Golfers play rather unique back-to-back par threes within an old sandstone quarry at holes 4 and 5 here at Erewash Valley Golf Club. The layout is rated as a par of 72 for 18 holes that measure a total of 6,434 yards from the back markers.
I was a member here for 1 year, the course is very good with lots of challenges, my favourite holes are the quarry holes, these are only open on the summer course. The winter course is good too.
I remember this being an enjoyable afternoons golf. The standout memory is the rather contrived back to back par 3s in an old quarry. Why contrived? Because the 1st is really only a sandwedge and then you tee back across it to the other par 3. Its different but in a quirky way.
Course is situated next to the M1 although traffic noise wasn't an issue.
It starts with 2 back to back par 5's then a par 4 before the Quarry holes. Not your normal set of pars. The course is nice and well manicured but its tree lined parkland and after you have finished your round there is only the par 3s in The Quarry that you remember. The home page suggests 'World renowned'. I certainly wouldnt say that. If you want an exceptional quarry hole play the 17th at The Hallamshire Golf Club. Thats a proper cleverly designed hole.
The round finishes on a par 3 over water, which shouldn't come into play at all.
As i say a pleasant afternoons golf, not a memorable one.