Chedoke Golf Club
Beddoe & Martin Courses
Located only minutes from downtown Hamilton, Chedoke features two 18-hole championship courses, each on distinctly different terrains in the city’s west end.
Nestled into the rolling parkland landscape of the Niagara Escarpment, Chedoke Civic Golf Course is home to two (Beddoe & Martin) amazing 18-hole public golf courses. Golf has been played at these courses since 1896, first as the Hamilton Golf Club and then later renamed Chedoke Civic Golf Club in 1924. The courses have evolved over time, Martin Course, named after Chedoke's first Club President George Martin, started out as a nine-hole layout. It was George Martin's vision to create a golf club where the working man could afford to play golf. The Beddoe Course, named after Chedoke's second Club President, Harold Beddoe, fully opened in 1951 – making Chedoke Civic Golf Course Canada's first 36-hole municipal golf facility.
Legendary Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson, whose brother Nicol was the head professional at Hamilton Golf Club as early as 1899 and lived a few blocks from Chedoke, has ties to both courses. Newspaper and club records indicate that Stanley and Nicol started working here and there on the Martin Course in the early 1920s up to and including the time Stanley designed the 18-hole Beddoe Course in 1948. Today, award-winning architect, Graham Cooke oversees changes to all three city run courses as part of a long-range plan for the facilities.
Affordable rates for play in the City of Hamilton for all ages, including Twilight and Sunset Specials.
Golfers must be properly attired at all times on premises, including the clubhouse.
Shirts with collars are required for golfers. Mesh shirts, muscle shirts, any attire with offensive writing or graphics are not permitted. Halter-tops and tube tops are also inappropriate.
Bermuda style or shorts with a 5-inch inseam are acceptable, denim, gym shorts or cut-offs are not.
Soccer and baseball shoes, boots, and shoes with metal spikes are not permitted on the course. Golf shoes or any other flat athletic shoes are permitted.
Denim, track and sweat pants are not allowed.