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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Statement to Members about Incident at Turkey Trot
A statement from the Captain about the an incident at last year's Turkey Trot has been posted in the member's Newsletter section of the web site.
Published : 23 Jan 2019
Revised Local Rules for Downshire Course
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.
Introducing our new Captain (Karen Foan, right) and Vice Captain (Sue Lucas, left) who are looking forward to a great year ahead with the fabulous ladies of ELGC.
Published : 28 Oct 2018
New Ladies Captain's Drive in
Thanks to everyone who came out on Thursday and/or today for my Captains Drive ins. A special thanks to those who came and weren’t even playing. I can report that today’s drive was a touch better than Thursday’s!!!
Well done to Margot who was closest to my drive on Thursday and to Jo LD who was closest today.
Well done also to the nearest the pin winners:
3rd Hole: Maggie Wilks
14th Hole: Elise
3rd Hole: Crammy
14th Hole: Jo LD
Thanks also to my helpers on both days: Edmee, Sam, Ish, Al Woolley and Sue..
Am pleased to report that the swear jar is already raising a decent amount for my charity Macmillan
Published : 27 Oct 2018
Ladies Captain -v- Ladies Vice Captain
Huge congratulations to my Vice Captain Karen Foan and her team in blue who beat my team 4:3. It was all very close in the end. Pat Bayle kindly donated a bottle of bubbly for Nearest the Pin on the 7th - which was won by Karen - well done! Thank you all for making it a fun day and all played in great spirit. Edmee Murray
Published : 21 Oct 2018
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.
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.