History of Okehampton Golf Club

Sydney Simmons opens the course by driving from the 1st tee

The Early Years

The golf course was founded in 1913 and designed by 5 time open champion JH Taylor who initially opened up a nine hole course.

The course was extended in 1923 to 18 holes with TAYLOR and Alex HERD (Open champion in 1903) played a match in the morning followed by a medal in the afternoon.

Moore's Marathon

On Sunday 25th June at 4.15am in 1972, Okehampton Golf Club Member, Micheal Moore began a record breaking round of golf.

He completed his days golf at 9pm, playing 15 rounds and 6 holes in continuous play - walking about 50 miles. He was assisted by a number of members who acted as caddies and he raised at least £150 for the town and club.

His achievement, along with others are recorded on the clubs honours board which hangs in the Clubhouse.

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Following the Government announcement yesterday regarding restriction of movement it is with regret that the Club and Course will be closed with immediate effect. This will be reviewed in three weeks following further Government Guidance.
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