Green Haworth Golf Club

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Address: Green Haworth, N/A, Accrington, BB5 3SL, United Kingdom
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Opened: 1914
Holes: 9
Type: Heathland
Length: 5556 yards
Par: 67
Green Fees: £15 Midweek;No visitors March / Sept. Weekend
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Bar, Catering, Changing rooms, Golf practice facilities inc driving range

Formally established in 1914 Green Haworth Golf Club owes its origins to the Rileys, a local influential business family with an estate of land and property. Looking for social sporting recreation the Riley family began playing golf on the grazing moorland of Green Haworth. As the Green Haworth Golf Club was then formed, a mere thirty individuals made up this exclusive membership.  The early course comprised of a simple six holes with the members changing rooms located in a cottage on Schoolhouse Lane, some 400 yards from the first tee.

Over the following forty years the course grew to nine holes, however three of these (the first, eighth and ninth holes) were later reclaimed by the local farmer at Springvale Farm, from whom the club leased the land. and it was these that were returned to active farmland.

In 1957 the Captain Alec Denton with his Greens Committee under the direction of chairman Mr Allan Skelton, acquired fourteen acres of neighbouring land to create three new holes (6th, 7th & 8th) to replace those which where lost. During that winter the members worked on extending the remaining course. Led by grounds men Joe Morris and Alan Stuttard, volunteers from the club moved hundreds of tons of stone and soil from the site. According to local newspaper reports from the following year, many square yards of turf were transplanted to create the greens and tees, incorporating features of the existing moorland namely the deep quarries and wild shrubs and heather. Once completed the new nine hole course had longer holes than the previous incarnations and held a S.S.S. of 67.

In 1958 Green Haworth Golf Club was officially re-opened on the first Sunday afternoon of the new season, by the captain of the time Mr R. H. (Bob) Whittaker; the first competition played on the new course was a four-ball, or ‘better-ball’ event. The winners were J. Dearden, and E. M. Whittaker.

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