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Kemp Town Golf Club, Brighton, Sussex. (1893 - 1905)

Founded in 1893.

A 12-hole course on the Downs south of Brighton Racecourse. The club struggled in the early years with course layout and the remoteness of its location. Further land was obtained alongside Rottingdean Road and a new clubhouse was erected near the main road.

Result of the February 1894 medal.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Brighton. Result of the February 1894 monthly medal.

"Golf" Friday 9 March 1894. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below a report from April 1894.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Sussex. Report from April 1894.

From the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Saturday 7 April 1894. Image © Illustrated London News Group.

 

Below is a report on the course from May 1894.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Sussex. Report on the course and competition result May 1894.

From the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Saturday 5 May 1894. Image © Illustrated London News Group.

 

Competition results from May 1894.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Brighton. Competition results from May 1894.

"Golf" Friday 8 June 1894. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below competition result from March 1895.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Sussex. Competition result from March 1895.

From the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Saturday 2 March 1895. Image © Illustrated London News Group.

 

Result of the June 1895 medal; D W Giffard, 107-18-89; G Sampson, 113-20-93; G F Perrott, 113-20-93; F S Heath, 118-22-96; L Houghton, 132-35-97; H L Swinburne, 116-18-98.

Below is a result of a competition played in August 1895.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Sussex. Competition result from August 1895.

From the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Saturday 3 August 1895. Image © Illustrated London News Group.

 

Result of the Kemp Town monthly medal played on Saturday 26 November 1898; H A Lee-Mitchell, 88-10-78; Dr. Bluett, 97-18-79; M B Peacock, 86-6-80; D W Wickham, 101-19-82.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Sussex. Club button.

Kemp Town Golf Club button. Image courtesy of Dixon Pickup.

 

It was reported in April 1901 that the Duke and Dutchess of Fife had engaged George Harris, the Kemp Town professional, as private golf coach and he has resigned his post as Kemp Town professional. He had frequently given golf lessons to the Duke and Dutchess.

The club is mentioned in an advert in the Brighton Gazette in September 1905.

 

Kemp Town Golf Club, Sussex. Location of the course in 1898.

The "Kemp Town Golf Course". Reproduced from the {1898} Ordnance Survey Map.

 

The club became a limited liability company and changed its name to East Brighton in 1902.