(Closed in February 2018)
The club was started in 2002 by Jonathan Paton as an activity offered by the University of the Third Age (U3A).
Initially we only played on a Tuesday morning at Bruma Sports Club and games were played on a purely social basis with tea and biscuits as part of the social scene.
Due to various problems at Bruma we moved to Observatory Bowling Club, subsequently we moved to Paterson Park and later to Hilson Park Sports Club where we are currently situated.
It was during our time at Observatory that the croquet club was formed and we were officially named the Observatory Croquet Club.
As we moved venues so our club name was changed to coincide with the club where we were playing until late 2008 when it was decided we would now be known as The Golden Mallet Croquet Club to avoid future name changes should we again have to relocate. Jonathan Paton was voted in as our first chairman and on his passing Jessie Janke was elected chairman.