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Claremont Golf Club, Pendleton, Manchester.

Founded 1906. Prior to WW1 it was a 9 hole course with a membership of 300.

Result of the final winter medal of the season played in March 1913; G Elder, 108-24-84; M H Barnes, 95-10-85; Rev J Sutcliffe, 106-20-86; E Collinge, 93-5-88. 

Result of the final winter medal competition held in March 1914; J T Jimson, 92-14-78; E Collinge, 82-3-79; H Brown, 95-15-80; H W Mills, 89-9-81; J H Hardman, 105-20-85; M H Barnes, 93-8-85; W Higham, 108-22-86; W E Brown, 92-5-87; H D Law, 100-13-87; S Kenyon, 108-20-88. Bogey score 76.

In 1914 the address was Claremont Golf Club, 31 Penelope Road, Pendleton. Entry fee for gents was £4/4/0 and ladies £1/1/0. Subs for gents were £2/2/0 and ladies 10/6. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day and 5/- a week. Ladies were not allowed to play Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon. Sunday play was not allowed.

  Secretary Professional/Greenkeeper
1906/7   J Greaves (p)
1907-12   C Pixton (p)
1913   A Ash croft (p)
1914 R Heatley, 33 Brazennose Street, Manchester .  
1913-17   Simon Parr (p)
1919-22   Joseph Parr (p)
1925 Thomas Keeton, 173 Swinton Hall Road, Swinton. E Bourne (p) S Rudge (g)

A remarkable occurrence took place on the Claremont Golf Club course on Sunday August 9th 1925. Whilst playing in a match on the 140 yard fourteenth hole both Mr W S Evans and R L Matthews holed in one. It was reported at the time that this was only the third time in the annals of the Royal and Ancient game that a hole had been halved in one.

Claremont Golf Club disappeared in 1926. At this time it was an 18-hole course with a membership of 400. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day 2/- with a member, Sundays 3/6. The station at Eccles (LNW) was 4 miles away. Electric tramcars from Manchester ran every 4 minutes, a 20 minute journey to within 5 minutes of the course.

Claremont Golf Club, Pendleton, Manchester. Location of the golf course.

I was unable to find the exact location of the course; a bit of a clue may be the name of the current road that runs alongside Lancaster Road called “Overlinks Drive”. Lancaster Road did not extend to Swinton Park Road in the early 1900s, as it does nowadays.

Grid reference SD78905,00550, co-ordinates 378905,400550.

 

 

Claremont Golf Club closed in 1925/6 due to a new housing and road development. The club moved a short distance and became Swinton Park.