Lindrick Golf Club

Alister MacKenzie touted Lindrick as one of the best inland courses in Britain.

Lindrick Golf Club

South Yorkshire, England

Overview

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.

Famous Faces at 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 professional. Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick have also been members at the club.

Points of Interest

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.

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
1909 - Willie Park Jr (7)
1911 - Alister Mackenzie (18)
1920's/ 30's - Tom Simpson (2, 13)
1920's/ 30's - Herbert Fowler (3, 13, 14 bunkers, 17)

Watch Lindrick Golf Club Videos

Watch British Pathe's 1957 Ryder Cup Video here

Lee Westwood plays from the quarry on 15 here


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South Yorkshire, S81 8BH, England

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