No 58 - Notts

Notts provides one of the hardest tests of golf in our Top 100. This inland track is in great condition and sits perfectly in a wonderfully picturesque and natural setting

Notts

58 NOTTS

Architect: Park Jr 2006 position: 71 Stats: 6,911 yds; par 72; SSS 74 GF: £45-£100 T: 01623 753225 W: nottsgolfclub.co.uk

A beautiful heathland course in a wonderfully picturesque and natural setting. Off the back tees, it provides one of the hardest tests of golf in our Top 100.

The fast fairways are lined with deep, punishing rough, strategically placed bunkers, and small, well-guarded greens. This gives the course a very linksy feel.

There are mature pine trees, silver birch, chestnut and colourful areas of gorse and heather, but in the main, it is characterised by many stretches of gloriously open heathland.

Even from the forward tees, long accurate driving is essential. RS

+ Glorious, secluded inland haven; great condition; environmentally aware - Opening three holes cut off from the rest; too hard for higher handicaps Enter your review of Notts below

Rob Smith
Contributing Editor

Rob Smith has been playing golf for more than 40 years and been a contributing editor for Golf Monthly since 2012 specialising in course reviews and travel. He has now played 1,150 different courses in almost 50 countries. Despite lockdowns and travel restrictions last year, he still managed to play 80 different courses during 2021, 43 of them for the first time. This included 21 in 13 days on a trip to East Lothian in October. One of Rob's primary roles is helping to prepare the Top 100 and Next 100 Courses of the UK&I, of which he has played all but nine. Rob is a member of Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey where his handicap hovers around 16. You can contact him at r.smith896@btinternet.com.