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Tintagel Golf Club, Cornwall.

Founded 1893. The opening of the course was inaugurated on Thursday 29th August 1895 by a competition for a handicap sweepstake. The competition included visitors to Tintagel as well as resident members of the club, and they with many of their friends spent a most enjoyable day on the delightful cliffs and downs where the links were situated. The winners; Mr Taylor,112 and Colonel Hawker, 118.

In 1906/7 the secretary was John Brown, The Quarries, Tintagel and the professional Harry Dickens. A 9 hole course the amateur course record holder was William Taylor with a score of 41. Visitors’  fees were 1/6 a day, 5/- a week and 15/- a month. Local hotel was the Wharncliffe which was within a 15 minute walk of the golf links and King Arthur’s Castle.

In 1908 the secretary was still John Brown. The professional was Langford Doidge. Course records; amateur, J Brown 60, professional, W Taylor 68.

In 1911/12 the professional was William Jones; Course records, amateur, J Brown 41, professional, W Taylor 43.

In 1914 the secretary was B Hutchings and the professional L Doridge or Dodge (1908 to 1920). A 9 hole course with natural bunkers on the coast of North Cornwall near Tintagel Castle with fine views. The club had a  membership of 20. Entry fees were £1/1/0 and the subs £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day, 5/- a week, during July, August and September 7/6 a week and 15/- a month. Sunday play was not allowed. The station at Camel ford (SWR) was now 3 ½ miles away.

 

Tintagel Golf Club, Cornwall. Article from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News November 1917.

 

Tintagel Golf Club, Cornwall. Article from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News November 1917.

 

Tintagel Golf Club, Cornwall. Article from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News November 1917.

Above images from The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News Saturday November 17th 1917. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Tintagel Golf Club disappeared after WW1.

Tintagel Golf Club, Cornwall. The former golf course in 2003.

Site of the old course near Tintagel Castle in 2003 and by now totally overgrown. Authors Collection.

 

Tintagel Golf Club, Cornwall. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the early Tintagel course.

Grid reference SX04830,88020, co-ordinates 204830,088020.