Those who find their way to Notts Hollinwell know they have arrived at a special place from the moment they turn the final bend on the long driveway to the club and see a magnificent view of the course and imposing clubhouse ahead of them. Set in the rolling hills of North Nottinghamshire in the heart of Robin Hood County, Notts offers one of the finest examples of traditional heathland golf in Great Britain, rivalling many of the more famous Surrey courses of this style.
The club has hosted many top amateur events, including the English Amateur and the Brabazon Trophy on four occassions each There are few sterner tests in England playing from the Championship blocks – 7,250 yards with an SSS of 76 against a par of 72.
Visitors generally play from the yellow tees, still over 6,600 yards, but are allowed, upon request, to play from the members’ white tees, from where the course measures 6,900 yards.
The club also hosts two popular team Am-Am events in the summer and autumn and the major individual Scratch Open is the Hollinwell Trophy (a mid-amateur event for over 35 years) played over 36 holes from the championship plates. Entry forms for all these events are available on the website or via the club.
For all those visiting Hollinwell for the first time in 2019, it is likely to become an annual pilgrimage, as you will want to return time and again in the future.
Notts offers one of the finest examples of traditional heathland golf in Great Britain, rivalling many of the more famous Surrey courses of this style.
3rd 547 yards, par 5
Downhill all the way, long hitters will fancy their chances of making birdie, especially if they can get their drive over the crest of the hill. The approach is played towards the clubhouse to an inviting green.
13th 241 yards, par 3
The final short hole and also the longest. From the elevated tee you have a fine view of the green below (pictured). Club up to avoid the bunkers at the front.
15th 439 yards, par 4
Notts is famed for its long par 4s and they don’t come any harder, or better, than this one. Uphill all the way, if the drive seems hard then wait for the second, which must find a raised green that sits in the hillside.