The Oldest Golf Club in the World is in Eltham

Just on the edge of Eltham Town Centre we have what is said to be the oldest Golf Club in the world - The Royal Blackheath Golf Club.

The Royal Blackheath is a Private Members' club with Membership drawn from all walks of life. They are proud of their history and long tradition and in 2008 they celebrated 400 years of the Blackheath Goffer.

Every spring they play for the oldest medal in golf, and host the earliest known Open competition, but their greatest tradition is of a Club that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Their impressive Clubhouse has a long and colourful history. It is splendid example of mid - 17th century Restoration architecture, originally known as Eltham Lodge, it was built in 1664 to the design of Hugh May for John Shaw, banker to King Charles.

As well as being used throughout the year by the Club for various traditional functions, the clubhouse provides an ideal location for weddings and private parties.

Evidence of their long and fascinating history can be seen and enjoyed by visiting the museum, on the top floor of the Clubhouse, undoubtedly the finest Club Museum in the world.

To learn more about the club and its museum look here.
by Administrator - 1 year ago