Walton Heath Golf Club

Great course with some longish par 4 holes - Read Review

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Address: Deans Lane, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT207TP, United Kingdom
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Opened: 1903
Holes: 36
Type: Heathland
Length: Old- 7351 New – 7165
Par: Old- Par 72 / New – Par 72
Rating/SSS: Old- 74 / New -74
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Green Fees: On application
Offers: On application
Tel No: 01737 812060
Location: View Map
Website: www.whgc.co.uk
   
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Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

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Description
The Club was founded in 1903 and the course was opened for play in May 1904. James Braid had already become the Club's professional and was to remain in that capacity until his death in 1950. The course was laid out by W. Herbert Fowler, a leading amateur golfer. It was his first golf course venture and he went on to become one of the leading golf course architects of his era, both in the U.K. and America.

It is a tribute to Fowler's genius that he created one of the finest examples of heathland golf, which so closely resembles the traditional seaside links courses, out of a jungle of heather, gorse and bracken. It is a further testament to his creativity that the Old Course with a championship length of 7,351 yards is, still to this day, ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the world. The New Course was opened in 1907, and is comfortably ranked in the Top 100 courses in the British Isles - a superb test of golf that plays to a championship length of 7,165 yards.

The Old course has hosted over 60 major amateur and professional championships in its illustrious history, including the 1981 Ryder Cup, 5 European Opens and 23 News of the World Matchplay Championships (then only second in importance to the Open Championship and always with a bigger prize fund). The list also includes such prestigious amateur events as the English Amateur and the English Open Amateur Stroke-Play Championships , the British and English Ladies' Amateur Championships, the British Seniors' Open Amateur championship and the British Mid-Amateur Championship, as well as no fewer than 24 Golf Illustrated Gold Vase tournaments.

Walton Heath also has the unique distinction of being the only club in England to have had a reigning monarch as its Captain, when the then Prince of Wales became King Edward VIII during his Captaincy in 1935/36.

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Number of Reviews: 2

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24 Jun 2020, 08:08
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 0.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Great course with some longish par 4 holes

Played the Old Course and it was in prime condition. Greens were needless to say fast and had some interesting slopes. On first appearances the course looks quite easy. Big mistake as it has a way of catching up with you. Not as much heather as I thought there would be but still managed to find some plus some challenging heather ringed bunkers. A group of us went out and the accurate player did better than the big hitters. Great day out

  

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09 Aug 2011, 08:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Superb heathland course with Ryder Cup heritage

Staight at the pin with a rescue club at the first, a long par 3. If only I'd stayed with that club all round. Trouble is it's 6786 off the whites so you feel you have to knock it up there, or else play them all as par 5s. You can play out of the heather if you find your ball, but there's a big premium for finding the fairway.
Bathed in tradition with princes and parliamentarians as past presidents, the club offers oak-pannelled dining rooms and unassuming, traditional service. The putting green is like the benign back lawn of some country house but the heath can be brutal if the wind blows. You are playing a course where Europe lost the Ryder Cup to a superb American team in 1981. Play like Tom Watson here and you'll be OK. If not, just enjoy the views and try not to hear the thunder of the M25 around the turn.

  




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