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Harlow Golf Club, Essex. (1897 - WW2)

Founded in 1897 the club moved location to a nine-hole course on Harlow Common in 1904.

From 1898 to 1914 the secretary was F T Basham, Hubbard’s Hall, Harlow, Essex and the professional H Cordell (1903 to 1919). The station at Harlow was 2 ½ miles away.

From the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Instituted 1897 removed to new course in 1904; membership of 40; secretary F F Basham, Hubbard's Hall, Harlow; captain, J Balfour; entrance fee nil and subs £2/2s; ladies, £1/1s; nine-holes; professional, H Cordell; visitors, 1 shilling a day, 10s a month. The turf is capital and the course is a good one in summer but requires draining in parts.

In May 1906 the gentleman's prize was won by Mr Newman Gilbey 76 net; ladies' prize Miss M G Jones 92 net.

The May 1907 monthly medal was won by Mr Newman Gilbey, 91-15-76; ladies winner, Miss M G Jones, 115-16-99. The Captain's prize for ladies was won by Miss M F Jones. The secretaries prize was won by Mr J H Balfour, 77 scratch.


Harlow Golf Club, Essex. The Golf House.

A pre-WW1 postcard showing the Golf House, Harlow Common.


The pre-WW1 images below are from the Christoph Meister collection.


Harlow Golf Club, Essex. The clubhouse.


Harlow Golf Club, Essex. The clubhouse and pond.


Harlow Golf Club, Essex. Tea on the terrace.

Above pictures courtesy of Christoph Meister.


In 1921 the secretary was the Rev F Peeles-Yates.

From1923 to 1925 the acting secretary was W S Gardener and the greenkeeper was W Dellar.

In 1926 the secretary was H L Usborne and the greenkeeper G Perry.

In about 1930 the secretary was A Cowlin, “Colinton” Harlow, telephone 15 the professional was W Walker (1927 - 1930) and the greenkeeper G Stevens. Local hotel was the White Horse.

In 1932/33 the secretary was A Porter, The Elm, Bury Road, Harlow, the professional J Walker, and the green-keeper, G Stevens. Club membership was 60. Sunday play allowed.

The club appeared until WW2.

Harlow Golf Club, Essex. Location of the Harlow Common golf course.

Location of the course on Harlow Common.

Grid reference TL48100,08750, co-ordinates 548100,208750.