The Padeswood course was left derelict until 1932 when Arthur Joseph, holidaying in the area, spotted an ideal prospect and decided that he could make the land into a good golf course.
At the time he was the professional at Mellor and Towncliffe Golf Club, Derbyshire, and already had to his credit the design and construction of the 18 hole Great Ormes Head Golf course at Llandudno in 1903 and the Mellor Golf Course in 1919.
It is also believed that he was the professional at Bury Golf Club in 1913.
Arthur set up as a tenant at the Bridge Inn, Padeswood (now demolished), in 1932. Having obtained a lease from the Fairbairn-Eyton estate and a licence for playing golf from Mold Golf Club, he began to reconstruct the course.
He drained water from the ground into a stream that meandered though the course and all the groundwork was carried out single-handedly with just a spade and wheelbarrow !!!
Gradually the course took shape and the newly constructed 9 hole course at Padeswood came into being.
Arthur Joseph was at this time the proprietor of the club, the professional and the greenkeeper. He had declared in a circular to prospective members in March 1933, that the course would be open for play as from April 1st. He had, however, little response possibly because he had set the annual fees to high
(1 guinea for Ladies, 2 Guineas for Gentlemen and 15 shillings for Juveniles.)
When the 20 prospective members met in the inaugural A.G.M., the club officials were appointed and members were elected to serve on a 'general committee', which was to consist of 12 with four seats allocated to Lady members.
The annual subscription was set at half a crown, with a request for a voluntary donation to defray the cost of a new clubhouse.
The first main officials of the club were: - President - Mr Fairbairn-Eyton, Captain - Mr. T C Jones, Lady Captain - Miss Mostyn, Joint Secretaries - Dr Dobson and Mr. W Owen, Ladies Secretary - Miss D Cropper.
The minutes of subsequent meetings up to 1939 show a steady increase of players up to a total of 67 by the outbreak of war. The minutes themselves make fascinating reading and show how these pioneer members established their local rule, competitions, organised social functions and fundraising activities.