UPDATE FROM OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGARDING RETURNING TO GOLF ON WEDNESDAY 13TH MAY
Below we have set out how we are proceeding in line with the Government and Golf England. These are unusual times and we all hope that things will gradually get better in time.
• Social distancing of 2 m at all times on and around the course. This MUST be maintained at all times.
• We are now permitted to play in 2,3 and 4-balls.
• To play, a tee time MUST be booked on Howdidido. It is set up for paid up members of all categories or those with an active Direct Debit. So PLEASE update this NOW to be able to play. At the moment Howdidido is temporarily out of action due to national over use. As a temporary solution please book through Danny Marsh 0161 442 1714. He will be at the club from 7.00am. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE WITHOUT A BOOKING
• There will be a maximum of 2 people in the Pro Shop at any time.
• Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your booked tee time and leave soon as feasible after your game.
• Also arrive changed and ready to play as there will be limited access to toilet areas only.
• Please only handle your own equipment and golf balls
• Do not touch flags or any found golf balls
• There will be no rakes for bunkers.
• Waste bins, golf ball washers and benches are out of use.
• PLEASE, if you have any rubbish take it home with you.
• Buggies can be hired BUT they will be for single use only and obviously will be sanitised after use.
As the guidelines change and develop in the near future we will keep you informed, posting regular updates on the web site and Facebook. Hopefully it will not be long until competition golf will be permitted. The course is looking in great shape, thanks to the hard work of the groundsmen and numerous dedicated volunteers. We would like to thank you all for your kind contribution.
Please let’s all do our part going forward by repairing divots, markers etc. and also driving buggies on the fringes.
Keep safe and enjoy.!!!!!!!
Board Of Directors
Welcome to Houldsworth Golf Club
Houldsworth Golf Club, Home of the Island Hole Challenge, would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors!We are located some two miles from the centre of Stockport and 5 miles from Manchester City centre. The 18 hole course is flat parkland with interesting challenging holes to suit all level of golfers. Houldsworth is a test of golf not fitness!
The club was formed in 1910 and the course was redesigned by Dave Thomas in 1993 adhering to his ethos,
The fundamental philosophy of our course designs is to produce a test of golf that will challenge players of all abilities, enhance the enjoyment of their golf experience and to increase their level of interest in the game.
Houldsworth certainly does that and includes a number of challenging water hazards, with our very own “Amen Corner” which features the 13th signature hole, a 535 yard par 5, called ‘Island’, as the green is surrounded by water with a safe layup to the right. (A real risk reward hole). Then the 14th a 162 yard par 3 simply called ‘Lake’ as you have to carry the water to a narrow green. The members would tell you that 10, 11 and 12 are the ones that can ruin your card.
David Charles Thomas was a Welsh professional golfer and renowned golf course architect. After retiring from tournament golf due to back and eye problems, Thomas set up a golf course design business. He has designed over 100 courses around the world and his work includes the Brabazon, Derby and PGA National courses at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry with good friend Peter Alliss, also Seve Ballesteros Golf Club – Japan with the great man himself, La Manga West – Spain and many closer to home including Oulton Park, Slaley Hall, Mottram Hall and The Tytherington Club.
We would love you to visit our urban paradise to put your golf to the test and then after your round, sample the friendliest clubhouse with the finest catering or just relax with a drink on our veranda and enjoy the stunning views across the course and the Manchester skyline.
All this makes Houldsworth Golf Club the perfect location for Visitors, Societies and Corporate Golf Days.
Watch our full video aerial introduction to the golf course here
Golf course information
View all of our golf course information including our latest membership offers, image gallery of our golf course, the pro shop and score cards here.
Houldsworth Golf Club offer competitive rates to non-members, make a day of it with one of our society packages and our meal and golf deals.
Our private function room, with spacious verandah offering spectacular views of the golf course provide the perfect setting for your next event.
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