About Pastures Golf Club

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.

INFORMATION FOR ALL MEMBERS

Please ensure you visit “The Hut” at least once a week to keep up to date with all that is happening in the Club and to ensure that you are aware of any other Fixtures and Competitions that have been arranged/changed since this Fixture List was printed. The following pages contain a few pointers and pieces of information that may be useful to you.

COMPETITION DAYS (MARCH - OCTOBER)

Saturdays from 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm??? The course is reserved for the Ladies weekly Competition. Sundays from 6.00 am until 2.00 pm the course is reserved for the Men’s weekly Competition. Other members are welcome to play prior to and after these times but NOT during these times unless playing in the competition. Latest am Tee times on Saturdays are 11.00 am for 18 Holes and 12 Noon for 9 Holes. The Tee will be open from 3.00 pm??? Saturdays and 2.00 pm Sundays for Non-competition playing members. Wednesdays the Seniors hold their weekly Competition, although the Tee is not reserved, Members are advised that the course will be busy between 7.00 am and 11.00 am.

OBTAINING A HANDICAP

If you do not have a handicap and you wish to obtain one, details are displayed on the notice board in "The Hut".

ETIQUETTE ON THE COURSE & RULES OF GOLF

It is important that All Members be aware of the above, not only when playing at Pastures but also at any other Golf Course. When playing at other Golf Courses, please remember you are representing the Club. To assist you there are copies of “The Rules of Golf” available in “The Hut” and “The Drop-In-Zone” together with a copy of the Etiquette of Golf for your perusal.

As always ALL MEMBERS & GUESTS are requested to maintain the Course at all times by REPLACING ALL DIVOTS, REPARING ALL PITCHMARKS, RAKING BUNKERS & USING SEED MIXTURE ON THE TEES.

SPECIAL NOTE

All Members 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. Membership includes some insurance but all Players are advised to ensure that they have adequate personal cover.

DRESS CODE

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 either 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.
Various articles of clothing can be purchased with the Club Logo from a local supplier. Further details are available in "The Drop-in-Zone".

COMPETITIONS

For the benefit of any new and existing Members without handicaps, they are welcome to take part in Competitions from the start of the Season in order to obtain a Handicap, however, they will not be eligible to win a Competition until 3 Medal Cards have been submitted and an official Handicap issued. Entry Fees for all Competitions will be stated on the Entry Sheet. Failure to “Log In” on the computer or Sign the Starting Sheet BEFORE playing in a Competition may result in Disqualification.

PRESENTATION EVENINGS

The Men’s Section would remind both new & existing Members that on presentation nights, (dates & times to be displayed in “The Hut” & “The Drop-in-Zone”), non-attendance or apologies not given to the CAPTAIN ONLY in advance will result in the forfeiture of prizes for individual Medals and Stablefords and for Major Competitions we will go down the list. For Team Competitions at least one Team member must attend to prevent forfeiture. All presentations, unless notified otherwise, will commence at 8.00 pm.