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Elmstead Golf Club, Sundridge Park, Bromley.

The club was founded in 1907. The secretary was R M Filmer, the club had a membership of 70. The amateur course record was held by G L Mellin with a score of 77. The changing rooms and professional’s shop were located in the stables of the mansion. 

The Elmstead club occupied the parkland to the south of the Mansion. The 9-hole course, played twice, measured 5,880 yards and was laid out on gravel and sand. There were railway stations at Sundridge Park ¾ mile and Elmstead ¼ mile from the course.

 

Elmstead Golf Club. Course layout.

Layout of the nine-hole Elmstead course.

 

Elmstead Golf Club. Course on 1909 O.S map.

Sundridge Park, location of the Elmstead course, although not marked on this map. © Crown Copyright {1909}

 

In 1914 the secretary was N Lewis, The Mansion, Sundridge Park, Bromley, telephone 436. The professional from 1913 to the early 1920s was H Brown. There was a club membership of 90. The entry fees were £1/1/0 for full members and 10/6 for five day. Subs were £3/13/6 full and £2/2/0, five day. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day on introduction. Ladies were allowed to play seven days a week. Sunday play was allowed with caddies.

In 1922 the secretary was Frank H Wood, 17 Queens Road, Bromley. Telephone Gerard 6360. The professional to the clubs closure was L Searle. 9 hole course with a membership of 150. Amateur course record held by G L Mellin with a score of 77. Visitors’ on introduction were now 2/- a day, 10/- a week and 20/- a month.

In 1930 the secretary was C G Grant, 62 Babbacombe Road, Bromley. Amateur course record now held by H D Gillies 75. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 2/- a day, weekend and Bank Holidays 5/- before 1pm and 3/6 after, 12/6 a week and 25/- a month.

Elmstead Golf Club disappeared in the early 1930s.

The area once occupied by the Elmstead club now forms part of the Sundridge Park East course.