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Redditch Golf Club

History

Redditch Golf Club was founded in 1913 and celebrated it's centenary year in 2013. The course is acclaimed as one of the finest in Worcestershire and is easily accessible from the Midlands motorway network.

The coming of Redditch New Town prompted the relocation to Callow Hill in November 1972. The Callow Hill course was designed by Frank Pennink. Among his course designs the courses of Vilamoura in Portugal and Noordwijk in Holland are considered among the best in the world.

The part parkland and part woodland course of Redditch Golf Club is well known for both its topography and the quality of its playing surfaces. The greens are particularly outstanding, all 18 having been re-laid during 1995 /1996 under the direction of the Sports Turf Research Institute.

Visitors and societies are always very welcome. We are justifiably proud of our course and the first class players facilities. Fine catering and a friendly welcome are also guaranteed. Please contact us through our web site, Secretary's office or our club Professional by telephone or email - we will be happy to forward any information you require, and look forward to welcoming you to Redditch Golf Club.

The History of Golf in Redditch

This information is taken from the book "Golf in Redditch", written by Redditch Golf Club member Dan Plim.

As is chronicled in Dan's book, there has been a golf club in Redditch since 1891. The Ipsley Golf Club existed from 1891-1908. As Dan writes "catering for the upper echelons of local society", the course of Ipsley Golf Club occupied land where the Arrow Valley Lake is now.

The Redditch and Walkwood Golf Club, 1905-1913 had its course only a few hundred yards from the present RGC course in what is now Morton Stanley Park.

The original Redditch Golf Club was founded in 1913 based at what is now the course of Redditch Municipal Pitcher Oak Golf Club. The building of the Bromsgrove Highway intruded on the course reducing it to its present 9 holes form and Redditch Golf Club relocated to Callow Hill in November 1972.

The Callow Hill course was designed by Frank Pennink and is recognised as one of the 'Finest courses in Worcestershire'

Redditch Golf Club

Lower Grinsty, Green Lane, Callow Hill, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 5PJ

Tel:01527 543079
Email: info@redditchgolfclub.com

     




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