The men’s section is very active in golfing and social terms. It participates in various league and team events being the Hilliard League, Warren League, Scratch and friendlies. During the year monthly medals and stablefords are competed for along with a number of major events that hold the prestige of an honours board in the clubhouse.
The strength of golf at the club is exceptional with a number of active category 1 golfers who compete regularly in open events around the county and local region. If your golf does not quite match up to the serious competition that our category 1 golfers enjoy then the more relaxed Tuesday and Saturday afternoon swindle may suit a little more.
In a typical golfing year our men’s calendar includes:
- The Hilliard League - is an association of golf clubs formed to provide a venue for social gathering and the spread of friendship and goodwill. The concept of the League is to allow as many of those members, with a handicap of twelve and below, representing their club in a competitive match play environment.
- The Warren League – formed in 1957 provides an opportunity for players with handicaps of 10-27 to play for their club in competitive but friendly matches. The aim is to allow as many members in this handicap range to represent the club and is open to all categories of membership.
- Numerous friendly matches
- Monthly and Mid-week Medals
- Monthly and Mid-week Stablefords
- Captains Day and Dinner Dance
- Invitation Day
- Numerous fun competitions
- Numerous honour board competitions
- Captain and Pro Challenge
The Ladies Section has nearly 90 members of whom a large number play regularly in the weekly competitions. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, enthusiastic and active section of the club, who meet every Tuesday, Thursday and the weekend for social play and competitions.
There is a monthly tea on a Tuesday including prize presentations which enable members to interact socially and catch up with the latest news within the club. There is also a strong Business Ladies group who are part of the Business Ladies league made up of 12 teams across Kent and Surrey who play round robin matches at weekends in the summer.
In a typical golfing year, our calendar includes:-
Monthly Medals and Stablefords – played on Tuesdays and Sundays
Major Cup Knockout Competitions
Numerous fun competitions
Open Day for visitors from other clubs and an Invitation Day for members to invite their friends
Regular friendly matches against other Surrey, Kent and Sussex clubs
Entry into Surrey competitions for scratch golfers
Derry Cup, Hicks Trophy for scratch golfers. Sarah Gracey Trophy, Pearson Trophy, Centenary Bowl, Wallis Trophy and the Druce for handicap golfers
We compete in the national competitions such as Daily Mail Foursomes, Coronation Foursomes, Australian Spoons and the Ping 4BBB, EWGA Lady Medal
The Lady Captain organises a Captain’s Day, an Away Day and an Away Weekend
In addition to golf there is a regular Bridge Group for beginners on Mondays and the more experienced players on Thursdays.
We have a Book Club which meets regularly and groups enjoy visits to local and London theatres and cinemas to view different productions.
The Lady and Men’s Captains raise funds for a local charity in various ways including a Charity Bridge Drive, various raffles/auctions which are held during the year at golf and social occasions.
Layabouts & Seniors
In a typical golfing year, our Layabouts calendar includes:
- 17 competitions
- An Invitation day in June
- The Captain's away day in July
- A host of Stableford events
- 24 matches against local clubs (12 of which are away)
The "Layabouts" is a friendly, vibrant part of Croham Hurst and guarantees a warm welcome to new members.
There are a number of friendly mixed matches against local Surrey and Kent Clubs and the annual Millenium Salver is held against Purley Downs. Details of these matches are on the Mixed Noticeboard. We also hold a Friday evening 10 holes Greensomes Competition from April – September with a meal and prizes after play.
On all the Bank Holiday Mondays in the year we hold Mixed Foursomes, Greensomes or 4BBB mixed trophy competitions which are well supported and enjoyed by all. There are also 2 knockout competitions – the Keith Jackson Foursomes in the summer and the Adams Apples 10 hole Winter Greensomes.
Croham Hurst Golf Club has an active and thriving junior section. Juniors at Croham range in age from 8 to 18 years and range in skill from the complete beginner to the category one golfer. There are over 100 juniors at Croham, including 15 girls. We have an active junior calendar with club competitions, matches, both friendly and league, together with mixed adult and junior events. We also have practice and play sessions for newer golfers as well as the established golfer. There is a full programme of coaching provided by the clubs professionals. Juniors are a vital section in any golf club, and Croham Hurst recognises the importance of encouraging and developing juniors.
There is a thriving bridge section at the club and lessons, based on the EBU Bridge for all scheme, are given to both beginners and improvers during the winter.
Chicago style bridge drives are held on a monthly basis during the winter in a friendly atmosphere with a variety of prizes. Arrangements are in hand to have friendly team competitions with other local golf clubs.
Rubber Bridge is played regularly in the club and in the near future it is hoped to have a competition between the ladies and gentlemen, which could become an annual event.