Despite being one of the youngest courses in Derbyshire, Maywood Golf Club is already a firm favourite for many – not in small part due to its high level of service. Designed and founded by the late Peter Moon in 1990, Maywood started off as a small nine holes course. It was extended to the regulation 18 holes a couple of years later. However, it took another decade before Maywood began to catch the attention of the public as the landscaping began to mature and blend with the natural wooded parkland.
Maywood’s 6,218 yards, par 72 course is known to be a tricky, yet satisfying one. The strategic placement of hazards and bunkers, as well as varying levels of elevation plays a great part in this. At a few holes, such as Hole 10, exposed fairways also introduce the wind factor into the equation. All in all, mastering the Maywood course requires a fair amount of focus and a good selection of shots and clubs. However, the beautifully manicured course and the picturesque 100 acres parkland provide a great mental contrast against the demands of the course.
The pick of the bunch is arguably Hole 6 (named the Twin Dykes), which offers a great birdie opportunity for those bold enough to attempt a drive over the water hazard. Of course, if you failed to clear the water, you’re looking at a bogie, minimally. In addition, if you place too much power on the shot, there are a couple of bunkers guarding the rear of the green.
The par 5 Hole 8, named Ducking Stool, is the lengthiest here at 508 yards while the shortest is the par 3 Hole 2 (Short Sweep) at 134 yards.
Also, the local competitions are quite competitive, so register early if you would like to compete with your fellow club amateurs.
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Maywood Golf Club is easily accessible from the M1 motorway via Rushy Lane – just one mile northeast from junction 25. If you pass by the Derby/Nottingham Holiday Inn on your right, you know you’re on the right track.
For out of towners, follow the Brian Clough Way/A52 from Derby. The eight miles journey will take about ten minutes before you reach junction 25.
Rushey Lane, Risley, Derbyshire DE72 3SW
Telephone: 0115 949 0043