Glen Gorse Golf Club
Glen Road, Oadby,
Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 4RF
Tel : +44(0) 116 271 4159 Fax : +44(0) 116 271 4159

Glen Gorse Golf Club, formed by a group of local businessmen in 1933. Originally clubhouse was a 200 year old farm house, the top story of which was removed some 30 years ago.

Ground floor extensions to the lounge and club room followed 25 years ago and an extension providing entrance foyer, snooker room and ladies locker room was completed 13 years ago.

Club facilities and amenities include large recently refurbished club room, with lounge , casual bar and spike bar area with TV. Excellent catering for snacks and full meals. Practice area, putting green.

On the dual carriage way of the part of the A6 road, between Oadby and Great Glen, south of Leicester.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 9 March 1999.

Course Details

Course Name: Glen Gorse Holes: 18 Yardage: 6648 SSS: 72
Fairly flat course, however ridges and furrows on five fairways adds to the difficulty of the second shot at theses holes. The maturing of recently planted trees, makes straight hitting, now, more rewarding.

There are six ponds on the course including three between the 6th and 7th holes. All four par threes demand accuracy being well guarded by bunkers. Three long par fours, ensure a very tough finish, the 17th and 18th both being 450 yards. 16th hole (pictured) 400 yards, slight dog-leg left to green. Ridge and furrow fairway slopes right to the left, meaning ideal drive needs to be right of centre. Entry to the green narrowed by bunkers on both sides.
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  • Europe Golf courses reviews BHJ 11/98

    BHJ wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    Glen Gorse is a picturesque 18 hole par 72 course on the rural-urban fringe of Leicester. The holes are varied and challenging with fast undulating greens which are a credit to the groundsmen. There are lakes dotted around the course which whilst being very attractive can be very frustrating if play is inaccurate. My personal favourite is hole 5, a long downhill par 5 on which a 275 yard drive is common offering a real birdie opportunity.
    The facilities at the club are excellent. The clubhouse is very friendly offering a bar, snooker room, and delicious food. There are few better golf clubs in Leicestershire as good as this.