Sandiway Golf Club, established in 1920 is a very highly-rated 18-hole course set in mixed heath and woodland and blessed with wonderful natural drainage due to its sandy substrate. It was originally designed by Ted Ray, the first Ryder Cup Captain. In 1925, Harry Colt was commissioned to further the development and more recently, in 1955 the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes were relocated to a design of Fred Hawtree.
From the white tees and at par 70 with standard scratch 72 an enjoyable test of any golfers' ability is ensured whatever his or her handicap.
Drive along the A556 on the Manchester to Chester route between the villages of Hartford and Sandiway on the Northwich bypass and you could be forgiven for missing a sign on the left that denotes Sandiway Golf Club. If you missed the sign you would have driven past the entrance to one of the finest clubs and one of the highest quality inland golf courses in the region. That opinion is supported by the fact that over the years Sandiway has been singled out to host international, national, regional and local championships. So many, in fact, it would take too much space to list them all. Suffice to say they briefly include the qualifying events for the Open Championship, the Girls' British Open Championship, the PGA Club Professionals' Championship and a number of Cheshire and Northern County Championships.
Its fairways are generous, but tree-lined with mature oak, beech and birch; the classic inland course trees predominate, and the picturesque back nine offers unrivalled views of Petty Pool, an old Cheshire mere, which forms a stunning backcloth, particularly on the eleventh and twelfth holes. The greens, although small by modern standards, are of the quality expected on a championship course. Visitors, as a fourball, or indeed as a party in the form of a golf society or a corporate business group are always welcome. Visitors become temporary members of the club for the time they are with us and are therefore able to enjoy the delights of the restaurant, with excellent food prepared by our award-winning chefs.
From the golf club website.