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Activties / Golfing in Derbyshire

Get your golf clubs ready as the new Golf Season gets underway. Derbyshire hosts many of the best golf courses in the country. With superb scenery and stunning views on offer it is easy to understand why many golfers from all over the country come to Derbyshire to play golf.


For those who don't already know, golf is a really relaxing sport and can be enjoyed with the family and friends. One of the many advantages of playing golf in Derbyshire is the landscape that surrounds many of the golf courses. Another advantage is the amount of walking involved in playing golf on an 18 hole course, as some courses can be up to five miles long. After the relaxing day on the golf courses, take a steady walk back to the clubhouse to enjoy the delightful meals and mouth-watering drinks they have to offer.


Every golfer will tell you that achieving a hole-in-one is something very special. There are around fifty golf courses listed on Visit Derbyshire that will test all abilities from amateur to professional, each with its own unique scenery and facilities.

Days are made of these

Although the golf course atmosphere is relaxed, there is a certain amount of etiquette required (that means not throwing your golf bag across the fairway after a bad shot). Nearly all the golf courses in the Derbyshire region are open to the public, where you can walk in, pay and play, keeping in mind the dress code required at all golf courses. Playing on one of the many golf courses in Derbyshire will surely convince you to come back and play again and again.

Value for money

The main reason golfers come to Derbyshire to play golf is the value for money it offers and the picturesque scenery. You can play on the various 9 or 18 hole courses for as little as 10, or if you want the more layed back approach, there is always the option of the pitch and putt or the driving range. Then after that long day swinging your golf clubs or even losing your golf ball in the lake then why not treat yourself, the family and friends to a meal in the relaxing surroundings of the clubhouse.

Also there are various golfing special offers available for many of the golf courses in the Derbyshire region.

Golf course facilities

The facilities that are available at Derbyshire golf courses vary. The smaller courses may only have a clubhouse. Other sites may be more luxurious with a golf shop, restaurant and clubhouse and also provide accommodation, a gym and various other facilities.

You can see exactly what to expect from each site by looking at the icons on our Golfing listings, for golf courses that have taken the opportunity to sign-up to the Visit Derbyshire website for FREE and indicate what facilities they have available.

Experience it

The best way to experience golfing in Derbyshire would be to get yourself down to the nearest golf club. If you are new to the game of golf then why not book a few lessons with a professional before spending money on a new set of clubs.

Many golf clubs will have various sets of golf clubs for you to try, so you can get a feel for the great game of golf.

For helpful advice about golfing in Derbyshire please use the links below for useful information.

The basics of golf

Golf equipment




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