After months of preparatory work, Basingstoke Golf Club was established on the 6th December 1907. The original 9-hole course had been set up on land just north of Basingstoke station by Charles Lloyd, the clubs first professional.
From these humble beginnings the club thrived until the Great War where it was taken over and used as a training airfield. Whilst this land was never used again as a playable golf course the club members continued to meet and play other clubs under the name of Basingstoke Golf Club until finally, in 1926, they started to look for a new site to build a course.
Kempshott Park was the chosen land and James Braid was commissioned to design and construct the course. After receiving favourable reports from Mr Braid, the 106 acres of land was purchased and worked commenced.
The course is due to be re-sited to the neighbouring Dummer Golf Course in spring 2020 subject to final planning approval and there are plans to build around 1000 homes on the site so I was asked to film this as a keep sake to all those members, guests and visitors that have enjoyed their golf over the many years.