The county of Leicestershire is home to over half a million people in an area that covers around 800 square miles and it borders seven other counties in central England. Because foxhunting is widely regarded to have originated in Leicestershire, you’ll find a bushy tailed mammal on the logo of the main sporting organizations in the county (such as the county cricket club and Leicester City Football Club) so it’s no surprise to find such a vulpine image on the crest of the Leicestershire & Rutland Golf Union.
One of ten unions affiliated to the Midland Golf Union, Leicestershire & Rutland Golf Union celebrated its centenary in 2010 and it carries out an organisational function for around 12,000 amateur golfers in membership of 33 golf clubs in the area. Since 1955, the Union’s 6-man team has qualified eight times – four of those appearances since 2003 – for the English County Finals, representing the Midland Group in the annual competition.
Leicestershire and Rutland Ladies’ County Golf Association is the governing body for female amateur golfers in the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland and there are 29 clubs affiliated to this governing body. The association runs a number of representative teams that compete in inter-county matches and it also organises championship tournaments and social open competitions for members with valid handicaps.
Our Leicestershire & Rutland golf course rankings were updated in 2019. Click here to read the story.