Golf clubs at Chingford Golf Course
Chingford Golf Course is a public course, but one that draws a number of private clubs. If you’re looking to join a club, here are contact details for those that play with on our course.
The Royal Epping Forest Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Essex and the only one in Essex with the Royal title. It is also one of the few Royal clubs that play over a public golf course; with others including Royal and Ancient at St. Andrews, and Royal Montrose.
Chingford Golf Club is a member’s club for male golfers of all abilities. They play here at Chingford Golf Course, and offer plenty of competitions and matches against other clubs – either friendly or under the Essex Golf Union and other organizations. Members enjoy regular golf midweek and weekends and a comfortable clubhouse to retire to after play. The club has a busy social calendar including Club Night which is a Friday evening for members to gather and enjoy a drink and a social chat in the bar, other events throughout the year include quizzes, dinners and celebrations for various sorts. Social membership is available for non-playing members and playing membership is available on either 7-day or 5-day terms for senior members.
History of Chingford Golf Club
Chingford Golf Club was formed in 1923 by a group of local tradesmen who could only join the existing private club as “artisans”. The founding members were: C. Chasney, A.V Marshall, W.J. Oliver, C.S Perrin, W.F Richardson and J. Warren.
The first meeting place for CGC members was the Coronet Café. This was on the first floor on 1 Forest Avenue, opposite the course. A photograph of the Coronet Café as it then was can be found on the wall of the club room now. The building still exists and is clearly recognisable from the old photo. After the Coronet Café the club moved to a room in The Royal Forest Hotel. At this stage Chingford joined up with The Walthamstow Golf Club who became CGC members. A survival of this period is the Brock Cup. This was presented to the Walthamstow club in 1914 and continues to be one of the trophies competed for every year by CGC members.
Chingford Ladies’ Golf Club is a friendly members club for female golfers and has a busy golf and social programme, as well as five day membership to Chingford Golf Course.