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Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club, Cumbria.

Founded 1906. The secretary from 1914 to 1923 was Herbert Gunson, 8 Bective Road.  A 9 hole dry course on gravel soil it was situated on undulating ground with plenty of hazards. There were railway stations at Kirkby Lonsdale 1 ¾ miles and Arkholme 4 ½ miles away. Local hotels were the Royal, Red Dragon, Sun, and Waverley.

In 1914 the professional was A Fisher. There was a membership of 115. The entry fee was 10/6 and the subs 10/6. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 1/- a day, 3/- a week and 10/- a month. Sunday play was not allowed.

In 1923 the greenkeeper was H Metcalfe. Membership was now 100. Visitors’ fees were increased to 2/- a day, 5/- a week and 15/- a month.

1924 and the secretary was F R Forsyth, 15 New Road, Kirkby Lonsdale and the greenkeeper W B Eason.

Amateur course record was 64. Sunday play allowed without caddies.

In 1929/30 the secretary was C P Roberts, 15 New Road, Kirkby Lonsdale and the greenkeepers W Atkinson (1929) and J H Blenkharn (1930). Club membership at this time was 100.

In 1935 the secretary was F Jackson, 29 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, telephone 27.

The clubs final appearance was in 1940 when the secretary was R Collinge, The Cottage, Kirkby Lonsdale the greenkeeper was J H Blenkharn. The 9 hole course had a SSS and Par of 64 and a membership of 100.  Visitors’ fees were now 2/6 a day, 5/- a week and 15/- per month.

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club, Cumbria. Devils Bridge from the course.

Devils Bridge from the course.

 

kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club, Cumria. View of the former course.

Kirkby Lonsdale from the earlier golf course.

 

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club, Cumbria. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the former Kirkby Lonsdale course.

Grid reference SD60915,78045, co-ordinates 360915,478045.

 

 

The current Kirkby Lonsdale club is at Scalebar Lane.