GSGB Meetings for 2015

Here are the details for the GSGB events for 2015 and a mouth watering selection they look too. 

May 20th and 21st Lyme Regis and East Devon

Lyme Regis Web Site

Lyme Regis Golf Club is recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the South West.

A challenge for any golfer regardless of skill, Lyme Regis Golf Club allows visitors and members alike to experience a round of unforgettable enjoyment with quality golf assured and breath-taking views to match.The course occupies a cliff top location with coastal views over the Jurassic coastline towards Portland Bill and overlooks the historic town and World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis.

Over the years, helped by continuous inves
tment and the commitment of extremely good green keepers, the course has evolved into an acclaimed track measuring 6283 yards par 71 (SSS 71) from the white tees and 5685 yards par 73 (SSS 74) from the red tees.

East Devon Web Site

Regarded by many as one of the finest courses in the South West the Club is well reviewed in the Top 100 Golf Courses of the British Isles.
Situated on the cliff top above Budleigh Salterton, at the western end of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the course commands magnificent views. 
At 6231 yards, it is not a long course but the well drained fairways, close cropped links turf and testing undulating greens offer a fair and interesting test of golf.
Add to this, the colours, views, the breezes, the stunning natural habitat with a variety of wildlife and you have the ideal place to enjoy your golf. 
Thanks to excellent drainage the course is rarely closed due to rain, though, occasionally, a mist rolls in from the Channel. Visit us and you won’t be disappointed.
Members are often heard to say: ‘Even if I am having a bad round I still enjoy the spectacular views and realise how lucky I am to be here.’

June 24th and 25th Bath and Kingsdown

Bath Web Site

Bath Golf Club is one of England's oldest and finest inland courses and considered the premier golf club in Bath and North East Somerset and is one of the driest and 'Weatherproof' courses in the west country. Established in 1880 it quickly earned and has kept its reputation as a welcoming club with a thought-provoking course and stunning views. 

Affectionately known as “Sham Castle” by the locals, the course earned its nick-name from the neighbouring architectural folly Sham Castle. The ‘castle’ stands in a field adjoining the course and although appearing to be the entrance gate to an impressive baronial hall, is in fact nothing more than a single wall. Built during Bath’s 18th century heyday at the request of seriously wealthy Ralph Allen, it was built with his own Bath stone in order, as he himself wrote, "to charm all visitors to Bath".

Kingsdown Web Site

Founded in 1880, Kingsdown Golf Club has outlived all but 12 English Clubs and it is the second oldest Golf Club in the West of England (behind Westward Ho!) and the oldest Club in Wiltshire.

The downland course is renowned for its beautiful scenery,
luscious fairways and, of course, its superb greens. The excellent drainage makes play possible all year round. The Men’s White Tees, the course, a Par 72, measures 6,501 yards in length. For the Ladies, the Red Tees boast 5,744 yards and a Par 73. Whilst seemingly open and forgiving, the course will punish errant play; play intelligent and thoughtful golf and you will be rewarded.

July 21st and 22nd Ramside Hall ( The AGM ) Web Site

In mature parkland estate on the doorstep of historic Durham City Ramside is a golf club and resort created for people who simply love to play great golf. This is the venue for 2015 GSGB AGM meeting.

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club is North East England’s most exciting risk and reward golf resort. Its two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Prince Bishops and the Cathedral, provide drama, enjoyment and excitement from the first tee to the final green.

British golf course designer Jonathan Gaunt has helped Ramside Estates Ltd create the most rewarding and welcoming golf club and golf breaks destination in North East England. Perfectly Placed For Golf Breaks And Golf Holidays

Ramside Golf Club is a thriving members’ golf club which welcomes golf groups, golf societies, visitors and corporate golf events to enjoy its 36-holes of golf, golf academy, driving range and four star luxury hotel.

Located on the doorstep of Durham City and less than two minutes from the A1M motorway heading North and South, Ramside is one of the most convenient and accessible places to play golf in Northern England.

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club has two championship golf courses, the Prince Bishops Course and the Cathedral Course.


August 27th and 28th Frinton and Ipswich

Frinton Web Site

Frinton Golf Club was founded in 1895 and used a nine hole design by Tom Dunn, on land now occupied by houses in Second and Third Avenue. In 1904, twice Open Champion Willie Park Jnr. designed a new 18 hole course on the present site, an area formerly renowned for hare coursing. On the advice of the famous golf course architect Harry S Colt, various improvements were made to the original design that left the layout largely as we know it today.

With a total length of 6265 yards, including five holes between 462 and 495 yards, and four holes of around 400 to 430 yards, the Havers Course is long enough and difficult enough to test the skill and nerves of any class of player. Do not expect to shoot par golf if on unhappy terms with a driver. Second shots are by no means easy and even after hitting the fairway the player must have control with every club in the bag.

Ipswich Web Site

Ipswich is a traditional members' club offering a warm welcome to visitors, societies and prospective members. Golf has been played at Purdis Heath since 1926, although Ipswich Golf Club itself was founded 31 years earlier, in 1895. Originally located at nearby Rushmere Heath, the club moved to its present site to enjoy the delights of the Purdis Heath Course (18 hole course) designed by the legendary architect James Braid. 
Forty years later the Bixley Course (9 hole course) was added – enjoying the same splendid heathland terrain as the main course.

September 24th and 25th Kenilworth and Little Aston

Kenilworth Web Site

Kenilworth Golf club is situated in a beautiful parkland setting in the heart of Warwickshire. It is famous for its friendliness
and hospitality as well as having one of the best golf courses in the area.

Little Aston Web Site

Little Aston is predominently a Parkland course set in the mature former estate of Little Aston Hall and has a beauty all of its own. In recent years the course has been lengthened and certain holes have been modified partly to offset the march of modern technology. An array of new tees has 
boosted the yardage and in a number of cases the angles into the greens have altered too, adding more strategy to an already strategic test.

From the men's back tees the course now measures 6,813 yards with a challenging par of 72 and Standard Scratch of 74.