Withington Golf Club

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About the Club

Withington Golf Club was instituted in December 1892, following a meeting at Withington town hall. Play began in 1893 over 9 holes, on the land which today is occupied by the 10th to 14th and the 17th and 18th holes - land previously used for grazing sheep and cattle.

The first clubhouse was a wooden pavilion costing £25,but by 1895, members used a semi-detached house on Palatine Road. By 1897 the club had acquired more land and the course was extended to 18 holes, and in 1898, a newly-built clubhouse was opened, its location being by the practice green near the present 15th hole.

The construction of the M63 (now M60) in the early 1970s necessitated the re-designing of the course and relocation of the clubhouse to its present position. In 1992, our Centenary year, the clubhouse was extended, and ten years later the locker rooms were completely refurbished. Other recent improvements have been the reconstruction of many greens and tees, the planting of hundreds of trees, the installation of an extensive drainage network and, in 2005, a new irrigation system.

Withington has always been one of the foremost golf clubs in the area. Over the years, it has hosted many prestigious competitions and matches at professional and amateur level, together with Manchester Alliance, exhibition, Pro-Am and charity events. Currently the Tamsel Tour holds a two day professional competition at Withington in the Spring. Open Champions who have played here include Henry Cotton, Bobby Locke, Harold Hilton, Alex Herd, George Duncan, Alf Perry, Alf Padgham, RA Whitcombe and Richard Burton.

Directions

From Manchester City Centre, head towards Manchester Airport on the A5103, Princess Road, to West Didsbury. Turn left on the A5154, Barlow Moor Road, towards Didsbury, and right at the next traffic lights onto Palatine Road, B5167. The Golf Course is on the left, about ½ mile further on, opposite Fridays Night Club.

From Sheffield, head towards Stockport and pass it by on the M60.

Follow the Manchester Airport signs onto the M56, thats the left hand two lanes of the M60 a couple of miles after going through Stockport.

Exit the M56 at junction 2, not on the M56 for long and the 1/3 mile sign is only about 400 yards from the slip road. Up the slip road to the roundabout and take the third exit, through the SHARSTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE. At the end of the road, by the DSS, turn left and immediately right, opposite SMILEYS and BP GARAGE, into a housing estate. Quite a windy road through, past the CHURCH PUB, carry on to the end and turn right at the Give Way. This is the PALATINE ROAD and the Club is through the village, under the M60. NORTHENDEN GOLF CLUB is on the left and we are on the right about 400 yards further on.

From Manchester Airport, the West or the South arriving along the M56 towards Manchester. Continue to the end of the Motorway and exit to the B5166 - SALE MOOR & NORTHENDEN.

At the end of the slip road, turn right towards NORTHENDEN.

This is the PALATINE ROAD and the Club is through the village, under the M60. NORTHENDEN GOLF CLUB is on the left and we are on the right about 400 yards further on.

From the North arriving on the M60, exit at Junction 5 onto the A5103 towards WYTHENSHAWE.

Exit the A5103 at the first junction to NORTHENDEN & SALE MOOR. Turn left at the bottom of the slip road towards NORTHENDEN.

This is the PALATINE ROAD and the Club is through the village, under the M60. NORTHENDEN GOLF CLUB is on the left and we are on the right about 400 yards further on.
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Withington Golf Course
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Withington Golf Course

A splendid parkland course located along the winding and very picturesque River Mersey, just 3 miles from the City centre with easy access from the motorway system and Manchester International Airport.

At par 71 and almost 6500 yards in length it offers a challenge to the most discerning player and at the same time is a pleasure for the higher handicapper.

The lush tree lined fairways and manicured greens have been described as the best in the Greater Manchester area.

The first hole is a moderately short but tricky par 3 of 156 yards followed by two longish par 4s. The par 5 fifth is considered one of the finest golf holes in the North West which requires a combination of both skill and accuracy. From hereon you will begin to settle down and enjoy your game and the beauty of your surroundings until you arrive at the daunting 14th, the stroke index 1, where Withington Golf Club begins its sting in the tail. The 16th is one of the longest par 5s in Cheshire and requires three good shots to the green and the 17th and 18th are two particularly good par 4s to finish.

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71/72
PAR
70
SSS
6288
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
3
3
14
130
2
4
4
4
386
3
4
4
8
389
4
3
3
16
161
5
5
5
2
484
6
4
4
12
289
7
4
4
18
332
8
3
3
6
190
9
5
5
10
462
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
3
3
11
146
11
4
4
17
316
12
4
4
5
298
13
4
4
9
339
14
4
4
1
439
15
4
4
15
300
16
5
5
7
553
17
4
5
3
415
18
4
4
13
400

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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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