Haydock Park Golf Club, Lancs. (1877 - 1922)

Founded in 1877 and is one of the earliest golf clubs in England.

Due to a change in tenancy the first course had to be given up. The club then moved to a nine-hole course which adjoined the racecourse. The club moved to its present location in 1922. 

The report below is from November 1878.


Haydock Park Golf Club. Newspaper report from November 1878

From the Wigan Observer and District Advertiser Friday 1st November 1878. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Haydock Park Golf Club. Entry from The Golfing Annual 1888/89.


Haydock Park Golf Club. Entry from The Golfing Annual 1888/89.

Above from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.


Medal day results, played on Saturday 21st March 1891, the links were in “capital order for golfing” The Legh medal for the best scratch score was won by Dr Cottam with a score of 104 the Rev H Siddall was runner-up with 109 and secured the Williamson medal. In the handicap competition the first prize was won by Richard Barton.

In June 1891 the Captain's Cup was won by A Smith with 112 plus one = 113. Dr. Cottam was second with 115 scratch.

On Saturday 5th September 1891 the competition for the captain’s prize was won by Dr Cotton with a scratch score of 112.

Result from the spring meeting played on Saturday 2nd April 1892; F H W Cottam, 93-5-88; R H Edmonson, 98-10-88; F H Smith, 95 scratch; G Clark, 139-40-99; Dr. Worsley, 108-8-100; R Stewart, 132-30-102; A Smith, 111-8-103; Rev. H Siddall, 104 scratch; Captain Lowe, 114-10-104; G W Rigg, 125-20-105. The Leigh Gold Medal for the best scratch score was taken by Dr. Cottam, F H Smith gaining the Williamson Silver Medal. 

The following is from the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook; Instituted 1875?; Membership of 74; Hon. Secretary – J Singleton, Newton-le-Willows; Captain – L E Pilkington; Entrance Fee £1/1s and Subs £1/10s; Nine-holes; Amateur record – 76; Visitors on introduction. Charmingly situated, and enclosed by woods. The course adjoins Haydock Park Race Course.

Haydock Park Golf Club, Lancs. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the former Haydock course.

Grid reference SJ58820,97025, co-ordinates 358820,397025.