About The Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club
In the heart of Whitstable Town lays our stunning Golf Course with beautiful views reaching out across the Old Salts Flats towards the estuary. With our state-of-the-art clubhouse we welcome everyone with friendship and healthy sportsmanship. 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.
Established in 1911 the club quickly became one of the attractions at the west end of Whitstable. Being so near the town and the station and with excellent fairways and greens, our well-bunkered course offers a great game of golf. With increasing popularity over the years, our club allows players both local and from afar time to indulge in their favourite game.
More recently and with great pride on the 6th February Whitstable & Seasalter Golf Club opened its doors to the magnificent new clubhouse. We were honoured to have the Lord Mayor, Councillor Terry Westgate and the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Sue Westgate to perform the opening ceremony. Many local dignitaries were in attendance alongside personnel from the Kent golfing world.
Our new state-of-the-art clubhouse which is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and surrounding area has been built to a high specification offering the added benefits of being energy efficient while offering safety, security and it’s also more environmentally friendly. The clubhouse is somewhere for local residents from Whitstable and the surrounding areas to come as members, join the club or play as a visitor. Available for venue hire and dining should anyone wish to enquire further they may do so by messaging us or calling the clubhouse during the day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday evening from 4pm during BST a game of 9 holes is played. These evenings are popular and also you to meet and play with a wide range of members and have a bite to eat afterwards.
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.
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 new Club Captain for 2020, Robert Davis (yes he is the brother of last year’s captain Richard!) has chosen to support the Pilgrims Hospice based in Canterbury. He is supporting this worthy cause in way of thanks for the great support they gave to a close member of his family in the recent past.
The Lady Captain Sue Pout will be raising monies to support SERV Kent Bloodrunners, a local charity in Kent that transports essential blood products and samples to accident and emergency hospitals across the county, every night, weekends and bank holidays.
Junior captain this year is Jacob Best.
The Old Salts Captain David Rigden will be continuing the support of the charity Canine Partners who assist people with disabilities by way of providing specially trained assistance dogs. This charity was also supported last year by the previous Old Salts captain.
Ian Moys is the Captain of the mid weekers will be raising monies to support the campaign to fight Dementia. He has experience of close family members with the condition and realizes how important that money is raised to research possible cures.