Coxmoor Golf Club
Coxmoor Road,
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 5LF
Tel : +44 (0)1623 557359 Fax : +44 (0)1623 557359

Coxmoor Golf Club was founded in 1913 on part of its present site although many improvements have been made over the years. The course runs adjacent to Forestry Commision land close to the town of Sutton in Ashfield. Perched up on one of the highest points in Nottinghamshire, members and visitors can experience some scenic views; from the clubhouse you can see into the Leicestershire Wolds and the Vale of Belvoir; from the 13th tee over Mansfield and on a clear day, Lincoln Minster.

One of the club's founder members, the Revd.T.C.Shelmerdine, was Captain in 1913 and 1914. Since those early days the Club has continued to prosper and now has a membership in the region of 700 traditionally including a strong Junior Section. One of the most successful Junior Members was Alec Shepperson (the current President of the club). He went on to represent Great Britian in the 1957 and 1959 Walker Cup teams. It was at the Minikahda Golf and Country Club, Minesota in 1957 that Coxmoor became the first British Club to have provided two players for one team. Alec was joined by Alan Bussell who had joined Coxmoor from his native Scotland. In the 1959 event at Muirfield, Scotland, Alec played against the legendary Jack Nicklaus who subsequently maintained that Alec was one of the best 'iron' players he had ever seen. Even today, Coxmoor provides players for the County team, most of whom have come through the Junior ranks.

Coxmoor has had only three professionals, the current one David Ridley, a former Tour Player and current EGU Midland Coach. He succeeded George Marshall White (Bill) who had been Pro for 37 years following the retirement of his father Leonard White in 1948.

From M1 Junction 27 follow A608 & A611 towards Mansfield. Club is left at the junction of A611 & B6139 (4th set of traffic lights).

Further Information
Professional Fax: 01623 559854 For more information on Coxmoor Golf Club see

Course Details

Course Name: Coxmoor Holes: 18 Yardage: 6571 SSS: 72
The 18 hole moorland/heathland course (Par:73. SSS:72) stretches to 6,571 yards and has some testing holes, none more so than the 5th and 12th (both Par 4). When the prevailing wind blows, both holes are unreachable, even for the most proficient golfer. Alteration and work on the course is constantly being carried out to cope with all year round play. The course record is 67, achieved by Tim Stephens and Dave Gibson, both Leicestershire County players. The club has hosted Open Championship Regional Qualifying Events and the prestigious English Champion Club Tournament.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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Accomodation in the Area:
Central Hotel Sutton Ashfield
1 Station Road
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Tel: +44 (0)1623 552373 Fax:

Dalestorth Guest House
Skegby Lane
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Tel: +44 (0)1623551110 Fax:

Kirkby House Hotel
Kirkby House Drive
Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Tel: +44 (0)1623 752373 Fax:

Leighbank Guest House
57 Kirkby Road
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Tel: +44 (0)1623 559704 Fax:

Midland Hotel
Station Road
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Tel: +44 (0)1623 624668 Fax:

Redbrick House
Peafield Lane
Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire
Tel: +44 (0)1623 846499 Fax:

Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment
  • Europe Golf courses reviews Paul Orton, Hdcp 6 01/00

    Paul Orton, Hdcp 6 wrote on: Dec 31, 1999

    Coxmoor provides an excellent test of golf. The par 4 1st hole at 438 yards sets you up for the task at hand, it requires a long shot down the left of the fairway to set up a long iron approach into a narrow target. The course carries many dangers for wayward shots with gorse and heather on every hole, many trees frame each hole and add to the enjoyment, also be aware of the odd ditch and water hazard lurking on 7, 14, and 15. The course is unusual with 5 par 5's but good shots are rewarded with birdies available.
    Excellent catering facilities make for an enjoyable day out, highly recommended.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews P.Turner h/cap 24 11/99

    P.Turner h/cap 24 wrote on: Oct 31, 1999

    Coxmoor is a superb course. I have never known it to be in anything but fine condition, even after heavy rain. Much of the course is set in woodland with heather and gorse to catch out the careless.