Tom Williamson designed the parkland course at Beeston Fields Golf Club in 1923 and Arthur Havers (the Open Champion at the time) officially opened the facility. The elegant clubhouse was formerly the home of Sir Harold Bowden, founder of the Raleigh Bicycle Company.
Steeped in history and tradition, Beeston Fields Golf Club lies about four miles west of Nottingham, close to Jnct 25 of the M1.
It is a well laid out parkland golf course, with many fine features. Its trees and natural contours add to both the beauty and difficulty of the golf course.
The golf course lies on an estate bought in 1923 by Fredrick Mitchell, who appointed Tom Williamson to design a golf course. Tom Williamson designed Stanton on the Wolds and made changes to Hollinwell. With 6 Top 10 finishes in the Open he was well qualified to know what a golfer wanted.
I think The golf course was officially opened with an exhibition match involving Arthur Havers and Ted Ray. In the ensuing years other famous names to play the golf course include Henry Cotton, Fred Daley, as well as local lads Lee Westwood and Greg Owen.
Played on a golf day, I found that as visitors we were made very welcome and the club house facilties were grand with a nice patio area to sit at and watch play on the 18th.
The course rewards accuracy and the greens are suberb, a tricky course to score well on, especially on your first visit, local knowledge needed or just need to play it 3-4 times more I suspect.
It's a course I need to go back and play again.