Situated on the east coast of England, Lincolnshire is a largely flat, rural area where residents enjoy a pace of life that is somewhat slower than that found in other, more bustling parts of England. Covering an area of over two and a half thousand square miles, the county stretches from the Lincolnshire fens in the south to the more industrialised Humber Estuary around Scunthorpe and Grimsby in the north.
The Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs was formed in 1900 – ten years after Burghley Park, the first club in the county, was founded – when thirteen clubs affiliated. Today, there are 51 clubs in membership of the Union, which itself is a member of the Midland Golf Union (joining in 1921). The Lincolnshire Union currently looks after the golfing interests of around 20,000 male golfers, organising competitions for a variety of age groups within the county.
Lincolnshire Ladies’ County Golf Association is the governing body for female amateur golfers in the county and its stated objectives are to a) uphold the rules of England Golf, b) enforce the CONGU system of handicapping, c) promote the interests of women’s golf in Lincolnshire and to encourage young golfers, and d) maintain, administer and regulate a County Championship and other competitions or leagues.
The English Golf Union has its headquarters in the lovely little village of Woodhall Spa in the East Lindsey district and it’s here that you’ll find one of the finest inland courses in all of England. Named after its former owner, Colonel Stafford Vere Hotchkin, the Hotchkin comprises 18 holes of a wonderful 36-hole golf complex that really should be sampled by each and every EGU member at some time.
Our Lincolnshire golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.