Barthomley Golf Club, Crewe, Cheshire. (1895 - WW1)

The club was founded in 1895.

An 18 hole-course. Railway stations were at Radway Green 1 ½ miles, Alsager 3 miles and Crewe 5 miles. Accommodation was available with Mr S Boffey at Old Hall Farm, Barthomley, this farm still exists and is on the map below.

From the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Number of members 150; Hon. secs. R T Thistlethwaite, Alsager, and Miss Lawton, Bartholmley Rectory; captain, Rev. G W Skene; Entrance fee nil and subs 10s; 18-holes, ladies' course nine-holes with advanced tees; green-keeper, J Sherratt; professional record, P McEwan, 82; amateur record, Rev. L Armistead, 83. One of the best inland courses in the Kingdom. The hazards consist of trimmed hedges, ponds, an old gravel pit, a brook, and artificial bunkers.

In 1906 the secretary was R T Thistlethwaite and the professional from 1905 to 1906 was J Bamford who also held the course record at this time with a score of 69. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 1 day free, thereafter 1/- a day and 2/6 a week. Later in 1906, Herbert Ball became the professional, remaining with the club until 1912, when J Brassington  took over.

In 1914 the Secretary was F Finlow, Elton, Sandbach. There was a  membership of 100. Entry fees for gents were £1/1/0. There was no entry fee for ladies. Subs for gents were £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees at this time were 1/- a round, 2/- a day, 7/6 a week and £1 a month. Sunday play was allowed without caddies, after 1pm.


Barthomley Golf Club, Crewe. The trophy for the Spring Meeting 1905.

The inscription reads; Barthomley Golf Club, Spring Meeting 1905, Bogey Competition, Won by R S Marshall.


Barthomley Golf Club, Crewe. The 1905 trophy.

Thanks to Barry Dove who provided the above images. The trophy was won by Barry’s wife’s paternal grandfather, Robert Sydenham Marshall, a solicitor, who was born in 1876 and died in 1963 aged 87.


Barthomley Golf Club, Crewe. Former course location.

The location of Old Hall Farm, the course must have been close by.

Grid reference SJ76100,52325, co-ordinates 376100,352325.

Barthomley Golf Club disappeared after WW1.