Hilton Park Golf Club History
According to the published history of Hilton Park Golf Club, James
Braid, "well-known Golf Professional and Architect" designed
the Club's first course.
A view of Hilton Park
My Dad, Thomas Manclark,
grew up in Scotland near Hilton Park where his father was the Club
Maker, Bartender and Professional. Fond memories included mowing
the fairways with a horse drawn swather and herding sheep through
The construction of the first course, now called
"Hilton," was entrusted to Messrs. Hawtree and J.H. Taylor
of London, to be laid out to the specification of James Braid and
under his supervision. This course, the work on which commenced
early in 1927, was rapidly completed in spite of very bad weather,
and was unofficially opened for play in June, 1928. (Source: The
Hilton Park Golf Club, published by The Golf Clubs Association,
Hilton Course playcard.
Click for larger view.