Club Captains

Please Welcome Your Mens and Ladies Captains at The Mendip Golf Club

Mens Captain - James Boyce

As Mens Captain of  The Mendip Golf Club I welcome you to our website.

It was an honour and a privilege to have been elected as Mens Captain of the Mendip Golf Club. I first came to Mendip some 39 years ago and have very much enjoyed my time here. Being part of such a fantastic course with great members has been a large part of my life! 

Mendip was founded in 1908 by a group of kind gentlemen to whom, I'm sure you will agree, we owe a great deal to for seeing the potential of the area and placing a golf course in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The course was originally 9 holes long but through additional land purchases and a lot of hard work, the 18 holes we have today that has brought a lot of joy to countless members and visitors was built.  We are privileged to be rated as the number 4 golf course in Somerset and have an outstanding view across 7 counties. We certainy are lucky to have such wonderful scenery to enjoy whilst playing golf. 

We pride ourselves on welcoming both new members and visitors with open arms and will always introduce you to as many people as possible when you play. In what are, at the very least, uncertain times, it can be tricky to make new aquaintances, however, I firmly believe that a round of golf with any of the wonderful members we are lucky enough to have here at Mendip, will help to keep you fit and healthy.

The start of my captaincy has been a difficult one. The restrictions in place due to coronavirus have meant adopting to a new way of looking at club life. Nevertheless we can say that there have been positives to come out of lockdown with much work being done on the course. Our bunker renovation is continuing along with the tree management programme to enable Mendip Golf Club to enhance it's environmental status. All this work is carried out in accordance with an ecological survey conducted by the BIGGA Environmental Team to help us become more environmentally friendly.

Here at Mendip Golf Club we are always looking to improve the facilities we offer. We are currently having a brand new 8 bay driving range constructed with a new chipping and putting green and our 17th and 18th holes have been redesigned and will soon be in play. We are always keen to meet new people and keep fit and healthy playing a game we are all passionate about. So visitor or member, young or old, scratch golfer or high handicapper, do come and join us and experience all that Mendip Golf Club has to offer. We look forward to seeing you. 


James Boyce

Mens Captain 2020/21

As Ladies Captain of The Mendip Golf Club I welcome you to our site

Anne Collins - Ladies Captain 

I have the unusual honour of being the Ladies Captain for two years in a row. 2020 has not turned out how any of us could imagine, with hardly any of the normal events, golf or social, taking place. We are all hoping that 2021 will allow us to have a full golfing calendar.

I feel particularly proud to have been given this opportunity to be Ladies Captain as I have never been a ‘sporty’ person. I only joined as a member in 2013 after learning the game from the group lessons at The Mendip Golf Club and playing on a local 9 hole course for a year. The Ladies section made me feel very welcome right from the beginning when I was too nervous to enter the Tuesday competitions. The Clubhouse on a Tuesday after the finish of play is a very friendly place to have a coffee, a bite to eat and catch up with your friends.

I would hope that during my time as Ladies Captain, the Ladies section would continue to welcome new members and visitors to join us on a course that has fabulous views and a real test of golf all year round. 


Anne Collins

Ladies Captain 2020/21