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The Course

Founded in 1906, Ellesborough is a beautiful 18-hole course that benefits from being on the chalk down-land at the base of the Chilterns.  It drains well in winter and it also has good drought resistant characteristics in summer.  The greens at Ellesborough are renowned throughout the County and beyond for being fast and true but challenging to read!  With the recent installation of the new irrigation system the course continues to improve. The Course enjoys magnificent views across the Vale of Aylesbury and the surrounding Chilterns’ countryside. We think Ellesborough is simply the best year-round course for many miles around.

The Club

There is a full competition programme for men, ladies and juniors, as well as Club matches to suit all abilities.  A very popular feature of the Club are ‘roll-ups’.  Roll-ups occur every day of the week and at weekends so that members come up and join in a sociable, stableford game without any prior commitment.  Of course, there is also plenty of opportunity to play with friends outside of these roll-ups, whilst of particular note is an active mixed golf scene.  Because it is a thriving Members’ Club, Ellesborough accepts fewer golf societies than most other clubs – concentrating on quality rather than quantity.

The Facilities

The Clubhouse stands at the top of the course beside the 1st and 10th starting holes and is spacious and well appointed with a good size car park. The bar, lounge and dining area facilities were completely refurbished in 2005, in 2010 the ladies’ changing room was upgraded to a very high standard and in 2012 the men’s changing rooms were also upgraded.  The lounge and its veranda enjoy magnificent views across the surrounding countryside, overlooking the historic Ellesborough Church Tower.  The Clubhouse and its excellent catering are at the heart of a social scene that sees dining nights and other forms of entertainment each month.

Free Golf Insurance

The annual subscription includes golf insurance to cover you when playing golf at Ellesborough and at other courses. This avoids you having to purchase independent personal golf insurance which could save you £40 to £50 per annum.

What do I do now?

Now is a good time to apply for membership as there are still some membership categories available. If you are interested in joining please contact the Director of Golf, James Turner, who will be happy to discuss any aspect of the Club including the joining process.  His contact details are:

Office Telephone: 01296 622114  or email:

You are most welcome to come and visit the Club and, if you have a handicap, James Turner will be pleased to arrange for you to play a round at Ellesborough so that you can experience the club and its facilities for yourself.  The green-fee for this round would be refunded to you should you subsequently gain membership.

Membership Information

Membership subscriptions

In 2010 the Club restructured the annual subscription fees to remove the joining fee and to ensure that its fees are very competitive with other quality clubs.  The new fee structure is shown below:

 Membership Category Subscription**
 New Full Member*   £ 1,493.00
 New Restricted Member  (Mon-Fri)   N/A
 Intermediate (26-30)   £ 823.00
 Intermediate (21-25)   £ 693.00
 Intermediate (18-20)   £ 481.00

 Intermediate in Full Time Education


  £ 306.00
 Junior (up to 18)   £ 230.00
 Cadet (Junior Beginner)   £ 111.00
 Academy (Adult Beginner)   £ 381.00

*  Armed Forces Membership Category (with special concessions in respect of posting/detachment mobility) is available for members of the Armed Forces at the rates shown above.

**  The Club has an arrangement with Fairway Credit for any member who wishes to spread his or her subscription over 12 months.

The subscription year runs from 1 April to 31 March, but new members can join part way through the year, if spaces are available, paying pro-rata for the number of whole months remaining to the end of the subscription year.

After 5 years, the New Full Membership rate reduces to the Members’ Loyalty Rate, presently  £ 1,293.00

How to Join

Contact: James Turner
Telephone: 01296 622 114

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