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Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. (1952 – 2018) 

Founded in 1894 as Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club (see separate entry on this website for the history of Sutton-on Sea Golf Club 1894 – 1952.)

It continued as Sutton-on-Sea until 1952 when it became Sandilands Golf Club.

The following message appeared on the clubs website in December 2018; “Sandilands Golf Club is Lincolnshire's original links golf course - Sadly, we regret to announce the closure of the course and clubhouse, effective from 12th December 2018. Thanks all those that have come and enjoyed golf in Sandilands over the years, hopefully we will have some more positive news in the new-year.”

The club was placed into liquidation with immediate effect.

Press Release from the club.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Press release on the closure of the club.

 

The club becomes Sandilands in July 1952, full report below.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. The club becomes Sandilands in July 1952.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. The club becomes Sandilands in July 1952.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. The club becomes Sandilands in July 1952.

Above articles from the Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser Saturday 19th July 1952.

 

Results from competitions played in August 1952; August Sunday – mixed foursome; Mrs Martin and Mr Pretty, 94-24-70; Mrs F Davy and R W Harris, 93-22-71; Monday – open medal; V Guy, 88-24-64; J Simmons, 82-17-65; R W Harris, 80-14-66; Tuesday - open bogey and medal; J Daws, 4up, W W C Hammond, 2up; W G C Hammond, 81-14-67; Wednesday – stableford; R W Harris, 41 points; W G C Hammond and W H Harrison, 40 points; Thursday – Mrs Martin and Mr Pretty, 6up; Mrs Middleton and Mr Godsmark, 5up; Mrs Walkington and C Hammond, 5up; Friday – medal; H R Sutton, 91-22-69; J Hallam, 92-22-70; Saturday – bogey; R W Harris and R H Harris, 3up.

After a promising start for the club.... problems ahead in April 1956.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Preparing for play after problems in April 1956.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Preparing for play after problems in April 1956.

Skegness Standard Wednesday 18th April 1956. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

It was not until the mid 1960s that the Sandilands Golf Club started to appear in the Golfer’s Handbook. In 1964 it was stated as being founded in 1900; membership of 500; secretary, J J Walkinton; green-keeper, A Riggall; course records – amateur, D Clegg, 66; professional, F G Allott, 63; 18-holes measured 6,036 yards, SSS 70; visitors, April to September 7s/6d a round, 10s a day, weekend (3 days,) 21s, week, 35s; October to March, 5s, 7s/6d, 15s, 25s.

The following is from 1972; Membership 600; secretary, V Guy; professional, P Gillender; ;18-holes measuring 6,075 yards, SSS 68; visitors’ fees, 75p a day, £1 at weekend.

In the early 1980s the club had a membership of 600; secretary, E N C Wild; professional S J Williamson; course records as 1960s; visitors, £2 weekdays; £3 at weekend, £12 a week.

In the late 1980s  and 1990s  membership of 500; secretary, D Mumby; professional, R Lawie (1988,) D Vernon (1991,) S Sherratt (1998); course records – amateur, J R Payne, 66; professional, F G Allott, 63; 18-holes measured 5,995 yards SSS 69; visitors, £10 weekdays, £15 weekend.

In 2006 the club had a membership of 300; secretary, P Ross; professional, S P Sherratt; visitors, £18 weekdays, £20 weekend.  

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Course scorecard.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Pictures of the clubhouse and course.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Pictures of the clubhouse and course.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Pictures of the clubhouse and course.

 

Sandilands Golf Club, Roman Bank, Mablethorpe. Pictures of the clubhouse and course.