We are a small group of avid golfers who formed a company to take over the lease on an unloved and uncared for property in the Spring of 2011. Over this period we have made a number of significant changes and upgrades to both the golf course and the public facilities. To date all the improvements and updates have been met with numerous positive comments and great enthusiam by those who use our facilities.
Left to right back, (The Late) Johann van der Merwe, Michael Greenwood, Derek Ives.
front, Wendy Ives, Carol Greenwood, Viv Walker.
The official opening of the Henry Cotton designed course in 1966
The first course on this site was built in 1896. Sadly in 1915 the Surrey Agricultural Committee commandeered part of the course resulting in the closure of nine of its 18 holes. All for a pricely sum of £500 in compensation. Sadly the original club was closed in 1920.
Golf returned to the park in 1934. A nine hole course was started up by Sir Edward Perceval and was locally known as the 'Artisan Golf Course' being primarily for the use of beginners and local golfers who did not have the means to join an expensive private members club.
In July 1942 the War Agricultural Committee surveyed the park and decided that all but 50 acres of the park needed to be ploughed up for farming purposes. Unfortunately this included the 'Artisans Golf Course'.
A new nine hole par 3 golf course designed by the three times open champion, Sir Henry Cotton, commenced construction in 1964. The course was open for play in 1966 and was originally completely fenced because of numerous cattle that were grazed in the park. Most of the fencing is gone and the course has matured to become what we believe is one of the finest par 3 courses in the country.
Farnham Park Golf Club
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The course is open from 8.00am. During the Summer the last Tee Off is 6.30 seven days a week.
The Cafe is open 9.00am to 6.00pm British Summertime Monday to Friday and from 8.30am for the weekend.
During the Winter the cafe closes at 4.00pm
Our dress code is reasonably relaxed but fully enforced and simply comprises the wearing of of flat shoes, neat trousers or shorts (neat jeans are acceptable, but no trendy holes or rips) and shirts with either a collar or sleeves (Tee shirts and polo shirts are fine). Vests and bare chests are totally unacceptable.
Please note that the shirt ruling also applies to ladies