For those who are wishing to join the Club and for newer members of the Club for information below is a list of groups that play at different times of the week. There are a wide range of social activities at the Club. In early June there is Golf Week which comprises 7 different competitions (Saturday to Friday) that are open to members and visitors. There is a prize giving evening on the Friday at which time the winning Ladies, Gentlemen and Juniors are presented and the Golfers of the Week announced. Both the Ladies and the Gentlemen run knockout competitions during the Summer months with finals Day the first Sunday in September.
A well established part of the Club with a wide range of abilities. The ladies play on a Tuesday morning (with competitions most weeks) and social golf on Thursday afternoons.
The Ladies also have a number of matches versus other local clubs and mixed matches and a number of social events.
These golfers play in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday meeting at the Clubhouse from 8am.There are two competitions every month (one being a medal and one a Stableford). It is simply a case of coming along and joining in with those already here. There are social l events and an “away-day” during the season.
In the season there are medals, Stablefords and other better ball competitions. When there is not a competition there is the Captains Swindle where members play a friendly competition.
The gentlemen also play a number of matches against other local clubs and take part in a number of competitions like the Jack Hicks Cup for Kent’s 9 hole clubs.
A very strong part of the club with membership for gentlemen over the age of 60 years. They play on a Thursday morning some weeks being competitions. There are a number of matches against local clubs and they also play in the Kent Veterans league. There are also a number of matches in the Over 70’s Veterans league for those over 70 years of age.
A group of members who play first thing on a Saturday morning that includes the occasional competition round to qualify for handicap.
We have a growing number of junior members who meet on a Monday evening in the Summer between 5pm and 7pm for social golf and tuition. There are regular competitions during the year at the weekends (usually afternoons) and also a number of social matches.
There is also social golf (9 holes) that runs on a Tuesday evening from 4pm during BST. These evenings are popular and also you to meet and play with a wide range of members and have a bite to eat afterwards.
We take great pride in being a club that suits all abilities whether a beginner or of county standard. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new golfing partners and enjoy the social aspects of the club.
The new Club Captain for 2018, Howard Gordon has one charity and also one for the Club itself for his year in office. Firstly he wishes that the members support Catching Lives a charity based in Canterbury that helps support homeless people in this district. Secondly as we will be starting to build our new Clubhouse in 2018, he would like to raise money to help provide some new furniture for the new building. A worthy cause if ever there was one!
The Lady Captain, Sue Pout, will be raising monies to support Kent Air Ambulance in her year in office.
The Old Salts Captain, Colin Holton, will be supporting by raising monies for the Whitstable RNLI.
The Midweekers Captain, Alan Fowler, will be supporting during his year the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
All the charities are supported by way of various initiatives and events during the year and the support of both members and guests are very much appreciated by those involved.
Please support your new captains and help them have a great year in office!
The club was started in 1911 by a small band of about a dozen enthusiasts who saw the possibilities of playing their favourite game under ideal conditions on a piece of grassland, known as the “Saltings” because of its proximity to the seashore. They, themselves designed and laid out nine holes and converted the Club House and locker room, an old stable to which was later added a Professional’s Shop. The greens, purposely kept small, were cut and tended in those early days by the members, but their enthusiasm soon built up a flourishing club, which today is complete with a well equipped Club House and all the machinery and expertise to ensure the maintenance of the course in tip-top condition.