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Belton Park

Belton Park: Golf in a National Trust estate

Why we would rather be playing this charming Lincolnshire track

 

With 27 holes and a rich history, Belton Park Golf Club offers golfers a wonderful experience, playing golf in a National Trust estate.

There aren’t many other places that can offer the same feeling, and with three loops of nine, it is rare that you cannot get a tee time at the Lincolnshire venue.

With designs from Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas most recently, adding to the original 18 holes, Belton has become a wonderful venue to play golf.

History

The club dates back to 1890, making Belton Park the oldest in the county of Lincolnshire. It began as a 9-hole course, before being extended to 18 in 1908.

1975 saw the addition of another nine holes to make the venue into a 27-hole course. Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas were the men responsible for the additional nine. The three nines are now named Brownlow, Ancaster and Belmont.

A few years after, the estate was sold to the National Trust, who remain the landlords to this day. The course has also been host to England Golf Championships in its history.

What makes Belton Park special?

There are not many golf courses in the United Kingdom that can say they are based within a National Trust estate. That in itself gives Belton Park a special feeling.

The course being 27 holes also gives Belton Park another level compared to some in the area. Having the ability to choose which nine or 18 that you want to play is a great option.

Where is it?

Belton Park Golf Club is just outside the town of Grantham, which sits on the east-coast train line between Edinburgh and London.

Get in touch with Belton Park

Belton Park

For more information about the club and course, visit their website or call them on 01476 567399.

You can play at Belton Park on the NCG Top 100s Tour this year!

  • Register now to play in our 2024 Belton Park event on June 11th here.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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