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Rollestone Golf Club, Fawley, Hants. (1920s - 1950s)

First appeared in the 1920s.

Competition result from May 1923.


Rollestone Golf Club, Hampshire. Competition result from May 1923.

Hampshire Advertiser Saturday 26th May 1923.


From 1940 to its disappearance in the early 1950s the secretary was P C Crossley, The Garth, Hythe, Southampton, telephone Hythe 75. The professional was H Snell and the green-keeper G Woods. An 18-hole course with a SSS of 68 and a membership of 100.Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a round, 3/6 a day. Sunday play allowed. The railway station at Fawley was 2 miles away.

Thanks to Mrs Heather Lowe for providing the following information in 2004 “In the early 1930s Lionel de Rothschild the creator of the famous Exbury Gardens in Hampshire laid out a nine hole course at a nearby village called Blackfield (called Rollestone Golf Club). The links included a red brick pavilion. Following WW2 and with the need for more schools in the area the clubhouse became part of Blackfields Infants School and the old course became incorporated into the Junior and Infants Schools playing fields. In the early days Exbury villagers and estate workers were allowed to play on the golf course free of charge from Monday to Thursday. Mr Lionel de Rothschild and his weekend house guests using it at weekends. A few years ago the old clubhouse/school reception block caught fire but fortunately an enlightened education department had it restored. The building still has its handsome “golfer” weather-vane in pride of place”

Rollestone Golf Club, Fawley, Hants. The former clubhouse.

The pictures above show the school building. The original Rollestone clubhouse building is the section with the “Golfer” weather-vane. Heather Lowe Collection.


Rollestone Golf Club, Fawley, Hants. Location of the former golf course.

Location of course at Blackfield.

Grid reference SU43990,02400, co-ordinates 443990,102400.