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

Turton Golf Club - Bolton
Address    Wood End Farm, Wood End Lane
   Off Hospital Road, Bromley Cross
Town    Bolton
Postcode    BL7 9QD
Secretary / Manager    John Drabble
First Name / Manager    John
Telephone    01204 852235
Fax    01204 856921
Club Website Address   www.turtongolfclub.co.uk
Email Address   info@turtongolfclub.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone    01204 852235
Greenkeeper   No Information Given
Club Professional    Sean Owen
Telephone    01204 852235
Fax   No Information Given
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   professional@turtongolfclub.co.uk
Club Steward / Manager   No Information Given
Telephone    01204 852235
Fax   No Information Given
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    6119
Par    70
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 , Sun
Type Of Club    Members
Course Type    Other
Green Fees Weekdays    Mar-Oct rd £35, day £50; Nov-Mar £17.50
Green Fees Weekends    Mar-Oct rd £40: Nov-Mar £20
Green Fees Twilight    Mar-Oct £15
Green Fees Junior    50% of adult rate
Green Fees Society    Packages available to suit your needs.
Green Fees Other    2 for 1s accepted
Joining Fee    Currently no Joining Fee
7 Day Membership Fee    £700
5 Day Membership Fee    £600 for 6 Day
Ladies Membership Fee    
Junior Membership Fee    To age 10 £78, Age 10-14 £104, Age 15-17 £130
Country Membership Fee    £255
Other Membership Fees    9 mths from 1st April: 7 Day £525 / 6 Day £450
Membership Fee Information   No Information Given
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   no
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   yes
Buggy Hire Available   yes
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
Founded in 1908, the course was designed by the great golf professional Alec Herd, who had won the Open at Hoylake in 1902. Herd returned to Turton in 1909 to play a celebratory match against another well-known professional, WJ Lever of Worsley. During the match Herd set a course record of 73.

The basis on which the club is currently run was laid down in 1921 when a limited company, The Turton Golf Club Limited, was formed. The entrance fee at that time for gentlemen was two guineas, with an annual subscription of four guineas payable on 1 October each year; the green fee was one shilling and sixpence, except on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, when the fee was two and sixpence for any portion of a day. All members, both ladies and gentlemen, were required to subscribe and pay for at least one £1 share in The Turton Golf Club Limited.

By 1930 the nine-hole course was well played, in splendid condition and with excellent greens, and the club seemed to have developed a unique blend of warm comradeship which attracted and kept young and enthusiastic new members as well as retaining those of longer experience.

Under these circumstances the club began looking to its borders, and when adjacent land became available it was purchased with a view to extending the course. Anxious to take the best possible advice, the directors engaged the services of the well-known young golf professional, James Braid. He was one of the finest exponents of golf in the history of the game, both of the game itself and of the gentlemanly and honourable philosophy which underpins it. He was a celebrated golf architect, using the knowledge he gained from his farming background to ensure that the courses he designed and extended were well laid out and well drained.

Braid expressed a high opinion of the possibilities of the land and the excellence of its turf, and submitted a set of proposals for the development of a full length course which included several long holes and incorporated some natural hazards to add to its challenges - though with the consolation of the fine views which are available from the higher sections.

Turton moved up a league as the new century got into its stride, with the arrival first of a part-time and then a full-time professional. The new first tee, built of dry stone in traditional local style and incorporating a stone carving of the clubs coat of arms, was built to commemorate Turton’s Centenary Year and was officially opened on May 10th, 2008.

12/05/2013 - Sent by John Drabble
  Visitors Testimonials 2012

"Nothing bad at all to report. The feedback from clients was of a great experience. They commented on the course being in excellent condition particularly the greens. If one of our partners, who has never been complimentary of Turton before (only because he has never played well there) can say the greens were some of the best he has played on then it must be in good nick!"

"The whole day went very well and the hospitality from every one at Turton GC was first class. Please pass on my thanks to the catering staff, the bar staff, Sean and in particular the head green-keeper and his staff."

"As regards Friday, a fantastic golf day was had by all, excellent comments made re the course & all my guests were made to feel very welcome. The food was excellent & served up bang on time as arranged. Many thanks to Sean for organising the prizes"

"First, thanks to you, the Captain and the Club for the facilities on Sunday, it all went very well. The caterers were excellent, please thank them again. Can you preliminary book the same week end next year please."

"I feel I have to put in writing just what magnificent condition the course was in on Saturday, invitation day. I played with two ex Turton members who both commented that they literally had never played on greens that good at Turton previously, with the 4 handicapper going on to say he had never played greens that good...... anywhere!! Speed, grass coverage, evenness of roll...... I have to say that they were close to perfect... any missed putts ( of which I had a number) were purely down to lack of ability and you knew as soon as the ball left the putter head whether you had a chance or not, if you had picked the right pace and line.... it simply would go in... no deviation, no strange or unwanted bobbles!!"

"I have been lucky enough to play some high ranking courses so far this year, 2012 at Celtic Manor, Brabazon and Formby amongst them and I have to say Royal Turtonís greens were more than a match for any of them and far superior in lots of instances."

Turton Golf Club was founded in 1908 to the north of Bolton, Lancashire on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Predominantly a moorland course, it provides an excellent test of golf over 18 holes with superb greens and breathtaking views across five counties.

The course measures 6,119 yards (par 70 off the white tees), 5,833 yards (par 69 off the Men’s yellow tees) or 5,308 yards (par 70 for the Ladies).

Visitors will be particularly well received by the resident PGA Professional, Sean Owen. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this wonderful course and its superb facilities.

It is service with a smile in the clubhouse where you will find excellent hospitality, fine wine and beers, bar snacks and meals.

Members of the Association of James Braid Courses.
Members of the East Lancashire Golf Association.
Members of the Bolton Golf Association.

For more information contact the Secretary, John Drabble at secretary@turtongolfclub.com or visit the Clubs website at www.turtongolfclub.com

Turton Golf Club - Bolton Visitors / Golf Societes welcome by appointment.

2013 Society Packages.

£27.95 / PAR /Bacon Barm-Tea, Coffee / 18 holes

£29.95 / SUNDAY SPECIAL / Full English Breakfast - Tea, Coffee / 18 holes

£37.95 / BIRDIE / Bacon Barm-Tea, Coffee / 18 holes / 2 Course Meal (Main and Dessert)

£42.95 / EAGLE / Bacon Barm-Tea, Coffee / 18 holes / 3 Course Meal with Tea, Coffee

£47.95 / ALBATROSS / Bacon Barm-Tea, Coffee & Biscuits / 9 holes / Sandwiches & Chips / 18 holes / 3 Course Meal with Tea, Coffee

See website for full details and booking form.

Limited availability on Saturdays, Wednesdays (Ladies Comps 10.00- 2.30 p.m.) and every second Tuesday (Seniors Comps a.m.), other days normally available. Please call for availability on any day as we will do our best to accommodate you
12 miles from Manchester & 3 miles N of Bolton off the A666.

Follow signs for Last Drop Village. After passing the Last Drop Village on your left after a few hundred yards take a left turn turn and follow the lane up to the Golf Club.
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