Crafted by pioneers Harry Colt and James Braid, Northamptonshire County is a dream for golf course romantics

Any course that boasts the names Harry Colt and James Braid among its designers is bound to make any golfer sit up and take notice. 

Northamptonshire County, popularly known as Northants County, is a
Top 100 course best described as a heathland with fairways that are delightfully firm and often lined by gorse.


Harry Colt, who also designed Wentworth and Sunningdale, shaped the original course at Northants County and it opened for play in 1910. 

With only a few alterations by golf’s supreme course-tweaker James Braid in 1947, this highly-regarded golf course has barely changed since Colt weaved his magic 110 years ago. 

The course also features three additional holes, designed by Cameron Sinclair in 2004, which offer the chance to play a nine-hole loop.

Why it’s special

Northamptonshire County

The fact that Northants County hosts annual Open Championship Qualifying rounds is testament both to its quality and its authentic links-style challenge. 

The course’s bouncy fairways frequently slope from one side to the other to make driving particularly challenging but, at over 6,700 yards, it is not the kind of course where you can leave your driver in the bag with any degree of comfort.

Where does it rank?

6th in East Midlands, 90th in England and 183rd in GB&I.

Where is it?

Northants County can be found close to the village of Church Brampton, just 15 minutes’ drive north of the centre of Northampton.

Get in touch with Northamptonshire County

For more information about the club and course, visit Northamptonshire County’s website or call 01604 843025.

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