Flackwell Heath Golf Club

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About the Club

Minchins Farm, Flackwell Heath, was purchased in 1902 by three High Wycombe businessmen, James Peace (gentleman's outfitter), Arthur Clarke (solicitor) and Thomas Thurlow (architect).

By 1904 a nine-hole course had been developed to the design of James Sherlock the professional of the Oxford University Club. On the 25th October of that year the Wycombe and Bourne End Golf Club was inaugurated.

The task of planning the second nine holes was given to the Club's first Professional, John Turner, and these came into play in the spring of 1907. Alterations have been made over the years, some on the advice of Harry Colt in the 1920's and in 1964 two new holes were designed by the course architect F. W. Hawtree - the present 15th and 16th. There are now ongoing improvements taking place, as recommended by professional golfer and television commentator, Ken Brown.

In the same year as the course was extended Mr. H. Dickinson offered cups for both a ladies' and a gentlemen's competition with the proviso that the club should be re-named Flackwell Heath. This was agreed and ratified at that year's Annual General Meeting.

Although the club was initially a proprietary club, it was very much member-managed from the outset until 1920. At that time the land and clubhouse were purchased by the members.

With regard to the course itself, the golf correspondent and Walker Cup player, Bernard Darwin (grandson of the naturalist Charles Darwin) described the course in 1923 as being divided into two classes, level holes at the top and hilly ones on the lower slopes and stated that:

"…one admirable feature they have in common, they all have got beautiful greens. The turf is true and velvety, neither too fast nor too slow, and the greens are all gently undulating, never flat to the point of dullness, nor steep to that of unfairness."

We are still justly proud of our greens today.

Directions

Between High Wycombe and Beaconsfield off the A40 M40 junction 3 4
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SCORE: 90 SP: 29
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SCORE: 93 SP: 34

Courses & Scorecards

Flackwell Heath Golf Club

71/71
PAR
70
SSS
6142
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
11
337
2
4
4
3
374
3
3
3
17
128
4
4
4
15
274
5
3
3
9
195
6
4
4
5
341
7
5
5
1
515
8
3
3
7
148
9
4
4
13
334
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
6
338
11
4
4
10
339
12
3
3
12
151
13
4
4
4
365
14
5
5
16
455
15
4
4
2
396
16
4
4
14
320
17
5
5
8
492
18
4
4
18
337

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Club facilities

Club HouseDoes not have a Club House
Club HireDoes not offer Club Hire
Putting GreenDoes not have a Putting Green
Pro ShopDoes not have a Pro Shop
Practice AreaDoes not have a Practice Area
Club BarDoes not have a Club Bar
Driving RangeDoes not have a Driving Range
RestaurantDoes not have a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
ChangingDoes not have Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
LessonsDoes not provide Lessons

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