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Crofton Hall Golf Club, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. (1935 - WW2)

First appeared in the mid 1930s.

From the Golfer's Handbook 1935 to 1937; Secretary -  W Temple, 44 Welbeck Street, Wakefield.

From the 1940 and 1947 Golfer's Handbook; Secretary - D Carlon, 3 High Street, Crofton; Professional and green-keeper  was T Dutton; Nine-hole course; Membership of 65; Amateur course record held by D Carlon 64; Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day, Sunday play allowed. Railway stations at Hare Park and Crofton 1 mile.

The nine-hole course mentioned in the proposed sale of the property in May 1941.


Crofton Hall Golf Course, Wakefield. Mention of the nine-hole course in May 1941.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Thursday 22 May 1941. Image © National World Publishing Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


The club continued to be listed in the Golfer's Handbook into the 1950s. It was a repetitive entry and the club/course actually disappeared at the onset of WW2.


Crofton Hall Golf Course, Wakefield. Picture of Crofton Hall.


Ordnance Survey Map from the time of WW2 showing Crofton Hall (golf course not marked).


Crofton Hall Golf Course, Wakefield. O.S. Map showing Crofton Hall at the time of WW2.

O.S Map Revised 1938; © Crown Copyright {year of publication 1948}.