Golf has been played on ‘Limpsfield Chart’, an area of outstanding natural beauty since 1889, it is the fourth oldest course in Surrey.
The club has an incredible history, the founding family created the Royal London Exchange, which was opened by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1571. A golden grasshopper a prominent feature in their coat of arms, was displayed on the weather vain until destroyed by the great fire of London in 1666. The family grasshopper emblem, continues to be displayed by Martins Bank, founded 1563, Gresham College, founded 1597, and of course, Limpsfield Chart Golf Club.
The course has an enviable reputation for its quality and challenge. The course record of 6 under par is held by Brian Huggett, the former Ryder Cup player and Captain. Yet it is a short course by todays standards, but as we all know ‘length isn’t everything’ and this little course is rather special.
The deputy editor of Golf World wrote:
“Modern design tends to map out an obvious route which, for some, can only be accessed through sizeable hitting from both tee and fairway. This requirement for length, in my opinion, should only be asked of a golfer on an infrequent basis. For golf to be fun, it needs to pose a challenge that tests guile, strategy, accuracy, control, touch, technique and length in relatively equal measures. Limpsfield does that.
Admittedly, there are areas of the game that are not tested, but almost all those, with the exception of the 40-yard bunker shot, are related to power. For the elite golfer, who drives it well over 270 yards and straight and can strike a searing long iron with three yards of draw, Limpsfield may not be enough. But the only golfers I’ve seen capable of such skill have been ones paid for the privilege.
For the enthusiastic amateur, Limpsfield Chart is cut from the most colourful of cloth.”
There are around 4 million golfers in the UK. The majority (68%) are not members of golf clubs for many reasons, instead preferring to play on a variety of golf courses and pay a green fee. The internet provides an ideal platform for golfers to find good value and choice.
Golfers who are members of clubs obviously enjoy the social side, the club competitions, and inter club matches offered by membership. Limpsfield Chart has over 300 members.
Our Club embraces the commercial reality of golf today and will ensure a thriving golf club for years to come. A modern club with a great history and fine course.
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