Getting Back Into The Swing…

Super-friendly and with immaculately kept greens and fairways, Stonyhurst Park Golf Club represents great value too

Stonyhurst Park Golf Club has been described as a nine-hole gem in the heart of the Ribble Valley and that couldn’t be more true. It’s a pristine course, with fabulous views and lots of wildlife. It presents a perfect opportunity for those who are taking up golf, returning to the game, looking for a handicap or simply wanting to enjoy a relaxed couple of hours playing the sport they love.

For players, the Stonyhurst Park course represents a nine-hole challenge amidst peace and tranquillity. With greens and fairways kept in tip-top condition, it’s not an easy course but it’s certainly a friendly one and anyone who joins as a new member gets an exceptionally warm welcome.

“Whilst we are a small club, we offer many opportunities,” says former captain, Mark Shaw. “We have regular Sunday competitions with prizes and medals. There are also strong, active Seniors and Ladies’ sections. In addition, we have reciprocal agreements with other courses across Lancashire and Yorkshire, giving members the chance to play at other clubs, which makes it very sociable.”

With a small clubhouse incorporating a kitchen and changing facilities, ample parking next to the course (which overlooks the magnificent Stonyhurst College), the golf club comes alive at this time of year as the playing season gets underway.

At the course’s ‘barn hole’, players can often spot the barn owl that lives there. Deer can also be seen, along with hares and vividly coloured kingfishers. A round at Stonyhurst Park Golf Club is not just about the golf!

The history of the course dates back to the late 1800s when it was recorded: “A nine-hole course of some 2,500 yards was laid out in the old deer park.”

During WWII parts of the course were ploughed for home food production as part of the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign and the course was also used by the military as a training ground for the local Home Guard.

As well as the club’s history, wildlife and wonderful views, there are other numerous benefits when one becomes a member of Stonyhurst Park – it is an unusually informal golf club, relaxed and extremely friendly. Across the board, from adults to juniors, membership is also great value too. “We are the best value nine-hole course in Lancashire,” says Mark, who has been a member for 25 years. “It’s a little jewel of a club.”

Visitors are also most welcome to play at SPGC. Simply go to the website and book online to enjoy extremely competitive visitor rates.

Full seven-day membership for adults £450, young golfers (18-22) £190, juniors (13-18) £95, juniors (8-12) £60 and social members £10.

If you wish to discuss membership please contact Mark Shaw on 07860 210445

Stonyhurst Park Golf Club
Hurst Green
Blackburn BB7 9QB
01254 826478



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