Club History 1890 – 2007

Founded as a 9 hole course in 1895 and eventually, following acquisition of additional land in 1928, extended to the present 18 holes measuring 6,355 yards, Goring & Streatley Golf Club has established itself in the hearts of members & visitors alike, as a mirror of the traditional and evolutionary trends in the game. The course has magnificent views of the Ridgeway & the River Thames winding like a silver ribbon on its way from Oxford to Reading and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, which almost consoles the ravages of a bad round of golf!

From it’s foundation in 1895 with 52 members the club has grown steadily and now has 745 playing members. The highlights of our development are illustrated below:

Goring & Streatley History
Exhibition match, June 1953. Alf Padgham and Sam King on the 18th green with our 4th clubhouse in the background.
Exhibition match, June 1953. Alf Padgham and Sam King on the 18th green with our 4th clubhouse in the background.
Sir William Horwood (Founding Member)
Sir William Horwood (Founding Member)
Len Hawting (left) Head Greenkeeper 1925 - 1970
Len Hawting (left) Head Greenkeeper 1925 – 1970