Overlooking the Derbyshire Dales and only a mile from the centre of Ashbourne, the course is set in open countryside but is easily accessible from the A50 and the A52. The course in its present form was designed by the well-known golf course architect, David Hemstock, and was opened in 1999, although parts of it go back much earlier. The white course measures 6,306 yards, with a par of 71. For ladies, it is 5,402 yards and par 72. The course is well drained and is open in all but the most extreme weather conditions.