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Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm
by peterlondon
I know that golf seems to get some bad press on here but...

It's often been a ambition of mine to combine my love of Flying with my passion for golf.

Until now that's been hampered by not being able to fit another golfer and two sets of golf clubs into any of the aircraft I had access to.

However the opportunity recently arose to buy a share in a Jodel D140 with the stretcher bay behind the rear seats.

So I now have the possibility of flying trips to play golf.

The aircraft is based at White Waltham and I have started to to draw up a list of airfields with 650m+ where it would be possible to fly in and get a short taxi ride to play golf.

My starting list was

Goodwood ( two courses on the estate)
Perranporth
Newquay (Trevose GC)
Branscombe (Axe Cliff Golf Club)
Polzeath/ Roserrow ... Probably no longer viable as road crossing strip has reduced length to 400m but shame as St Enedoc GC very close by
Sandown (Shanklin and Sandown GC)
Lydd (Littlestone GC)
Audley End (Saffron Walden GC)


Any more suggestions gratefully received

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 pm
by GrahamB
If you can squeeze into 600m then look at Rosemarket near Haverfordwest - it's only 9 holes but you land on the course itself!

I also seem to remember Glenrothes having a course just off the end of the easterly runway.

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:53 pm
by Flyingfemme
There's a golf field off the end of 27 at Staverton.......and one very close to Ronaldsway :D

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:02 pm
by welkyboy
Earls Colne, golf course is part of the old airfield,
Jersey (3 courses within 2 miles of airport)
Guernsey, Alderney....

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:02 pm
by Rob P
Woodvale is adjacent Royal Berk-dale

Rob P

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:14 pm
by Ben K
High Post golf club near Old Sarum

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:16 pm
by Bill McCarthy
Royal Dornoch and walk to the clubhouse. Too far north ?

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:23 pm
by malcolmfrost
Test Valley close to Popham.

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:29 pm
by chevvron
RAF Henlow. Golf course on the airfield or rather between the airfield and the hangars.
RAF Kirton in Lindsey. Golf course on airfield.

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:31 pm
by IMCR
L2K of course
Bembridge - Freshwater Bay very special
All the CIs including Alderney (if its quirky nine is still going)

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:40 pm
by ivor.phillips
Lydd golf club actually backs onto B apron at Lydd,

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:47 pm
by Boxkite
Henstridge (9 holes), 10 mins walk from the airfield gate, but I am sure someone can drive you there (there's another 10 mins walk to the gate).
Camping available on the same golf site (also possible on the airfield).

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:53 pm
by JodelDavo
Headcorn has 2 golf clubs within 2 miles:

Chart Hills GC and Weald of Kent GC.

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:09 pm
by peterlondon
Thanks everyone for those suggestions...

Some interesting day trips for the longer daylight months and maybe a week long trip north including Scotland for next May/June.

P

Re: Airfields with golf nearby?

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 pm
by The Kissimmee Bum
Rob P wrote:Woodvale is adjacent Royal Berk-dale

Rob P


And Formby, Formby Hall, Hillside, S&A oh and Royal Kirkby.