The Club can date its origin back to a meeting held on 22nd October 1898 at the ‘Lion and Swan’ when some 20 gentlemen met to discuss the formation of a Club. They decided it should be located, “Not west of the ‘Lion and Swan’ and near the railway station”. ‘The Chronicle’ reported a comment by a Mr Carson, "That it will only take three or four days to give Congleton Golf Fever!"
On May 13th 1899 the Club held its first ever competition. 14 players took part and it was won by Mr. Phillip Berisford who ‘covered the course’ in 92 shots.
After some dissatisfaction, in 1904 a new location had to be found and an agreement was reached to move to its current location in approximately 1907. Major changes were made to the course in May 1931 to avoid cross-overs giving us the course you would recognize today, with only slight details having been changed since then.
The original clubhouse was situated behind the first tee, where it remained until 1967. We moved into the present Clubhouse when it opened on Saturday 2nd December.
There have been some Greats who have walked our fairways in the past with perhaps our greatest being Henry Cotton May 1951 (65) and Peter Alliss in October 1964 (68). Amongst many other great players were Max Faulkner (Open Champion 1950), who played with Neil Coles. Neil shot the Professional Course Record of 59. Another famous and distinguished Professional who came through our Junior Section is John Barnett PGA (Captain 1997/98).
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