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Top Tracer Driving Range Open to the Public

Wednesday 12th June 2024

The range comprises 14 floodlit bays (9 covered Toptracer bays and 5 none Toptracer bays in the open), and a target area that will cater for the 300+yd "big-hitters".
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Lady Captain Skydive for Charity

Thursday 4th April 2024

My 'piece de resistance' for the year will be a tandem skydive on Friday 6th September with the Black Knights at Cockerham. This is sure to test my aerodynamic skills and structural health....
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Sunday 21st July 2024

Course Status

Ashton & Lea Golf Club: Golf course status GREEN, course is fully open with trolleys and buggies allowed.


Latest Open Result

Latest Open Result

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Par 71 course measures 6359 yards from the white tees, 6112 from the yellows tees and 5508 from the ladies tees. Ashton & Lea is a fairly flat course and provides a fair test of golf for players of all abilities, but it is a course that requires the player to think and plot their way round.....  read more


THE ACADEMY

We are proud to offer our high quality coaching and practice facility to all members of the public where golfers of all abilities can benefit from top class coaching from our professional staff and excellent practice facilities.

Whichever aspect of your game you want to improve,  there is the TopTracer Driving Range and the Short Game Facility - probably the best in the area..... read more



VISITOR INFORMATION

A warm welcome always awaits visitors at Ashton & Lea Golf Club whether as part of a society or simply paying a green fee.  We are proud of our course and believe others will enjoy it too.  You will find a friendly and professional welcome from all members of staff from the pro shop to the office.... read more


LATEST OPEN RESULTS

6th July 2024 :  Club Fundraiser 

25th June 2024 : Seniors Open


PRO SHOP

Our team of qualified PGA professionals are dedicated to helping you enjoy better golf. For some of you this will involve reducing your handicap to the lowest it’s ever been, whilst for others it’ll be about giving you the confidence to enjoy your time on the course with friends. Whatever you want from this game, we’re here to help every step of the way... read more



MEMBERSHIP

Becoming a member of a golf club is one of the biggest decisions you will make as a golfer. Why not have a read of just some of the reasons Ashton & Lea Golf Club might be the right decision for you! The Club has an excellent, modern driving range and short game practice area, as well as a state of the art putting studio..... read more


CLUB FACILITIES

Ashton & Lea Golf Club has a valued reputation in hosting Wedding Days and Evening Receptions. Our Packages have been designed and produced to ensure that your future celebration lives up to your wildest dreams.... read more


Ashton & Lea Golf Club also offers an ideal location to hold all types of functions & Conferences in our Alston or Calvert Suite or in the main bar & lounge area which can hold up 150 guests.... read more



THE HISTORY OF ASHTON & LEA GOLF CLUB

The early years of the twentieth century saw the beginning of the Ashton & Lea Golf Club; historically that is, for it all began in 1908 as Ashton Golf Club.  The name was obviously taken from the area of Preston where the course was located.

In 1906, the Port Authority of Preston had purchased a large parcel of land from Sir James de Houghton adjoining their dock development site. A councillor R.V. Brocklehurst, representing a group of local gentlemen, entered into an agreement with port Authority to rent the said land for purpose of constructing a golf course and clubhouse.

The Ashton Golf Club ceased its activities at Ashton marsh in 1911 when Preston Corporation requisitioned the land for municipal purposes. The members were determined to carry on and suitable land was found about 3.5 miles from the centre of Preston at Lea in 1912.

The Club took a new title of Ashton & Lea Golf Club and started as a 9 hole course, in 1913 the course was first registered on 14th Feb, and in 1914 it was extended to 18 holes. The war clouds were gathering and with the outbreak of hostilities, the club allowed parts of the course to be turned over to food production, the course again returned to nine holes.

In 1920 the priority was a new club house, this was built of wooden construction, and two years later they returned to 18 hole course. Things never run smoothly for long and disaster struck in 1927 a fire destroyed the Club House.

A new club house was built of brick and opened in 1928 adjacent to Blackpool Road a truly attractive building and still occupying the site today, though somewhat altered, the home of B.N.F.L. complex of sport facilities.

The start of World War 2 in 1939 the course had to be reduced to 9 holes for food production. When the War was over, the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority had built a large works complex and was seeking land. The club gave up their Club House and 2 fairways to provide housing estate and sports facilities.

Virtually starting from scratch once again after the War, the Ashton & Lea Golf Club moved across the brook, past Tudors Farm and established a wooden building on the site of present club house.

The present club house was built in 1993/4 and some of the wooden structure is still to be seen to this day.

In April 2019, a new state of the art driving range and short game facility was added to the Club's facilities 





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