We are a friendly approachable lively group and have welcomed a number of new lady members recently.
Everyone’s needs differ so this is accommodated by offering weekend and weekday competitions, regular 9 hole qualifiers, and fun 11 hole games.
We compete in county inter club events both foursomes and singles, national knock-out competitions and a local over 50’s tournament, often returning with silver ware.
In the summer hospitality at the halfway house is co-ordinated by a team of lady golfers and volunteers. The cakes are divine.
During the winter months, the weather can be a bit challenging on the moor. We don’t give up easily and play eclectic and fun fiddles: those not so brave wait to join us in the clubhouse for coffee and a chat.
Each year we have a charity coffee morning, an away day on a local course and a short break holiday a bit further afield.
We are an interesting, inclusive and friendly bunch of chaps who enjoy playing the sport that we love on a challenging 18 golf course alongside some of the best scenery in the country.
There is something for everyone whatever the level and intensity of their game. There are twelve medals, a number of stablefords, 2 Invitation Days and a choice of Open Competitions . A Bogey Cup, a Scratch Challenge and a range of match play knock out competitions, all arranged to suit different handicaps and combinations, complete the offering.
All members are invited to put themselves forward to represent the teams that play against other clubs in the area at 18-28 handicap level down to scratch.
There are men’s “fiddles” to join at various times on almost every day throughout the year.
Don’t just take our word that we are a “friendly bunch” do come and join us and put us to the test. We guarantee you won’t be left waiting on the tee.
We warmly welcome girls and boys of any age to join in our friendly junior section.
The club professional runs several coaching programmes in our covered practice area and outside on the grassed practice areas when the weather permits.
Every Tuesday night from mid April to September fun golf sessions are held on the course between 6pm and 8pm for juniors who have been through the initial coaching programme and are judged ready to explore the course. We have prepared a shortened layout set with blue tee markers to ensure these new players enjoy the experience. The evenings concentrate on developing course etiquette and putting into practice what has been learnt during the initial coaching sessions.
A full calendar of competitions keeps the youngsters entertained throughout the summer season. There are also lots of tournaments held at other clubs that our juniors are encouraged to enter. Our more experienced juniors enjoy competing in the County League.
Matlock Golf Club strives to create an environment where junior golf thrives and where young people can develop their talent to whatever level they aspire.
For male club members above a “certain age”.
Throughout the season in selected competitions there is a choice to play from the White,Yellow or Green Tees.
Trophy competitions comprise of an 18 hole Medal for the over 50’s and a Stableford for over 60’s
The main focus is the Seniors’ Team that represents the club throughout the season by playing home and away fixtures against other clubs in the county. The matches played in a friendly competitive spirit are contested by better-ball pairs in a match play format, followed by a meal. Several teams are also entered in a Sponsored League for those willing to travel further afield. The Seniors’ Team is open to all members who express an interest to play.
The Seniors’ Open Programme has two Senior Open Am Am’s and a Senior Mixed Open Am Am .
The season is rounded off by a Seniors’ Away Day.
Mixed golf competitions are gaining popularity within the club.
Around 12 formal competitions are played during the year in various formats. A new initiative this winter is the Sunday morning roll-up, drawn mixed team event. Hopefully this format will be accommodated in the busy Summer Calendar too.
The club programme of medals and stableford competitions is open to both men and women.
The Club Captain’s Spring and Autumn Mixed Away Days are always well attended. As the season draws to a close the keenly contested Ladies v Gents Match takes place.