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Holbeach Golf Club, Lincs. (1900 - WW1) 

Founded in 1900.

In June 1902 Dr. R R Harper a well known local golfer presented the club with a silver cup, to be known as the Coronation Cup, the competition was to be played on or near the 26th June, Coronation Day. Dr. Harper was a member of the club and won the June 1902 gold medal.

J Kent won the 36-hole competition for the Coronation Cup in May 1904.

The winner of the November 1904 medal was J W Chamberlin.

Result of the Coronation Cup played on Wednesday 29th March 1905; Dr. A H Atkin (club captain,) 177-8-169; Thomas Richardson, 205-36-170; T C Willders, 212-36-176; C B Hobday, 206-16-190; E J Franklin, 229-36-193; F J Mitchell, 230-36-194; R L Merry, 254-56-198; C J Sturton, 238-36-202; C C Harrison, 219-16-203; J E Kent, 229-24-205; J W Chamberlin, 244-26-218; A E Gibson, 257-36-221. 

In 1906 the secretary was T J Mitchell, Bank, Holbeach. A 9-hole course. Amateur course record holder was Dr A H Atkin with a score of 38. Visitors on introduction had 1 day free, then paid 2/6d a week. The station at Holbeach was 1 minute away. Local hotel was the Chequers.

The winner of the silver challenge cup in September 1906 was R Emmitt.

Result below of the Coronation Cup April 1907.


Holbeach Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Result of the Coronation Cup played in April 1907.

From the Stamford Mercury Friday 12th April 1907. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Result of a club match played at Spalding & Surfleet Golf Club on Saturday 13th March 1909. 

Spalding Golf Club   Holbeach Golf Club  
Mr Bedford 1 C C Harrison 0
Rev Curtis 1 C B Hobday 0
E T Cooke 0 L S Harrison 1
Dr Sweeten 0 Rev C J S Ward 0
J W Gleed 1 J C Harrison 0
H H Hamilton 1 T Richardson 0
F T Woods 1 D W Blackie 0
C L Harvey 0 Rev C J Sturton 1
  5   2

In April 1909 C C Harrison, the club captain, won the 36 hole competition for the Coronation Cup with a net score of 167, this was the second time that the trophy had been won by Mr Harrison.

An American tournament was completed in May 1909. Mr L S Harrison took first place having won all of his twelve matches. There was a tie for second place, in the play off  Mr Richardson beat Mr C C Harrison. There were 13 entries in the competition. 

It was reported in March 1912 that a portion of the golf course, near the mill, has been sold and is to be ploughed up. A meeting of the club would be held to discuss the question and make other arrangements

In 1914 the secretary was T J Mitchell. The club had a membership of 38. Entry fees were 10/6d. Subs for gents were £1/1/0 and ladies 10/6d. Sunday play was not allowed. The season was from October to April.

Holbeach Golf Club disappeared after WW1.

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former railway station which was just one minute from the course.