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Frith Park Golf Club, East Grinstead, Sussex.

The club was founded in 1893 when the professional was Jesse Mills.

The following report appeared in the Dundee Courier on Tuesday 20th March 1894.

"A foursome of some importance is to be played on the Frith Park Links on Easter Tuesday by Douglas Rolland, of Limpsfield, and R B Wilson on the one side, and Hugh Kirkaldy and J Whyte, the Chesterford professional, on the other. Whyte especially has been playing a very fine game recently, and, with the aid of Hugh, "Duggy" and Wilson will have a pretty stiff battle to fight. The foursome should prove one of the most interesting exhibitions of the season. Frith Park Links was laid out by Hugh Kirkaldy, and are highly praised by gentlemenwho have had an oppotunity of visiting the place."

On Tuesday 27th March 1894 the professional match to open the new Frith Park Golf Club Links took place. Hugh Kirkaldy (St Andrews and Oxford University) and Jack White (Chesterford Park), were opposed by D Rolland (Limpsfield) and R B Wilson (Bec). Some fine play was seen in reasonable weather, Rolland and Wilson won the match 2&1. The course comprised of nine-holes "in the valley below Bellaggio, and started and finished on the cricket ground, the fine pavilion being placed at the disposal of the members of the club. There was a fairly large gathering of spectators to witness the match." 

 

Frith Park Golf Club, East Grinstead, Sussex. The golf course on the 1899 O.S map.

The golf course is marked at Frith Farm at the top of the above map. Reproduced from the {1899} Ornance Survey Map.

 

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former Frith Park course.