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Great Harwood Golf Club, Lancs. (1896 - 1927)

Founded in 1896.

The original nine-hole course was situated on land at Belmont with part of the farm buildings being used as a clubhouse.

From the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook; Membership of 70; Station – Great Harwood, half a mile; Hon. Secs. – J Pollett, L & T Bank, Great Harwood, and P Haworth, Palatine Buildings, Great Harwood; Captain – Dr B Stahlknecht; Entrance fee nil and subs £1; Nine-holes; Amateur Records – P Haworth, J Whinsarrth, B Stahlknecht, 38 for nine-holes; Terms for visitors 2s/6d a week. The course is situated on moorland at Belmont. The principal hazards are stone walls, ditches, hedges, and a disused quarry. The length of holes varies from 140 to 400 yards. Hotels; White Bull and Old Bull, Blackburn.

Below is a report from 1927 of the club’s move to its current location.


Great Harwood Golf Club, Lancashire. The move to the new golf course in 1927.

From the Burnley Express Wednesday December 21st 1927. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


Great Harwood Golf Club, Lancashire. Location of the former golf course.

Site of the earlier Great Harwood course.

Grid reference SD72035,32215, co-ordinates 372035,432215.


The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former course.