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Kemp Town Golf Club, Brighton, Sussex.

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.

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 5th May 1894. Image © Illustrated London News Group.


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.


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.