Derbyshire Top 10 Golf Courses 2015

04 March 2015 Respond to this article

Derbyshire Top 10 Golf Courses 2015

Derbyshire Best In County rankings updated

There are thirty-one golf clubs affiliated to the Derbyshire Union of Golf Clubs and this particular English county is perhaps better known for the Peak District National Park than its golf courses. However, there are some golfing gems to be found in Derbyshire and we’re pleased to announce our latest Top 10.

Kedleston Park Golf ClubOnce again we polled every club in the county and we received a relatively modest return with around 35% of the county’s clubs participating in our survey. Despite the moderate return, respondents were very consistent, with only seventeen courses receiving votes and three of these managed only a single vote. The overwhelming winner to emerge from our survey was Kedleston Park, which was voted No.1 by 50% of those who replied and a third of the respondents placed this unheralded parkland layout in 2nd place.

Surprisingly, our long-standing Derbyshire No.1, the Alister MacKenzie-designed Cavendish (perched on high ground in the Peak District) has been demoted to third place. Cavendish received scant support from the respondents, so with Kedleston Park at the head of the table and Chesterfield (known locally as Walton Golf Club) at No.2, it’s all change at the top of the Derbyshire rankings.

Burton-on-Trent and Matlock both move up three places and the centurion, Chevin Golf Club, makes its first appearance on our Derbyshire table at the expense of Chapel-en-le-Frith.

To see our new 2015 Derbyshire Top 10 Golf Courses, click the link. If you have played golf extensively across any English county and would like to have your say, please contact me ([email protected]). In the meanwhile a big thank you to everyone who has so far contributed.

Keith Baxter
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