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Downe Golf Club, Orpington, Kent.

Downe Golf Club first appeared in the mid 1920s. In 1930 the secretary was Lieutenant Colonel K A Plimpton DSO. The professional was A Macdonald and the greenkeeper  H Lovejoy. An 18 hole course with a membership of 350. Course records were, amateur B Darwin 70 and professional H Cotton and A Macdonald 67. Visitors’ fees, 2/6 a day, 10/- a day Weekends and Bank Holidays, 5/- with a member . The station at Orpington was 3 ½ miles away. Local hotel was the Queens Head.

 

Downe Golf Club, Orpington, Kent. View of the course.

 

Downe Golf Club, Orpington, Kent. View of the course.

 

Downe Golf Club, Orpington, Kent. The Golf Links.

“Downe Golf Links” Authors Collection.

 

From the mid 1930s to 1947 the address was Downe Golf Club, Keston, Kent, telephone Biggin Hill 42. The secretary was H A Welch. The professional was still A MacDonald the greenkeeper was now J Eagle. The 18 holes had a SSS and Par of74, membership throughout this period was 300. Course records were now, amateur  B A Etherington 69, professional A Macdonald 66. Fees unchanged. Station at Bromley 5 miles.

Became West Kent Golf Club. West Kent moved to Downe from Bickley following WW2.