August 2023

'It is the finest inland running course in GB&I'


June 2023

Superb course! Challenging to say the least. Very welcoming members and staff. One of the best courses I have played.

Hasmukh Pattini - Stanmore Golf Club

Beautiful, world class golf course. Incredibly friendly and helpful staff and welcoming members. Top three course i've played!

Connor Winn - Houston, TX

Firm, fast and beautiful. A proper inland course and one of the best properties I have ever seen. Already looking forward to returning!

Benjamin Cermak - MGA, New York

A highly rated golf course well deserved. Its a fabulous location and enviable ground geology. The course condition and layout are top class.

M. Firth - Wakefield Golf Club

May 2023

I loved the course. Absolutely love the 13th par 3, beautiful hole. Love heathland courses.

Shaun Musakanda - Wareham Golf Club

A fantastic day from start to finish. Brilliant staff and what can only be described as an impeccable course

Nick Taylor - Close House Golf Club

April 2023

What an amazing setting, the course is amazing!

S. Harper and group - Copt Heath Golf Club

Stunning course, scenery and some very challenging par 4's!! Moor Hall boys will be back!

Paul Brittan - Moor Hall Golf Club

One of the finest courses I have ever seen.

Jonny Bestwood

Totally outstanding golf course. One of the best we've played. We will be back soon!!

John Morrissey and group - Blackmoor Golf Club

February 2023

Great course. Fabulous greens for February! Will return.

Richard Lister - Betchworth Golf Club

Fabulous course. Lovely Greens. Thankyou.

Paul Kelly - Pacific Golf Club, Brisbane, Australia

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October 2022

A fantastic course with some truly stunning holes. Thank you for the hospitality. We will definitely return!

Mitch Waite and group

Beautiful Course with great hospitality! 14th hole is a gem!

Phil Jones and group

September 2022

The most beautiful course we have ever played

Michael & Kathleen Strong - LA, USA

Stunning and beautiful course!

Kai Crouch - Hillside GC

August 2022

Fantastic course, beautiful weather, amazing day! Thanks for having us once again, see you soon!

Dale Cottis and group

Best golf course in the world. A day to remember! The holy well on hole 8 is something special

Pietro Bosco and group

Come with a lifetime of knowledge of the course, but never having played, it goes to show there is no substitute for personal experience.

Peter Wood - The Travelling Golfer

July 2022

Visiting from Australia, fantastic day enjoyed by all.

Brett Fannon - Australia

Terrific feel around this club and course. A great test for all golfers

Marty Hirons - Kingston Heath

June 2022

Wonderful golf course, beautiful views. Fantastic day with many memorable holes. The most welcoming club in England!

Burton Dietz - Longmeadow CC. USA

Absolutely fabulous day! The course is magnificent! Everyone made us feel very welcome.

Paul Pearson - Rainhill Golf Society

My favourite place to play in England! Always love to come along.

Oliver Wilson - Wisley Golf Club

Fantastic day out. Beautiful course and everyone made us most welcome. Will look foward to coming back!

Richie Phillips - The Belfry

April 2022

Had a special day in such a special place.

Mark Walker - Bishop Auckland Golf Club

March 2022

Superb inland course, exceeded all expectations and immaculate greens for early spring

Tom Fair - Formby Golf Club

Stunning course, greens were excellent. Staff all very welcoming and warm, will definitely be returning.

Robert Tansey - Roehampton Golf Club



November 2021

7th time visiting - never disappoints. Tremendous course and hospitality.

Jeff Thomas - Olton Golf Course

October 2021

Thank you for a memorable day! Extremely warm welcome from everyone. Looking forward to hopefully returning soon.

Alex Hales - Nottinghamshire Cricket Club

Played some wonderful golf courses in my time but this was special. Superb.

Alan Playford - Grimsby Golf Club

Just played Ganton and Lindrick - Hollinwell is simply the best.

Tom Carne and group



September 2021

One of the best golf courses we have ever played. Fabulous condition and brilliant hospitality.

Suffolk Golf Tour

I had a truly magnificent day playing the best example of an archictecturally enrapturing championship course.

Darragh Garraly - Royal Portmarnock Golf Club

An exceptional gem of a course. The most interesting symphony of unique holes - set in a marvelous piece of property. Legendary.

Courtney Lord - Miami Beach, Fl



September 2020

Fantastic course with great variety of holes. Loved the 15th!

Paul Smith - Ellesburough Golf Club

Fantastic Golf Course, a pleasure to play. We will be back.

P Hay - St Andrew's Links

August 2020

Travelled from Whitley Bay to experience one of the finest golf courses in England, if not the finest.

Michael Fagon - Whitley Bay Golf Club

July 2020

Wonderful course, totally exceeding expectations.

Freddie Moss - Hankley Common

Great course, real test of golf.

Tom Ratcliffe - S&A Golf Club

Exceptional course, great condition. Hope to be back in future years.

Charlie Holroyd 

March 2020

Winter golf at it's finest. Great course, great layout, great hospitality.

Rob Boughtman - Millbrook Golf Club

Fantastic course, great condition for March.

Matt Jones - Moortown Golf Club

Great day on a great course. First time back since 2016 and still as good as ever.

Chris Firth - Knaresborough Golf Club

January 2020

Lovely course, very welcoming members. Will definitely be back.

Michael Harman - Priors Hall



December 2019

Many thanks for the chance to play your fantastic course. 

Peter Edgeller - Hillside Golf Club

One of the best courses I have played. Simply wonderful.

Peter Darlington - Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club

October 2019

First time here, and won't be the last! A wonderful golf course, full of variety and in fabulous condition.

John Parrott - Formby Golf Club

A wonderful welcome matched by a fantastic golf course. Golf as it should be.

Andrew Mayock - Wrexham Golf Course

From the moment we arrived, the club exuded friendiness and quality. The course is as good as anything.

Don Goodman - Ex Proffesional Footballer 

Fantastic condition after a poor week's weather. Credit to the ground staff.

Dave Tayler - Sandhill Golf Club

September 2019

A wonderful golf course with amazing views. I can't wait to be back.

Joshua Martin - Pinehurst Resort, NC. USA

We will be talking about this course when we get home!

Chris Lloyd - Committee Member of Kingston Heath, Australia 

Best inland course in UK. Simply the best.

M Brennan - Burnham and Berrow 

August 2019

Amazing golf course. Always a pleasure everytime I come.

Andy Sullivan - European Tour Player

Once again the course beat me up! Great to play Hollinwell again.

Nick Jobe - European Tour Seniors Player

A superb golf course in great condition. Fantastic facilities and welcoming staff. I've wanted to play here for the last 20 years. Lived up to all expecations.

Steve Basford - Golf Monthly Top 100 Course Rater 

July 2019

Stunning golf course, classic design, and a wonderful test of golf

Simon Khan - European Tour Player 

Great Course. The 13th hole is one of the best par 3's I have ever played.

Min Woo Lee - European Tour Player 

An absolutely stunning golf course, full of variety, that I am so happy to have played. I look forward to a return trip.

Brandel Chamblee - 5 Time PGA Tour winner and Golf Channel Analyst 

Without question one of the finest courses! Up there with the very best.

Andrew Carney - Member of Royal Birkdale 

June 2019

Toughest test of golf in the East Midlands, if not any inland course.

Andrew Arf - PGA Tour Player 

Great course, great condition, thank you for the hospitality.

David Forgan - Scottsdale USA

May 2019

Hollinwell is a magnificant course in a stunning setting. A true championship test of golf.

Dean Robertson - University of Stirling Golf Coach 

Fabulous layout. A course to remember. 

Richard Hamilton - Warrington Golf Club

March 2019

Wonderful scenery and immaculate, interesting golf course. A real pleasure!

Mark Ramprakash - Former England Cricketer

Fantastic course....a great experience.

Shaun Smith - Vice Captain, Sanctuary Lakes GC, Australia



November 2018

Fantastic course, greens were in exceptional condition. Every hole is memorable. it's always a pleasure playing here.

Laurence Johnson - Loughborough University Golf Captain

A fabulous experience. The staff, officers and members are so welcoming - course, clubhouse - SUPERB.

Steve Almey, Fred Henry, Andy Barker, Martin Ashton

Best course I've played in the UK, excellent visit.

Jez Moulding - Fairmont CC, New Jersey

First visit and an absolute privilege - best course I've played in many years.

Andy Woolf - Rotherham GC

October 2018

What a marvellous course! A totally enjoyable and memorable day, made to feel very welcome by all the staff. Thank you!

Andrew Bushell - Centurion Club

Best heathland course we have played and a wonderful warm welcome.

Vyn & Pru Tozer - The National GC, Melbourne, Australia

A lovely, lovely course with some outstanding holes.

Peter Chadwick - Upavon GC

September 2018

We had 60 players and without exception we had a wonderful experience - the golf and hospitality were second to none.

Thomas Telford Trophy

A fantastic day, thank you so much for your hospitality. This is a very special place.

Simpson Cup - Team GB

Lovely course, great challenge, hospitality excellent.

Michael Forder, Captain - Cavendish GC

A fabulous golf course from start to finish, great food and friendly staff.

Nicholas & Heather Butcher, Frank Huby, Christopher Wood - Wakefield 

A most excellent course, our first time here but will include it in future tours for sure.

Steve, Jack, Stuart & Duncan - Hindhead GC

Excellent course, made to feel very welcome.

Colin Greenwood - Hebron Bridge GC

Thank you for having us!

Matt Fitzpatrick - Hallamshire GC & 5 times European Tour Winner

Really loved it! Great course, warm welcome and all members very friendly. Well done!

Nick & Kathryn Holliday - Corhampton GC

Many thanks for an excellent day - great course, hospitality and friendliness. Sad to leave.

Nic Stones, President - Law Society

Played in 35-40mph winds, made it a real challenge but still had an excellent day.

Mid-Herts GC & Highlanders Golf Society

After playing many inland courses in England, and as a former member at Moor Park, this Willie Park Jnr masterpiece is my favourite.

Michael Hastings - Waxahachie CC, Texas

Stunning experience, superb layout, probably the best course I’ve ever played.

Tom Welsh - Warren GC


Chris Bentley & Nick Heames

As always, the course has played superbly.

Richard Lambert, PGA Professional - Crosland Heath GC

August 2018

The best and my favourite course, the members are lucky to have it.

Pete Cowen, Europe's No.1 Golf Coach

Many thanks for such a memorable day. What a golf course! Comfortably one of, if not the best heathland courses I've played. Your hospitality has been greatly appreciated.

Brett Rumford, European Tour

Splendid. Really great and in tip top condition. Thank you also for making us so welcome, look forward to the next time.

Keith Rodger, Turnberry

The best course I have played in a long time and certainly the best greens this year! 

Paul Drinkwater, RAC Epsom

Fantastic day, course superb, greens great, staff fantastic.

M Gorst, Orsmkirk and Hillside group

Excellent. Our second trip and enjoyed it more than the first. A real golfing treat.

Andrew Gordon, Coombe Hill GC

July 2018

This is the best course I have ever played. Awesome.

Graham Sisson, Fulford GC

Stunning! Best inland course in the UK. Fantastic service from staff and pro shop. Wonderful day.

Mike Brennan & Nev Green

A class course and top quality layout. Good food and service in the clubhouse. An absolute pleasure.

R Milton, Fulford GC

What a pleasure, great hospitality, wonderful golf course, must do again.

Phil Taylor, Pachesham, Surrey

Thank you for a great golf treat! A fantastic golf test and superb atmosphere!

Urban Thelin, Malmo, Sweden

A quality golf course with a pleasant welcome. We will definitely return.

C Titlow, Royal Cinque Ports

A grand welcome, a beautiful clubhouse, friendly staff and majestic course. Perfect!

Andy Forshaw, Southport & Ainsdale GC

A fantastic round of golf, very much living up to it's reputation. A very warm welcome, idyllic setting, very quiet. We look forward to coming back.

Hollis Party, Gog Magog GC

Thank you Hollinwell! Really enjoyed your course. Great design and top quality. Fantastic!

Benjamin Poke, Denmark. 2018 Final Open Qualifying player

June 2018

Thank you to all at Hollinwell for hosting the Midlands North Regional County Match Week 2018. Compliments were recieved in abundance from all county teams, officials and spectators. The course looked absolutely fantastic, being in perfect condition.

Maureen Clarke, County President, Notts County Ladies Golf Association. Glenys Priestly, Notts County Captain



Many thanks to Hollinwell for hosting the Action for A-T charity day and contributing to a final donation figure of £12,000. The club and staff were very accommodating and the greens staff turned out an absolutely fantastic golf course for us, many thanks once more.

World Superbike Championship rider Leon Haslam

“Our group of four, mainly from Huntercombe Golf Club had two rounds at Hollinwell in August and we all enjoyed it immensely. The course is truly one of the best – up there with the really great UK courses. Willie Park Jnr’s original design has stood the test of time and the course still offers a wonderful challenge to golfers of all levels.

We all felt that the course was presented beautifully: the tees were superb, fairways immaculate and the greens were very special, and of the finest quality, being both fast and extremely true. They were also difficult because of the subtle borrows and gentle slopes – a birdie is a real treat (and we had a few!).

On the second day, we started at 9.30 and had the course to ourselves with no one in front and no one behind – real millionnaires golf and we felt very privileged as the sun was shinning and there was a gentle breeze. As you would expect though with a course of the quality of Hollinwell, it got busy later in the day.

We were made very welcome in the clubhouse, both by the staff and members and the food was excellent. Looking up the 18th fairway from the bar in the clubhouse is one of the special views in golf: nearly as good as looking out of the window of the Big Room in the R&A clubhouse at St Andrews.

We all felt that Hollinwell was worth every penny of the green fee and we will certainly return next year.”

Ken McCrea

“We visited Hollinwell yesterday on Tuesday 31st May. The weather was horrific but your staff were tremendous and made us feel very welcome. The professional and his assistant were extremely helpful and the course was in excellent condition. The barman and catering were first class. We have visited many top class golf courses in the past and Hollinwell certainly ranks up there as one of the best. Every one of the eight golfers in our party stated that they would like to return... hopefully when the weather is more kind. Many thanks and best wishes.”

Alistair Macpherson

“Thank you so much for offering us your fantastic venue to host our Sports Publications golf day.

We found your staff to be most helpful and friendly, the food we were served was great and the course was in magnificent condition.

Hollinwell is a perfect venue to host a golf day.”

Bobby Van Wyk
National Club Golfer & Lady golfer

“The first thing that strikes you as you come onto the property is how aesthetically beautiful it is. The layout of the grounds is just right. The placement of the clubhouse can't be better with great views of the golf course and surrounding hills, you really get the sense of how big the course and surrounding area are.

I found the golf course to be straight forward and not gimmicky. It rewards good shots but doesn't over penalize poor ones. Wouldn't it be great if all courses were like that? The true test of a course is that it should require you to hit different shots and Hollinwell does that. You must drive it as straight as your tie and be precise with your approaches. There is a nice mix of short holes and long ones. It's a great test of your game but very fair.

I've played a lot of famous courses and said, "ok, I don't need to come back here" but just the opposite is true of Hollinwell, I can't wait to come back. It's playing golf on your own private preserve and it doesn't get any better than that.”

Brady Exber Winner of Seniors Amateur Championship 2014

“Thank you so much for your time and attention in enabling The Care Open to be such a great event. We've had nothing but positive feedback from all those that attended the event and we felt it exceeded all our expectations.

The Clubhouse and Greens were so well presented and although tough in the strong winds, we were pleased you had organised the sunshine for the day. A big thank you to David and Tracey as the lunch and dinner was delicious. We appreciated their can do attitude and felt throughout the planning, that nothing was too much trouble.

Thanks also to Mike and his staff in the pro shop. They were great in helping us to organise all the merchandise, which was very well received by all the players. The players loved the goodies produced for the day and thought the prize table was one of the best they had seen!

The Care Open was such a fantastic day, and with your help it ran smoothly, stress free and was lots of fun! We managed to raise a considerable sum of money for our chosen charities helped along by your strong arming during the tee raffle!

We are looking forward to hosting The Care Open at Hollinwell.”

Deepak Jaiswal - The Green Care Group.

“The course is in absolutely stunning condition, there can't be many clubs in the country with better greens at this time of year. It is a real honour to play our home matches here; a course every golfer must experience.”

Dominic Hinde Capt Nottingham University

“May we take the opportunity to thank you and the members of Hollinwell for your hospitality to England Golf today. The twenty-four boys from the regions of the North-West, Yorkshire and West Midlands had a challenging but very educational experience of competing on a golf course of the highest quality. All the boys enjoyed it greatly and will have learn't from the opportunity.

The golf course was in quite fantastic condition, and all your staff very welcoming. In particular, could you pass on our thanks to your Club Professional Mike, and to your Catering Manager Tracy for not only her lovely meal, but also looking after a good number of parents through the day.

Many thanks again, we hope to have the opportunity to visit Hollinwell with our squads again in the future.”

David Brooks
England Golf Regional Coach - West Midlands

“We had the pleasure and privilege to play the course today on the winter deal.

On behalf of our fourball we would like to compliment the club on making it such an enjoyable experience.

We are players who have all played the game 30 years plus, the professionals staff were helpful, the green staff were friendly and the bar/ catering staff were courteous and attentive. The course was in great shape, particularly for this time of year. We have all enjoyed the facilities of your fine course many times and hope to do so for years to come.”

Russell Gill (Members of Hickleton, Hallamshire and Sicklehome Golf Clubs)

“Thank you for the magnificent hospitality bestowed by you during my visit. I very much appreciate playing with your members during the Society day and also my wife Kat being allowed to join us for a quick drink.

Having played the World Top 100 golf courses (one of 13 individuals to do so) and now 49 of the Golf World UK Top 50, Hollinwell is one of the 3 top courses in England along with Sunningdale Old and Royal Birkdale from an architectural perspective in my opinion. There is a wonderful variety of holes at Hollinwell on a very epic scale with the large acreage that the routing was cleverly built upon. The conditioning, particularly the fairways, is superb and hopefully the courses will play firm and fast for many years to come.”

William (Bill) Schulz

“A very good test of golf in a wonderful setting. The holes are varied and each one presents a challenge in its own right! The course was in tremendous condition for the time of year and I am sure it will be unbelievable later in the year when the trees are in full leaf. A very welcoming Club that looked after us superbly. All in all a real gem and a course everyone should play.”

Alan Codling (PMGC Captain 2012)

“I have been coming to Hollinwell for almost 8 years and when you are remembered by the Pro and Caterer now that’s what I call a welcome the personal touch! The food was excellent and the course again in excellent condition for the time of year. Even though the greens had been top dressed they still putted extremely well. Always a pleasure to play Hollinwell and I am looking forward to the AM AM in May.”

George Wishart (Alfreton)

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