Halstock Golf Club, Common Lane, Halstock.
The club was instituted in 1987.
Originally farmland the club started out with a nine-hole course eventually extending to eighteen-holes. It became a testing parkland course measuring 4,481 yards, SSS 63, principal hazards of water with tree lined fairways. The course was situated in beautiful countryside just south of Yeovil. The professional was James Morant and the green-keeper, Mike Bennett.
Another of the many clubs that opened with much optimism during the golf "boom times" in the 1980s. A local businessman named Les Church, a non-golfer, and Bob Clifton the former Sherborne professional, joined together and set out to get the club and course up and running. It started with a 12-bay driving range along with a makeshift Portakabin as the pro-shop with refreshment and toilet facilities. Membership began to grow, particularly with new starters, and in early 1988 a nine-hole course was laid out. A further nine-holes were added and the full course of eighteen-holes opened in May 1992. A modern clubhouse was planned to replace the "temporary" Portakabin facilities. The course with its ancient hedgerows and magnificent old Oak Trees had been complemented by the addition of many new trees.
In the early 1990s the secretary was R Clifton. Professionals R F & R G Clifton. Nine-hole course at this time measuring 2,083 yards. Course records; amateur - H Stallard, 32; professional - R G Clifton, 32. Fees for nine-holes £4.50.
The following is an extract from a review of the course; "A group of us travelled from Coventry for the night golf event. We stayed at the course hotel for the weekend (Fantastic, Family room is amazing). We had three rounds during the three days we were there. Excellent course, very demanding. The night golf was outstanding the most fun I have had in years. Food in the club restaurant was stunning. The club and its members were very friendly and welcoming. Brilliant!!"
Sadly the club closed in 2012.