The St Helena Golf Club acknowledges its course as one of the most remote and interesting in the world, being commissioned in 1903 by the Governor of St Helena, sir Henry Galway. Despite being just 4,783 yards long the nine-hole course, just around the corner from Longwood House is played twice with two different tee placements for each hole. There is also a club house available for banter and refreshments after a game. The clubhouse and bar are open on the evenings of Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from around 4.30pm.
The course allows golfers with ranging abilities a good game because the ground conditions are uniquely challenging. The course is also home to a growing number of endemic wirebirds, and a public road crosses the course so a little luck also comes into play.
Visitors are always welcome and clubs can be hired by contacting the St Helena Golf Club to make arrangements with the annual Open Championship being contested. The club schedule competitions for members, and held on the afternoons of every Saturday and Sunday (with a few exceptions) starting at 12 noon.
In recent years, Members of the Club have undergone challenging training to become eligible under island (National Association of Sports Associations of St Helena) and club rules to represent the Island of St Helena at the Natwest Island Games.
For club opening times and to arrange a game, further information can be found on the St Helena Golf Club website.
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