Ilminster Golf Club, Somerset. (1896 - WW1)

Founded in 1896.

In 1897/8 the professional was F P Wilde.

The president of the club in 1898 was R T Combe.

The first monthly medal for the club was played on Saturday March 19th 1898, result; C Cargill, 118-40-78; Jas Taylor, 133-50-83; F J Helliar, 133-50-83; F P Wilde, 106-15-91; S M Morley, 109-15-94; A F Robertson, 122-25-97. Several others competed who were over 100, or sent in no returns.

Result of the April 1898 medal; F J Helliar, 114-45-69; R T Walter, 125-55-70; Jas Taylor, 131-50-81; F P Wilde, 103-15-88; C Cargill, 127-35-92.

In 1906 a course of 9-holes laid out on the north side of Herne Hill about one mile out of town. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 1/- a day, 2/6 a week and 5/- a month. The station at Ilminster was 5 minutes away. Local hotel was the George.

Below a report on the tenth annual meeting in December 1907.


Ilminster Golf Club, Somerset. The tenth annual meeting December 1907.

From the Chard & Ilminster News December 7th 1907. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


In 1914 the secretary was J Duke, Solicitor. There was a membership of only 16. Entry fees were 10/6 and subs £1/1/0. Visitors were allowed two consecutive days in any one year free then, 1/- a day, 2/6 a week, 5/- a month.

Ilminster Golf Club, Somerset. Locationof the forme golf course.

Herne Hill, location of the Ilminster course.

Grid reference ST35140,13800, co-ordinates 335140,113800.


Illminster Golf Club disappeared after WW1.