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Coldhams Common

Coldham’s Common

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Coldhams Common

“[One of my favourite spaces in Cambridge is] Coldhams Common; it’s been a godsend in lockdown”

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The University course on Coldham’s Common, just off the Newmarket Road, was established in 1875 by W T Linskill. Originally a nine-hole course it was eventually extended to 18-holes.

Map of proposed railway track across site of golf course on Coldham’s Common c.1890s

The prize meeting took place on Monday 15 November 1880 on the University Green, Coldham Common. Rain fell heavily all afternoon making play difficult.

Report of golf match on Coldham’s Common 1884

The course moved in the 1900s to Whitwell Hill, between Coton and Baton.

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