The changes to the Clubhouse were even more radical than those to the course, as the building and location were entirely new. The selection of an architect was made by running a competition in which George E Tonge was successful. The new two-storey Clubhouse with elegant lounges to be built behind the new 18th green was very modern and a typical example of the architecture of the period. By 1935 the clubhouse was completed and officially opened. Tonge said, “I visualised the kind of clubhouse that I thought ought to intrude itself onto this lovely course. I imagined the lines of a liner at sea; the perfect balance of the ship at whatever angle and from whatever side it was seen.”

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