The Golf Course

Construction of the Northamptonshire County Golf Course began in April 1909 and the course was opened for play the following year.

The original 18 holes were designed by the distinguished golf course architect, Harry S Colt, who also designed Wentworth and Sunningdale. The course has stood the test of time very well as relatively few major alterations have been made to it since; the most notable of which were carried out by James Braid, in 1947, when the pattern and arrangement of many bunkers were altered and the 18th green was relocated to its present position in front of the clubhouse.

The course is a traditional heathland golf course with undulating woodland, gorse, heather and fine pine woods. A further 3 splendid holes designed by top course architect, Cameron Sinclair, were opened in May 2004. These now provide a 9 hole loop returning to the clubhouse, for those wishing to play 9 or 27 holes.


Start Course Tour
                                         

Hole One

Par 4 4 5
Yards 454 443 435
SI 5 5 9

Hole Two

Par 5 5 5
Yards 554 500 445
SI 10 10 5

Hole Three

Par 3 3 3
Yards 181 166 142
SI 14 14 17

Hole Four

Par 4 4 4
Yards 353 316 290
SI 17 17 11

Hole Five

Par 4 4 5
Yards 449 433 418
SI 1 1 7

Hole Six

Par 3 3 3
Yards 232 198 159
SI 12 12 16

Hole Seven

Par 4 4 4
Yards 434 377 360
SI 4 4 1

Hole Eight

Par 4 4 4
Yards 312 295 284
SI 16 16 13

Hole Nine

Par 4 4 4
Yards 392 376 364
SI 8 8 3

Hole Ten

Par 4 4 5
Yards 413 408 393
SI 3 3 12

Hole Eleven

Par 4 4 4
Yards 443 379 352
SI 9 9 4

Hole Twelve

Par 3 3 3
Yards 135 131 129
SI 18 18 18

Hole Thirteen

Par 4 4 4
Yards 392 383 320
SI 6 6 10

Hole Fourteen

Par 4 4 4
Yards 377 364 354
SI 11 11 2

Hole Fifteen

Par 3 3 3
Yards 185 167 157
SI 15 15 15

Hole Sixteen

Par 4 4 5
Yards 451 426 401
SI 2 2 8

Hole Seventeen

Par 4 4 5
Yards 460 404 389
SI 7 7 14

Hole Eighteen

Par 5 5 5
Yards 504 475 451
SI 13 13 6

Hole 7a

Par 4 4 4
Yards 350 354 348
SI 4 4 1

Hole 8a

Par 3 3 3
Yards 171 161 151
SI 16 16 13

Hole 9a

Par 5 5 5
Yards 487 483 479
SI 8 8 3

Card of the Course

Hole White
Yards
Yellow
Yards
Green
Yards
Par Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Purple
Yards
Par Stroke
Index
1 454 443 415 4 5 435 410 5 9
2 554 500 483 5 10 445 438 5 5
3 181 166 131 3 14 142 119 3 17
4 353 316 300 4 17 290 290 4 11
5 449 433 403 4 1 418 398 5 7
6 232 198 177 3 12 159 149 3 16
7 434 377 365 4 4 360 345 4 1
8 312 295 272 4 16 284 269 4 13
9 392 376 354 4 8 364 332 4 3
10 413 408 378 4 3 393 373 5 12
11 443 379 366 4 9 352 345 4 4
12 135 131 109 3 18 129 104 3 18
13 392 383 359 4 6 320 311 4 10
14 377 364 335 4 11 354 314 4 2
15 185 167 140 3 15 157 137 3 15
16 451 426 410 4 2 401 401 5 8
17 460 404 388 4 7 389 380 5 14
18 504 475 463 5 13 451 449 5 6
In 3360 3137 2948 35 2946 2814 38
Out 3361 3104 2900 35 2897 2750 37
Total 6721 6241 5848 70 5843 5564 75

Card of the 9 Hole Loop

Hole White
Yards
Yellow
Yards
Green
Yards
Par Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Purple
Yards
Par Stroke
Index
1 454 443 415 4 5 435 410 5 9
2 554 500 483 5 10 445 438 5 5
3 181 166 131 3 14 142 119 3 17
4 353 316 300 4 17 290 290 4 11
5 449 433 403 4 1 418 398 5 7
6 232 198 177 3 12 159 149 3 16
7a 350 354 354 4 4 348 348 4 1
8a 171 161 161 3 16 151 151 3 13
9a 487 483 483 5 8 479 479 5 3
Total 3231 3054 2907 35 2867 2782 37