Lindrick Golf Club
Lindrick was the host club when Great Britain and Ireland beat the USA to win the 1957 Ryder Cup. The team included Peter Alliss, Bernard Hunt, Max Faulkner, Dair Rees and Christy O'Connor.
John Jacobs and Pete Cowen have served the club as professionals. Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, and Matt Fitzpatrick have all been members of the club.
The 4th green is where the boundaries of three countries meet - Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire. This made it a popular spot for cockfighting as the arena could be moved over the border if a particular authority interfered.
Golf Course Review
Lindrick Golf Club is one of Britain’s finest inland golf courses. The course is located in South Yorkshire, England between Worksop and Sheffield. The course is also located on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The club was originally known as the Sheffield and District Golf Club. It was opened with a match between Hugh Kircaldy, David Herd, Ben Sayer, and George Lowe.
Points of Interest at Lindrick Golf Club
The course has three par 5’s with 2 of them coming in the final five holes. The course ends with a less than traditional Par 5-4-3 finish. The final hole is considered one of the strongest on the course.
In 2016, Ken Moodie added the new blue tees and changed the fairway and greenside bunkering on 11 of 18 holes. The Blue Tees added 162 yards to the course on holes 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 17. The course played from 5772 yards from the Red tees to 6665 yards from the Blue tees.
Golf Course Architecture Provenance
1891 – Old Tom Morris & Robert Black Wilson (9 Holes)
1894 – 9 Holes added & play reversed.
1897 – Tom Dunn Revision (4, 10th Green)
19?? – Harry Colt – not verified.
1907 – Willie Park Jr (Two holes, the 7th and one yet unknown)
1909 – Herbert Fowler (Five new holes with 550+ yards added)
1911 – Alister Mackenzie (18)
1920’s/ 30’s – Tom Simpson (2, 13)
1920’s/ 30’s – Herbert Fowler (3, 13, 14 bunkers, 17)
Lindrick Golf Club - Videos
Lee Westwood plays from the quarry on 15 at Lindrick
Watch British Pathe's 1957 Ryder Cup Video of Lindrick Golf Club
Featured Architect: MacKenzie, Alister
As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...