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Gravesend Golf Club. 

This club and course appeared in the early 1900s. The course was located between Great Clane Marshes and Filborough Marshes, the clubhouse was near the junction of Higham Road and Castle Lane. The course was still appearing on O.S maps into the 1920s. 

In September 1903 the PGA southern section qualifying competition for the “News of the World” match play tournament was held at Acton Golf Club (now defunct). The Gravesend professional, A Gray, qualified with a score of 76+70=146.

It was reported in 1909 that The Right Hon. A J Balfour M.P., had accepted an invitation to open the “new” Gravesend Golf Links on November 26th 1909. He was to be accompanied by the Right Hon. Alfred Lyttelton M.P., who would join in a match with two professionals.  

 

Gravesend Golf Club, Kent. Course location at Chalk.

Above map shows the location of the Gravesend course and clubhouse. Reproduced from the {1909} Ordnance Survey Map.

 

Gravesend Golf Club, Kent. The former course on the proposed Thames Crossing.AC

Aerial view of the planned Thames Crossing with the former Gravesend course marked.