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Balham Golf Club. 

The club was founded in 1895. 

The following report is from the St James's Gazette Friday 1st November 1895. "Professional Golf Match - The Balham Golf Club has arranged a thirty-six holes match between Ben Sayers of North Berwick and its own professional A Thomson, who originally hailed from the same locality as Sayers. The first eighteen-holes will start at 11 am on Saturday, November 9th, and the second eighteen holes at 1.45 pm. Members of other golf clubs will be welcomed by the committee of the Balham Club to witness the match, which will be played on the links at Hyde Farm - about five minutes' walk from Balham Station."

The Balham Golf Club name was short lived. In 1896 it became North Surrey Golf Club (also now defunct) with a course on Mitcham Road, Streatham.


Balham Golf Club, London. Hyde Farm location of the former course.

Hyde Farm (Athletic Grounds). Reproduced from the {1895} Ordnance Survey Map.


The Google Map below pinpoints the former Hyde Farm and Athletic Ground, location of the Balham golf course.