Welcome

ClubhouseWelcome to the website of the St.Helena Golf Club. The club is one of the most remote courses in the world, being commissioned in 1903 by the then Governor of St.Helena, Sir Henry Galway.

Click here for a map of where the course is located.

The club always welcomes newcomers, whether on-island permanently, as a temporary contractor or as a visitor just passing through. See our Membership formats here.

Here's what our Captain has to say:

On behalf of the people of St. Helena I send greetings to all visitors to this site.

It is indeed an honour to be elected the prestigious position of Captain for the Golf Club that lays claim to be the most remote golf club in the world. Since air travel is only about to reach St. Helena from 2016, the Island being surrounded by millions of square miles of empty ocean testifies to its remoteness. The immensity of the South Atlantic Ocean is visible from all points of the 9-hole course, and the South-East trade winds blow constantly, providing a challenge for golfers of all ages.

Air travel from 2016 will provide a novel golf holiday destination and the weedy and patchy, loose and friable volcanic earth fairways, may well disappoint the serious visiting golfer, but for those of us who live and work here, it provides a most welcome relaxation, as well as the opportunity to be taught how to play golf at the 19th hole.

International visitors to the club will experience the lifestyle and miscellany of influences of Islanders from the “calling cards” left by the Portuguese, British, South East Asians, Malagasy, Chinese and African folks. With a cross-section of just over a 100 members, ranging from the highest official to the road sweeper, all are made welcome at the club with a dress code only that players be dressed.

Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome.

Lawson Henry
Captain

 

Island Games and NASAS

In recent years, Members of the Club have practised hard 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 UK's Small Island Games. While we can't boast a wonderful result, the taking part is a measure of how enthusiastically our Members view the game, despite the, shall we say, unusual playing conditions that our course offers.

 

Please enjoy your visit to the website and we hope that one day you might be inspired to visit our island and have a round of golf at our club. You'll be made most welcome.