Delamere Forest Golf Club

A rare Herbert Fowler heathland that exemplifies everything that is right about a subtle, English golf club.

Delamere Forest Golf Club

Cheshire, England

Overview

The course was open for play on April 29, 1911, with an exhibition match featuring Braid, Herd and Ray.


Golf Course Review

Delamere Forest Golf Club is located in Delamere, Cheshire, England. Remotely located near Delamere Forest Park, there is a large sand and gravel quarry on the southern side of the site. Perhaps not a neighbour you would choose, it is indicative of what lies just below the glorious heathland you play over here.

By design, the course was constructed so members could play shorter loops of 8 or 10 holes. Founded in 1910, Herbert Fowler laid out what would become one of the finest traditional heathland courses in England. Just 10 years later in 1921, Herbert Fowler designed and built 7 new holes and remodelled the other 11.

In 1959, Fred Hawtree made alterations to every hole on the course but the character of the Fowler design was retained. Every hole was modified which made the work extensive but many of the changes were minor.

MacKenzie & Ebert were called upon in 2012 to strengthen and reinstate the original heathland character. The plan was executed and the course was open for play in 2014. The bunkers were restored to their original aesthetic, greens expanded, green surrounds cut short creating runoffs and 8 new tees added. However, even from the tips, Delamere Forest Golf Club plays modestly at just under 6,600 yards.

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A portrait of Herbert Fowler by Montague Cooper.Montague Cooper

Featured Architect: Herbert Fowler

Herbert Fowler was known for establishing natural-looking green sites and working backwards to the tee. Bernard Darwin described Herbert Fowler as “perhaps the most daring and original of all golfing architects..." Topography used to test with his courses following the contours of the land. Bunkers...

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Cheshire, CW8 2JE, England

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A portrait of Herbert Fowler by Montague Cooper.Montague Cooper

Featured Architect: Herbert Fowler

Herbert Fowler was known for establishing natural-looking green sites and working backwards to the tee. Bernard Darwin described Herbert Fowler as “perhaps the most daring and original of all golfing architects..." Topography used to test with his courses following the contours of the land. Bunkers...

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