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Greatstone Golf Club, Littlestone-on-Sea, Kent. (1906 - 1929)

The club was founded in 1906 and played on the course of the former Romney Sands Golf Club.   

A good 18-hole course with a comfortable clubhouse. The station at Littlestone-on-Sea was 10 minutes away. 

In 1914 the secretary was W F G Nicholls MA. Greatstone Golf Club, Littlestone-on-Sea. The professional was R Friend (1912 to 1924). There was no entry fee. Subs were £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees on introduction by a member were 2/6 a day and 7/6 a week. Sunday play was allowed.

In 1923/4 the secretary was H Compigne Andrews, Conway House, New Romney. The professional was R Friend and greenkeeper H Castle. There was a  membership of about 50. Course records were amateur 76 and professional 68 (no names given). Visitors’ fees on introduction were 2/6 a round, 3/6 a day and £1/1/0 a week.

In 1925 the secretary was R Howlett, “Marlborough”, Littlestone, New Romney. The professional and greenkeeper was W Hayles. Course records amateur 71, professional 68.

In the late 1920s  it was listed as a 12 hole course. The professional was R Horne (1927 to 1929). Course records were, amateur J Taylor 70 and professional R Horne 67. Local hotels Popes and the Grand.

Greatstone Golf Club, Littlestone-on-Sea, Kent. Golf course location.

Location of the Greatstone Golf Course.

Grid reference TR07700,23710, co-ordinates 607700,123710.

In 1926 fire destroyed the Greatstone clubhouse; this, unfortunately, contributed to the club's demise in 1929.

Below the Greatstone Golf Club wound up in 1929 the new club announced.


Greatstone Golf Club, Littlestone-on-Sea, Kent. The club is wound up in June 1929.

From the Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald Saturday 29th June 1929. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.