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History 2017-05-09T09:08:05+00:00

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS SINCE 1905

Stockport Golf Club was founded in 1905. The present 18-hole course, primarily designed by Sandy Herd the 1902 Open Champion, lies in rural woodland close to the Derbyshire and Cheshire border. The course layout often attracts plaudits from both golf writers and the discerning visitor.

The course has attracted many famous golfers over the years, including Harry Vardon, James Braid and John Henry Taylor, who played an exhibition match with Sandy Herd when the present course was officially opened. Between them they had won the Open Championship 18 times. In 1929, the American Ryder Cup team, including global legends Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagan, played against a team of local amateurs in front of a crowd of six to seven thousand people.

In more recent years, the Club has played host to the Open Regional Qualifier and many major County Championships. It was during an Open Qualifier at the club in 2002 that Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters Champion, shot a 64 to set a new course record.  The Club also hosts the prestigious Stockport Salver, part of the Cheshire Cat which is a World Ranking event full details of which can be found in the visitors section this site

The Club is extremely proud  both of the high quality and presentation of the course and of the excellent standard of catering and hospitality provided by our staff. The wonderful service provided by Paul Hill, our Club Steward, his wife Tina and a very able team, has earned an enviable reputation in the region for delivering a total golfing experience. Rarely a day goes by without the Secretary receiving a compliment about the warm welcome, high quality of food and excellent service.

CURRENT RECORD HOLDERS

David Peel (a) 64
Elisabeth Wilson (a) 68

Throughout its history, the course has been remodelled a number of times and record holders.

1936 Ambrose Todd (a) 68
1937 Alf Padgham (p) 67
1967 Rodney Gorton (a) 65
1989 Jonathan R Whittaker (a) 67
1998 David Shacklady (p) 66
2002 Charl Schwartzel (a) 64

“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst”

Sam Snead

“I never played a round when I didn’t learn something about the game”

Ben Hogan

“Hit the shot you know you can hit, not the one you think you should”

Bob Rotella

“A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke”

Jack Nicklaus

“The most important shot in golf is the next one”

Ben Hogan

“Golf is a fame that’s played on a 5” course – the distance between your ears”

Bobby Jones

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