Open Search -

Like us on Facebook

Course Atlas -

Course Atlas

Please consider supporting our efforts.


Londesborough Park Golf Club, Market Weighton, Yorks. (1905 - 1951)

Founded 1905 when the part time professional was Arthur Dell.

The course was designed by Harry Vardon and laid out in the picturesque Londesborough Park.

In April 1911 a team of four from Hull visited Londesborough Park.

Londesborough Park Golf Club   Hull Golf Club  
F E Young 0 R J Sopwith 1
J Wreghitt 0 F C Wiles 1
J L Wreghitt 1 R A Hutzel 0
Rev. R C Wilton 0 F Hall 1
  1   3

In 1914 the secretary was F E Young. A 9 hole course with a membership of 50. Subs were £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day. Sunday play was not allowed.

Below is the result of a match played against Newland Golf Club (Hull) in June 1914.

Londesborough Park Golf Club   Newland Golf Club (Hull)  
W Armstrong 1 R P Carmichael 0
R A Simpson 1 R R Gaskell 0
J Wreghitt 1 A W Todd 0
J L Wreghitt 0 H Matthews 1
W Thompson 0 J Watts 1
B L Wreghitt 1 G Blight 0
Dr R H Ashton 0 Rev R M Kedward 1
Rev R C Wilton 0 J R Ellerby 1
  4   4


In 1923 the secretary was the Reverend A G Bagshaw. The greenkeeper was W Dorsey. A membership of 60. Visitors fees were now 3/6 a day for gents and 2/6 for ladies, 10/- a week and £1/1/0 a month. The station at Market Weighton was about 3 miles away.

In the late 1920s the secretary was J F Lyon, "Claremont", Market Weighton and the greenkeeper T Dorsey. Membership of 140.

In 1940 and 1947 the secretary was W M Fishburn, “Cringles” Market Weighton, telephone 11. The professional and greenkeeper was T Dorsey. The 9 hole course had a SSS of 70 a Par of 66 and a membership of 120. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 3/- on Sunday.

1951 and the secretary was M C Bowman, York County Saving Bank, Market Weighton, telephone 2233. The greenkeeper was ? Atkinson. 9 holes with a much reduced membership of 50. Visitors fees were now 3/- a day, 2/- a round after 2pm and 7/6 a week. Sunday play was allowed. Local hotel was the Londesborough Arms.

The golf club disappeared soon after the above date. Ironically the clubhouse, although in a total state of disrepair in later years, was finally demolished in what would have been the club's centenary year.


Londesborough Park Golf Club, Market Weighton, Yorkshire. Londesborough Hall.

Londesborough Hall.


Londesborough Park Golf Club, Market Weighton, Yorkshire. Location of the former course.

Location of the course on the Londesborough Estate. Grid reference SE87320,45800, co-ordinates 487320,445800.