Richmond Golf Club

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Richmond Golf Club
Club information
Richmond Golf Club is located in Greater London
Richmond Golf Club
Sudbrooke Park
Coordinates 51°26′23.36″N 0°17′49.48″W / 51.4398222°N 0.2970778°W / 51.4398222; -0.2970778Coordinates: 51°26′23.36″N 0°17′49.48″W / 51.4398222°N 0.2970778°W / 51.4398222; -0.2970778
Location Petersham
Established 1891
Type private
Owned by Crown Estate
Total holes 18
Website http://www.therichmondgolfclub.com
Designed by Tom Dunn
Par 70
Length 6,091 yards (5,570 m)

Richmond Golf Club is a private golf club whose 18-hole course now occupies the historic Sudbrook Park adjacent to Richmond Park, in Petersham, south west London. The Grade I listed building, Sudbrook House, in the park, is now the clubhouse.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1891 and met in the 'Fox and Duck' public house, before obtaining the lease of Sudbrook Park and House in 1898.[1]

Course[edit]

The course lies between the A307 road and the western boundary of Richmond Park at the foot of the hill, overlooked by Pembroke Lodge. The Sudbrook stream flows through the course.

The course was designed by Tom Dunn in 1896, one of many laid out by Dunn during the explosion of popularity of the sport in the late 19th century.[2]

Other facilities[edit]

The course also has a pro shop and the house is hired commercially as a venue for weddings and other events.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fison, Vanessa (2009). The Matchless Vale: the story of Ham and Petersham and their people. Ham and Petersham Association. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-9563244-0-5. 
  2. ^ Macwood, Tom. "The Early Golf Architects: Beyond Old Tom". Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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