About us

About Southampton Golf ClubSouthampton Golf Club was established at the Golf Course in 1935. Prior to this the club was nomadic, playing competitions on other courses much like a society today. Some events were even staged on the Common on Sundays!

The Sports Centre and the Golf Course, was the brain-child of Sir Sidney Kimber. He envisaged the council providing leisure activities for the people of Southampton after the Great War and work finally started in the thirties. The Club having its home at the Municipal Course was a real innovation – most ‘private’ clubs were fairly exclusive and ‘the working man’ was not invited to join. Even professionals were rarely allowed into the clubhouse. Certainly times have changed for the better and the club provides a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The course was completed in 1935 although it wasn’t until after the war that it was playable throughout the year. The course was designed by five times British Open Champion J H Taylor, the professional at Royal Winchester. There have been some changes to the course since then, including the addition of ditches and ponds. The course used to be involved in hosting professional events and was once an Open Qualifier venue. The prestigious Southampton Men’s Amateur Open is still held on the course in June.

Southampton Golf Club was established in 1935 and continues to operate at Southampton City Golf Course. The Club is friendly and inclusive, and organises regular competitions during the week and at weekends, and matches with other local clubs. Members have the flexibility to play in as many or as few competitions that suit them, with differing formats rewarding the social or serious. There are also specific age group activities segregated for junior and senior players. The Club is fully affiliated to the Hampshire and English Golf Unions, establishing and maintaining official handicaps.

All abilities are welcome, and we provide simple entry level access to golf as well as challenging County level matches. You can become a member of Southampton Golf Club without becoming a Season Ticket Holder or vice versa which caters for both regular and casual golfers. The combination of Club Membership and a Season Ticket offers exceptional value for the regular player.

If you would be interested to hear more about the activities of Southampton Golf Club, please email the Secretary via the link on the Contact Us page.