Lymm Golf Club

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About the Club

Although Lymm Golf Club opened in 1907, the history goes back before then, and is closely tied up with the building of the Manchester Ship Canal and the opening of the railway through Lymm.   The Manchester Ship Canal Company owned the land on either side of the present course of the canal and used part of this for depositing the spoil from the digging of the waterway. This accounts for the elevated land which houses holes 3 to 10. The construction of the canal also involved diverting the course of the River Mersey by building a short canal called Butchersfield to join two parts of the river together to the north of the land fill site across from the 6th. green. Previously, the river had flowed behind the sixth green, alongside the ninth hole and in front of the clubhouse. It had then meandered round the practice ground, along the 11th fairway and in front of the 12th tee to eventually pass behind the 5th green where part of it can be seen to this day. The Ship Canal was opened in 1894.

 The coming of the railway through Lymm opened up the village to Manchester businessmen who could commute each day and yet be able to live in a pleasant country village. One of these was Mr Alfred Watkin who lived at Dane Bank House. Morning conversations took place between these businessmen on the train and the idea of a golf club was formulated. Mr Watkin worked for the Ship Canal Company and in fact later became its Chairman. No doubt he was influential in the “spoil heap” being made available for construction of a nine hole golf course. Mr Watkin was the first President of the club and, of course, has given his name to one of the major club competitions – The Watkin Cup.

The first captain was Mr Boumphrey who lived at another large Lymm house – Baycliffe, on the shores of Lymm Dam. It is very probable that virtually the entire early membership comprised of people of this sort. Very few ordinary people could play golf in those days. The course continued as 9 holes with a clubhouse where the present greenstaff sheds are now, until the early seventies, when, as a result of a freak accident on the level crossing to a farmer, the club was able to purchase the lower land and extend the course to 18 holes.

Directions

Lymm Golf Club is located in the County of Cheshire in the North West of England.

Conveniently positioned approximately 3 miles from junction 20 of the M6 and junction 9 of the M56 motorways.
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Lymm Golf Course

Situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Lymm the course is bounded by the Manchester Ship Canal and open farmland.

The course is played on two levels with the original holes played on the top level alongside the canal. This area has developed almost a heathland type of vegetation - a feature recently added to with the planting of gorse bushes. The first two holes and holes eleven onwards are played on the lower level, opened in 1972 this is a more traditional parkland type setting.

Under the expert guidance of Lymm's Course Manager, Stuart Yarwood, and his team the course has been undergoing extensive improvements with the recent additions of various new greens tees and bunkers.

The course is par 71, 6341 yards off the back tees and from the ladies tees it is par 73, 5567 yards. There is a very good mix of holes of different types and difficulties and most visitors find it a good challenge.

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71/73
PAR
69
SSS
6103
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
10
367
2
3
3
14
149
3
4
5
2
393
4
4
4
18
293
5
3
3
16
172
6
5
5
8
512
7
4
4
4
404
8
4
4
6
412
9
3
3
12
166
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
11
347
11
4
4
15
272
12
5
5
5
539
13
3
3
17
146
14
4
4
3
379
15
5
5
13
462
16
4
5
1
435
17
3
3
7
178
18
5
5
9
477

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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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