Located on the edge of Willingham Woods, next to Market Rasen racecourse, the course at Market Rasen Golf Club has been in operation since 1922, ten years after the club moved from its original location on the western side of the town.
Over the years the course has progressed to its current 18-hole configuration, with three new holes replacing the old 15th, 16th and 17th at the start of the new millennium. It’s not the longest of layouts but its narrow tree-lined fairways offer a stern test.
Measuring 6,249 yards in length from the back tees, and playing to a par of 71 (36 out and 35 in), the course features only one par five on the outward half at the 501-yard 9th. Unusually, the round here ends with a par three as the 18th hole.
Highlight holes include right doglegging short par fours at the 4th and 7th, the tough par four 10th (with the River Rase cutting across the fairway in front of the green), and the par four 17th, where the green lies less than 50 yards from the outside rail of the horse racing track.