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History

 

Vechta Welpe Golf Club is located in the grounds of the Welpe Estate, that has a history dating back to the 15th century. At that time it was a large estate and divided into upper and lower Welpe and belonged to two different families.By the end of of the 16th century it was run solely by the von Dorgeloh family, you can still see the coat of arms in the gables of the club house, this outbuilding was built later, the date 1608 can be seen engraved above the main entrance.

Coincidentally in was in this year the first golfclub in the world was founded in Black Heath in London. Under the patrona