COURSE STATUS – OPEN
Golf Since 1895
Paul turned professional at the age of just 17. He served his apprenticeship with renowned coach, Alex Hay at the prestigious Woburn Golf & Country Club. Paul gained his European Tour Card at the first attempt aged only 19, played tournament golf from 1983-1991 in over 100 tour events and national Opens worldwide including Africa, the Australian PGA, Open and the Australian Masters.
The Club was founded in 1895 and the original routing of the course to the left handside of the drive as you enter the club, has unfortunately been lost to time. The purchase of 12 additional acres of land in 1906, led the club to invite J H Taylor, five time Open winner to redesign the course over the 45 acre estate.
The resulting layout is still largely played today. A small masterpiece of design, a 9 hole heathland course with a unique clover leaf design, ingeniously bringing the golfer back to the Clubhouse every three holes. The course has a significant natural advantage over neighbouring clubs, in that the club’s 9 holes are laid out over gently undulating sand-based soil that is playable all year round. It is an excellent winter course and when at its best at the height of summer, it has been said to play like an inland links. Beware and enjoy in equal measure – the fast and undulating green complexes can be deceptive
THE 1895 PROJECT
Flempton Golf Club aims to provide an outstanding course for members, guests and visitors to enjoy, develop, play and compete in a welcoming environment whilst ensuring that the Club’s traditions and standards are upheld and respected.
Designed by 5-time Open Champion J.H. Taylor, the course is a fine example of free-running, fast-draining heathland turf. Held in high regard across the county it is the club’s primary asset and will continue to be our priority for further investment over the coming months and years. We are committed to presenting a course at one with its stunning setting and natural landscape.