The Pastures Open Challenge 2024
Cancelled due to weather


In 1969 Tour Pro Max Faulkner opened Pastures golf course, a nine hole course located in South Derbyshire, little did he know the course would not be beaten in the 50 years following, with no round below par until 2023

Despite this, last year England Golf assessed Pastures Golf Club with a WHS slope rating of 114 (+1 shot off scratch)!
November 2021, James Robinson with Rick Shiels shot +4
June 2023 , Richard Essex (A) shot -1
August 2023 , Ryan Ruffels with Rick Shiels shot +2

Further historic information here


Date: Saturday 1st June 2024
Course Record Format: 18 Hole Medal off Scratch (0)
Handicap Format18 Hole Medal – Maximum HC allowance 18 (No iGolf handicaps accepted)

3-ball Maximum

£30 Entry fee includes:

  • 18-hole practice round off the competition tee’s prior to the event (a voucher will be provided against 9 or 18 holes valid until May 31st 2024) 

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable – unless we cancel or change the date/time of the event. Good luck!


Here are the prizes for The Pastures Challenge:

  • Scratch Prizes:
    • 1st Prize £500 cash if course Record broken
    • 1st Prize £200 cash if course Record not broken
    • 2nd Prize £100 cash
    • 3rd Prize £50 cash
  • Handicap/Net (Max allowance 18):
    • 1st Prize £100 voucher
    • 2nd Prize £70 voucher
    • 3rd Prize £40 voucher
  • Longest Drive £50 voucher
  • Nearest Pin £50 voucher


Date: Saturday 3rd June 2023
Course Record Format: 18 Hole Medal off Scratch (0)
Handicap Format18 Hole Medal – Maximum HC allowance 18
3-ball Maximum




Start Sheet

Final tee-off times may be changed to help speed rounds up – we will ensure that there will be no more than a 45 minute difference to your original choice*

No bookings found




Congratulations to Richard Essex who won the 2023 Open with a new course record of 63 – (1-under par)

Full results:

Gross competition

  • 1st Richard Essex 63 (Pastures Golf Club)
  • 2nd Paul Barnes 69 (Pastures Golf Club)
  • 3rd Nick Taylor 72 (Derby Golf Club)

Net competition (All Pastures Golf Club)

  • 1st Dave Jarvis net 65 (over back 9) 
  • 2nd Ian Robertson net 65 (over back 9)
  • 3rd Mr Captain, Matt Carver

Many thanks to all who played and to the greens staff for the superb condition of the course which all who played

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