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Course History

The course was designed by Laurence Allamby, a young golf professional who had studied Golf Architecture and Course Design under the world famous course architect Dr. Alister McKenzie.

Shaw Hill Golf Course HistoryIt was shortly after his 19th birthday that Allamby was recommended to a Mr Cross who resided at Shaw hill at that time. Allamby was invited to a meeting with the members of the Cross family, a local solicitor and other wealthy benefactors in the winter of 1923. It was after this meeting that Allamby was invited to submit a design for an eighteen hole golf course to be laid out on the 100 plus acres of parkland which surrounded Shaw Hill. The design was accepted and after hiring local labour the work commenced in 1924.

The course took just over fifteen months to complete and the first rounds of golf were played in the spring of 1925. The scenic charm of the golf course belies a stern test for every level of golfer. Several strategically placed ponds, a meandering brook, internal out of bounds and hundreds of trees await any errant shots. With heavily bunkered greens, freuent dog-legs, long par threes and awkwardly placed ponds, good course management is a must. Yet the curious nature of the course rewards long hitting on the par fives in particular and accuracy on the shorter par fours and threes.

Visitor Information

You don’t have to be a member to enjoy a round of golf at Shaw Hill Golf & Country Club, we welcome visitors to our course.

To book a tee time and obtain up to date green fee costs please call our golf coordinator on 01257 269221.

Please ring our automated telephone number 01257 226822 for conditions of the course, pin positions, buggies and general course conditions which are updated daily.


Club Rules

We ask all visitors to respect our dress code and club etiquettes when playing on our course or using the club house. Please read our dress code and make sure mobile phones are switched off or turned to silent/vibrate both in the club house and on the course.

Handicaps

Handicap restrictions apply, handicap limits Men 24 / Ladies 36, handicap certificates may be required.

Tees

All visitors will be required to play from the designated tee of the day.

Buggy Hire

Buggies are available for hire upon request to reserve please make known your requirements at the time of booking. Please ring our automated telephone number 01257 226822 for conditions of the course, pin positions, buggies and general course conditions which are updated daily.

How to Join

Membership in all categories is currently available and information on prices can be obtained by contacting our membership department on 01257 226821 or email golf@shaw-hill.co.uk.

Contact

For more information please contact our golf co-ordinator on 01257 269221 ext 221 or golf@shaw-hill.co.uk

For online enquires please visit our golf enquiry page

 

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