On behalf of all our members and staff, a very warm welcome to The Leicestershire Golf Club.
We offer you a great experience, both on the course and in our clubhouse, throughout the year. Our course is maintained by Head Greenkeeper, Chris Lewis and his very experienced team. Our fast and true greens, re-laid to USGA specifications in 1997, are outstanding all year round.
The course was extended in 2018-19 with the introduction of 2 new par fives increasing the par from the white tees from 68 to 70 while the SSS remains a difficult 71. The quality and challenging nature of the course was recognised by England Golf who chose us to host the 2019 English Men’s Mid-Amateur Strokeplay Championship for the Logan Trophy which was acknowledged by all as a great success. We anticipate we will host further England Golf events in the future.
Over the years, the club has developed many excellent golfers including most recently Jevann Parmar who turned professional in October 2016. Other notable golfers include Walker Cup and Seniors Tour winner Gary Wolstenholme, ex-England international Neil Chaudhuri and Riyaz Ahmed who have both played on the Europro Tour. Current member Richard Wale (handicap +2) has won the Midlands Regional Amateur Order of Merit for the last three years - an all-time record. The scratch team, captained in 2020 by Lee Woodcock, play in the first division of the Leicestershire and Rutland Golf Union leagues.
We hold regular competitions for visitors with a series of opens throughout the season and details of these can be found on the website under the ‘Opens’ tab. Through the winter months, there is a popular monthly open Winter Series competition with a £500 first prize.
The Leicestershire has excellent practice facilities, some undercover. Our Head Professional, Peter Livie, offers state-of-the-art coaching and the professional shop is well stocked with leading brands.
Our club’s membership is extremely diverse and has bucked the national trend with an increase in membership over all categories in 2019. There are a range of membership categories to suit all from weekday to full seven-day membership with significant subscription reductions for those under the age of 40 years. We also offer a reduced cost for a full playing family membership. We have a thriving Junior Section with regular coaching sessions led by the head professional and an enthusiastic group of junior organisers. A recently introduced “New to Golf Package” has seen an influx of new golfers.
The unique clubhouse commands superb views over the course and offers excellent facilities for entertaining, dining and relaxing. Catering Manager, Simon McNeil, and Events & Operations Manager, Vicky Harrington, and their staff look forward to taking care of you.
You are assured of a friendly welcome should you decide to visit The Leicestershire to play, socialise or to enquire about becoming a member. Please do not hesitate to contact Vicky Harrington, on 0116 2738825 option 2 for more details about either membership opportunities or visiting, as an individual or as a society.
As club captain for 2020, I look forward to seeing you at The Leicestershire in the coming year.