Whittlebury Park Golf ClubWhittlebury Park Golf Club offers 36 Holes, 2 Tier Driving Range and an Official Callaway Performance Centre
Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club has a rich history of ancient parkland, once forming part of the Royal Whittlewood Forest which stretched for miles. Many of the mighty oak trees within the park have stood proud for more than a thousand years, during which time the park has been a Royal Hunting Forest and home to red deer. Also within the grounds of the estate is the site of a Stone Age hill fort, a Roman road and dwellings mentioned in the Domesday Book.
At the end of the 19th Century the park had its own private 9 hole golf course, but at the outset of World War One, landowners were encouraged to plough land in order to grow much needed crops, and the course was given up.
For most of the 20th Century the estate was a working farm before being transformed in 1991 to become the 36 hole Championship Golf Course available today. With a little detective work, details of the course were uncovered at the library in St.Andrews. The course was reconstructed, and is named the 1905 Course in memory of its original heyday. Play was by invitation only; a carriage was sent to Towcester railway station to collect guests, a local caddy was provided and a golden guinea was expected as contribution towards the upkeep of the course.
The 1905 Course stands within the oak parkland close to a further 3 courses: the Royal Whittlewood, the Grand Prix and the Wedgewood.
Royal Whittlewood Course
Plays around the remaining copses of the ancient Royal Whittlewood Forest, home to an abundance of flora and fauna, which made the forest a favourite hunting ground of Medieval Kings.
Grand Prix Course
This plays over the gently undulating grassland adjacent to the world famous Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, with interesting lake features and wildlife sanctuaries providing many testing holes.
A Golf course built on the Whittlebury estate in 1905, where golfers will enjoy playing between the magnificent old oak trees and lakes in the parkland.
The Wedgewood course has both testing par 3’s and par 4’s of a high standard of design and construction ideal to bring on and improve the “shot making skills” of the novice, yet offering an interesting challenge to experianced players.