A fine parkland layout set within a large 516-acre estate, the course at Wollaton Park Golf Club was officially opened in 1927 with an exhibition match involving local professional (and course designer) Tom Williamson, Ernest Whitcombe, JH Taylor and Harry Vardon.
What’s not to like about Wollaston Park? where else can you play golf whilst deer wander across the fairway and you have to make the decision whether to wait or drive over them, under them or around them?
Set close to the City Centre, this course is set in beautiful grounds of the Wollaton Hall. No tee bookings are needed, simply roll up and play.
When you stand on the 1st tee you think you’re just in for a round at an OK track as the tee box is unassuming and the hole nothing spectacular in front of you. But once you are off on your round there is a very enjoyable round of golf to be had.
The greens were quick, the fairways lined with long whispy grass and the course wends through woodland. 4 par 5’s on this overall par 71 means good opportunities for scoring and some enjoyable par 3’s mixed in.
The course is on sandy soil and undulating and a real pleasure to play with a friendly welcome in the clubhouse afterwards.
One of the better ‘Nottingham’ courses.