Kedleston Park Golf Club is a stunning parkland course situated inside the lush 155 acres ground of the historic Kedleston Hall, an 18th century Palladian mansion of the 1st Baron Scarsdale. Originally designed by the legendary James Braid, who designed over 200 other golf courses after retiring as a professional golfer, the course layout was modified by John Morrison of Colt, Alison and Morrison before it was developed by landscape company J. R. Strutt Ltd shortly after World War II. Kedleston was officially opened to the public in 1946.
The course underwent extension renovations in the 1990s under the supervision of course architect Tom Mackenzie to conform to new USGA greens and bunker specifications. This led to sharp improvements in the game mechanics of the course. As a result, Kedleston’s course is now rated, from a playing perspective, as arguably the best in East Midlands – certainly Derbyshire.
A wide range of skillsets and a thorough understanding of the layout are required to tame the Kedleston’s 7008 yards, par 72 course. Natural hazards and deceptive bunkers have become a hallmark of the course. So much so, Kedleston Park Golf Club has been selected as the venue for the Regional Qualifying rounds of The Open from 2018 onwards. Kedleston also plays host to several other tournaments, notably the Midland Open Amateur Championship, Midland Masters Pro-Am, and Kedleston Goose.
However, it would be a disservice to simply categorise the course as a purely technical one. The finely landscaped and manicured grounds, as well as the five lakes and flourishing wildlife, are a feast on the eyes. Speaking of lakes, the green of the tough par 5 Hole 5 is located just beside a lake. Quite exquisite really - reminiscent of Rae's Creek at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Oh, in case it matters, Kedleston Park Golf Club Ecology Group was formed in 2003 to implement an environmentally sustainable course management practice.
The course is open daily. However, members of the public are only generally able to play during weekdays. Advance booking is strongly recommended.
Kedleston offers a wide range of membership choices including 5/6/7 days memberships, country memberships (residence is within 40 miles of the club) and even International membership (living abroad for more than 26 weeks). However, membership prices and green fees are not published and are only provided directly to enquirers.
Kedleston Park Golf Club is located inside the grounds of Kedleston Hall. The Hall is situated just four miles north of Derby near Quarndon via Church Road.
Kedleston Park Golf Club, Kedleston,Quarndon,Derbyshire DE22 5JD
Telephone: 01332 840035