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Bruton Golf Club, Somerset. (1896 - WW2)

Founded in 1896 on the downs at Creech Hill by the Rev C Leir.

A 9-hole course on down turf, play was not possible all year round. The principal hazards were gorse and quarries.

Result of a match against Ivythorn Golf Club (now defunct) in December 1899.

Bruton Golf Club   Ivythorn Golf Club  
Rev. T Crump 2 P C Elwes 0
G B Beak 0 F J Clark 4
P Bennett 0 Hon. R Tollemache 8
W Cash 5 Dr. C B Simpson 0
C O Bennett 0 Rev. W J Birtill 8
  7   20

The following is from the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; membership of 25; Hon. secretary - J H Alderson, King's School; captain, O C Bennett; nine-holes; entrance fee nil and subs £1/1s, ladies 10/s/6d; amateur record - P A Bennett, 38.

In 1914 the secretary was P W Vasey, Kings School. Club membership of 30. There was no entry fee. Subs for gents were £1/1/0 and ladies10/6. Visitors’ fees, on introduction, were 1/- a day, 2/6 a week and 5/- a month. There was no play during summer months. There were stations at Great Western Railway 1 ½ mile away, Cole Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 3 miles away.

In 1923 the secretary was A V Lemon, Coombe Street, Bruton. The green-keeper was S Compton. Amateur course record held by Captain P W Vasey with a score of 37.

From 1930 to the last appearance in the late 1940s the secretary was still A V Lemon and the greenkeeper was J Abbott.

Bruton Golf Club, Somerset. The golf course at Creech Hill.

Creech Hill, site of the early Bruton golf course
(see Tower Hill for later course).
Grid reference ST67120,36095, co-ordinates 367120,136095.