Easthampstead Golf Club is a friendly, sociable club consisting of two independent golf clubs, a Men’s and a Ladies’ Club, both based at the well regarded Downshire Golf Complex, near Bracknell in Berkshire. The Complex is owned by Bracknell Forest Council with day-to-day management and operation by Everyone Active. Facilities include an 18 hole championship golf course, a driving range and a pitch-and-putt course alongside its clubhouse facility and well stocked golf shop.
Our aim is to provide an affordable opportunity for our members to enjoy regular competitive and friendly golf, as well as a calendar of varied and enjoyable social events. Competitions run throughout the year, with regular weekend competitions (some Saturday, some Sunday), as well as regular mid-week competitions and friendly games. Members will also have the opportunity to play in external competitions (both clubs are members of the NAPGC).
New members of all ages are always welcome, whether they are experienced golfers or people new to the game. The Club offers subsidised Golf coaching with the PGA Pro's at the Complex for those loking to improve their game. There is currently no joining fee for the Men’s Club (new members only having to pay the annual membership fee of £80), while Ladies pay a joining fee £35 plus an annual subscription of only £50. In addition the Men’s club has a thriving junior section which provides under-18 boys and girls with the opportunity to learn the game and play in junior competitions. The Complex operates on a pay-and-play basis, so green fees have to be paid before play, but that does mean that you only have to pay for the golf that you actually play (the Complex also offers season ticket options which can be beneficial if you play regularly).
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2019 Club Tour
The Club Tour for 2019 has now been arranged and we will be off to Portugal from Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd September 2019 staying (all inclusive) at the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa for 7 nights with 5 rounds of golf (the link will take you to the hotel website).
The courses we will be playing will be Vila Sol, Salgados, and the Pinhal, Laguna and Millennium courses at Dom Pedro Golf. The estimated costs are £1,175.00 for golfers and £745.00 for non-golfers (this includes an estimate for flight prices so final price to be confirmed). Sign Up will be available on the noticeboard and a deposit of £150 per person is required by 31st December 2018 to secure your place.
The Tour is always popular so if you want to secure your place please ensure you sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.
Please see attached and pick up your free copy of rules from the tray beside our noticeboard. This is a summary of the 20 most important rules changes for 2019 which apply worldwide and are the first major revision of the rules for more than 30 years.The link will take you to the R&A tutorial which shows these changes which we need to familiarise ourselves with.
Congratulations to the winning EGC team captained by James Gibbs who won the 4BBB national final at Frilford Heath beating LeaSide GC 2-0. Pictured below is the winning team (l-r) of BP Hirani, Sean Wheatley, Nick Murtagh, James Gibbs, Michael Hunt, Martin Dozier and reserve Luke Dozier. In progressing to the final the team also included Dean Pullen, Jimmy Lennon and Mike Frawley. Congratulations everyone.
Published : 5 Sep 2018
EGC Men Runners Up in Siemens Final
Congratulations to the EGC team on reaching this year’s final and finishing a very creditable 2nd. The team, ably led by Kevin Lee, totalled 143 points finishing just 8 points behind Rose Hill. Pictured below are (l-r) Tony Adams, Matt Irving, Steve Hambly, Kevin Lee, Doug Bates, Jamie Penfold, Martin Dozier & Martin Gigg.
Published : 5 Sep 2018
ELGC -v- EGC
I am delighted to report that the ladies beat the Easthampstead men 5 and 1/2 to 1 and 1/2 this afternoon. Thank you to everyone (men and ladies) for making it such a fun day. Well done everyone! Edmee Murray, Ladies Captain
Published : 18 Aug 2018
Congratulations to Winners of mixed pairs Glyfford Bowl Neil Darken and Nina Taylor 48 points runners up were Kevin Lee and Elise Hunt
Published : 4 Aug 2018
NAPGC JHB Trophy
I am delighted to report that the Easthampstead A Team of Maureen B, Nina and Edmee were runners up in the JHB Shield (nett) and the Easthampstead B Team of Sally, Suzanne and Anne J were the runners up in the JHB Cup (Gross). Congratulations to everyone who took part on this very hot day. We were all surprised by the result as we thought we had drifted to 3rd place! Attached are the photos that Mark (Anne's trusty caddy) kindly took of some very happy but tired golfers! I should report that Farnham Pk won the nett and Hainault Forest the gross.
Published : 15 Jul 2018
2019 Away Weekend Details Announced
The 2019 Away Weekend has been organised for the 15th - 17th March 2019 at The Dorset Golf & Country Club. Two nights accommodation in their fantastic Log Cabins and three rounds of golf for only £185.00. The sign up sheet is now on the noticeboard, so if you're looking for a great weekend away make sure you sign up to avoid missing out.