Over 100 years of golf and still going strong

Sheerness Golf Club is a private members golf club originally designed by Willie Parks Jr as a 9-hole links course before becoming the 6,426 yard par 71 18-hole course it is today.

The motivation for Sheerness Golf Club came from the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John Fisher who, in his encouragement of sport and recreation for the Navy, considered the game of golf to be the recreation for Naval Officers.

In a meeting of influential naval, military, dockyard officers and leading townspeople of 1908 a company was formed with the sole purpose of forming a golf club.

After the site was chosen at Ripney Hill Farm, professional advice was sought from Mr Willie Parks Jr (the Open Golf Champion of 1887 and 1889) and a professional golfer Mr Alec Bishop (who became the Club Professional) in order to map out and oversee construction of the 9-hole links which opened in the May of 1909.

Extra land was acquired in 1976 and, with the help of a government grant and the generosity of some of the then members, the course was extended to the 18-hole course we play today which came into use on 31st July 1977.

A book, detailing the history of Sheerness Golf Club, was written and published by the late G. G. Holt in 2008 and is available from the club on request.


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Currently open
14.04.2024 05:27
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SUNDAY 14th APRIL The course is OPEN. Buggies and single seater ride-ons are permitted NO RESTRICTIONS Some bunkers remain GUR. Those that are out of play will have a sign inside the bunker. Preferred lies are in place. Tee booking system in operation. Please call the Pro Shop on 01795 662585.