Corhampton Golf Club History


The first attempt at producing a history was made by Frank Lindley in the late 60’s as part of the ‘The Official Handbook’ The handbook was updated by Bob Abercromby (Secretary) in 1977 with another version of ‘The Official Handbook“.  Another attempt was made for the centenary celebrations which were held in 1991.  This written history took the form of a brochure.  Several books of minutes were found in the loft space above the secretary’s office and a start has been made on transcribing them.  A number of people have been interviewed.

A history of Corhampton Golf Course has been gathered from the Hampshire Records Office. Read a collection of news features from The Hampshire Chronicles, Hampshire Herald and Daily Echo by clicking on the links below:


1885Cricket Club
1891Golf Club Registered with Royal & Ancient
1911Mr Coffin appointed green keeper/professional
1919Plane lands on the course
1929Bunkers improved on the course
1932Bert Dedman appointed green keeper/professional
1938Ladies section affiliates with Ladies Golf Union
1950Land bought from Windham Long Estate and Holding Company formed
1961Alternate tees built to make 18 tees for nine holes
1965Water laid on to the course
Ron Crockford appointed greenkeeper/professional
1967Veterans’ Section formed (To become Senior Men’s Section 1995)
1968Holding Company wound up  Club now owns the land.
1973The course extension to 18 holes is agreed.
The club badge is designed.
1975New clubClubhouse house completed.
Clubhouse opened by Bernard Hunt, British Ryder Cup Captain
The new 18 hole course opened officially by Club Captain George Davis.
1978The first Pro-Am tournament
1991Centenary celebrated
1992Four New Holes Built
2002Spooners opened halfway

Historic Golf Course Maps

1872 – The Rifle Range Before the Golf Course

1910 – Mrs Campbell Wyndeham Long’s Estate Shows Golf Course as Lot 36

The broad black line across the middle of the map is part of  the south-western boundary of the estate and is coloured red on the original.

The line going through the 36 is a bridle path.

The line above the bridle path is the parish boundary and separates Corhampton Down from Droxford Down.

Who’s Who in Hampshire 1935 contains a reference to Walter Vinsittant Campbell Wyndham Long who was born at Belmore Cottage, Upham in 1868, son of Walter Long of The Holt, Upham. In 1894 he married Mary Lilian, daughter of the late Colonel Bouverie Campbell Wyndham.

Kelly’s Directory 1895 contains in its section on Corhampton a reference to Lt. Col Philip Arthur Pleydell Bouverie Campbell Wyndham, JP, Corhampton House. [He died on Dec 23, 1900.]

Corhampton Parish Records (81M76PZ4) contains the announcement of the death and funeral of Richard Arthur Pleydell Bouverie Campbell Wyndham (son of P A P Bouverie Campbell Wyndham) born Jul 6, 1862, died Sep 8, 1909. Also contained in the folder is a cutting from the Hampshire Chronicle describing the funeral of Mrs Caroline Mary P. B. Campbell Wyndham (b Aug 5, 1827, d Sep 8, 1908) wife of P A P Bouverie Campbell Wyndham.

View the Corhampton Golf Course Competitions and Trophy Winner Names on Honours Boards by visiting the Seniors, Mens, Ladies, Mixed and Junior sections of this website.