Draped across a 120-acre rural property to the southeast of Peterborough, the course at Elton Furze Golf Club is an early 1990s layout designed by local professional Roger Fitton. The club takes its name from the green prickly bush with yellow flowers (Ulex Europaeus) which grows in abundance around the course and is better known as gorse or furze.
Tree-lined fairways are routed around some dense woodland in the middle of the estate as two returning nines, with several water courses also coming into play during the round. During the build, greens were constructed to USGA specification so putting is always a pleasure here, with putting surfaces in tip-top shape all year round.
Feature holes include the 432-yard 7th (rated stroke index 1), which doglegs gently left past ditches and bunkers to an elevated green that’s surrounded by beautiful mature oak and ash trees. On the back nine, the 527-yard 11th is another tough nut to crack (rated stroke index 2), where the fairway narrows considerably as it heads towards a heavily sand-protected green.