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Lark Hill (Larkhill) Golf Club, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. (1901 -1930s)

The club was founded 1901.

Match played against Sapperton Park Golf Club (now defunct) in February 1902.

 

Lark Hill (Larkhill) Golf Club, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Result of a match against Sapperton Park Golf Club in February 1902.

From the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard Saturday 1st March 1902. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

It was reported in the Gloucestershire Echo in May 1903 that the silver cup given by Mrs Henry of Elmstree, to the Tradesmen’s Lark Hill Golf Club, had been won by Mr H James, Market Place, Tetbury.

Match against Durley played at Lark Hill in November 1904.

Lark Hill Golf Club   Dursley Golf Club  
Mr McCarry 1 H Griffin 0
Mr James 0 W Gillard 1
Mr Prout 1 A Wise 0
Mr Gardner 0 A Bloodworth 1
Mr Harmer 0 A Lewton 1
Mr Webb 1 Mr Parkworth 0
  3   3

Result of a match against Royal Agricultural College played on Wednesday 13th December 1905.

Lark Hill Golf Club   Royal Agricultural College  
E Henry 1 Professor Paton 0
Capt. G Henry 1 E B Haygarth 0
E Hoare 0 K McDiarmid  1
Mr Walker (halved) 0 Professor Blundell (halved) 0
Mr Maxwell 0 Professor Locke 1
Mr Taylor 0 G Lyon 1
C Harding 0 W F Mott 1
  2   4

The professional in 1905/6 was J Hall. 

Result of the January 1906 monthly medal; Captain Maxwell, 105-18-87; Captain G Henry, 96-6-90; A Hoare, 97-6-91; C Harding, 119-26-93. No returns for Major Bishop and Captain V Henry. Ladies' medal; Mrs G Henry, 87-9-78; Mrs A Hoare, 90-8-82.

Results from the Spring Meeting in April 1907.

 

Lark Hill (Larkhill) Golf Club, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Results from the Spring Meeting in April 1907

From the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard Saturday 27th April 1907. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

In 1914 the secretary was Captain G Henry. A 9-hole course with a membership of 100. The entry fee for gents was 10/- and ladies 5/-. Subs were gents £1/11/6 and ladies 10/6. Members living over 10 miles away paid, gents 10/6 and ladies 5/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day. There were Stations at Tetbury 1 ½ miles and Culkerton 1 mile away. 

In 1923 the secretary was W J Warn, Lark Hill Golf Club, Tetbury. The green-keeper was B Cook. The amateur course record holder was Captain G Henry with a score of 78. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 2/- a day and 7/6 a week. Sunday play was allowed. Local hotels were the Talbot, White Hart, and Ormand’s Head. 

In 1927 the secretary was F L Evans, telephone 66. Rest as 1923. 

The article below mentions the “old golf course on Lark Hill” had the club and course disappeared by this time?

 

Lark Hill (Larkhill) Golf Club, Tetbury, Glous. Article from Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News January 1936.

From The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News January 24th 1936. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The course was still appearing on O.S maps during the 1950s/60s, it would be interesting to find the exact closure date.

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Lark Hill Golf Club, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Lark Hill course in the 1920s.