IN 1972 DAGNALL HILL FARM WAS ACQUIRED WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A GOLF COURSE BY EX ENGLAND RUGBY PROP FORWARD AND ENTREPRENEUR,LARRY WEBB.
He enlisted the skills of local Professional Golfer George Hamshaw to design a course on the land. This was done by hitting golf balls to judge distances and utilise the land to the best advantage. The course opened in 1974. The golf club was taken over by present owner Derek Whalley in June 1978.
In conjunction with the Forestry Commission 20,000 trees were planted over a 5-year period between 1979 and 1984 to tree line the fairways and separate the holes. These have matured to enhance the attractive parkland course we have today.
The clubhouse was originally farm buildings which included barns and cow sheds. The flint walls and Queen Ann oak beams, were successfully converted into a delightful lounge bar and restaurant, with adjoining men’s and ladies changing rooms.
1990 saw further refurbishment with the building of a Professional Shop along with a new patio area and putting green.