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Oadby Golf Club, Leicester Road, Oadby. (1974 - 2012)

The course was operated by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council and was opened by Bernard Gallacher MBE and Christy O'Connor Junior in 1974.

It was a mature parkland course of 6311 yards with large undulating greens proving an interesting challenge to golfers of all abilities. It was rather unique having 9-holes on Leicester racecourse and 9-holes on adjacent land. On race days the adjacent 9-holes were available for playing. There was a well stocked pro shop manned by John Butler and then Andrew Wells. The licensed clubhouse bar offered all catering needs from breakfasts and snacks to main meals. The public bar was very comfortably furnished, ideal for relaxing after a round of golf. All facilities including showers were disabled friendly.

There was a brief mention in the 1975 Golfer's Handbook when it was listed as a nine-hole course. The professional was Paul Bottell.  

Entry from the 1982 Golfer's Handbook; Founded 1974; membership of 354; secretary, C Chamberlain; professional, Rick Adams; 18-holes, 6,228 yards, SSS 70; visitors, £1.50  weekdays, £1.85 weekend.

1988 and 1991 Golfer's Handbook; Membership 361, 27 (ladies), 43 (juniors); secretary, C Chamberlain; professional, S Ward; 18-holes, 6,228 yards, SSS 69; course records - amateur;  K Mould, 68; professional - C O'Connor jr., 73; visitors, £2.75 (£3.25).

In 1998 the professional was Allan Kershaw; visitors, £6 (£9).

In 2004 the professional was Andrew Wells; 18-holes, 6,311 yards, SSS 72. 

 

Oadby Golf Club, Leicester Road. Colin Barker's scorecard and course plan from August 1981.

 

Oadby Golf Club, Leicester Road. Colin Barker's scorecard and course plan from August 1981.

Thanks to Colin Barker for the above images. As can be seen Colin played the course in August 1981.

 

Oadby Golf Club, Leicester. Local Rules and scorecard of the course.

Card of the course.

 

Oadby Golf Club, Leicester. The clubhouse.

The clubhouse.

 

Oadby Golf Club, Leicester. View of the course. Oadby Golf Club, Leicester. View of the course.

Views of the course.

 

 

The following is a sad notice issued by the club.

Important Notice:
The golf course will be permanently closing from Saturday 31st March 2012. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us.