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Witney Golf Club, Oxfordshire. (1898 - WW1)

Founded 1898 when the secretary was H T Ravenor, Moorside, Witney, Oxon. A 9-hole course at Clementsfield with holes varying in length from 130 to 343 yards. Entry fee was £1/1/0 and subs £1/1/0, ladies 10/6. The course was about 1 mile from the station. Golf was short lived on this course and play was suspended.

Below is the result of a match played at Bradwell Grove Golf Club (now defunct) in April 1902.


Witney Golf Club, Oxfordshire. Result of a match played in April 1902.

From The Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard Saturday 12th April 1902. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The following is from the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Instituted 1898; Membership of 20; Hon. secretary - W D Hyde, 47 High Street, Witney; Captain, Rev H Wilson; Entrance fee nil and subs 10s/6d to £3/3s; 9-holes; professional, J Sherlock; Amateur record - Rev H Wilson, 33; Visitors' fees, 1s a day and 5s a week. The course is situated at Clements Field on the Oxford Road, and the 9-holes are all in one 17 acre field. The grass is rough, with clay subsoil. The hazards are a pond, hedges, underwood and a few trees. it is quite likely that by next year the club may have a better course. 

The club was re-established in 1906 on a 9-hole course at Cogges Hill, laid out by the professional, J Sherlock. The following gentlemen were prominent in the reconstruction of the club, Hon secretary F C F Cuthbert, N J G Ravenor, F M Green, C Storey and Mr W Derby Hyde.

In 1914 the Secretary was R F Cuthbert, Solicitor, Church Green, Witney. The club had a membership of 60. Entry fees were £1/1/0. Subs for gents £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0. There was no Sunday play. The Great Western Railway station was 2 miles away.

Witney Golf Club, Oxfordshire. Location of the golf course.

On the above map the earlier course at Clementsfield is to the north of Oxford Road.
Grid reference SP37340,09715, co-ordinates 437340,209715.

The later Cogges Hill site is to the south.
Grid reference SP36860,09600, co-ordinates 436860,209600.


The Google Map below pinpoints the location of Cogges Hill.



Witney Golf Club disappeared after WW1.