West End Golf Club (Halifax)

50%
Rating

About the Club

2006 was West End Golf Club's Centenary year. Over the last 101 years it has seen many changes and has arguably evolved into one of the best clubs in the district.

Sport has been enjoyed on the turf since the 1870s when the present site was used for horse racing, and in 1884 the Beacon handicap was run for the last time. To this day members and visitors looking over the wall at the fifth tee can still see the remains of the old stables and of course as a further reminder of our racing past, the club house resides on Paddock Lane.

Following the demise of horse racing the open ground was often used to play the old game of Knur and Spell, locally known as the poor man's golf and possibly the inspiration for a golf course. In 1906 Hugh Campbell placed an advert in the local press for gentlemen interested in forming a golf club to attend a meeting at the White Swan Hotel in Halifax . The meeting was extremely well attended and on the 12th October 1906 West End Golf Club was formed. Hugh Campbell was elected President and Charles E Fox elected Captain.

West End, with the foresight of its members, has contributed to the inception of and supported a number of other organisations within our local district, Yorkshire and England.

The West Yorkshire Golfing Alliance was founded on the 5th January 1923 from within the club house. To commemorate 50 years of golf and good fellowship, the golden Jubilee competition was played at West End on the 6th February 1973.

The Halifax, Huddersfield and District Union of Golf Clubs was inaugurated at a meeting at the club. To this day West End has the honour of being the custodians of the Union's major honours board and also the early minute books.

In 1947, a West End member - Fred Stocks - was elected the first President of the Halifax, Huddersfield and District Union of Golf Clubs - a post he held for two years. His children are still active members and are also two of the longest continual serving members of the club.

Since then four other members have also held this prestigious office

  • W Stocks 1962

  • J W Peet 1973

  • A M A Bagott 1993

  • B R Thomas 2002

Sam Smith (Captain 1927/28) became President of the Yorkshire Union 1949 and went on to be President of the English Golf Union in 1956.

George H. Butler and John W. Peet also held the office of Yorkshire president in 1957 and 1983 respectively.

It is not only the men who have excelled, the ladies have also achieved outstanding success. They achieved the unprecedented feat of winning the Yorkshire Ladies Handicap Team Championship in three successive years 1956/7/8.

Sue Dennis, Lady Captain in 1982, winner of the Halifax, Huddersfield and District Ladies Championship in the 60s became the secretary of the English Ladies Golf Union 2001 to 2003.

Brenda Gledhill (Daughter of Fred Stocks) was President of the Yorkshire Ladies Veterans for two years 2003-2005.

In 2006 West End was very proud to celebrate 100 years of golf with a packed diary of golfing and social events and is now moving forward into its second century of success.

Directions

From the Bradford Ring Road  A6177
Proceed towards Halifax on the A6036 (This is the roundabout at the end of the M606 from the M62)
Pass the Sports Centre on your right hand side and Odsal Stadium on your left hand side
Continue on the A6036
After about four and a half miles this roads joins the A58 from Leeds to Halifax
Continue on the A58 over Burdock Way Flyover to Roundabout
Take 2nd exit off roundabout  A58 Rochdale / Manchester
Leave by first slip road (about 50 yards after joining dual carriage way)
At T' Junction Turn Right into Pellon Lane
Continue on Pellon Lane for approximately one and half miles
Pass the Hyundai Garage and the Halfway House Pub on your left
Turn left into Sandbeds Road (Signposted West End Golf Club')
Proceed across first mini roundabout
At second mini roundabout take 3rd exit into Paddock Lane
Golf Club 500yds on the right

From Huddersfield or M62

Leave M62 at junction 24
Take A629 to Halifax
After approx. 5 miles  finish of dual carriage way  through lights  past McDonald's on your right - up Salterhebble Hill turn left (Hospital on your left) at second set of traffic lights on to A646 Burnley
Proceed for approximately one and quarter miles through Savile Park over one mini roundabout and two sets of lights, until you reach a major road junction controlled by traffic lights - (Wainhouse Tower on left)  named King Cross Junction
Keep in near side lane  Take 2nd exit left still A646  move immediately into right hand lane
At first set of lights (approximately 200yds) turn right into Warley Road
Continue up the hill for approximately 1 mile to T' junction (Golden Lion Pub on the right and Horse & Jockey on left)
Turn left and continue for quarter of a mile past Post Office on left
Turn first right into Court Lane. (Signposted West End Golf Club)
Proceed to mini roundabout
Take 2nd exit into Paddock Lane
Golf Club 500yds on right.

From East & South Yorkshire/ North East Leeds/ North Yorkshire

Follow M62 motorway West towards Manchester
Leave at Junction 26
Follow A58 to Halifax
Continue on the A58 over Burdock Way Flyover to Roundabout
Take 2nd exit off roundabout  A58 Rochdale / Manchester
Leave by first slip road (about 200yards after joining dual carriage way)
At T' Junction Turn Right into Pellon Lane
Continue on Pellon Lane for approximately one and half miles
Pass the Hyundai Garage and the Halfway House Pub on your left
Turn left into Sandbeds Road
Proceed across first mini roundabout
At second mini roundabout take 3rd exit into Paddock Lane
Golf Club 500yds on the right
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West End Golf Course
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Courses & Scorecards

West End Golf Course

67/71
PAR
67
SSS
5680
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
3
3
15
113
2
4
4
5
425
3
4
4
1
407
4
3
3
9
152
5
4
4
11
351
6
4
4
7
350
7
5
5
17
450
8
3
3
13
138
9
4
5
3
424
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
3
3
18
128
11
4
5
6
413
12
4
4
10
399
13
3
3
16
99
14
4
4
2
391
15
3
3
12
208
16
4
5
8
432
17
4
4
14
389
18
4
5
4
411

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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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