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History of Bootle Golf Course

After an 8 month delay due to a fire, the Mayor of Bootle teed off at 1.00pm on Saturday 19th May 1934. The first hole at that time followed the course of today's 10th hole. Like many thousands of golfers to follow, the Mayor started with a bogey.

 

Bootle's latest sporting facility had cost a total of £32,000 and it's attractions included the pavillion style clubhouse, a common room, a smoke room' locker rooms for both male and female golfers and "excellent catering facilities".

 

At that time a round of golf cost the equivalent 5p and the annual contract was £2.05p.

 

The was constructed on the site of the former Aintree ammunitions works and covered a total of 99 acres. The layout was designed by a well know pofessional Fred Stephens, who was also responsible for the original course designs at Kirkby and Bowring.

 

An official function was held to celebrate the opening of the course and this was attended by the Mayors of local boroughs and a large number of Councillors. The creation of a golf 'club' was mentioned in some of the speeches with Alderman Smith warning against the formation of cliques. Alderman Mahon expressed his hope that not only would there be a club, but also a 'nineteenth hole'.

 

At the same function a silver cup, to be played for in open competitions, was donated to Bootle Corporation by a firm of Liverpool jewellers - J.B.G. Peters.