Sittingbourne & Milton Regis

About Us

Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Golf Club was founded in 1929 following discussions and meetings between local business people. A steering committee was formed to review various possible sites and eventually the current site at Wormdale was chosen, mainly because of its free-draining soil, easy access and at that time being adjacent to a bus route!

Harry Hunter, the club professional, was based at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club and took charge of the construction of the course, which initially comprised 12 holes.

The Company was incorporated in June 1929 and initial subscriptions levels were set for Founder Members at 3 guineas for men and 2 guineas for women. The initial entrance fee was set at 2 guineas. In the spring of 1931 an additional 6 holes were opened for play, making the Club an 18 hole course.

During the Second World War the Ministry of Food requisitioned 6 holes and these were not returned to the Club until 1952. One slight issue was that the lease on the land, from local farmer Mr Ledger, gave him the right to graze sheep on the course! To try to protect the greens from damage wire fences were put up around all greens – a unique and practical solution! The land on which the course was built was bought from Mr Ledger in 1963 for £25,000, with funding coming from both members and also other Golf Clubs who assisted with interest-free loans.

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