The county of Derbyshire is situated in the East Midlands – it has Yorkshire to the north, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, Staffordshire and Cheshire to the west – and a sizeable portion of the Peak District National Park lies within its boundaries. The remote landscape around three large reservoirs at Howden, Derwent and Ladybower provides plenty of opportunities to pursue au natural leisure options for those who want to get away from it all.
Established in 1913, the Derbyshire Union of Golf Clubs organises Junior, Gents and Senior competitions that are open to around 10,000 members of 31 affiliated golf clubs. The Union itself is one of ten regional governing bodies that comprise the Midland Golf Union. In 1999, the Derbyshire team qualified as the Midlands representatives for the EGU County Championships at Rothley Park.
Derbyshire may not spring to mind as an English golfing hotspot, but there are some good golf courses to savour and a few charming little 9-hole courses to be discovered at slightly off the beaten track locations, such as: Alfreton, Pastures and Stanedge, where golfers just might rediscover what a fun game golf really is.
Our Derbyshire golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.