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William Wroe Golf Club, Flixton, Manchester. (1973 - 2017) 

The club was founded in 1973.

Acre Gate Golf Club played on the William Wroe course.

Eighteen-hole public pay and play parkland course measuring almost 4,400 yards with a par of 64. The course was rated as one of the Northwest’s best short golf courses with good greens and challenging par 3 holes. The “little gem” of a course was located on Pennybridge Lane behind the Bird In Hand pub.

In 1975 the professional was J Pennington. A 14-hole course at this time measuring 4,132 yards with a SSS of 53. Green-fees were 45p, 85p at weekend. 

By the early 1980s it was listed as a 15-hole course measuring 3,935 yards SSS of 54. The professional was G R Johnston. Course records were; amateur – F J Barrow, 45; professional – G R Johnston, 48. The Acre Gate Club played their golf here.

In the late 1980s the professional was R West. Eighteen-hole course measuring 4,395 yards SSS 60. Green-fees £2,50p.

In 1991 the professional was B Parkinson. Amateur course record; C Meadows and D Dunwoodie, 60.Green-fees, £3.30 (£5 weekend).

In the late 1990 and 2000s the professional was Scott Partington. The 18-hole course measured 4,264 yards with a SSS of 61.  Green-fees, £7.50 (£10).

 

William Wroe Golf Club, Flixton. Scorecard and course planner.

 

William Wroe Golf Club, Flixton. Scorecard and course planner.

Above images courtesy of Colin Barker.

 

William Wroe Golf Club, Flixton, Manchester. Scorecard and hole profiles.

Hole Profiles. Image courtesy © www.oobgolf.com.

 

William Wroe Golf Club, Flixton, Manchester. View of the course.

 

William Wroe Golf Club, Flixton, Manchester. View of the course.

Views of the course.

 

Residents were up in arms regarding proposed plans by the council to build 750 homes on the green belt land occupied by the course.

Council chiefs confirmed that the golf course, run by Trafford Leisure, was to close at the end of March 2017. Council bosses stated that it had good public transport links and that its development would support local businesses.