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Camber Castle Golf Club, Winchelsea, Sussex.

The club first appeared in the 1920s. 

In 1932/3 the secretary was E G Mattingley, Upper Snailham House, Icklesham. The professional was H Prowse and the green-keeper E Mepham. The membership was 112. Eighteen-holes the visitors’ fees were 2/6 a round and 4/- a day. 

In the mid 1930s the secretary was C H Corlyon the professional was H Prowse and the greenkeeper E Mepham. 18-hole course with a club membership of 120. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a round and 4/- a day. Sunday play was allowed. Railway stations at Winchelsea 1 ½ miles and Rye 2 miles. Local hotel was the New Inn.

 

Camber Castle Golf Club, Winchelsea. View of the Castle and course.

The golf course around Camber Castle can clearly be made out on the above picture. Image courtesy of www.RyeHarbour.net

 

The following is from the book Rye Golf Club, the first 90 years by Denis Vidler, it says "...the first Artisans Golf Club which was founded in the early thirties and attached to the eighteen hole Camber Castle Golf Club ... when the Camber Castle course closed in 1938 and the Artisans were without a home ... the powers that be ... offer(ed) them a home with the Rye Golf Club". 

The Rye Golf Club book states that the course closed in 1938. However, the course is recorded in both the 1940 and 1947 Golfer’s Handbook. The secretary was A Piper and the professional A J Chalkley. The 18 holes had a SSS and Par of 73. Course records were; amateur R H Oppenheimer 71 and professional H Prowse 66. 

 

Camber Castle Golf Club, Winchelsea. Location of the former course.

Location of the Camber Castle course. Grid reference TQ91810,18515, co-ordinates 591810,118515.

 

Camber Castle Golf Club had disappeared by 1951.