The Golf Course
In August 1996 Douglas Valley Golf Club opened its 9 holes golf course, designed by local renowned course designer Jeff Shuttleworth and constructed by South African Craig Cooke who reconstructed parts of the famous Loch Lomond course in Scotland and the Valderama course in Spain. The course is built to US specification with pure sand greens, the only one of its kind in the area, the par 32 course features 3 purpose built lakes and the river Douglas splits the course in two which makes for interesting and sometimes challenging play, it is an ideal course for the beginner who can play safe or the more adventurous challenger. Never a more tranquil setting could be found in the area with the beautiful Pennine hills as a backdrop and littered with wildlife from Canada Geese to the ever illusive Deer which if you are very lucky can be seen from time to time.
The Driving Range
Douglas Valley Golf Driving Range was built and the Company founded by the current owners in 1992 it now incorporates Chilli Dip Golf Limited, James Barr of Chilli Dip Golf leases the Driving Range, the Pro Shop and The Teaching Academy from the current owners and the Chilli Dip Teaching Academy is run by PGA Professional Phil Newnes.
The Club House
In December 2002 Douglas Valley opened its outstanding Club House, named The Willows, it now incorporates the San Marco Italian Restaurant, an excellent well renowned 70 seater restaurant and a stunning function suite which holds up to 140 guests, also open to the public for private functions and events, with its own private garden area a tranquil idle set within the grounds of the Golf Club overlooking the Golf Course and Pennine Hills.