Breadsall Priory Golf & Country Club
- Par 70
- 6120 Yds
Situated just 35 minutes from Alton Towers on the edge of the Peak District, Breadsall Priory is one of the top resorts in Derbyshire.
The club is the oldest member of the Marriott Hotels group and boasts plenty of attractions aside from its two 18-hole championship courses.
Guests are welcome to make use of the indoor pool, exercise in any of the resort’s three fitness suites or relax in the recently refurbished spa.
The club also boasts an award-winning restaurant and 112 wi-fi enabled bedrooms in its four-star Derby Hotel.
The jewel in the crown, however, is the pair of full-length golf courses. The 6,120-yard, par-70 Priory Course stands in more than 400 acres of parkland and features undulating fairways and small, well-protected greens as well as attractive views of the surrounding countryside.
The 6,120-yard, par-70 Priory Course stands in more than 400 acres of parkland and features undulating fairways and small, well-protected greens
It also boasts plenty of challenging holes. The stroke index one fourth in particular has the power to dent any card. Featuring tight, tree-lined fairways and a small green surrounded by woodland, the 492-yard par-five requires two of your most accurate shots.
The 16th is an equally tough test. Featuring water down the right and a greenside bunker to catch any short approach shots, the 424-yard par-four will live long in the memory.
While most visitors opt to play the Priory Course, the 6,022-yard, par-70 Moorland layout is the perfect option for those wishing to enjoy 36 holes at Breadsall. While not as tight or demanding as the Priory layout, the Donald Steel design is open and exposed to the elements, while sand-based turf means that it drains quickly.
It is also no pushover. The 13th in particular will test every facet of your game. Finding the small green will be tricky if you miss the gorse-lined fairway with your tee shot at the 436-yard par-four.
Breadsall Priory lies just 20 minutes from J25 off the M1 and just 15 minutes away from Derby train station.