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Southwell Golf Club, Notts.

First appears prior to WW1. A 9 hole course the station at Southwell was 1 mile away. The local hotel, near to the golf course was Ye Olde Saracens Head, the house were King Charles reputedly stayed and finally surrendered.


Southwell Golf Club, Notts. Putting on the eighth green.

The eight(h) green at Southwell golf course. Authors Collection.


Below is the result of a match played at Newark on Saturday 5th October 1912. 

Newark   Southwell  
E Bennett 1 T A B Walker 0
F Auckland 1 N A Metcalfe 0
C N Park 1 T D Partington 0
H E Branston 1 Dr Handford 0
E Edis 1 C L Maltby 0
E Ringrose 1 Dr Nairn 0
E H Allard 0 S Booth 1
W Bradley 1 J H Kirkby 0
J Stewart 1 Mr Collins 0
  8   1

The annual meeting of the shareholders took place at the Rodney Hotel on Tuesday 9th February 1915, Mr James Henry Kirkby, founder of the club, in the chair. The accounts were passed and the following officers were elected; President, W N Hicking; captain and treasurer, C L Maltby; vice-captain and secretary, Thomas David Partington; committee – The Ven. Archdeacon Hacking, Dr Nairn, Dr Polson, Dr Willoughby, J J Bates, H Browne, S Booth, C G Caudwell, J Ellis, W Gregory, A E Hall, J K Lane, N A Metcalfe, R A Millington and F A Robinson.

In 1922 there was a membership of 60. Visitors’ fees throughout were 1/6d a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month. By 1924/5 membership had risen to 150. Sunday play was not allowed.

  Secretary Professional/Greenkeeper
1912/17 T D Partington G Eagleshaw (pro)
1922 T D Partington, The Burbage, Southwell. T Smith (gk)
1924/5 T R Collins  
1926/40 T Shaw, Kirklington Road, Southwell. R Wilkinson (gk)

Below is the result of a ladies’ match played at Belton Park on Wednesday 16th April 1930.

Belton Park Golf Club   Southwell Golf Club  
Mrs Brunyee 0 Mrs Kirkly 1
Mrs Grinling 0 Mrs Cafferata 1
Miss Pim 0 Miss Merryweather 1
Mrs Brittain 1 Mrs Harrison 0
Miss Harrison 1 Miss Coney 0
Miss Royle 1 Miss Higson 0
Miss Bolsover 1 Mrs Holliday 0
Mrs Parsons 1 Miss Jenkins 0
  5   3


The club's final appearance was in 1940 when the 9 hole course had a SSS of 69 and a membership of 180.

Southwell Golf Club, Notts. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the course at Southwell.
Grid reference SK70060,52920, co-ordinates 470060,352920.