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Lark Hill (Larkhill) Golf Club, Tetbury, Glos.

The club was founded 1901.

It was reported in the Gloucestershire Echo in May 1903 that the silver cup given by Mrs Henry of Elmstree, to the Tradesmen’s Lark Hill Golf Club, had been won by Mr H James, Market Place, Tetbury.

The professional in 1905/6 was J Hall. 

In 1914 the secretary was Captain G Henry. A 9-hole course with a membership of 100. The entry fee for gents was 10/- and ladies 5/-. Subs were gents £1/11/6 and ladies 10/6. Members living over 10 miles away paid, gents 10/6 and ladies 5/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day. There were Stations at Tetbury 1 ½ miles and Culkerton 1 mile away. 

In 1923 the secretary was W J Warn, Lark Hill Golf Club, Tetbury. The green-keeper was B Cook. The amateur course record holder was Captain G Henry with a score of 78. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 2/- a day and 7/6 a week. Sunday play was allowed. Local hotels were the Talbot, White Hart, and Ormand’s Head. 

In 1927 the secretary was F L Evans, telephone 66. Rest as 1923. 

The article below mentions the “old golf course on Lark Hill” had the club and course disappeared by this time?

 

Lark Hill (Larkhill) Golf Club, Tetbury, Glous. Article from Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News January 1936.

From The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News January 24th 1936. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The course was still appearing on O.S maps during the 1950s/60s, it would be interesting to find the exact closure date.

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Lark Hill Golf Club, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Lark Hill course in the 1920s.