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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.