Clubs past and present

Items in the Clubs Collection

Heswall G.C.
With fabulous views of the Dee Estuary and the Welsh hills beyond from both the Course and Clubhouse, Heswall Golf Club (founded in 1902) is a 6837 yard, 18 hole course.

Recent improvements include a state of the art, 12-bay driving range,…

Sandiway G.C.
Sandiway is proud to share its’ centenary with CUGC. It was designed by 1912 Open Champion Ted Ray, improved in 1925 by the renowned Harry Colt and enjoyed strong connections with ICI in its’ early years. The freehold was purchased from Lord…

Hale G.C.
A photo from ~ 1910

Alderley Edge G.C.
Alderley Edge G.C. was originally formed in 1907 as Fulshaw G.C. by a group of local, mostly novice, golfers.
They had secured leases on the land known as Butterfly Bank which had been the site of the original Wilmslow G.C. before they moved to…

Royal Liverpool G.C.
Royal Liverpool was formed in 1869 and this world-renowned club has hosted many Opens and championships.
Here we have a recent aerial photo, the clubhouse, the 1921 GB&I v USA match which subsequently became the Walker Cup, an old postcard of the…

Mere Golf and Country Club emerged following the demise of two clubs: Timperley and Marbury Hall. The club was conceived by Harry Quick, a Timperley member who sought a country club in the heart of Cheshire.

Club members on the verandah, 1930s

West Cheshire
West Cheshire G.C. was located at Bidston, and was a thriving club. It was badly damaged by bombing in WWII, and folded before the end of the war.

Bowdon G.C.
Bowden G.C. had a very unusual club motto: "Golf is not Agriculture". The club survived only until the 1950s when it was disbanded, many of the members taking up an offer to join Wilmslow.

Prestbury Golf Club was founded as Prestbury and Upton Golf Club in 1920, its first competition was held in April 1921, and the course was officially opened in April 1924. At that time the course measured 6.344 yards with a ‘bogey’ of 77. The…

Stockport G.C
An early picture of the course

1924 - The opening of Prestbury & Upton G.C.
Whilst the Prestbury and Upon club was officially formed in 1920, the course was not formally opened till 1924.

Prestbury G.C. aerial photo
A photo taken in the 1970s before the significant growth of trees planted on the course

Delamere Forest G.C.
Delamere in 1950, plus some more recent images