One of the most attractive elements of the Golf Course is that, although Haslington is close by and Crewe itself only some two miles distant, there are open vistas in every direction, with scarcely a building to be seen.
These unspoiled surroundings are set in what, at first sight and somewhat deceptively, seems to be a gently rolling landscape. Very soon however the golfer experiences the long steady pull to the second - a hole that plays every inch of its 445 yards.This is an experience which is quite frequently repeated, especially in the first nine holes. Over the years the various course designers have made imaginative use of these up-and-down-hill characteristics to create a demanding test of all the golfing skills, but of accuracy and touch, in particular.
Each hole has its individual characteristics. The fairways are for the most part generous, but in some instances tight and tree-lined with tall oaks often providing a difficult obstacle for the wayward drive. A number of holes are strategically designed to provide a testing second shot over or round a pond. The greens are well bunkered, some are particularly narrow and should not be missed on the wrong side.
The Course is thus challenging to the golfer and pleasing to the eye, an achievement with which the many developers over the years can be well pleased. This is not to suggest that the Course is finished. There will always be something else to be done in the way of improvements, as the following short history recounts.