Monmouth Golf Club
Monmouth Golf Club was formed on the 25th June 1896 at a meeting held in the Kings Head Hotel.
There was another golf club in Monmouth called the Vauxhall Golf Club which had been formed in 1892 by members of the army garrison stationed in the town and the majority of its members were army personnel.
The first site of the club was on Priory Farm, near the Dixton Road.
This proved unsuitable for golf and the club moved to Vauxhall, taking over the existing club and its course for a brief period. A further move was made in 1903 to the Membership in those years was small, about 30 to 40 golfers, the main problem being the inability to cope with long grass in the summer months and, at about this time, Monmouth Golf Club obtained a High Court ruling which defined a fairway.
This was because the landlord of the ground, which was rented out as a golf course, wanted to have the best of both worlds and to make hay on the fairways as well as receiving rent for a golf course. This eventually became a major problem and led to the closure of the course in 1912. Several attempts were made to reopen but these were not successful until 1920 when the club was reformed at Dixton on part of the present course.
The club's first professional was George Waldron who in 1921 proceeded to lay out a scenic nine hole course, which was officially opened on the 1st. October 1921.
Improvements were made over the years until, in 1992, land was rented to enable the formation of a further nine holes, the new eighteen hole course being opened on 18th. July 1992 and the new clubhouse later that year.
Further improvements were carried out over the years, particularly in the drainage of the course and the construction of buggy paths around the course.
In 2008, after a protracted period of negotiation, the club was successful in purchasing the freehold of the previously rented area of the course, so that the picturesque 18 hole, par 69 course, is now wholly owned by the members of Monmouth Golf Club.
Our friendly and welcoming staff offer full catering and bar facilities in the clubhouse, which boasts stunning views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Monmouth Golf Club is well known for the friendly welcome offered to visitors by members and staff alike.