Stanedge Golf Club
|Red (W)||71||5309 yards|
|White M: 66.2/111 W: 67.2/113||151||320||408||97||417||526||203||374||339||2835||138||320||387||264||406||526||203||368||339||2951||5786|
A quirky heathland course that has 10 holes, eight of which are played twice. Played here a couple of times before and enjoyed the experience. However, since last visiting, the course has been taken over by South Chesterfield Golf Club and has gone downhill due to an apparent lack of care? Fairways were in good condition but previous pristine greens had been hollow tined and heavily sanded to cover bare patches that made the experience disappointing. The club house was closed on departure and a trip to nearby Ashover was the 19th hole alternative.
The course is off the beaten track down a narrow road and is best described as quirky! There is an honesty box for green fees and a visitors' book to sign inside the clubhouse. Saw no-one connected with the Club beforehand and only green keepers on course. Despite the wet weather, proper greens were in play and in excellent condition although expectation was to play off fairway mats; alternatively to do without from light rough. There are just 10 holes; 8 are played twice and the other 2 just once. Despite this, holes represent a good mix and the views over Chesterfield and beyond are stunning. There was no-one manning the 19th hole but despite its obvious limitations this course is a hidden gem and well worth a visit; certainly we will be going back - again and again!