Description

Heysham Golf Club is a parkland course situated at the extreme west of the Morecambe/Heysham boundary close to the coast and covers an area of approximately 130 acres and is within easy reach of the M6 motorway.

Long holes and open fairways characterise our course together with the introduction of a number of water features to complement the extended 6360 yard par 70. The elevated part of the course has stunning views across Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland Hills in the North, the Pennines to the East and across the Lune Estuary to Blackpool in the South.

Heysham Golf Club has an active membership with mens, ladies and junior teams in many local and club competitions.

The Art Deco Clubhouse has panoramic views of the course from all the lounges and is host to a licensed bar and games room. With a floodlit driving range, state of the art training facilities and practice areas, it makes Heysham Golf Club the ideal place to spend time golfing and socialising and visitors can always be sure of a friendly welcome.

Prior to the formation of Heysham Golf Club in 1910, a joint tenure was made into golf when “The Morecambe and Heysham Golf Club” was formed at a meeting on the 23rd May 1892 at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe. The land was rented at a fee of £43 per year and comprised part of Banks House Farm and the farm kitchen was used as the “Clubhouse”.

George Lowe, the professional at Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club, was the architect and the original 9 hole course was later extended to 12 holes. Annual subscription was one guinea per year with the promise that arrangements would be made for visitors to make use of the club room and course. Members were permitted to invite ladies to the course!

Being a forward looking club, a meeting on the 13th July 1892 formed the Morecambe and Heysham Ladies’ Golf Club with an annual subscription of ten shillings and six pence and a limit of forty members. Ladies played the same course as the men but with advanced tees on the longer holes.

Despite the limitation of only 12 holes, two Exhibition Matches were played – one in 1894 between Harry Vardon and Alex Herd and the other in 1897 between Harry Vardon and his brother Tom.

Location

Heysham Golf Club, Heysham, United Kingdom

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