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Bedale Golf Club, North Yorkshire. (1894 - 1966)

The club was founded in 1894.

The original course was very near to present location. Laid out on lawn and park owned by Sir Henry Beresford-Peirse and 2 adjacent fields owned by Mr George Carter. Declined during WW1. Re-formed in 1919 on original course.

In 1921 the club moved to Burrill Road, on land rented for £3 a year from Mr Phillips of Ash Bank. Greenkeeper/professional from October 1928 was John Raper.

In October 1931, the club received notice to quit the land by 6th April 1932.

The club moved to new location at Firby Road. It was not possible for the club to obtain a lengthy lease at Firby Road, so they were working on a year to year basis. This was obviously not satisfactory, so, in 1967, when the tenancy of Bedale Hall Farm became available from Sir Henry Beresford-Peirse, the club moved to its present location.

In 1913 the secretary and treasurer was B W Swarbreck.

From the 1933 Golfer's Handbook; Membership 100; Hon. Secretary - M Jones, Aiskew, Bedale; Professional, J H Raper; Course records - amateur B F Harker, 67; professional J H Raper, 63; Nine-holes; Visitors (intro) - 2s/6d a day, 6s a week and 15s a month. Sunday play allowed.  

In 1947 the secretary at the Firby Road course was Lt Col G N Hill D.S.O, Crakehall, Bedale, the professional was J H Raper. The 9 hole course had a Par and SSS of 68. Course records, amateur H D Evans 65, professional J H Raper 63. Visitor’s fees, on introduction, 2/6 a round, 3/6 a day. Sunday play allowed after 1pm. Dai Rees played an exhibition match on the course in 1947, in aid of SSAFFA.

In 1966 just prior to the clubs move, the secretary was J Newton, Masham Road, Bedale. Total yardage of the course was 5,226 with a SSS of 66. Course records as 1947. Visitor’s fees on introduction, 3/6 a day, 5/- at weekend.


Bedale Golf Club, North Yorkshire. Location of the course 1894 - 1920s.

Location of the Bedale course in the Park (1894 – 1920s). Grid reference SE25745,88620, co-ordinates 425745,488620.



Bedale Golf Course 1920s - 1967

Location of the club's course at Firby (1930s – 1967). Grid reference SE26610,86130, co-ordinates 426610,486130.



In 1967 the club moved to its present location at Leyburn Road.