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the golf course
A delightful parkland course with stunning views
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Course Overview

A delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay to the east and Dartmoor to the west.

The Torquay New Golf Course Company Limited was incorporated in 1909 and a large tract of land was let to the Company. The lands were certain farm pastures at Petitor, in use at Easter for a steeplechase meeting, and, being within the Urban District of St Marychurch and scenically attractive, were regarded as ideally suitable for golf. The professional of the Links at Westward Ho! was instructed to layout the new course.

On 20th May 1911, the new clubhouse was opened, and had the appearance of a cricket pavilion. The opening was celebrated with an exhibition match over 18 holes in which were engaged two of the reigning peers of Golf, Harry Vardon and J.H. Taylor, at a fee of ten guineas each, with amateurs C.V.L. Hooman and A.G.M. Croome. To engage the services of Vardon and Taylor at that period was a superb effort. Harry Vardon had already won 'The Open Championship' on four occasions and he went on to win again 2 months after opening Torquay Golf Club, in July 1911.

Hole White
Yards
White
Yellow
Yards
Yellow
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
Red
Yards
Red
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
1 405 401 4 7 397 4 9
2 163 143 3 15 138 3 13
3 430 414 4 1 415 5 7
4 431 406 4 3 401 5 15
5 369 356 4 9 344 4 3
6 356 340 4 11 329 4 5
7 390 389 4 5 324 4 11
8 288 266 4 6 260 4 1
9 170 160 3 13 160 3 8
10 302 295 4 17 282 4 17
11 446 422 4 2 430 5 14
12 170 152 3 14 101 3 16
13 538 526 5 16 524 5 2
14 166 153 3 8 142 3 10
15 388 371 4 4 325 4 4
16 364 359 4 12 345 4 6
17 292 256 4 18 234 4 18
18 158 150 3 10 150 3 12
In 2824 2684 34 2533 35
Out 3002 2875 34 2768 36
Total 5826 5559 68 5301 71