Blakeney & Cley Golf Club, Norfolk.
Founded in 1894/5, Blakeney and Cley was a 9 hole course, about 10 minutes walk from Blakeney Town along a sea bank. The turf was good and the greens excellent and well kept. The clubhouse offered accommodation for players. There was a membership of about 100. The Station at Holt was 5 miles away. Local hotels were the Blakeney, Ship, Priory Farm, White Horse at Blakeney and the George and the Fishmongers Arms at Cley.
In 1906 visitors fees, on introduction, were 1/- a day, 5/- a week, 10/- a month.
The summer meeting was held on August 18th and 19th 1908. There were eight competitors for the Challenge Bowl presented by Mr J T Spurrell, the winner was A H Peart and the runner-up was E B Loynes. For the eighteen-hole handicap competition (handicap to 12) the winner was C G Agnew, 80. The best nine-hole competition, A H Peart, 36½ Best eighteen-hole (handicap over 12) C J Ash, 127. Ladies’ competition (handicap) was won by Mrs Murdock, 69, Mrs Peart, 76. Best gross, Mrs J S Scott, 101.
In 1914 there was no entry fee. Subs for gents were £1/1/0 and ladies 10/6d. Visitors’ fees, on introduction, had increased to 2/- a day, 7/6d a week, 15/- a month. There were no restrictions for ladies and Sunday play was not allowed.
In 1922 the daily rate for visitors was still 2/-, but other charges had increased to 10/- a week, 15/- a fortnight, and 20/- a month.
|1895/1907||Robert Dix (p&g)|
|1906/22||C J Temple-Lynes of Blakeney, Norfolk.|
|1914||Albert Lee (p)|
|1922||R W Smith (g)|
|1923/47||A T R Steadman, Glandford, Cley, Norfolk.||T Cobon (g)|
|1906||G Bramley (am) 81 Willie Aveston (pro) 76|
|1922||A H Peart (am) and P A Underhill (am) 83|
In 1947 visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, 12/6 a week, 21/- a fortnight and 30/- a month. Sunday play was allowed after 1pm.