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Norbreck Hydro Golf Club, North Shore, Blackpool. (1928 - 1964)

First appeared in 1928 when the professional was Harry Simpson. The course at this time had a SSS of 65.

Following is the result of a four-ball invitation competition played at Norbreck in September 1933 (first named players are from Norbreck).

G D Caffin & P Clayton (St Annes Old), 62; R Bradshaw & R Hall (Rossall), 64; J Frith & T Barlow (North Shore), 64; D S Coates  & E R Adams (North Manchester), 65; G Coates & R S Holmes (Cleveleys), 65; H V Booth & T G Lumb (Cleveleys), 66; J Hartley & J Ratcliffe (North Shore), 66; T S Howe & J Robinson (North Shore), 66; T A Scowcroft & F Collinge (North Shore), 67; W Warburton & J Towers (North Shore), 68; C Nuttall & E Shenton (North Shore), 68; A E Peace & E M Flack (North Shore), 69; J Pye & W Burrows (North Shore), 69; B Bailey & P Garforth (North Shore), 72; J Bracewell & J Carnall (Rossall), 72; R Clayton & J Westhead (North Shore), 72; C Williams & R Blunt (North Shore), 73.

 

Norbreck Hydro Golf Club, Blackpool. Picture of early golf at Norbreck.

Image courtesy of M C O’Brien.

 

Following is the result of a competition for a prize presented by D S & G Coates played in September 1933; J Pye, 83-16-67; J Frith, 86-18-68; H V Booth, 88-18-70; A E Peace, 93-23-70; W Warburton, 82-10-72; G D Caffin, 84-11-73; W Carson, 82-9-73; R Bradshaw, 82-9-73; T A Scowcroft, 84-9-75; T E Howe, 90-13-77; A Chapman, 103-25-78; T S Howe, 89-10-79.  

 

Norbreck Hydro Golf Club, North Shore, Blackpool. Sheep grazing Norbreck golf links.

Norbreck Hydro and Golf Links.

 

Norbreck Hydro Golf Links, North Shore, Blackpool. Golf Course Scorecard.

 

Norbreck Hydro Golf Links, North Shore, Blackpool. Golf Course Scorecard.

Scorecard for Norbreck Hydro Golf Course.

 

Norbreck Golf Club, Blackpool. Distant view of Norbreck.

Above image courtesy Thornton Cleveleys past.

 

In 1940 and 1947 the secretary was D S Cates, Norbreck Hydro Farm, Blackpool. The professional was H B Simpson and the green-keeper L Nix. The 18-hole course had a SSS and Par of 68. There was a membership of 100. Course records, amateur, D S Coates 66 and professional W H Davies 65. 

 

Norbreck Golf Club, Blackpool. 1928 advert.

Above, 1928 advert for the Norbreck Hydro, including the 18 hole golf course.

 

In 1951 the secretary was R Jackson, 70 Norcliffe Road, Norbreck, the professional was still H B Simpson and the greenkeeper L Nix. Visitors’ fees were 3/- a day, 2/6 after 4pm, 12/6 a week, Sunday play allowed. The railway stations at Blackpool North and Central were 2 ½ miles from the course.

From the mid 1950s to the clubs closure in about 1964 the secretary was G D Lees, 30 Cleator Avenue, North Shore, Blackpool. The professional was H B Simpson and the greenkeeper T E Parkinson. The 18 hole course measured 4,991yds. Course records were unchanged, amateur D S Coates 66, professional W H Davies 65. Visitors’ fees were 3/6 a day, 17/6 a week. Residents at the Norbreck Hydro Hotel paid 2/6 a day and 12/6 a week.

The course can be seen on the Britain From Above link below (Highlight and Right Click.)

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw038919?search=blackpool&ref=46

 

Norbreck Golf Club, Blackpool. View of the course.

Early card posted 1908, presumably before golf was played at the site. Postcard by Valentine’s.

 

Norbreck Golf Club, Blackpool. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Norbreck course.

Grid reference SD31220,40690, co-ordinates 331220,440690.