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Claygate Golf Club, Surrey. (1895 - WW1)

The club was founded in 1895.  

The nine-hole course was laid out on Claygate Common.

Below is a report on the annual meeting held in March 1902.


Claygate Golf Club, Claygate Common, Surrey. Report on the annual meeting March 1902.


Claygate Golf Club, Claygate Common, Surrey. Report on the annual meeting March 1902.

From the Surrey Comet Wednesday 12th March 1902.Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Result of a bogey competition played in June 1902; C Pattison, 2up; C Sillem and W Davies, 2down; S Kearns, 3down; H Chalcraft, 4down; L Crawford, 6down; Rev A Blackburn, 7down. 

Below is the result of a match played at Claygate against Home Park Golf Club in December 1902.

Claygate Golf Club   Home Park Golf Club  
C F Sillem 0 Dr. Trouncer 1
A F Pearson 0 G Brann 1
R Howell 1 F Heywoood 0
V Hill 0 T B Thalberg 1
E Hill 0 Dr. Somers 1
C M Usher 0 C E Nesham 1
A Bird 1 S Chick 0
W Beaumont 0 A J McNair 1
S Kearns 0 J R Davidson 1
D Finke 1 Major Buchanan 0
  3   7

Below are competition results from December 1902.


Claygate Golf Club, Claygate Common, Surrey. Competition results from December 1902.

From the Surrey -Comet Saturday 20th December 1902. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Result of the Eclectic Competition played at the autumn Meeting in November 1903; V Hill (6,) 34; C Sillem (6,) 36; H Knight (6,) 36; Dr. Sulley (24,) 36; Captain Crawford (16,) 37; W Mant (12,) 37; A Pearson (8,) 38; H Chalcraft (14,) 38; C Usher (8,) 39; A Finke (10,) 40; E Hill (8,) 40; C Dowson (14,) 40; A Piper (10,) 41; C Pattisson (8,) 41; W James (18,) 43. The Driving Competition was won by H Knight.

Result of a mixed foursome played in December 1903; Miss Hill and F Carlton, 102-18-84; Miss Sillem and V Hill, 95-6-89; Mrs How and C Sillem, 95-5-90; Miss Bird and C Pattisson, 100-6-94.  

In 1905/6 the secretary was C M Usher, The Elms, Claygate, Surrey and the professional W Scott (1896 to 1912). Visitors’ fees, on introduction were, 1/- a day, weekends and Bank Holidays 2/6 a day, 5/- a week and 15/- a month. 

Also listed in 1905 was the Claygate Ladies' Golf Club; secretary, Mrs G Bird, The Orchard, Esher; captain, Miss Maud Sillem. 

A foursome competition was played in March 1910 was won by H Burton Banning and L C Beatty with a net score of 90.

In 1914 the secretary was John M Forbes, Blair Lodge, Esher. The professional from 1912 to 1915 was J Munday. A 9-hole course with a club membership of 120 gents and 60 ladies. Entry fees for gents £2/2/0 and  ladies £1/1/0. Subs were gents £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0.  Visitors’ fees were 1/- a round, 2/6 at weekend and bank holiday. Sunday play was allowed without caddies after 1pm. The station at Claygate L&SWR was ¾ mile away. 


Claygate Golf Club, Surrey. The Claygate Golf Club golf links.

The Claygate Golf Club course in the early 1900s.


Claygate Golf Club disappeared after WW1.

Claygate Common is pinpointed on the Google Map below.