Lindrick Golf Club
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Lindrick Golf Club is a golf course in South Yorkshire and is also a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). The SSSI covers 22 hectares (54 acres) and was designated for its biological interest. The site was notified in 1987.
The course is situated on the main A57 trunk road running between Sheffield and Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of Worksop. Although the course was affiliated to the Yorkshire Golf Union, part of the course is in Nottinghamshire.
Founded in 1891, the course was originally nine holes, but was extended to 18 holes in 1894. The last major changes to the course layout occurred in 1932, to avoid two holes being played over the A57.
Currently Holes 1–11 and Hole 18 are situated on the south side of the A57, with Holes 12–17 being on the north side. Due to the problems in securing the safety of large numbers of spectators crossing the road, major professional golf tournaments are unlikely to be held at the course in the foreseeable future. However the course now has two tunnels providing safe crossing of the A57. The course plays host to a number of leading amateur tournaments, and is a regular venue for Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship.
The 1957 Ryder Cup was played at Lindrick, resulting in the only post-war victory for Great Britain & Ireland, captained by Dai Rees. The Curtis Cup was played on the course in 1960, and the Women's British Open has been held at the course on two occasions – in 1977 and 1988.
Marian Rae, the President of England Golf, is a member.
- "Lindrick Golf Course - Site Notified to the Secretary of State on the 30th July 1987" (PDF). English Nature. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
The SSSI supports the largest and one of the most diverse areas of limestone grassland in South Yorkshire.
- "Masters 2016: Danny Willett - the making of an Augusta champion". BBC Sport. 11 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
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