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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Prize giving evening, Thursday 20th June at 8.00pm.
The members listed on the attached have prizes to collect. If you cannot be there on the evening to collect your prize, inform a committee member that you cannot attend or arrange for another club member to collect your prize - if you fail to do this you will forfeit your prize.
You can have a Club Voucher eg Tour, Away Weekend, 2020 Membership. However, unless you inform the Treasurer by 14th June the default is a Pro Shop voucher.
Captain Karen Foan with Sam Cook and Pili Belgrano travelled to Cherwell Edge Golf Club for the Mary Forster Final on Sunday 28th April. Pleased to report they won by 1 point!
Published : 29 Apr 2019
Berkshire County Bronze League
The Berkshire County Bronze League had their AGM and prize giving at Sand Martins Golf Club.
We won DIVISION 1 this year and we are now a proud owners of Silver Plated Trophy.
Thank You team:
Maureen B, Jo L-D, Nina T, Pat B, Mandy C, Denice L, Reiko B, Alex L, Pili B, Al ison W, Chris S and Ritva D.
And reserves : Kathryn P and Maria T
Thank you so much for playing for your club and being such a great golfers!!!!
Published : 18 Apr 2019
Congratulations to Elise Hunt and Kevin Lee who won today’s Easter Shield with 45 points on count back from Anita Lake and Tom Evans. 3rd place was Sam and James.
Published : 15 Apr 2019
Mens Competition Rules Have Been Updated
It is strongly recommended all players read the Rules & Etiquette page, not only to refresh memories but also to be aware of the changes for 2019. Major updates have been made under Entering a Competition, to clarify sign up sheet availability and closure times, and under Prizes to clarify numbers of winners according to numbers of participants. Please re-read the whole thing anyway - ignorance of a rule is not an accepted excuse for avoiding a penalty!
Published : 5 Apr 2019
Greensomes Competitions Starting Soon
The greensomes will be starting again this year on Wednesday 24th April, first tee time 6pm every week subject weather until 4th September.
Greensomes is a 9 hole mixed fun competition, all golfers are welcome.
There will be an end of season dinner with trophies for best male/best lady taken from the best 5 scores, plus prizes for best monthly score.
There will be a sign up sheet on the ladies notice board - we will need to know numbers to book tee times please.
Looking forward to seeing some new faces.
Published : 2 Apr 2019
Men's External Competitions Entry
Entry Sheets for the 2019 External Competitions are now on the Notice Board.
Please will anyone who wants to play put their names down asap so that we can judge how many teams to enter.
Easthampstead GC 2019 Captain
Published : 13 Feb 2019
UPDATED (07/02/2019) Revised Local Rules for Downshire Course
The winter rule has now been updated.
A revised set of Local Rules has been produced by the Downshire, taking into account the January 2019 Rules of Golf revisions. New Course score cards with these rules are being printed but are not yet available. In the meantime the rules are available for reading in the attachment. This website 'Rules and Etiquette' page shall also be updated shortly with these changes.
Members will be interested to read a recent letter from the Golf Course Manager, primarily about the current state of the greens at Downshire. It is available in the member's Newsletter section.
Published : 16 Jan 2019
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.