Rawdon 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.