Then and Now Photos of Boyce Hill Golf Course

The Changing Landscape

In 2022, Boyce Hill Golf Club celebrates its centenary.  Over the years, many photos have been taken of the course and quite  few were turned into postcards that can still be found today.

In 1922 the area surrounding the course was sparsely populated  with only the odd bungalow or two in the neighbouring roads and there were far fewer trees on the course, allowing clear views across the surrounding countryside.  Many of the old postcards show some of the landmark properties that you could view from the course.   One such property is Jarvis Hall, situated on the summit of Thundersley Park Road which features in several postcards, along with Stafford Hall,  now a residential home in Thundersley Park Road. Neither of these properties can be seen from the course today.

Nigel Pyle, a member of the golf club, has identified, as closely as possible, where the old photos were taken from and he has taken up-to-date photos from the same spot.   Comparing the two  shows how much the landscape has changed over the years.

BHGC 10th green 'Then'
BHGC 10th green 'Now'
Nigel Pyle
BHGC 12th 'Then' (1960)
BHGC 12th 'Now'
Nigel Pyle
BHGC 14th fairway 'Then'
BHGC 14th fairway 'Now'
Nigel Pyle
BHGC 14th fairway 'Then'
BHGC 14th fairway 'Now'
Nigel Pyle
BHGC 18th green - date unknown
Francis Frith
BHGC 18th green 'Now'
Nigel Pyle
BHGC 18th green 'Then'
Peter Gillard Postcard Collection
BHGC 18th green 'Now'
Nigel Pyle

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