The NORWOOD COURSE – breathtaking setting
Measuring 6805 yards off the back tees, a magnificent layout, with free-draining USGA greens, which blends perfectly within the historic parkland setting of Norwood Park.
I had a great round of golf at Norwood! The course is in fantastic condition from tee to green and cant wait to play it again. I had played at another top course in Nottinghamshire, (which even holds the Open qualifying) the week before and have to say that Norwood is in far better condition. Well done to all at this friendly and superb club!
Par 3 West Wood Course
This course also boasts USGA free-draining greens, with holes ranging from 79 – 209 yards Par 3 Course & also incorporating our NEW EZ Easy Golf using the 15″ Holes & forward tees ideal for kids & beginners.
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My first ever round, went with a friends who’s already a member at Norwood. The par 3 was fantastic and we’ll kept even in the depths of winter.
Hole 1 - Minster
A gentle opening hole with a generous fairway and relatively easy green to hit. Plays a drive and a short iron for the strong hitter.
Hole 2 - Pear Orchard
Beware of the bunker waiting on the right for the pushed drive. The prevailing wind also blows left to right. Again, a good drive will leave a short iron to a slightly elevated green.
Hole 3 - Maythorne
Slight dogleg right to left. Start the drive just left of the fairway bunkers with a touch of draw. This should leave a mid to short iron again to an elevated green. Par is a good score.
Hole 4 - Fish Ponds
Drive through the gap in the trees. If you haven’t hit your longest drive, consider laying up short of the water. Normally this is a genuine 3 shot par 5 for even long hitters. A birdie chance, but easy to make bogey or worse!
Hole 5 - Hopkiln
Medium iron length par 3. The green has a dip in the middle so try and work out whether the pin is on the front or back. If you don’t hit the right level, it’s a tricky two-putt. Bunkers left, right and behind.
Hole 6 - Zig Zag
Drive has to be faded from left to right or it will be blocked by trees. Consider going for the green in two with a fairway wood or lay up with a mid iron to leave a wedge to the green. Danger all around the green with water short and right. Again a possible birdie chance.
Hole 7 - Middle Pond
Long iron par 3. Plays into prevailing wind. Be happy with a par.
Hole 7 - Middle Pond
Lovely short par 4. Driver isn’t really the club from the tee. Long iron/fairway wood coupled with a wedge should leave a great birdie chance. Favour the right half of the fairway with the tee shot so the tree on the left doesn’t interfere with the second shot.
Hole 9 - North Woods
Driver from the tee but watch out of bounds left and the fairway bunker on the right. Tricky to get the correct distance with the second shot. You don’t want to be long or shot as it is difficult to get up and down.
Hole 10 - Lily Pond
Like the first hole, a relatively simple short par 4. Drive is a bit uphill and the second is a little blind but making par shouldn’t be a problem.
Hole 11 - Ascension
A great tree-lined par 4 dog-legging to the right. Don’t be tempted to cut off too much of the corner from the tee as it is easy to get blocked out by tall trees. Do not commit the cardinal sin of missing the green long or right. Par is a great score at this hole.
Hole 12 - Halam Heights
The panoramic view from the tee is breathtaking. Difficult to chose the correct club from the elevated tee.
Hole 13 - School Lane
Not that long a par 4 but the shallow green from back to front makes it difficult to hold the green in two. Beware of the out of bounds on the left. Be happy with a par and get onto the next.
Hole 13 - School Lane
The par 5’s on this course offer the best birdie opportunities. Despite its length of nearly 600 yards, it plays with the prevailing wind helping. However, watch the bunker on the right for the drive and the water on the left for the second shot.
Hole 15 - Falcon
A short par 4 but par is a good score. The drive is straightforward but the second is easy to come up either short or long. Both are very difficult to get up and down.
Hole 16 - Vicarage
Great par 4. The drive should ideally be a draw to hold the left to right sloping fairway. The green is very long from front to back so try and get the length right with the medium iron length second shot.
Hole 17 - Crilly's
The par 3’s at Norwood are the key to a good score. The priority here is to find the green with the tee shot. Par is then no problem but missing the green invariably leads to a dropped shot
Hole 18 - North Park
Lovely downhill par 5 finishing hole. For strong hitters it is in range in two. The green is large and undulating and well protected by bunkers. You should walk off here feeling good about your round and ready to tackle the popular 19th hole!