Bearwood Road, Sindlesham,
Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 4SJ
Office+44 (0)118 979 7900
Fax+44 (0)118 979 2911
Golf proJon Dry (Director of Golf)
18 holes. Heathland course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and lakes.
5 miles SE of Reading
From the M4 motorway, just south-east of Reading, take exit 10 and join the A329(M) direction Reading. Take the first exit off the A329(M), direction A329 / Winnersh / Earley. At roundabout turn right into Wharfedale Road. After 250 yards bear left at next roundabout. After 200 yards go through centre of large roundabout (going through two sets of traffic lights) and follow the B3270 (Lower Early Way N), direction The Moat House. After o.5 miles at next roundabout, turn left onto Mill Lane, direction Sindlesham Mill / Nirvana Spa (drive past Moat House on the left). At next roundabout, go straight over into New Road, direction Barkham. After 250 yards turn right into Bearwood Road. Drive past the Walter Arms pub and then church, and look for sign to Bearwood Lakes, on your right.
Bearwood Lakes Golf Club: Bearwood Lakes is yet another in a stunning array of layouts located on the extensive heathland to the south-west of London. With a backdrop of mature oak, lime and beech and surrounded by Scots pine, it's undulating terrain rolls along the banks of Bearwood Lake, with picturesque views of the whole Bearwood Estate.
In the great Surrey/Berkshire golf course tradition, this classy, well-presented layout has been crafted to challenge players of all abilities. Three natural lakes totalling 50 acres, come into play on six of the holes, much of this water appearing on the back-nine loop. If not water-lined, then many fairways are played through avenues of trees, while others occupy more open terrain, where heather and long grassy rough are definitely worth avoiding - if you can.
With much stylish bunkering around the course, and excellent quality, large and sloping greens to contend with, there is plenty to factor-in to your course management, if you are hoping to shoot net par or better.
Private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Players generally walk this course.
Between 1890 and 1910, as the game of golf rapidly developed throughout Britain and Ireland, land was eagerly sought for the creation of many new golf courses. The fast-draining, gently undulating, open heathland, found in Surrey and Berkshire, was felt to be ideal terrain for the creation of golf courses to serve the nation's capital. The likes of Sunningdale, Woking, West Hill, Worplesdon, Swinley Forest, New Zealand, St George's Hill and Walton Heath, were all established in these early days. Bearwood Lakes is a more recent arrival, but it carries the hallmarks of the finest courses established on the "heaths" to the south-west of London. Like its many relatives, the gently undulating terrain is home to a profusion of heather, rhododendrons, birch and pine trees and fast-draining soil.
England: 81st best course in England (Golf World, 2023).
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