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Redditch Golf Club.

Redditch Golf Club was founded in 1913.

The original 9-hole course was designed by W P Lewis, the professional at King’s Norton Golf Club. It was eventually extended to 18-holes.

 

Redditch Golf Club, Worcestershire. The clubhouse.

The Redditch clubhouse and eighteenth green in the 1920s. Authors Collection.

 

Following WW2 the secretary was C Hewitt, 55 Bromsgrove Road, Redditch, the professional and greenkeeper was H Nash. The 18-hole course had a SSS and par of 74. Membership was a very precise 314. Visitors’ fees were 3/6 a day, 5/- at weekend, 10/- a week and £1 a month.

In the mid 1950s the secretary was W F Bird, “Sandheys” The Slough, Crabbs Cross, Redditch. The professional was L Fereday and the green-keeper E East. The 18 holes now had a SSS of 68 and par of 67. Membership of 310. Visitors’ fees were 5/- a day, 7/6 at weekend, 15/- a week, and 40/- a month.

During the 1960s the secretary was F J Turton, 95 Broomfield Road, Redditch. The professionals were Don Wilson (1964) F Powell (mid 1960s on) and the green-keeper E East. Par 66 and SSS 67. Membership 350.

Just Prior to the clubs move in the early 1970s, the secretary was D G Skinner and the professional F Powell. The course measured 5,091 yards with a SSS of 64. Membership was 450, Viditors’ fees were £1 a day, £3 at weekend.

The former course was situated where the Redditch Municipal Pitcher Oak Park Club is now. It moved to its present site at Callow Hill in 1972 when the building of a new road reduced the course to 9-holes.

Grid reference of the former course, SP03615,67000, co-ordinates 403615,267000.