O.R. Golfing Society Autumn Meeting & AGM
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2019
In the early 1890s, golfers in the Rye and Hastings area discussed the possible creation of a golf course at Camber. A meeting held at the George Hotel in Rye on 28th November 1893, decided that ‘a Golf Club should be formed; links to be situated over the Camber sandhills’.
H.S. Colt, a solicitor, was elected as the first Captain and he designed 18 holes in 1895, which became the permanent course. This set him on a new career as a golf course designer of national and international renown.
In 1899 the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society accepted an invitation to play their home matches at Rye. In January 1920 they played the first President’s Putter, which became the biggest event in the Rye calendar.
The Old course remains substantially the same as the 1938. In 1977 a separate 9 hole golf course was opened on land given up by the receding sea. This course, named the Jubilee, has been further developped and rerouted over the years and, with an additional holes being built and now consists of 12 unique holes.
Rye Golf Club
New Lydd Road