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Club News: Upminster Golf Club

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 November 2013

Members of the Upminster Golf Club playing the sport

Members of the Upminster Golf Club playing the sport

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Secretary Russell Winmill talks about the Upminster Golf Club.

Upminster Golf Club

Upminster Golf Club

Where: 114 Hall Lane, Upminster

Chairman: Peter Allan

Secretary: Russell Winmill

Contact: Visit www.upminstergolfclub.co.uk or email secretary@upminstergolfclub.co.uk.

“The club house is something distinctly out of the ordinary. Among local buildings only the parish church is older.

“The manor of Upminster Hall was one of the 17 manors which King Harold II gave to Waltham Abbey and the Abbots used it as a summer retreat where they practised other sports than that now associated with it, with special emphasis on hunting and fishing.

“When Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries, he granted the hall to Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex.

“The hall has undergone many changes during its long history. The central hall dates from the time of Henry VI. The beautiful staircase and gallery was built in the reign of Charles I.

“In 1927, it was purchased for development of the Upminster Golf Club and has been vastly improved and maintained to listed standards.

“The manor house was altered and enlarged in 1937, but everything possible was done to preserve its unique character and it has, in fact, lost little of its charm.

“Memberships are available for golfing, bowling and snooker, including two bars and an excellent dining facility.

“Non-golfers can apply for social membership which entitles them to have full use of the club house, restaurant and bar.”

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