Richard Harrison of Hoyle House Farm, had a dream to build his own golf course on a beautiful piece of land which his family had rented for almost a century, prior to his purchase of the property in the 1970`s. The land that Richard purchased had previously been owned by the Bradford mill owner and philanthropist, Sir Titus Salt.
Richard`s dream came to fruition in 1995 when he opened Crow Nest Park Golf Club. The 9 hole course was opened on a pay & play basis, with a 5 day membership also available. Within 12 months the membership option was increased and a 7 day option was introduced
Local MP Sir Donald Thompson opened the clubhouse during 1995 and also gave his name to the Clubs oldest competition – The Thompson Trophy.
The Harrison family enjoyed 16 years as proprietors of Crow Nest Park Golf Club until Sept 2011 when they sold their interest & land to Mick & Sue Stansfield. As a show of respect and appreciation to the Harrison family, the members presented Richard & Marjorie Harrison with a painting of the golf course during the Club`s presentation evening in October 2011.
In January 2012, again as a mark of respect and as an indication of the members strength of appreciation to the Club`s founders, the members lounge was named the Harrison Lounge and a sign was erected to reflect the change.