Ranked in TOP 5 best courses in the East Midlands on Golfshake and Teeuplo the top visitor golf course booking sites you are assured of a great round and friendly welcome to what has been described as Derbyshire’s finest test of golf. . Designed by former World Champion, Peter McEvoy OBE and built to the same USPGA Standard as you will find at Trump (Scotland), Medina (Chicago).
The greens are open all year and play firm and true throughout every month. With with no steep hills, wide fairways with well defined rough and now fully mature trees. Water on almost every hole presents a view as well as a challenge. The bunkers are free draining, dry with quality sand. It’s a “must visit again” course for your golfing friends.
- Pro Shop: Yes
- Driving Range: Yes
- Chipping Area: Yes
- Putting Green: Yes
- Buggy Hire: Yes
- Pull-cart Hire: Yes
- Club Hire: Yes
- Teaching Pro: Yes
- Walking Allowed: Yes
- Cards Accepted: Yes
- Policy Here: No
- Dress Code: Proper attire required
- Website: www.horsleylodge.co.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)1332 780838
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Smalley Mill Road, Horsley, Derbyshire, DE21 5BL
Weekend Rate – £35.00
Weekday Rate – £30.00
Horsley Lodge is a proprietary club, owned by Horsley Lodge Ltd, whose directors are brothers Richard and Malcolm Salt. The familys’ pride in their product, developed over 21 years, ensures a continued investment into all the facilities, where ensuring the customer’s satisfaction is their primary aim. The brother’s grandfather, Harold W. Salt, pioneered the creation of Mickelover Golf Club in 1924, and it was their father John H. Salt whose original idea of creating a course at Horsley some sixty five years later, enabled the brothers to become pioneers of their own in the construction of the course at Horsley during the late 80’s, along with help from sister Fiona in the clubs formative years.
The history surrounding the lodge and the land amazed us. We found out it was originally built by The Earl of Stainsby in 1863 for his son as a wedding present, although the son never took up residence of his wonderful gift. His new wife can’t have failed to like the view but it was rented out until 1986 when John Salt bought it as a farm in an auction held at the Rose and Crown. The story goes Mr Salt had reached his maximum bid when a friend kicked his chair from behind; taking this to be a sign to go once more he did and bought Horsley Lodge. Turning round the friend said he was merely uncrossing his leg and did not mean to kick John into his purchase. As the Salt family, we’ve only been lucky enough to share in its history for the past 20 years. During this time we have restored the property and turned the undulating land into an award winning golf course.