Branston Golf & Country Club

Staffordshire, UK

The new 9-hole Eagle course opened for play in May 2001. The course was extended from 18 to 27-holes, to create an 18-hole layout of over 6600 yards, plus a new 9-hole, par-30, academy course which offers challenges to every level of golfer.

The project was extremely difficult to get planning consent for due to fact it lies in the River Trent floodplain and the need to consult with the Environment Agency – allowing modification to existing ground levels by only ± 0.45m. However, with clever design and remodelling techniques and an imaginative shaper (Micheal Green), a dramatic result was achieved.

Photo credit: JG/Branston Golf & Country Club