As any ex-CEGB employee will probably confirm, there was a time when nearly every Power Station had its own golf course, albeit in most cases, a pitch and putt or at best, par 3 course. Rugeley Power Station was no exception. Shortly after the Power Station opened in 1961, the employees' Sports & Social Club was formed, and one of the first activities to be established was a Golf Society. A small area of land was made available to the golfers and by the end of the 60's, a 6-hole pitch and putt course was in use. Another, much bigger area of land became available and was converted into 5 new holes. These are still in use as holes 1 to 5 of the current course. The 6 pitch and putt holes were converted into 4 very challenging par 3's and the resulting 9-hole course was long enough to be officially recognised as a course by the Staffordshire Union. The name of Lakeside Golf Club was adopted when affiliation to the County Union was completed in 1975.
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