The top courses in Leicestershire

There are 33 golf clubs in Leicestershire that include some well known private members golf clubs like Kenilworth Springs, home to Gary Wolstenholme MBE, and the superb heathland golf course at Luffenham Heath. The James Braid designed Charnwood Forest is another superb golf course in Leicestershire, but there are several other worth noting. Not least, the golf courses near Leicester, such as Oadby, Whetstone, and Kirby Muxloe. The landlocked county is bordered by Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. Rutland Water is a new championship parkland golf course and certainly worth a visit, but the traditional golf courses in Leicestershire such as Glen Gorse, and Six Hills are highly enjoyable as well.

Leicestershire Golf Courses

 Normanton at Rutland Water Golf Course in Leicestershire

Rutland Water Golf Course

The newly finished 18 Hole Championship course with is breathtaking views over Rutland Water has to be on of the countries finest New Golf Courses - with a yardage of 6816 off the whites and challenging undulating greens it is a good test of skill for the lowest handicapper but remains a friendly pay and play course with a pleasant atmosphere.

 Birstall Golf Club at Birstall Golf Club in Leicestershire

Birstall Golf Club

Birstall Golf Club is one of the most established courses in Leicestershire. We are very proud of our heritage and traditions. The course is situated to the north of Leicester and enjoys magnificent views over the city, the hills of Charnwood forest, and to the east towards Rutland. Birstall Golf Club is a delight to play, providing a fair and exciting challenge to the golfer. There are superb greens and fairways with some very challenging tree-lined holes on a layout which is fairly easy to walk. Societies are most welcome and we are easy to find being close to Leicester. An extra feature of the club is the Great Central Railway with steam engines pulling in and out of the station, adjacent to the course.

 Stapleford Park at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire

Stapleford Park

Designed by Donald Steel, the Championship Golf Course at Stapleford Park, Leicestershire is free from intrusion. Located in the heart of England, surrounded by stunning Leicestershire countryside, the course wraps around the heart of the estate in two extended loops. The Championship golf course is challenging and amongst the finest luxury golf courses in the Midlands. It was selected by the PGA European Seniors Tour to host the ISPS Handa Senior Masters in May 2010, and June 2011. After 18 holes, why not unwind with lunch and a drink, or meet at the House for an evening meal. Perfect for a short golf break, Stapleford Park has everything to offer the golfer looking for a challenging course and a relaxing time in beautiful surroundings.

 Glen Gorse Golf Club at Glen Gorse Golf Club in Leicestershire

Glen Gorse Golf Club

Glen Gorse is a very attractive mature parkland course, and is considered one of the more exacting tests of golf in Leicestershire. The strategically placed trees encountered on every hole mean that the straight hitter is rewarded, whilst the long approaches and narrow greens require your very best short game. No more so is this evident than over the closing three holes which are considered, by most, as the finest finish of any course in the county. Glen Gorse is a very friendly club and visitors can play unaccompanied from Monday to Friday. The Clubhouse is also available for private hire and corporate functions.

 The Leicestershire Golf Club at The Leicestershire Golf Club in Leicestershire

The Leicestershire Golf Club

Founded in 1890, The Leicestershire Golf Club is a beautiful parkland course located south of the city, and neighbouring open countryside. Heavily wooded and boasting superb greens, the 6200 yard par 68 course provides a challenging and enjoyable test for all standards of golfer. The course was extended to 18 holes in 1899, whilst James Braid made further improvements in 1910 that included a number of new bunkers. In 1936 the course was extended by Major Charles Mackenzie, and subsequently altered by C K Cotton. The unique circular clubhouse enjoys superb views over the course and offers excellent facilities members and visitors alike.