About H&DGC

The Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club was first formed in 1906, and is a 9 hole CASC registered club situated between the villages of Dovercourt and Parkeston.

As a CASC registered club it is run by an elected committee, with only the Administrator, the Greens staff and the Bar Manager as paid employees. The catering is provided on contract.

Although we do not have our own professional on site, we have a link with Tom Hide from Frinton Golf club who would be pleased to assist you in your efforts to engage in the game of golf, and to start you on the right path or even improve your game once you have started on the path of proficiency.

As The Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club is a CASC registered club, the decisions on how the club is run, are made by the members through the efforts of the elected committee. Every member has a voice, and suggestions, criticisms, and thoughts on improvements are always welcome.

There are several types of membership as per subscriptions page. In order to join a membership form has to be completed. Should you not know an existing member of the club, do not worry, as either our Secretary, Administrator, Captain or a Committee member will be on hand to welcome you and endorse your application.

Normal membership attracts a yearly fee, with the addition of a £400 joining fee (which can be paid over 4 years). However, for a slightly enhanced yearly fee, full membership can be granted under what we term the 2010 membership, which avoids the additional payment of a joining fee. All memberships can be paid by monthly direct debit, by arrangement with the club Administrator or Secretary, with the exception of social membership.
Once a member of the club, you can enjoy the benefits of playing at other local clubs with whom we have a special arrangement, for a reduced fee.

Additionally, as we and many other clubs in the country were formed in 1906, these clubs have together formed a 1906 club, which allows - by reciprocal arrangement - our members to play at all other member clubs once per year for free. Details of all 1906 clubs are available from the office.

The club has a 6 hole practice course which is open to all members to use, and there are tubes of practise balls held in the clubhouse for this purpose. This facility is also used by Coastal Golf for lessons by arrangement direct with them, and they are on hand to provide individual or group tuition.

The club boasts a team of greens staff, headed by a Course Manager, who is overseen by the Head of the Greens Committee and they have absolute priority whilst working on the course.

Once you become a member of the club, you will be issued with a club card which allows you to build up credit in advance, and entitles you to a 16.5% discount on bar purchases.

We have a lively Ladies Section, a large Veterans Section, and a talented Junior Section, as well as a general section, all of whom have their own tournaments and matches, and this website contains details of club competitions which you could take part in once you join. Further details can easily be obtained from the Club Secretary or Administrator.

We are proud of our club and you will find you will be given a warm welcome.

We look forward to you joining us.

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Greens have been solid tine with 8mm tines to a depth of 140 mm, roll and cut behind ready for play. This will allow irragation to penetrate the surface. Also this will help relieve compassion allowing the soil the breath for healthier root growth. The holes in the greens will knit back together over the next few days. Pins are in Front, Middle, Back sequence. E.g. 1st pin is at the front 2nd pin middle 3rd back 4th front 5th middle Etc. Mole on putting green. Please stay away from the hedge side of the putting green while Green staff continue to try and fix this issue. Please remember to rake the bunker if you have to play out of one. FIRE RISK Sustained hot weather has increased the risk of fire on the golf course and our neighbours in the surrounding area. Please ensure all GLASS BOTTLES and TOBACCO are discarded correctly and NOT left on the golf course. Dom
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