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The Rugbeian Golfing Society

Spring Meeting

Thursday 12th May – Huntercombe

Huntercombe Golf Club celebrated its Centenary in 2001, having formally opened in May 1901.  Over the years the Course has changed very little from its original design and is considered by many as one of the finest inland courses in the country.

The Course was designed by Willie Park Junior, winner of the Open Championship in 1887 and 1889.  Soon after completing Sunningdale Old Course, he purchased Huntercombe Manor in 1900 along with the adjoining 724 acres, later increased to 928, and there built the Course in just 7 months. It was an instant success. The distinguished American golfer, Walter Travis, visited Huntercombe on the 11th August 1901 and reported his unqualified approval; it was the finest inland course and one of the best tests he had seen. He later added that it was “easily the best laid out links I have played over anywhere”.

Ian Fleming, the James Bond author, was a Member for 32 years until his death in 1964.  At the start of their famous golf match, James Bond tells Goldfinger that he played off 9 at Huntercombe – a handicap that he shared with his creator!

WEB SITE
www.huntercombegolfclub.co.uk

TELEPHONE
01491 641207

ADDRESS
Nuffield
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 5SL

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Huntercombe Golf Club

Huntercombe Golf Club
Nuffield
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 5SL