‘The Common Pastures’ Pitch & Putt Course
All pitch & putt golf and hire of clubs is currently free of charge
In 1135 the area of land on which the golf course and thevillageofBrinkworthlies was known asBraydonForest. This was a royal forest for hunting and covered an area of approximately 46 square miles.
Between 1300 and 1630 the area of the forest was greatly reduced and in the latter year theForestwas enclosed and the Court of the Exchequer cancelled all common rights there. The purlieus of the forest were enclosed shortly afterwards.
The north and western section of Brinkworth tithing’s, part of the purlieus, totalling some 1,000 acres remained with the lord of the manor and these were subsequently converted into farmland.
The smaller sections to the east and south-east, totalling some 250 acres, became common land for the tenants and copyholders of Brinkworth manor.
Smaller common pastures remained at locations in the north of the parish. The holes on our pitch and put course have been named after some of these common pastures.
Hole No. 1 ‘Barnes Green’
’Hole No.2 ‘Clitchbury Green’
Hole No. 3’ Giles Green’
Hole No. 4 ‘Dollakers Green’
Hole No. 5 ‘Hulberts Green’
Hole No. 6 ‘Sundays Hill’
PITCH & PUTT RULES & CONDITION OF USE
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS COURSE UNTIL YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OF USE
For safety reasons all children under 12 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. This does not necessitate the adult playing. Supervision can be carried out from the seating area adjacent too the first tee.
Only those playing golf or supervising are allowed onto the course
Never play a shot if you think it may endanger another person of cause damage to property
Don’t tee off until preceding players have cleared the green.
Golf balls and clubs can cause serious or fatal injuries, make sure when you swing that you do not endanger others around you
Shout ‘FORE’ if you miss-hit a shot and it looks like it might hit other players.
Please allow approaching cars to pass before playing the holes near the road
Player may carry one pitching wedge and one putter. The use of other clubs and drivers is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
Start play on a hole from the tees & play in the correct order
No more than four players allowed in a single group.
Replace all divots
Slower groups must allow faster groups to play through.
Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times; no high heels allowed.
Only one ball per player.
ON THE GREENS
DO NOT tee off from the greens. If your ball lands on a green other than the one intended, move it on to the fairway and play from there
DO NOT run or jump on the greens
Play only with a putter on the greens
The management take no responsibility for injury or damage to property.
This is the responsibility of players and where applicable supervising adults