Pastures Hospital opened on the 21st August 1851 and was originally named the “Derbyshire Pauper Lunatic Asylum” Many of our members worked at the hospital right up until its final closure in 1994. The Golf Course construction was aided by many of the Hospital patients and staff, with it finally being opened in 1969 by then Tour Pro Max Faulkner. Pastures golf course is a nine hole course located in South Derbyshire, four miles west of Derby City centre. It is served by numerous major
road networks. It is a well-established course built on meadow land. All the fairways are tree lined making it a course to challenge any golfer. It has been remarked that the demanding nature of the course has driven many a golfer mad since it was opened. Taking full advantage of the extensive, undulating meadow land in the area, this nine-hole course is a true test of ability, and for those whose game needs a bit of extra work, there is a practice area and a putting area to fine tune the various
aspects of your game
THE RULES OF GOLF & ETIQUETTE ON THE COURSE
Knowing the rules of golf is not necessary if ‘playing for fun’ but the club would advise players to familiarise themselves with the basic rules as it will be an advantage to their game.
It is important that all persons playing the course are aware of the basic etiquette of golf.
Be aware of the dress code.
Repair pitch marks, divots and rake bunkers.
Avoid slow play. (Let the group behind through if you are holding them up).
Be aware of other golfers at all times…………shout FORE if your ball goes off line and could endanger others.
Use your own set of clubs (sharing a bag of clubs is not allowed)
Give way to green staff
As with all respected Golf Clubs, Pastures has a code of dress which MUST BE ADHERED TO when playing on the Course.
Players should wear Polo shirts, smart jumpers, sweat shirts, smart casual trousers or tailored shorts and golf shoes. White ankle socks MUST BE WORN with shorts. At times of exceedingly dry conditions, trainers may be worn and a notice to that effect will be displayed in “The Hut” and “The Drop-in-Zone”. Juniors may wear SMART trainers. Ladies may also choose to wear blouses and skirts.
PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE COURSE IF WEARING:
Jeans, shell/track suit bottoms/tops, everyday shoes or football style shorts.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE WILL RESULT IN YOU OR YOUR GUEST BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE COURSE.
All Golfers are reminded to report any incident where a ball is hit into the adjacent housing development in “The Drop-In-Zone” and record it in the incident book. Your Green Fee includes some insurance but all players area dvised to ensure that they have adequate personal cover.