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Kyngs Golf & Country Club, Market Bosworth.  

Play started in 2011 on the 27-hole complex which had an 18- hole, par 70 course and 9-hole, par 27 course. Set in 120 acres of parkland it took eight years to construct under the guidance of ex PGA professional Nick Leatherland. The course had many natural features including streams, ponds, lakes and plantations. Inert material was used to enhance the contours and create an undulating course.  Each hole was named; the sixth Trepidation; eighteenth Colossus; and the par 3 fifth Elisha.

The course was close to the site of the Battle of Bosworth.

It was reported in October 2016 that unhappy golfers had been left out of pocket with the closure of the club. The complex, which included a brick and tile barn, purpose-built green-keeping shed and a temporary clubhouse, was put on the market for almost half a million pounds in April. Sale details included reference to ambitious plans Mr Leatherland had hoped to deliver but had been unable to afford.

 

Kyngs Golf & Country Club, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Scorecard and plan of the course.

 

Kyngs Golf & Country Club, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Scorecard and plan of the course.

Scorecard © www.oobgolf.com.

 

Kyngs Golf & Country Club, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Notice of closure.

Notice of closure.

 

Kyngs Golf & Country Club, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Views of the golf course.

 

Kyngs Golf & Country Club, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Views of the golf course.

Views of the course.

 

Extract from a course review from February 2011; "Played it yesterday for the first time and to be honest wasn't expecting too much from a course that has only been open a year. After 18-holes of testing golf I was pleasantly surprised. The course has been very well set up, the drainage is excellent the greens are what I expected of a course only a year old but given time I'm sure they will improve. Many of the holes are separated with grass banks running down both sides so any shots slightly off the fairway often leave a shot of a slope but saying this the fairways are generously wide. There are a few blind tee shots to fairway markers but if you can keep it pretty straight off the tee you should be fine. I mentioned earlier that the greens need a bit more work which you can see is being done. Also a real test of your short game as most of the greens are like upturned bowls, not the biggest greens I've seen and any wayward shots run of the raised greens and can leave some interesting chip/pitch shots back. All in all not a bad course with great potential, would be good to see it in a few years when it's all settled a bit more, could be a cracking course. Sounds like the owner has his priorities right; no clubhouse yet but there are facilities there that are ok ... friendly portacabin is how I'd describe it. To sum it up a tough test of golf some very demanding shots and you'll have some interesting putts. Would recommend a visit probably worth going back in a few years to see it at its best.