Surrey golf club opened by Tony Jacklin closes

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 1, 2020 06:36

A Surrey golf club that was opened in 1992 by winning Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin has closed.

Rusper Golf Club, in Dorking, near the border with Sussex, announced in late July that the venue would be returning to farmland in early autumn. It is thought this is due to financial difficulties.

On September 13 the club posted on Facebook: ‘We have one week to go and it is all getting very real.

Rusper Golf Club. Image from the Facebook

‘A big and very heartfelt thank you to those of you who have listened and stuck by me, you know who you are. I am not going far and I really hope we can keep in touch. To Grant and Aaron, there are no words to thank you enough for all you have done and I wish you both good luck and good fortune, I am in your debt. And now I am getting a lump in my throat so I think I will go and wash it down with a pint or two!

‘Thank you everyone for the memories xx’

The venue then sold off clubhouse and course products such as machinery and lockers before closing in late September.

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 1, 2020 06:36
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4 Comments

  1. Big Fordie October 3, 09:23

    Always loved playing this course
    14th S/I 1 one the hardest holes anywhere.
    So sad it’s closing but always will remember the 14th
    Good luck to all those involved with Rusper GC

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    • Frogs October 15, 23:41

      Played here about 10 times & always found it a tough but enjoyable course.

      Managed to break 90 (85) the last time I played it (9th September 2020) & birdied the 18th…a great way to sign off.

      All the best to everyone involved at Rusper Golf Club

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  2. Griffin October 2, 18:00

    Anyone bites the dust……

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  3. DGJ October 2, 11:43

    will be missed tremendously.

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