Braeside Golf Club was established in 1947, at Beckenham Place Park in the London Borough of Lewisham. The course is an 18-hole, 5,722 yard par 69 public course, on which more players have been introduced to golf than any other in London. For many years, the course featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the 'most played public golf course in Europe'
The course meanders around Beckenham Place Park enjoying fine views and affords a good test of golf as players attempt to keep to the tree-lined fairways. A stream crosses the course, coming into play strategically on 5 holes. At the centre of the course is the Grade 2* Listed Beckenham Place Mansion where the pro shop, club areas, changing room and café/bar are located.
The original course, the Foxgrove Golf Club, was laid out as a nine-hole course. This was expanded to 18 holes after the acquisition of the park and mansion by the London County Council in 1927. Beckenham Place Park has been a public park since that time.
In recent years the park and mansion have suffered from a lack of maintenance by Lewisham Council. Campaigning, headed by Braeside Golf Club and the Friends of Beckenham Place Park, has secured the future of the 18-hole course (the Council had proposed a reduction to 9 holes) and there has been a notable improvement in the condition of the course since 2008.
We welcome you to Braeside Golf Club. Please contact us via this website or visit the course any weekend. There is always likely to be a Braeside Committee Member available to make you feel at home.
We play competitions throughout the year, including monthly medals, summer and winter knock-outs (singles and doubles) and a series of some 20 competitions (most by tee closure) between April and October each year. In addition, our Club Championship (held over a weekend in July) and Captains' Day are highlights of our playing and social calendar. Braeside is a member of the NAPGC (National Association of Public Golf Courses and Clubs) and actively participates in the Penfold League competition for clubs in SE London and Kent.