Ely Golf Club, Cambridgeshire. (1893 - 1930)

A 9hole course founded in 1893.

Sunday play was not allowed. The station at Ely was 1 mile away.

Visitors’ fees throughout were 1/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month.

The president in 1901 was Rev. Charles William Stubbs, D.D., Dean of Ely Cathedral. In a report in the St. Andrews Citizen 17 August 1901 he said - "I am president of the Ely Golf Club, am fond of bicycling, work at carpentering, am maker and patentee of the Sleepy Hollow Chair, and few things please more than to show my English, especially my American, friends round the Cathedral."

Record for the course May 1902.


Ely Golf Club, Cambridgeshire. Report on the record score for the course.

Cambridge Independent Press Friday 9 May 1902. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Report on the opening of the new season September 1903.


Ely Golf Club, Cambridgeshire. Report on the new season in September 1903.

Cambridge Independent Press Friday 25 September 1903. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


In 1914 the secretary was F Roberson, The Close, Ely. Entrance’ fee for gentlemen was 5/- and ladies 2/6. Subs for gents £1/5/0 and ladies 15/-.

Throughout the 1920s the secretary was B B Saunders, Lynn Road, Ely who later moved to Bank House, Minster Place.

Entry from the 1928 Golfer's Handbook; Secretary was B B Saunders, Bank House, Minster Place; Seven-holes; Station at Ely one mile; Visitors on  introduction, 1s a day, 5s a week, 10s a month; Winter course.

Ely Golf Club had disappeared by 1930.