West Hill Golf Club

The First Hole in 1939

Creation and Development of the Golf Course

This page holds archived documents concerning the creation and development of West Hill. Click on the links to view the full document

James Braid's Letter to G Lubbock 1911

Braid’s letter to Geoffrey Lubbock dated 1.12.11 which mentions aspects of the design of West Hill

Jannion's Letter to G. Lubbock 1919

A letter from Jannion, first course manager, to Geoffrey Lubbock dated 21.08.19 with details of ongoing work on the course, publicity and membership. Mention is made of the use of leaf mould as top dressing for the greens.

WHGC Course Guide 1939

This guide was written by Bernard Darwin and features photographs of a number of holes as well as suggestions for how to play them.

Course For Sale Ad 1953

The advertisement appeared in Country Life in August 1953. A lease for 40 years was on offer with the option to purchase the freehold after 10 years. Shows views of the clubhouse and first hole.

Japanese Proposed Bid 1972

Daily Mail article reporting on a bid to purchase West Hill.

Course Freehold Purchase 1974

A portfolio of documents relating to the course purchase.

Course Purchase Continued

More documents concerning the course purchase.

Sprinklers for the greens

This undated letter concerns the installation of sprinklers for the greens.

Clubhouse and 18th Green 1984

Aerial photographs taken on the occasion of the 75th anniversary. The putting green is seen to the right of the green.

Woodland Conservation Plan 1993

This 1993 plan paved the way for tree management which is in full swing at the time of writing, August 2016.

Woodland Management 2016

Before and after photographs of the tree management programme of 2016. Over 2,000 trees were removed. A full account of the programme is included in this document.

Course Report 2017

Report by John Watts, Chairman of the Greens Committee.

Heather Regeneration 2017

Account by Ben Edwards, Course Manager, of ongoing programme to manager heather on the course.

Course Report Autumn 2017

Course Report Winter 2019

Report by Ben Edwards, course manager.

Course Evolution 1908-2020

Account by Terry Atkinson, club archivist.

Greens Report Summer 2020

Report by Ben Edwards, course manager.

COVID at West Hill 2020

Course Report Spring 2021

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