ROYAL BLACKHEATH GOLF CLUB
To visit Royal Blackheath is to take a step back into golfing history. The Club can trace its roots back to 1608, when courtiers of the Scottish King, James VI, who became James I of England, sought out a suitable place near Greenwich Palace to play a game that had yet to find favour with those south of the border.Over 410 years later, golf is stronger than ever at the Club, with the par-71 course – which was created by Tom Dunn in 1892 and added to and redesigned by the great James Braid in the late 1920s – occupying classically landscaped parkland just nine miles from the City of London.Its tranquility belies a challenging design, with particularly strong opening and closing holes, while excellent fairways and true, fast greens guarantee an enjoyable and interesting test for golfers of all abilities.
Over the last four years the Club has invested extensively in the development and improvement of the 6,278-yard course, including a major bunker refurbishment and irrigation upgrade, all of which has served to enhance the golfing experience still further.
The magnificent 17th century Grade I-listed clubhouse, Eltham Lodge, is literally a living museum to the history of the game; the museum collection includes the original Calcutta Cup and Grand Foursomes Claret Jug from St Andrews as well as the oldest medals played for in golf. Sumptuous dining facilities, affording stunning views across the golf course, and first-class hospitality throughout make Royal Blackheath the ideal venue for an unforgettable day’s golf for a corporate golf day, charity tournament or society outing.
Court Road, Eltham, London SE9 5AF