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Picture No:358
Courtesy of:Unknown
Year:1930
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Camber Castle Golf Course

There was a golf course around Camber Castle in the 1930's. The photo shows some of the greens and bunkers. If you look carefully today you can still see some of these features on the ground.
Picture Added on 06 June 2013.

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I remember the golf course out near Camber Castle. I have no idea how many holes it had but in the 50's us youngsters would find the occasional golf ball and the odd outline of tees etc. could be seen. It was long abandoned by that stage. It would be interesting to find out more about it. We of course knew the Rye golf links well, went over by the ferry (Johnny Doughty and then Jim Selwood) to caddy and sometimes to play as Artisans.

Added by Michael Kavanagh on 06 June 2013.
Is it true that Castle Farm was used as the Golf Club House? (I don't think so, there was a wooden hut that stood on concrete blocks - these blocks are near the farm gate 100m south of the castle - Barry)
Added by Ros Myers on 18 June 2013.
The book Rye Golf Club, the first 90 years by Denis Vidler says "...the first Artisans Golf Club which was founded in the early thirties and attached to the eighteen hole Camber Castle Golf Club ... when the Camber Castle course closed in 1938 and the Artisans were without a home ... the powers that be ... offer(ed) them a home with the Rye Golf Club".
Added by Barry Yates on 15 October 2014.



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