Shropshire is twice the size of its partner county Herefordshire when it comes to the number of golf clubs affiliated to the Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs. The SHUGC administer golf for 36 clubs, two thirds of which are in Shropshire.
Shropshire Ladies’ County Golf Association was inaugurated in 1921, when six clubs joined forces to form the association. The county championship trophy, The Lady Forester Cup, was first played for in 1923, and it’s named after the first President of the association.
The Salop county is easily accessible from just about anywhere in England but Shropshire is far enough away from the madding crowd that it has remained peaceful and unspoilt and the golf is actually rather good and should be closely inspected.
Golf in Shropshire first started at Ludlow Golf Club in 1889 although reports suggest that Bridgnorth Golf Club was founded in the same year. Which club is the oldest we wonder? Since those early beginnings, many fine courses have been developed but few are known outside this unsung golfing county.
Our Shropshire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2019. Click here to read the story.