In 1910 a group of local enthusiasts founded and financed a 9-hole golf
course on the Wetherby Ings where previously steeplechase racing was the
major sporting activity.
Most of the land was leased from the Leconfield Estate until the early 1920s
when the course was extended to a full 18-holes to a design by the famous
architect Dr. Alistair Mackenzie and the club commenced to lease and
purchase the 90 acres piece by piece.
Within the last thirty years two extra parcels of redundant farmland has
been acquired to the south of the club house to build six completely new
holes to replace those crammed into the narrow neck of land alongside the
increasingly busy road through the village of Linton.
Wetherby can now proudly present an 18-hole golf course that has been
constructed to meet the requirements of the modern game.
From the tiger tees the new course has been extended to almost 6,700 yards,
though because of the generous space available in the construction of tees
there are now five variable tee positions providing a course to suit all
ages and golfing abilities. This includes the junior golfers who have
graduated from our active and successful Academy.
Six holes now have stunning views of the River Wharfe as it winds its way
from Collingham to Wetherby. The hill climbing over the closing holes has
been eliminated and although the course is best described as undulating the
walking is comfortable and pleasant.
Added to that Wetherby with its new design has achieved its major goal of
providing two loops of 9-holes, one of Dr. Mackenzie's priority aims for
the perfect layout, though he never managed to achieve it himself over 80
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