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The Rugbeian Golfing Society

Summer Meeting

Thursday 21st July 2016 – Northants County

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.

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.

In 2005 a major review was initiated with the objectives of bringing the course in line with modern requirements as a sound test of golf, to provide a greater challenge and enjoyment for members, without creating insurmountable obstacles and to enhance its standing nationally. The plan formulated included lengthening the course, when played from the back tees, to approximately 6750 yards but maintaining the existing length from the yellow tees.  New bunkering largely creates a need for more thought and care when playing from the tee but some other changes will make the course less forbidding to the shorter hitter, for example the entrance to the 6th green and extending the cut area at the 2nd nearer to the tee. This work was also undertaken by Cameron Sinclair and completed over 2 successive winters from 2006/7.

The course is a traditional inland golf course with undulating woodland, gorse, heather and fine pine woods and featuring many heathland characteristics.

WEB SITE
www.countygolfclub.org.uk

TELEPHONE
01604 843025

ADDRESS
Northamptonshire County Golf Club
Golf Lane
Church Brampton
NN6 8AZ

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Northamptonshire County Golf Club

Northamptonshire County Golf Club
Golf Lane
Church Brampton
NN6 8AZ