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High Coniscliffe Golf Club, Darlington. (1895 - WW1)

Founded 1895/6.

Below is the result of a match played on the High Coniscliffe course against Saltburn Golf Club in June 1898. 

High Coniscliffe Golf Club   Saltburn Golf Club  
C Cochrane 9 C C Walker 0
J F Pease 0 W F Whitwell 1
A Massingham 0 Hon. C F Scott 13
J A Pease 5 Dr Stainthorpe 0
W Blain 6 R Maccurrach 0
G Newby Watson 0 T N Muller 3
G H Watson 6 W P Anson 0
W D Richardson (half) 0 J McKenzie (half) 0
  26   17

Below is the result of a match played at High Coniscliffe against Barnard Castle Golf Club on Saturday 8th December 1900.

High Coniscliffe Golf Club   Barnard Castle Golf Club  
T E Hill 1 Dr H Weighton 0
A Massingham 0 F Waddington 1
W Blain 3 H Friend 0
E E Meek 0 R J Bailey 8
H Anson 0 Rev H Jennings 5
G Newby Watson 1 Dr A Sevier 0
J Armstrong 0 H Mudie 0
G Jennings 5 C L Routledge 0
  10   14

In the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook the secretary was W Blain, West Lea, Stanhope Road, Darlington; captain, Dr T E Hill; professional, J Green; amateur record, Dr T E Hill 73; professional record, J Kay 68; entrance fee,  £2/2s; subs, £1/11s/6d; number of members, 130. The nine-hole course is pretilly situated 4 miles from Darlington, on the left bank of the Tees. The holes short but tricky, the hazards being whins, a river, ponds and trees. There is a comfortable clubhouse where lunch and tea can be obtained. 

In 1906 the secretary was W Dudley Richardson, Holmwood, Darlington. The professional was J Green. A 9 hole course at this time. Course records were, amateur Dr T Eustace Hill with a score of 36 and professional J Kay 33. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 1/- a day, 3/6 a week and 10/- a month.

Below is the result of a ladies’ match played at Middlesbrough against Coniscliffe Golf Club in July 1914. 

Middlesbrough Golf Club   Coniscliffe Golf Club  
Miss C K Spencer 0 Miss Hill 1
Miss J Calvert (half) 0 Mrs Dixon (half) 0
Mrs T S Calvert 1 Mrs Williams 0
Miss D Lithgow 0 Miss Dixon 1
Mrs Lithgow 0 Mrs Blain 1
Miss I Lithgow 1 Mrs Haig 0
Miss E Calvert 1 Mrs Todd 0
  3   3

In 1914 the secretary was W Blain, 1 Harewood Grove, Darlington, telephone 6. The professional was J Green. Now an 18-hole course of 5,600yds that was situated above the village of High Conniscliffe. There was a comfortable clubhouse in the village where lunches could be obtained. The club had a membership of 200. Entry fees for gents were £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0. Subs for gents were £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees on introduction were, April to September 2/- a day, 7/6/ a week, 15/- a month. October to April 1/6 a day, 5/- a week, 10/- a month. Sunday play was allowed without caddies. The Station at Piercebridge (NER) was 1 mile away.

High Conniscliffe Golf Club disappeared after WW1 and became Darlington Golf Club.

High Conniscliffe Golf Club, Darlington. Location of the former course.

The course at High Coniscliffe was still appearing in to the 1940s.

Grid reference NZ23415,15950, co-ordinates 423415,515950.