Langley Park Artisans
Many Artisan Golf clubs were formed across the UK in the early to middle 1900’s with the intention of allowing the whole community access to play golf. The concept is that in return for reduced green fees & playing time restrictions the Artisans carry out work on the course ….usually filling in the divots on Fairways & Tees & raking bunkers, thus helping the Green Staff to maintain the course to the best possible standard. There are currently around 70 Artisan Golf Clubs in the UK mainly based at the more prestigious clubs.
Langley Park Artisan Golf Club was formed in 1945 with 9 members. The Artisan clubroom was originally a Builders Hut which by the 60th Anniversary in 2005 was clearly showing its age. In 2009 the “Hut” as it was affectionately known was replaced by the building we have today which has been recently named “The Taylor Cabin” in honour of JH Taylor who, as well as designing the Langley Park course was also a founding member of the Artisan Movement.
Today LPAGC is a club within a club, having EGU status of its own separate from the main club. We have a membership limit of 40. We have our own internal competitions & enjoy matches against other Artisan clubs across Kent, Surrey & Sussex. In recent years we have twice won the prestigious Surrey Artisans Golf Union 7’s competition.