Category Archives: Golf

Council drops sale of Coulsdon Manor Hotel and golf course

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, on another massive hole in the council’s budgets Croydon Council has taken Coulsdon Manor Hotel off the market. The grand country house, sitting in a 140-acre parkland golf course, was put out … Continue reading

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Selsdon Park’s golfing paradise looks lost under new owners

It is looking very likely that the last 18-hole round of golf at Selsdon Park was played some time at the end of 2021. The new owners of the Selsdon Park Hotel and its accompanying 200 acres of parkland released … Continue reading

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Church career which led Quinn to the not-so-high and mighty

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Canon Arthur Quinn, for 32 years the vicar in Shirley, recently had his diamond anniversary of being a priest celebrated in a service at Croydon Minster. DAVID MORGAN spoke to him about Philip Larkin, Ronnie Corbett and the … Continue reading

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Surrey course all set for some transatlantic golfing rivalry

Foxhills, the golf club and spa resort in Chertsey, is to stage the PGA Cup in September, a Ryder Cup-style team event pitching club professionals from Great Britain and Ireland against their rivals from the United States for the Llandudno … Continue reading

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1850s Byron Manor house under threat in council fire sale

More than 140 acres of a parkland golf course, woodlands and adjoining hotel could be at risk from profit-hungry developers, according to the local residents’ association, as PEARL LEE reports A Victorian-era manor house, built for the Byron family, could … Continue reading

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Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, Coulsdon, open from Apr 15

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Farleigh golfers get a buzz out of joining the Pollinator project

Farleigh Golf Club has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives by completing the development of two areas of wildflowers on the course as part of the Operation Pollinator programme. The areas of growth around the seventh hole on … Continue reading

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Farleigh offering free courses for girls and women golfers

Farleigh Golf Club is reinforcing its commitment to women’s golf with a busy year of events and coaching sessions to tap into a new generation of female golfers of all ages and abilities. With the aim of attracting more women … Continue reading

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Farleigh’s volunteers and course praised after pro tournament

A sports venue in Selsdon has been praised for the way it has been maintained to the highest competition standard, after Farleigh Golf Club staged the PGA Assistants’ Championship over the weekend. Michael Farrier-Twist, from Sussex, with a final round … Continue reading

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Fore! Golf course and hotel latest properties in council fire sale

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Four public-owned properties, not mentioned in the council’s original disposals list, are now being sold off as the Town Hall gets itself out of the hotels business. By PEARL LEE, our south of the borough correspondent The … Continue reading

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Selsdon golf club offers youngsters chance to kickstart careers

A group of leisure venues and golf clubs, including Farleigh in Selsdon, is running another recruitment drive as a new crop of ambitious young professionals are given their chance to shine. The government’s Kickstart scheme is being used at the … Continue reading

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Reader offer: 10% off your rounds of golf at Farleigh in June

Inside Croydon readers will receive an exclusive 10 per  cent discount off all green fees at Farleigh Golf Club on Mondays to Fridays through the month of June. At Farleigh, off Old Farleigh Road, close to Selsdon and Warlingham, they … Continue reading

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Four! Golfers start young with Farleigh’s coaching offer

At one of the most popular golf courses around Croydon, the traditional cry of “Fore!” has been replaced of late by “Four!”, as a squad of young golfers have been taking the chance to take up the game. Weekend classes … Continue reading

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Community golf, free sessions, Beddington Park, from Jun 29

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Marlpit Lane bowling green, Coulsdon, re-opening Apr 19

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Purley Downs golfers pitch in with £5,691 for Weir’s charity

We’re entering peak marathon season, with thousands of ordinary Londoners gearing themselves up for next month’s London Marathon and other long-distance challenges. On Sunday, in the Vitality Big Half, one far-from-ordinary Londoner, David Weir, the record-breaking wheelechair racer, was in … Continue reading

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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Ronnie Corbett’s club to stage cancer charity golf classic

The Addington, one of the top golf clubs in England, is staging a special charity day next month in honour of one of its most famous members, Ronnie Corbett. The Ronnie Corbett Memorial Charity Golf Classic is being staged on … Continue reading

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Henry Cotton’s south London home to get blue plaque

English Heritage has arranged for a blue plaque in Crystal Palace to commemorate one of the greatest British sportsman of the 20th Century. The unveiling ceremony is taking place at 47 Crystal Palace Road, the childhood home of golfer Henry … Continue reading

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Win a £22,000 Lexus at Mayor’s charity golf day, Mar 29

You could win yourself a new car at the Mayor of Croydon’s charity golf day next month. All you have to do is hit a hole in one. Coming towards the end of Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor’s year in office as … Continue reading

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Sporting app pitches up for court bookings in Croydon

An app for smart phones and tablets, and with its service available online, is offering quick and easy access to booking local sports facilities. MyLocalPitch has recently introduced a bespoke page for Croydon. MyLocalPitch’s borough pages help everyone in the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon Manor to close its squash and leisure club

Tennis and squash players in Old Coulsdon will have to go further afield to practise their sport from the end of this month, when the leisure club at Coulsdon Manor closes. The owners, Bespoke Hotels, say that the closure will … Continue reading

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Croydon Rotary Club charity golf day, Selsdon Park, Apr 26

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£200m charity warns Croham neighbours to ‘Keep Out!’

“Get orf moi land!” The Viz comic image of a red-faced Farmer Palmer, shot gun at the ready, might not be quite what you’d expect to encounter in quiet, polite, suburban Croham or Selsdon. But that’s the message from the … Continue reading

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Farleigh tees up to offer free golf with CPFC Foundation

Farleigh Golf Club has partnered with Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation to make the game more accessible to youngsters in and around Croydon and south London. As part of the innovative Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) project, Crystal Palace Football … Continue reading

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