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Portlemouth Golf Club, Salcombe, Devon. (1914 - WW2)

Founded in 1914.

An excellent 9-hole course at Rickham on the coast near Mill Bay Cove and Prawle Point on the east side of the estuary. The club had a membership of 70. The course was a ¼ mile from Salcombe Ferry.


Portlemouth Golf Club Salcombe, Devon. A view from the Rickham golf links.

Above is a Fairweather postcard showing Mill Bay and the harbour from the Portlemouth golf links at Rickham.


In 1922 the Secretary was F Jordan, Gara Rock, Portlemouth, Salcombe and the professional Reg Bickle (1914 to 1930). Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 10/- a week, 15/- a fortnight and 25/- a month.

In the clubs last year in 1940 the secretary was still F Jordan of Gara Rock Hotel, telephone Chivelstone 7. The greenkeeper  was T Thorning. Club membership was 75. Course records were, amateur, G A Wadham 76 and professional, R Bickle 70, these were set in the mid 1920s. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day and 7/6 a week. Sunday play allowed from July to September without caddies. The railway station at Kingsbridge was 12 miles away.

Portlemouth Golf Club, Salcombe, Devon. Golf course location.

Location of the Portlemouth course on Rickham Common.

Grid reference SX73760, 37650, co-ordinates 273760, 037650.