Enmore Park Golf Club

Coordinates: 51°06′47″N 3°04′44″W / 51.113°N 3.079°W / 51.113; -3.079

Enmore Park Golf Club is a golf club set within the Quantock hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and in the village of Enmore within the county of Somerset in England. It has a parkland course and has a total par of 71 over a medal tee yardage of 6411 yards.

Enmore Park Golf Club
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Enmore Golf Club
Club information
LocationEnmore, Somerset, England
Established1906
Total holes18
Par71
Length6411 yards

HistoryEdit

The club's origins can be dated back to Easter Monday of 1906, which formed the official opening of Cannington Park Golf Club, later to become Enmore Park Golf Club. The origins of the course were not in the village of Enmore but in the village of Cannington and consisted of a 9-hole course of par 38 and length of just over 2200 yards.[1]

In 1932 at the annual general meeting, it was decided that lengthening of the course was needed, and as this was not possible at Cannington Park, a new location had to be found. The most suitable of these locations was Enmore Park, which is the current location of Enmore Park Golf Club. It is within the parklands once held by Enmore Castle.[2][3] The new 9-hole course was officially opened at 3 o'clock on 24 September 1932.[1]

The original plans for a transition to an 18-hole golf course were laid out before the Second World War. However, only 14 holes managed to be constructed before the start of the war, and during the early war years advancements to the course were suspended. Also during this period the golf club suffered financial difficulties and was forced to sell off some of the holes and returned to a nine-hole course.[1]

It was not until 16 May 1992 that Enmore Park managed to obtain a capacity 18-hole golf course, which was officially opened on 10 June of the same year.[4]

CompetitionsEdit

Enmore Park hosted the English Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2009.

Enmore Park along with Burnham & Berrow Golf Club was selected as the co-hosts of the 2011 R&A Boys Amateur Championship which was played between 9 and 14 August.[5]

The courseEdit

Card of the courseEdit

Hole Name White Yards Yellow Yards Men's Par Men's Stroke Index Red Yards Women's Par Women's Stroke Index
1 Jubilee 385 378 4 10 363 5 12
2 Church 146 142 3 16 124 3 18
3 Castle 369 362 4 6 345 4 6
4 Lapwing 319 311 4 14 304 4 10
5 Barford 411 401 4 2 342 4 2
6 Roughmoor 486 479 5 18 457 5 14
7 Kingfisher 179 170 3 4 158 3 8
8 The Barn 385 358 4 8 264 4 16
9 The Pond 408 376 4 12 355 4 4
Out 3088 2977 35 2712 36
10 The Oak 437 430 4 1 420 5 3
11 Durleigh 471 466 4 7 425 5 13
12 Pheasant 218 202 3 3 182 3 11
13 Quantock 375 364 4 11 345 4 1
14 The Lake 352 341 4 15 330 4 7
15 Heron 166 157 3 9 141 3 15
16 Wind Down 488 477 5 5 443 5 5
17 Quarry Copse 320 313 4 17 299 4 9
18 The Tor 496 491 5 13 421 5 17
In 3323 3241 36 3006 38
Out 3088 2977 35 2712 36
Total 6411 6218 71 5718 74

Course recordEdit

The medal course record from the white tees is currently held at a gross 62, 9 under par and was set by Taylor Stote in 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Official Website of Enmore Park Golf Club - History". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  2. ^ "Enmore Castle". Fortified England. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ Packer, John. "The History of Enmore Park Golf Club" (PDF). Enmore Park. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Official Website of Enmore Park Golf Club - Card of the Course". Archived from the original on 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  5. ^ "The R&A - Boys Amateur Champtionship". Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.