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Whittaker Golf Club

Established 1906

Welcome to Whittaker Golf Club

Whittaker Golf Club is a mature moorland course with lush fairways and excellent greens. At 5,666 yards the par 68 course includes 2 par 5s and 6 par 3 holes. See the Course section for a comprehensive guide and card of the course.

If you are planning a countryside break,perhaps for a sporting event, walking, a concert at the fabulous AO Arena, or to enjoy the many architectural and cultural attractions, why not enhance your stay with a round of golf at Whittaker Golf Club. You can be sure of a warm welcome, good hospitality, and excellent golf.

Just 2 miles from the centre of Littleborough, Whittaker Golf Club enjoys a secluded location overlooking the Pennines and Hollingworth Lake. It is a moorland course with immaculate fairways and excellent greens. It is a challenging test of golf for low and high handicap players, alike. To score well you need to be straight and accurate.

Relaxed Atmosphere

Whittaker Golf Club welcomes visitors and golf societies from across the country.

Our Course

Whittaker Golf Club is a mature moorland course with lush fairways and excellent greens. At 5,666 yards the par 68 course includes 2 par 5s and 6 par 3 holes. See the course section for a comprehensive guide and card of the course.


The club holds regular events for members and guests. We’ll update this space soon with 2024’s social calendar.


Whittaker Golf Club proudly supports and nurtures young golfers. We’ll update this space soon with our offerings for Juniors in 2024.

We are also proud sponsors Chadderton U13’s Football Team.


Guest Day Pricing

Our guest pricing is below. Summer pricing is in effect from 1st March, until 31st October. These prices are for a full Days Play. 

Please note the course is not available to Visitors, on Wednesdays and Sundays, as these are Club Competition Days.

We currently operate an Honesty Box System, this is CASH ONLY, with a turn up and play System.

Please repair your pitch marks and divots. Be mindful of the conditions still very damp under foot. Thank you.

Mr Hayama from Tokyo visiting Whittaker Golf Club


The 1906 Club

One of the great benefits of being member of Whittaker Golf club is that the club was founded in 1906

Why is this significant?

Well, over 60 golf clubs were founded in that particular year and around 40 of them went on to establish the 1906 Club.

This is an association of those Clubs founded in 1906 who have agreed to offer courtesy of their courses to members of other 1906 Clubs.

Courtesy golf at all of these clubs isn’t there a catch?

Not really – but the agreement is that golfers can’t play any club within a 50 mile radius of their own club. Although they can be played by paying a green fee of Course!

All other courses in the table below offer courtesy golf, so the opportunity exists to have a day out, visit a club whilst on holiday or plan a trip with friends. There are some stunningly attractive and picturesque courses available to members, as you will see by clicking on the website links. It is possible, of course, that clubs may decide to make a nominal charge or have restrictions on availability depending on their own circumstances.

Unlike the agreement of ‘Reciprocal Golf’ with Lingdale GC and Ormonde Fields GC (where the Club Pro can be contacted) on this occasion it is important to initially make contact via the Club Secretary. Any arrangement will be subject to the traditions and internal commitments of a Club, e.g. competitions, matches and the like.

Please approach the club and complete any documentation they may require in good time. A maximum of eight golfers may take part in this arrangement at any one time as a group

Contact Us

Nigel Stott - Secretary
T: 07803 936309
Paul Devenny - Treasurer
T: 07721 002474
Paul Jones - Competition Secretary
T: 07930 569260

Jamie Hunt PGA

Jamie Hunt PGA qualified & accredited golf professional.

Trackman level 1 & 2 certified coach.

32 + years of professional experience in golf in the UK, Austria and Hong Kong.

I’m very proud and pleased to be associated with Whittaker golf club and be able to coach at this fantastic course.

Whittaker offers a unique opportunity to take lessons and improve on the golf course itself.

It’s ideal for playing lessons, short game sessions and learning to play from a variety of different lies and ground conditions.

Please contact me on 07963040971 for all enquiries.

Coaching philosophy: 

Golf is a game for all, a great challenge to be enjoyed out in nature and proven to be good for you- physically,socially & mentally….Everyone is welcome!

My goal is to make golfers of all levels more confident, accomplished and to get more enjoyment out of their game. I also enjoy welcoming beginners into this great sport.

My aim is to do this in the simplest way possible, with immediate results.

My coaching philosophy is simple, practical and easy to understand, enhancing the individual and their technical skills.

Other interests: Outside of golf I love spending time with my beautiful best friend and partner Carolyn and our full-on family life!

To relax I like to ride my bike, enjoy nature and get lost in a great book.

Favourite golf course: The most picturesque course I have played is Torrey Pines, in California. Absolutely gorgeous venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Number 1 on the bucket list is the old course, St.Andrews.

Favourite golfer: I have too many! Let’s say Seve for style and short game, Trevino for ball striking and Jack Nicklaus for course and self-management.

Best shot you’ve seen: Seve’s final putt in the 84 Open at St. Andrews, pure joy.

Your golf idols: Seve, Trevino, Nicklaus and Tiger.

  • Junior Golf Lessons
  • Junior Academy
  • Putting Lessons
  • Short Game Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Women only Group Lessons
  • Beginners Lessons
  • Advanced Lessons
  • Mental Game
  • Break 100
  • Break 90
  • Break 80
  • Add 10 Yards
  • Over 50s Lessons
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Bunker Area
  • Video Analysis
  • Launch Monitor
  • Studio
  • Simulator

Lesson Tariffs:

                        Non Member       WGC Member

30 Mins                    £22                         £19

60 Mins                    £40                         £35

3 x 60 Mins            £110                      £100

9 Hole

Playing Lesson        £75                         £65

                                                      The Golf Shack                                                          
Jamie Hunt Tel:  07963040971


We are currently inviting applications for playing membership for men, ladies and juniors.

The club runs an active social programme.

If you would like to apply, or know anyone who would be interested in joining Whittaker Golf Club, please contact us for further information.

Special Membership Offer

£ 335 First Year
  • No Waiting List
  • No Joining Fee
  • No Interview
  • Access to the 1906 Club, Offering a free / generously discounted round to over 40 courses (T&Cs apply)

Safe Golf

At WGC we want all children and adults to enjoy playing golf in a safe environment. To support this we are a “SafeGolf ” accredited club. The SafeGolf accreditation process became part of the England Golf affiliation process from April 2021.

SafeGolf consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf. This will be achieved through a unique partnership which has the ability to influence and act as advocate for safeguarding across the golfing landscape, developing a consistent approach towards ensuring that all people have a fun, safe and positive experience when playing golf.

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