Few Golf Clubs can claim to have a Grade One listed building, which began life around 1480, as their clubhouse.
The imposing Rochford Hall was the principal hall in the ‘Hundred’ of Rochford, the term ‘Hundred’ dates back to Saxon times and its meaning is the subject of debate. One suggestion is that it refers to the raising of 100 men in case of strife, but this is not the complete definition. In King Edgar’s reign in 973, areas of land were divided into ‘Hundreds’ consisting of possibly several villages controlled by 100 men. Essex had several ‘Hundred’ with Rochford listed in the Domesday Book as being the largest.