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Starveacres Golf Club, Oakridge Avenue, Radlett, Herts. (1930s - 1950s)

First appeared  in the mid 1930s when the secretary was S G Wilson and the greenkeeper H Hill.

In 1938 the secretary was A J Revell at the Golf Club, Oakridge Avenue. Telephone Radlett 6191. The professional was A Wells and the greenkeeper F Smith. Starveacres was a 9 hole course with a SSS of 70 and a membership of 180.  Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, weekend and Bank Holidays 4/-, 2/6d with a member. The railway station at Radlett was ½ mile away. Local hotels were the Aldenham Lodge and Red Lion.

Ordnance Survey Map showing the golf course and pavilion.


Starveacres Golf Club, Radlett, Herts. O.S. Map showing the golf course and pavilion.

O.S. Map Revised 1938; © Crown Copyright {year of publication 1946}.


 The secretary in 1940 was  J Kearns, Galway Cottage, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett.

By 1947, A J Revell had returned as secretary. Club membership had now reduced to 150. The professional course record was held by A Wells with a score of 67.

In 1951, the secretary was W F Wright, Oakridge Avenue, Radlett. 9 holes with a SSS of 70. Visitors’ fees were now 2/6d a round, weekends and Bank Holidays 3/6d.

By 1954 the secretary was H F Wright, “Beacondale”, Newlands Avenue, Radlett. The 9 hole course had a total length of 5,258yds and a  revised SSS of 68.

Towards the end of its existence, in 1956 the secretary was R G L Moore, 47 Goodyers Avenue, Radlett and the greenkeeper A Judd.

Starveacres Golf Club, Radlett. Location of the former golf course.

There is a Links Drive close to Oakridge Avenue, a clue to the lands former use.