History

Over 125 years of Golfing History

Doncaster Golf Club was founded in 1884, moving to its current location in 1909. Over many years and some challenges, the Club has developed a golf course that is both an excellent test and enjoyable for all, and with facilities that make it one of the most sought after in the region.

The History of the Club

Doncaster Golf Club was founded in 1894 and moved to its current location in 1909 on land referred to as “The Warren”. This new location presented very sandy ground conditions leading the renowned course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie to refer to the course as “having more the character of the real seaside links among the sand dunes than any inland course I am acquainted with”. Dr Mackenzie visited the course in 1911 and his observations can be viewed by clicking on the link below. The course was extended to 18 holes in 2014 and, over many years, developed into a location renowned for its quality of greens and excellent drainage throughout the year. The next major change occurred in the 1970’s when construction of the M18 motorway took some of the Club’s land and required the construction of several new holes on adjoining land. These new holes were designed by the course architect, Martin Hawtree, and, while they are more parkland in character that the original golf course, they have developed into an excellent addition to the course. A new clubhouse was opened in 1992. Since that time, the Club has continued to make improvements to both the course and services and is now one of the most respected golf clubs in the region.