The Craythorne Golf Club
Craythorne Road, Stretton,
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0AZ
Tel : +44 (0)1283 564329 Fax : +44 (0)1283 511908

The Craythorne Golf Club was first developed by a local farmer in 1972 as a driving range and this was opened in 1975 as a 9 hole course. This was increased to 18 holes in 1985 but suffered from a lack of capital investment. Eventually the enterprise was sold to Peach Leisure Ltd in 19993 who have transformed the amenities. There has been a new pub/restaurant built along with a conference and hospitality facilities. The course has had major design changes and the floodlit driving range has some interesting features. The enterprise is run as an open leisure pub and has a relaxed feel within the well appointed public area.

Club facilities and amenities include 18 hole, floodlit driving range, practice green, putting green; pitch an putt; bowls green. Conference and function suite. Public and restaurant. Picturesque country environment.

A38. First exit to Burton from Derby. A5121 signposted to Stretton. Turn right by village church along Bridge Rd. 300yrd turn into Craythorne Rd.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 5 Feb 1999.
Floodlit driving range. Pitch and putt course
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Course Details

Course Name: Craythorne Holes: 18 Yardage: 5450 SSS: 67
Parkland course with scenic views of the Trent Valley. Although relatively short in length there are many excellent holes which are a real test. The greens are generally regarded as a fine surface and are consistent in pace.
Over 5000 trees have been introduced in the last 5 years and extensive remodelling or bunkers and mounds make this an interesting and tough challenge. The signature hole is the par 5, 14th - 526 yards. The hole is uphill all the way with bunkers strategically placed. For the majority of golfers it is 3 very well struck shots to an elevated green surrounded by bunkers and trees. There are also 3 par threes over 190 yds.

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

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  • Review

    Rob Udall wrote on: Jul 1, 2011

    I played this course on Thursday June 30th 2011.On arrival we were greeted by the Admin director,Sue Bould.She was courteous and very helpful,having arranged our round of golf with a buggy.The course itself is not for the faint hearted,with several holes warranting X certificate.The fairways on number 2,12,15 and 16 are quite narrow so you have to be straight.The greens were slow,some were in need of a bit of attention and some bunkers could do with a good raking.However,overall the facilities were excellent,pro shop well stocked and the people we met were nice to talk to.A full review on the course and it's facilities will be available shortly on different websites.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Greg Langridge 08/01

    Greg Langridge wrote on: Jul 31, 2001

    Having played the course in July 2001 I found the course to be in a terrible condition. Anyway the course was very compact with tight fairways packed in side by side a very un-interesting course with little to note apart from the 15th a downhill slight dogleg left, drivable in one, watch out for golf balls from the driving range they litter the 16th from tee to green!!) There is only 1 pond on the 12th, which is there for aesthetic purposes; I can't see it featuring unless you dribble your ball 50yds of the tee. The fairways were in quite good condition but the greens were mixed threadbare tufts and hard and some soft and springy. Considering that the course was established in 1974 I've played many courses only ten years old that have more thought in greens and layout of the course. All in all one to be avoided.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews David Ryder 09/99

    David Ryder wrote on: Aug 31, 1999

    Having walked the course I found it to be quite boring by design, despite Mr Wright's description. Very common regional set up. Once played never to be repeated. Sadly other facilities at same standard.!! If you are to keep players attention many changes required.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Tom Watson 06/99

    Tom Watson wrote on: May 31, 1999

    I thought that the golf course was very exiting and very tense when I played with my friends the other day Hello Steve.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews AAW h'cp 4 10/98

    AAW h'cp 4 wrote on: Sep 30, 1998

    I found this course to be seriously interesting. Although it is quite short, it is in excellent condition with many really tough holes. The welcome and facilities surrounding the course bear comparison with many of the top clubs in the country. Well worth a visit and great value. I was impressed with the whole layout.