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Claremont Golf Club, Town Moor, Newcastle-on-Tyne. (1908 - 1951)

The club was founded in 1908 and played on the Town Moor golf course. 

The final of the President’s Cup was played over the Town Moor course in September 1910, result; J Philipson, 85-8-77; G Chambers, 89-12-77; G Little, 83-4-79; R Dobson, 99-18-81; W Maughan, 94-8-86; B Hutchinson, 89-2-87; J Rush, 103-14-89; J Littlefair, 109-20-89. Philipson and Chambers were to play off for the prize

Below is the result of a match played at Burnopfield on Saturday 18 April 1914. 

Burnopfield Golf Club   Claremont Golf Club  
Dr Benson 1 G Thomson 0
A Clarke 1 R Thomson 0
W Bishop 0 S Maugham 1
N Clarke 0 S Pyle 1
G Smith 0 J Haddon 1
A Hancock 0 L Pierson 1
J Middleton 0 J Kinghorn 1
W Kirkup 1 R Dobson 0
Rev Barnes  0 D Jobling 1
A Neill 0 R Jobling 1
R Nielson (half) 0 J Fairless (half) 0
A Swallow 0 D Thomson 1
T Trewick 0 J Boag 1
  3   9

Result for the Staff Shield competition played in May 1914.

 

Claremont Golf Club, Town Moor Course, Newcastle. Result for the Staff Shield competition played in May 1914.

Newcastle Journal Monday 10 May 1915. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Result of the second round of the Claremont Golf Club Calcutta Cup, played over the Town Moor course during May 1914; S Maughan (3) beat J Kinghorn (4); G Little (1) beat H Mauchlin (10); W C Thompson (4) beat D Jobling (2); G Yearnshire (2) beat G Renwick (10); J Fairless (6) beat H Hall (10); T E Hutchinson (2) beat G Chambers (5); Jos Hutchinson (6) beat J Tweddle (5); E Sullivan (scratch) beat A E McDonnell (9). In the semi-final; E Sullivan (scratch) beat T E Huthinson (2); W C Thompson (4) beat S Maughan (3).

In the final played on Saturday 6 June 1914 E Sullivan beat W C Thompson by 2&1.

The professional from 1915 to 1919 was G Chambers.

Ordnance Survey Map showing the Town Moor golf course.

 

Claremont Golf Club, Town Moor Course, The Town Moor golf course on the 1921 Ordnance Survey Map.

O.S. Map Revised 1913 to 1914 © Crown Copyright {year of publication 1921}.

 

In 1922 the secretary was T McDougall. An 18-hole course with a membership of 108. Amateur course record held by R Thompson with a score of 69. The Central Station was 1/½ miles away. Trams passed the clubhouse.

From 1926 to 1947 the address was Claremont Golf Club, 10a Hunters Road. The secretary was E Maughan. 18-holes with a membership of 55. Amateur course record held by R Thompson with a score of 68. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day. The Central station was 1/½ miles away. Trams passed the clubhouse.

Result of the Staff Shield played on the Town Moor Course in June 1927; G Fenn, 79-12-67; T Nevin, 77-4-73; J Johnson, 85-10-75.

The Claremont Golf Club, who played on the Town Moor, had disappeared by 1951.

Golf on The Town Moor, Newcastle, started  as early as the 1890s, with both Newcastle and Newcastle United Clubs playing their early golf on the site.