St Bees Golf Club, Cumbria.
The original 9 hole course was opened in 1906. Located on the Nethertown Road, about a mile from the village, the coastal course had views over St Bees Head to the IOM. A 9 hole course measuring 2810 yards, with holes varying in length from 210 yards to 520 yards.
The annual meeting was held on Wednesday 20th March 1907. The highly satisfactory balance sheet was produced, there were now 150 members. A substantial clubhouse had been erected at great cost, and the course was in good order, the grass being regularly cut by a horse drawn mower. With ample space available the course was shortly to be extended to 18-holes. The green-fees for visitors were 1/- a day, 5/- a week and 12/6 a month.
From 1911 to 1914 the secretary was R W Broomfield. There was no entry fee, subs were £1. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day and 12/6 a month. Sunday play was not permitted.
The new course opened in 1929. Although it was constructed by St Bees School local residents were admitted as members. The current course is at Peckmill Lane, St Bees. It is not known when the original course ceased to be used.