Golf & Lawn Tennis Club was originally
a tennis and croquet club which dated
back to the mid 1870's. The golf club was established in 1896
when around 40 acres of rough agricultural land was purchased
for the playing of golf.
The club can lay
claims to the course being designed by Vardon who must have been
approached for his ideas on getting the best out of the naturally
undulating terrain. Vardon's original course plan can still be
seen hanging in the clubhouse to this day.
The course has undergone
considerable changes over the past 100 years and although the
croquet is long since a thing of the past, the club has always
been known for is unique blend of both golf and tennis. The golf
course is widely recognised as one of the best nine hole courses
in the country.