Sherwood Forest Golf Club

A Colt Braid heathland found at the edge of Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood country.

Sherwood Forest Golf Club

Nottinghamshire, England

Overview

Sherwood Forest Golf Club enjoys a good reputation for quality greens kept in immaculate condition.

Sherwood Forest Golf Club Videos

See the club's welcome video here

Sherwood Forest GC Reviews

Sean Arble's tour can be found here


Golf Course Review

Sherwood Forest Golf Club is a heathland course found in the Forest of Sherwood on one of the largest heathlands in middle England and the British Isles. Located east of Mansfield, it is considered to be one of the best golf courses in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands.

The club traces its history back to 1895 when the club was called the Mansfield GC and played at nearby Ravensdale. In 1912, the club moved to its present location and was renamed the Sherwood Forest Golf Club. Harry Colt laid out the 18 hole course which tipped the scales at just 5955 yards.

James Braid's Changes to SFGC

About 1927, James Braid was called upon to lengthen the course. Modest changes were made on the opening holes but significant yardage was added on the 4th and 6th with new tees. The 4th green was completely rebuilt in 1972, replacing Harry Colt's original design. A new green was added on the 7th with the original Colt green still visible to the left of the current green today. The 8th and 9th holes are firmly of Braid's vintage, although some of Colt's components were used.

The back nine see Braid make more extreme changes. Using some Colt components, Braid would find 9 new holes and completely transform the layout. In all, the course in 1927 would measure an astonishing 6660 yards!

Ranked88/100in GB&I
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Featured Architect: James Braid

Very little earth was moved in James Braid 's designs due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of approach. Alternative tees provided to allow play in all...

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Nottinghamshire, NG18 3EW, England

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Featured Architect: James Braid

Very little earth was moved in James Braid 's designs due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of approach. Alternative tees provided to allow play in all...

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