Chapel are continually working with a leading UK agronomist and STRI to ensure the highest standard of general course presentation
The Front Nine
The golf course is situated on the valley floor between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge with beautiful views of the surrounding peaks and ridges. Set on the edge of the Combs Reservoir this is a great front half with many interesting holes. The par 4 fifth presents a true golfing challenge and is one of those holes that makes you want to come back again and again! The brave golfer can opt to cut the dogleg by driving over the field and the trees to be rewarded, if successful, by a simple 8 or 9 iron to the green. Those who opt for the safer route are faced with a driver and a long iron or fairway wood to cover the same distance. The most beautiful hole on the course is undoubtedly the par 5 eighth. It has the reservoir running along its length and as you play directly down the valley, with the hills rising around you, the views are truly breathtaking.
The Back Nine
Play well around the front nine and you are going to be in good shape, however, there is still plenty of work as you face the second nine. The back nine at Chapel is considered to be amongst the most testing in Derbyshire. All of the holes offer individual challenges, like the fourteenth, where you are asked to play across the pond and stop the ball within a few yards to have a reasonable chance of making a birdie. And, if you are still in contention after the fifteenth, you are faced with a real test over the final three holes with two long, tricky par fours and a par five to finish.