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Kingston Hill Golf Club, Stafford.

Appeared prior to WW1 as Stafford Artisans Golf Club and played on Stafford Common. (The earlier Staffordshire Golf Club also played on Stafford Common, see separate entry)

In the early 1920s, about 40 acres of land was rented from Lord Shrewsbury for a new 9 hole course and this became Kingston Hill. The club continued until 1966 when a property company purchased the land for building purposes. Sunday play was allowed without caddies. The station at Stafford was about 1 ½ miles away.

The course can be seen on the Britain From Above links below.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw047332?search=golf&ref=416


http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw047333?search=golf&ref=417

 

Secretary.

Professional/greenkeeper.

1925

T Martin, 10 Park Street, Stafford.

J Hutchings (p)

1935

H A Lee, 95 Tixdale Road, Stafford.

J Hutchings (p&g)

1940

As above.

E H Shaw (p)

1947-50s

W G Wilkes, 198 Stone Road, Stafford.

 

1963

C W Peaple, 13 Tixall Road, Stafford.

 

1966

B G Wilson, 273 Eccleshall Road, Stafford.

 

1960s (late)

W R Marsh.

 

In 1925 there was a membership of 130 gents and 70 ladies. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day and 3/6 a week.

In 1935 visitors’ fees 2/- a day, 7/6d a week and 15/- a month.

In 1940 the course had a SSS of 68 and par 70 and a membership of 180.

In 1947 and the early 1950s membership had reduced to 100. Visitors’ fees were now 2/- a day, 3/- on Sundays.

From the mid 1950s to the early 60s the SSS had been revised to 65, membership had risen to 110. Visitors’ fees 3/- a day, 5/- on Sunday, 3/- after 5pm.

In 1963 the length of the course was 3,250yds.

In 1966 the course measured 4,884yds, membership had increased to 225. The amateur course record holder was P Shaw (64). Visitors’ fees 5/- a day, 10/- at weekend and Bank Holiday, 5/- after 5pm.

Just prior to closure in the late 1960s the course measured 5,224yds. Joint course record holders, P Shaw and D Scullion junior 64. Visitors’ fees were £1.

 

Kingston Hill Golf Club, Stafford. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Kingston Hill course. Grid reference SJ94050,23520, co-ordinates 394050,323520.