History & Heritage

In 1891 Mr Fred T.Marwood of Pleasington Lodge invited George Lowe Snr, the professional at Lytham St.Annes Golf Club, to lay out 9 golf holes within 142 acres of picturesque East Lancashire countryside thus forming Pleasington Golf Club.

Mr Marwood

Mr Fred T. Marwood

of Pleasington Lodge



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Some 18 years later in 1909 Alexander "Sandy" Herd of Fixby Golf Club (a past winner of the Open in 1902) was invited to plan the extension of the course to make 18 holes.

Eight holes were designed on the North side of the Railway and a further one added to the existing South side to make the first 18 hole course comprising of 5000 yards.

history-1 A Clubhouse was also erected at this time and was opened on 9th June 1910.  

The Clubhouse and the Course have undergone many changes in subsequent years but the origins have remained visible throughout the 120+ years of Pleasington Golf Club. The Championship "Blue" Course now measures over 6,500 yards and the Clubhouse underwent a major renovation in 1997.

history-2 The Club can boast many fine golfers as members from its origins to present day but no history of Pleasington Golf Club would be complete without mention of Julia Greenhalgh - one of the finest amateur golfers of her generation - who was awarded Life Membership of the Club in 1966. Julia represented England and Great Britain from 1960 to 1979 and won numerous National Titles around the world including the British Strokeplay twice in 1974 & 1975.

Pleasington Golf Club celebrated 100 years with the publication of a book "Pleasington Golf Club 1891 - 1991" which chronicles in much more detail the history of the Club.