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Newbold Comyn Golf Course, Leamington Spa. (1972/73 – 2017/18)

Proposed formation of a club in February 1974.

 

Newbold Comyn Golf Course, Leamington Spa. Report on a proposed Golf Club.

Coventry Evening Telegraph Friday 25 January 1974. With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

Fom the 1975 Golfer’s Hanbook; Founded 1973, Public Course; professional, Don Knight; 18-holes, 6,271 yards, SSS 70; visitors, 50p weekdays, 80p weekend.

In March 1976 a project to convert a former cowshed into the “nineteenth hole” for the Newbold Comryn Golf Club was ageed to by Warwick District Council.

Golfer’s Handbooks 1982 - 1988; Membership 280 (1982), 380 (1988); secretary, M Gillespie (1982), A Pierce (1988); professional, Don Knight; 18-holes, 6,271 yards, 70; course records – amateur; G Knight, 70; professional, S Hutchinson, 70; visitors, £1.80, £2.40 (1982), £2.90, £3.90 (1988).

From the 1998 Golf Guide; Professional, Don Knight;founded, 1972; 18-hole parkland course, 6,259 yards, SSS 70; visitors, £8, (£10.50).

Golfer’s Guide 2004; Founded 192; profesional, R Carvell; 18-hole parkland course, 6,259 yards, SSS 70; visitors, £8.75, (£11.75).

Golfer’s Handbook 2006; Membership 191; secretary, C V Baker; 18-holes, 6,315 yards, SSS 70; visitors, £8.50, (£13.10).

Golfer’s Handbook 2009;secretaries, L Ryan and I Shepherd; professional, David Playdon; 18-holes, 6,315 yards, SSS 70; visitors, £11.50, (£14.50). A nine-hole pitch and putt was also listed.

From 2012 to 2014 the secretary was I Shepherd.

Thanks to Richard Anderson for his help with the history and for the following – “This was Warwick District Council's municipal course covering 18 holes, from the white tees 6315 yards, par 71. Located on Willes Road a mile and a half to the east of Leamington Spa. The closure of the course was controversial with the Council's contractor (Mack Golf) breaching their contract by closing it suddenly on the last day of 2017. Mack Golf  went into voluntary liquidation in October 2018. Several courses were lost due to the liquidation but some thankfully survived. I played the first 9 holes one morning in 2001, I remember the 8th and some surrounding holes had rollercoaster fairways which added some interesting undulations. By all accounts it was an enjoyable test.”

 

Newbold Comyn Golf Course, Leamington Spa. Scorecard and hole profiles.

 

Newbold Comyn Golf Course, Leamington Spa. Scorecard and hole profiles.

Above scorecard and hole profiles ©SkyGolf360.

 

Newbold Comyn Golf Course, Leamington Spa. View of the golf course.