In May 1905 sufficient numbers had enrolled with the golf club to necessitate the need for a Clubhouse, fortunately the original leas included Hollin Bank Farm. so a small committee was set up to turn the Barn into a club room.
The men certainly had their priorities right when they agreed to purchase of the Billiard Table soon after the clubhouse was developed.
In 1908 the Council of the time approved spending of £50 to make alterations to the clubhouse and locker room.
In 1909 the club purchased a “spider and rest for the billiard table” but more significantly in the same year a telephone was installed in the clubhouse with an extension bell to the kitchen, the cost for a call was 2d.
In 1912 dry rot was found in the clubhouse floor and council minutes suggest work went on to eradicate this over the next 3 years.
In 1920 after the war, membership picked up and the council met to determine how to improve the clubhouse facilities. Several schemes were put forward but scheme number four was agreed at a estimated cost of £2,950 and the new clubhouse was opened in 1923.
Many alterations have been made since then to improve our facilities but the main façade looking over the course is still prominent next to the extension added in the 1970’s.
The club house has a warm and friendly atmosphere and superb views we are sure visitors will enjoy.
BURNLEY GOLF CLUB was founded in 1905 and was originally known as The Glen View Golf Club. The course was originally mapped out in 1905 by George Lowe the professional at Lytham St Annes. In 1908 the course was redesigned by Alec (Sandy) Herd, former British Open Champion.
In December 1929 the course was visited by James Braid, 5 times British Open winner and renowned golf course designer. James Braid introduced three new holes, over thirty bunkers and several new tee beds and mounds. The local paper called it extravagant!
The layout of the course still remains the same after all this time, which is a testament to James Braid, who at the time said of the course; "In time it will become a course of distinction and will need little or no constructive alteration." He also went on to say that, "The course is beautifully situated, undulating but not unduly so."
Glen View is laid out on open moorland, but the water courses and terrain give the 18 holes variety and sporting character, all of which give strong appeal to golfers of all standards.