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Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool.

First appeared in the late 1920s and continued until WW2.

The secretary was F Trantom, 43 Condover Avenue, Liverpool. 18-hole course with a SSS of 75 there was also a 9-hole course. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a round, Sunday play was not permitted. The station at Fazakerley (LMS) was 1 ½ miles away.

Below, the professional eventually appointed was W Hill in 1934.


Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool. Appointment of the professional in April 1934.

From the Liverpool Echo Tuesday 24th April 1934. With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.


Below the course is ploughed up for food production in 1941.


Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool. The course is ploughed up for the war effort in 1941.

From the Liverpool Echo Thursday 13th February 1941. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


Thanks to M C O'Brien for the following information and images.

The original courses closed at the time of WW2. The western side of the River Alt was used for farming and the east was used for the manufacturing of munitions.

In 1967 following reclamation and a redesign, the course reopened and thrived as there were few golf courses in that area of Liverpool.

The Kirkby Golf Club closed in 2016 and the lease of the land was taken over by a private company. The course is still there and the club has been renamed "Kirkby Valley Golf Club."

The nine-hole par 39 course is adjacent and overgrown. Features of this course can still be seen some 39 years since the nine-hole course closed.

The scorecard below is from the early 1990s. The course was slightly changed in the early 2000s due to the proximity of the M57.


Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool. Notification of change of name.

Notification of the change of name for Kirkby GC members.


Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool. Kirkby Golf Club scorecard.


Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool. Kirkby Golf Club front of scorecard early 1990s.

Scorecard from about 1992.


Kirkby Golf Club, Liverpool. The course on the 1937 O.S map.

The golf course is marked on the above map. Reproduced from the {1937} Ordnance Survey Map. This course disappeared at the time of WW2.


"The ordnance survey map shows the club house on Wango Lane (left of picture). This is now a private residence but their garage was the original pro shop! The current 8th hole was the old first and what is now the 4th was the 9th as it made two loops that finished by the club house. This changed in approximately 1970 when a larger car park was required." Thanks to M C O'Brien.