The course designed by James Braid, is 6920 yards par 72 from the Championship tees and offers an excellent test of golf for players of all levels. The course opened for play in 1947, having moved from the Markeaton Golf Club, which is now the site of Derby University, Kedleston Road Campus. The greens where reconstructed in the late 1990's to USPGA sand based specifications. The feature holes are the 527 yard par 5 5th and the 151 yard par 3 7th holes.The 5th green is protected to the left by a large copper beech tree, with the lake behind. A Robert Adam designed bridge provides a backdrop.The 7th again features the lake, which guards the front of the green.The course is open to non-members and societies are welcome Monday to Friday (handicap certificates are required).