Golf Federation Members

Copthorne Golf Club

18 Hole Par72 Course, Practice Facilities, Pro Shop
Originally established by a group of golfing enthusiasts, Copthorne has remained a private members club ever since. Renowned for its hospitality from earliest times, golf has been enjoyed here by both men and women.

In 1930 James Braid of Walton Heath and Winkleton was asked to design course modifications. So far as the current course is concerned we are indebted to Braid for the 4th, the 9th, the 10th and the 18th.

In 1967, the Club became aware of the plans to widen the A264. At the AGM of 1967 it was suggested 'It may be considered as a long term plan that land on the other side of the road be obtained and moving the clubhouse there to avoid crossing a busy road of increased width.' After lengthy discussions with the Forestry Commission, a contract was negotiated to acquire the freehold of the land which currently comprises holes 5 to 8 and 11 to 16.

Bill Cox designed the new holes; the first four, now numbered 13, 14, 15 and 16 were brought into play in May 1979. The remaining 6 were opened in 1984 and created a golf course worthy of the work and sacrifices made by the members during this period. Its quality is witnessed by the many champions it has produced over recent years.

Practice Facilities

At Copthorne our practice facilities include:

  • Undercover practice range with range ball dispenser
  • A second practice range for golfers to use their own golf balls
  • Two practice nets
  • Two chipping greens
  • Putting green