Dunham Forest’s stunning course was originally laid out in 1960 as a 9 hole course which within a few years had expanded to 13 holes to follow the picturesque contours of the natural landscape.
In the mid-1970s the final 5 holes were completed to give us the full 18 hole layout we see today. Those final holes were designed by ex-Ryder Cup player and renowned international course designer Dave Thomas, who had only recently finished a successful spell as Head Professional at Dunham and maintained a close association with the club for the rest of his life.
The course continues and will continue to evolve and the Thomas family, in the guise of Dave’s son Paul, himself a successful course designer, are still greatly involved in that evolution. The club is proud to be custodians of what is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful parkland golf courses in the UK.
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