The Clubhouse dates back to 1905 and was built and furnished by the clubs first President Sir John Wood, at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement. An example of the craftsmanship of the time, using locally sourced timber from Culford in a cricket pavilion style, with an open fireplace inside and originally a south facing verandah, overlooking the 9th green.
Over time the Clubhouse has evolved to meet the requirements of the growing membership, but remains modest in both size and style allowing members and their guests an opportunity to step back in time and enjoy its traditional old fashioned charm. A warm welcome is always extended by the clubs in-house hospitality team.
As part of the clubs vision and development plan, it is worth noting that this incorporates a clubhouse refurbishment project, which is at the planning stage. The objective is to retain the traditional charm of the clubhouse elevations but modernise the internal structure and facilities for members enjoyment for generations to come.
The Arbon Cottage
The Arbon Cottage was built in 1906 again through the generosity of the club’s President and utilising the skills of his estates craftsmen using locally sourced timber and the salmon-red bricks made at the brickyard that existed on the neighbouring Culford Estate.
The Cottage was built to house the clubs first greenskeeper-cum-professional-cum steward, with the longest serving occupant and resident Professional being James Arbon who took up residence in 1919 on his return from the Great War and only retiring in 1958. A great servant to the club In more recent years the cottage has served as the home of the clubs stewards.
As part of the clubs Vision, Development & Renewal Plan the cottage and gardens were renovated in the spring of 2020 and serves as the clubs residential quarters for the newly recruited Club Manager & Head Chef.
The Club Manager or the club’s Head Chef, Tony Walton, would be happy to discuss any catering requirements you may have in the advance of your visit.
Societies & Special Occasions
Allowing Members of five or more to book breakfast, a full lunch or a fine dining experience for family & friends to celebrate special occasions in the clubs beautiful setting. To view the Club Fine Dining Menu – Click Here
Take Away – Collection Service
Paul Kent 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.
Culford School Golf Academy
With Lawrence Dodd
The Golf Academy is an exciting sports programme at Culford as all golfers have access to a first class golf studio.
An established professional, Lawrence Dodd, Head of Golf, won the first of his three consecutive men’s county championships at the age of 15, and his achievements earned him a scholarship to the University of Tennessee. Lawrence has also represented England and played on the PGA European Tour.
A recent addition to the club and a wonderful game all can play!
Ideal for relaxing with a beverage or two, on a summers evening after a stroll around the links.
An opportunity to recount that winning birdie putt or great sandy save to anyone that will listen.
The Petanque court is set adjacent to the clubhouse, in the shadows of the pine trees, perfect for socialising with family and friends.