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Crediton & District Golf Club, Devon.

Crediton  Golf Club opened in June 1923. It was stated at the time to be a difficult course, particularly for beginners, with the River Yeo frequently coming in to play. There was a pavilion style clubhouse with changing rooms and a large club room.

On Saturday 26th June 1926 the competition for the silver cup presented to the club by Captain M L Buller MC was won by Mr H G Daw who beat Mr R J Webb by 2up. The cup was handed to the winner by Mr W Pope.  

In 1930 the joint secretaries were W A Copp, 16 The Green and P B Adams, High Street, Crediton the professional was A Whittaker. The Station at Crediton was ½ away. Local advertised hotel was the Ship. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day and Sunday play was allowed between 2 and 6pm.

Below is the result of a club match played against Honiton at Crediton in April 1930. Honiton went on to win the foursomes, winning the overall match by 6½ to 5½.

Crediton   Honiton  
P B Adams (5&3) 1 H P Evans 0
J G Durant (5&3) 1 A E L James 0
W A Copp 0 R Spence Bernard (3&1) 1
H G Daw (5&4) 1 D Steele-Perkins 0
S W Cleave 0 E C Blake (3&2) 1
J Symes (7&6) 1 G Harris 0
P H Staddon 0 A E Martin (1up) 1
S M Carder 0 G Young (7&6) 1
  4   4

In 1935 the secretary was W A Copp now at Buller Road, Crediton. The professional was A Whittaker and the greenkeeper A Jasper.

In 1938 the secretary was J C Cox. telephone 100. The professional was A Whittaker and the greenkeeper A Jasper. A 9 hole course with a SSS and Par of 68, membership of 140. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day,  Sunday play allowed without caddies. The clubhouse was licensed.

The winners of the “Daily Telegraph” and “Morning Post” competitions, played in April 1938 were; Mr P R Blyth (senior member) and F Baker (junior member). 

In 1940 the secretary was W J Couldridge, Crediton, telephone Crediton 249. Membership was 145.

From 1947 to the clubs closure in the mid 1950s the secretary was A J Ridd, 4 Union Terrace, Crediton, the professional and greenkeeper was A Whittaker. The 9 hole course now had a  SSS and Par of 70.

Crediton & District Golf Club, Devon. Location of the golf course.

Location of the former Crediton course.

Grid location SX82885, 98990 co-ordinates 282885, 098990.