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Ross on Wye Golf Club and Ross on Wye Golf Course
Ross on Wye Golf Club and Ross on Wye Golf Course
Welcome To Ross on Wye Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015

Address    Two Park
Town    Ross on Wye
Postcode    HR9 7UT
Secretary / Manager    Peter Plumb
First Name / Manager    Peter
Telephone    01989 720267
Fax    01989 720212
Club Website Address   www.therossonwyegolfclub.co.uk
Email Address   secretary@therossonwyegolfclub.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone    01989 720439
Greenkeeper    Jonathan Wood
Club Professional    Nick Catchpole
Telephone    01989 720439
Fax    01989 720212
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   nickcatchpole@hotmail.com
Club Steward / Manager    Judith Curtis
Telephone    01989 720660
Fax    01989 720212
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    6491
Par    72
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   yes
Driving Range   yes
Soft Spikes Required   no
Society Day(s)     Wed , Thur , Fri
Type Of Club    Members
Course Type    Parkland
Green Fees Weekdays    32.00
Green Fees Weekends   No Information Given
Green Fees Twilight   No Information Given
Green Fees Junior    6.00
Green Fees Society    Depends on numbers.
Green Fees Other   No Information Given
Joining Fee   No Information Given
7 Day Membership Fee    480
5 Day Membership Fee    299
Ladies Membership Fee    433
Junior Membership Fee    83
Country Membership Fee    247
Other Membership Fees    Social 46
Membership Fee Information   No Information Given
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   yes
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   no
Buggy Hire Available   no
Lessons Available   yes
Course Planner Available   yes
Bar Available   yes
Breakfast Available   yes
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   no
The climax to seven years of planning and endeavour by members of Ross-on-Wye Golf Club came on 7th May 1967, with the official opening of the 18-hole Course at Two Park. It covers little over 107 acres of former dense scrub woodland.<P>

In about 1898, Major W. S. R. Cox and his brother Captain J. A. Cox, started organising golf matches on what was known as the Old Racecourse at Weirend. The formation, under the Presidency of the Earl of Chesterfield, of Ross Golf Club in 1903 was a natural outcome of these games. The club had 80 members.<P>

For 22 years, the Club used a course at Alton Court. Players had to cross a railway line twice, climb up to a reservoir 150 feet up and avoid the perils of the local rifle range. In later years, a Club president was to say that this course would have won the prize for 'the worst course in Europe'.<P>

In 1925 the Club moved to Rudhall, where land was leased for a nine-hole course. In March, the late J. H. Taylor - many times Open Champion - came to Rudhall to lay out the course. In about 1957 members began to feel they would prefer a new 18-holes course and one which was within the ownership of the Club.<P>

In 1961, after rejecting many sites, an option was obtained on loan at Jays Green. Mr C. K. Cotton, the well-known golf architect, warned that the woodlands would be difficult to develop but in spite of this he prepared several alternative layouts and agreed to be the Architect, with the Club carrying out the work by direct labour, under supervision of a subcommittee.<P>

The cost of the entire project, including a well equipped Clubhouse, was approximately £42,000. This could have been up to £75,000, if much of the work had not been done by direct labour, and the cultivation and seeding had not been carried out by farmer members.<P>

Half the capital was provided by members` loans and debentures. The remainder was founded by grants from the Central Council of Physical Recreation and a long-term loan negotiated through the Ross and Whitchurch Rural District Council. The go-head for the operation was given in the summer of 1961 and in the Autumn foresters began cutting down thousands of trees in readiness for the bulldozers to move in, to push clear masses of roots and stumps and to shape the required contours of fairways and greens.<P>

The first nine greens and tees were seeded in the Autumn of 1962 and the sowing of the first nine fairways took place in August 1963. That year also saw the marking out of the fairways for the second nine holes, and cleaving of the trees.<P>
In July 1964, the Club played its lasted match on the Rudhall course. On the 1st August 1964, the first nine holes were officially opened by the Club President, Col. J. F Maclean, H. M. L., J. P. In late 1963, final approval had been given for the Clubhouse construction. In June 1965, Mrs , Maclean opened the new Clubhouse on behalf of the President. <P>

Previously the Club never possessed more than a wooden Clubhouse, but now enjoys a fine two-storey building, with a veranda, giving splendid view of the ninth and eighteenth holes.<P>

The course, which was officially opened by Mr. J. J. E. Pennick, President of the English Golf Union on the 7th May 1967, has a length of 6,451 yards, with a premium on accuracy due to the attractive but testing, tree-lined fairways. The Standard Scratch Score was 73.

31/12/2007 - Sent by Kingshurst Golf Society
  What a fantastic golf course tree lined quick greens and fairways cut like american courses, make you very welcolme

Fairways are tight, the greens good. Visitors welcome with prior arrangement. Society groups of 16 or over are welcome. Tee reservations: Weds to Fri. Snooker table on site. Special local hotel rates available.

Adjacent Junction 3 M50, five miles North of Ross-On-Wye.
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