may play from either the white or yellow plates, the choice based on your own playing ability. The course still measures in excess of 6,900 yards from the whites (SSS 74) and 6, 600 yards from the yellow tees (SSS 73). There are very few courses where play from the general play tees provides a standard scratch over the course par.

That said, Notts. remains an immensely playable course, and good golf will be suitably rewarded. We are pleased to to be reviewed by Fine Golf from which the following quote is taken.

The course is situated in a natural valley within Kirkby Forest that utilises the naturally undulating terrain to the full. Some fairways sweep through wooded hillsides and others run through heather, fern and gorse clad valleys.
The Notts. Golf Club (Hollinwell) was formed in 1887 and moved to Hollinwell in 1890, when the twice open champion,Willie Park junior,was invited to lay out a new 18 hole course.

The Park routing makes this one of the greatest inland courses.

In the same way that he maximised the use of height in the ground at Sunningdale Old, here he used the natural contours of the Valley of Kirkby Forest, creating a course of just short of 6000 yards which was long in those days using gutta percha balls and hickory clubs. The strength of challenge continues today exemplified by a par of 72 and SSS 76 from the Championship tees which measures over 7000 yards!!

Notts. Golf has recently been awarded the Golf Environmental Award.  Click here to read the full report. GEO LOGO


Click here to view photographs of the course.

Practice Facilities

Click here for details of the club's Practice Facilities.

Scorecards for the The Course  *  Ladies

Tees Yards Par SSS
Red 5871 70 / 75* 70/75*
Yellow 6619 72 73
White 6914 72 75
Blue 7250 72 76


Hole by Hole Tour

Plan ahead for your visit to Hollinwell and make the most of your round with our course map. For a more detailed visual of the 18 holes, click on the map or the individual hole images below. You can also read the helpful tips from our resident professional Mike Bradley.

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