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Sidmouth Golf Club and Sidmouth Golf Course
Sidmouth Golf Club and Sidmouth Golf Course
Welcome To Sidmouth Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015

Sidmouth Golf Club - Sidmouth
Address    Cotmaton Road
Town    Sidmouth
Postcode    EX10 8SX
Secretary / Manager    Jonathan Lee
First Name / Manager    Jonathan
Telephone    01395 513451
Fax    01395 514661
Club Website Address   www.sidmouthgolfclub.co.uk
Email Address   secretary@sidmouthgolfclub.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone    01395 579391
Greenkeeper    Peter Standen
Club Professional    Chris Haigh
Telephone    01395 516407
Fax   No Information Given
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   pro@sidmouthgolfclub.co.uk
Club Steward / Manager    Phil Beer
Telephone    01395 513451
Fax    01395 514661
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    5068
Par    66
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   no
Driving Range   no
Soft Spikes Required   no
Society Day(s)     Mon , Tue , Wed , Thur , Fri , Sat , Sun
Type Of Club    Members
Course Type    Hill Top
Green Fees Weekdays    30
Green Fees Weekends    30
Green Fees Twilight    21
Green Fees Junior    15
Green Fees Society    special package on application
Green Fees Other   No Information Given
Joining Fee    450
7 Day Membership Fee    453
5 Day Membership Fee   No Information Given
Ladies Membership Fee    453
Junior Membership Fee    66 / 33
Country Membership Fee    204
Other Membership Fees   No Information Given
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   no
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   no
The second oldest Club in Devon, Sidmouth Golf Club has a long and distinguished history. In 1889 a group of Sidmouthians had gathered at the London Hotel to consider as to the advisability of establishing a Club for golfing purposes. Mr Thomas Kennet-Were was the first Captain, and Mr William Hastings the Secretary. The club was formally registered with the Royal and Ancient on the 16th October 1889, with 30 founding members and an annual subscription of one Guinea. The course, described as ‘the links’, initially consisted of six holes but within a year or so was increased to nine. The first recorded competition was on Friday 13th June 1889, and won by local priest Father Corbishley with a net 92. By 1904 plans were well underway for the establishment of a full 18 hole course. Designed by ex-open champion J.H.Taylor who was commissioned to supervise the layout, the course made full use of the attractive surroundings when extended to 18 holes in 1905, and Sidmouth quickly established a fine reputation among golfers in the South West.

Throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st Century the Club has developed into what you see today, and this progress has not come easy. Donations were sought and provided by members for initial costs including the erection of a Pavilion, and a new clubhouse designed by R.W. Sampson was subsequently built on the present site in 1905. Imminent closure due to lack of funds was narrowly avoided at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 12th October 1944, and in 1952 the course was sold on the death of the previous owner Colonel Balfour, with Sidmouth District Council becoming the landlord. A project to move the club to Muttersmoor in 1968 did not gain the support of the Town Council and the Club remained where it is today, carved out of the wooded slopes of the beautiful Sid Valley.
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There are wonderful scenes to be savoured throughout the 18 holes, and almost uniquely amongst courses on this stretch of coast, the panoramic views of Lyme Bay are enjoyed from a position sheltered from strong winds. The course offers the perfect challenge for the golfing novice as well as the more accomplished golfer. At just over 5,000 yards and with a tee yardage par of 66, visitors could be forgiven for thinking the course to be easy, but this is far from the case. Each hole provides its own challenge, and the undulating fairways and subtle borrows on the greens add to a demanding yet delightful test of golf.

Sidmouth Golf Club - Sidmouth Winter and Society packages available. Please contact Club Manager or Professional for more details or see www.sidmouthgolfclub.co.uk.
Half a mile from town centre, 12 miles south east of M5 Junction 30.
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