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New Malton Golf Club, Meldreth, Royston.

The course opened in 1993; designed by Bruce Critchley.

It was a challenging 18-hole par 71 course of 6,635 yards set in 230 acres of gently undulating countryside. The tees and greens were constructed to USGA specifications with extensive drainage and irrigations of all fairways, greens and tees.

 

New Malton Golf Club, Royston, Cambridgeshire. Course scorecard.

 

New Malton Golf Club, Royston, Cambridgeshire. Course scorecard.

Above images courtesy of www.oobgolf.com

 

The Cambridgeshire club claimed to be the only one in Europe not to use chemicals on its course. The owners of New Malton Golf Club also employed their own ecologist and used spray sugars and carbohydrates instead of fertilisers and pesticides.

 

New Malton Golf Club, Royston, Cambridgeshire. The first organic golf course in the UK.

New Malton Golf Club. The UKs First Organic Golf Course.

 

Due to falling membership and spiralling costs the course gradually deteriorated and the club closed in October 2014.

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former course.