Betchworth Park Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Betchworth Park Golf Club Est. 1911

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Betchworth Park Golf Club: Perhaps not one of Surrey's best known courses, but once again a real gem from that master-designer Harry Colt.

The first hole introduces you to a bit of climbing, but don't imagine this a particularly hilly course (although it has its moments on two or three occasions). The first hole also introduces you to the gorgeous views of the North Downs, including the ever-popular Box Hill, and across the expansive and serenely rural Surrey countryside.

The course has many excellent holes, not least the par-4 4th that is played from a wonderfully elevated tee, definitely Betchworth's signature hole. There are quite a few marker posts to guide several blind tee shots, but there is also enough space here not to feel too constrained from the tee.

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Making Contact

Betchworth Park Golf Club
Reigate Road,
Dorking, Surrey RH4 1NZ
England
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Office   +44 (0)1306 882 052
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1306 884 334
Fax

  +44 (0)1306 877 462

Email   professional@betchworthparkgc.co.uk
Website   www.betchworthparkgc.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Andy Tocher (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Harry Colt
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6325 5977 5413
Par 69 69 70
SSS or Slope 71 69 71
 
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How2Get There?

22 miles S of central London
Leave M25 at exit 8 direction A217 Reigate / Sutton. Follow slip road for 1.3 mls to roundabout, and take the A217 direction Reigate. After 2 mls (descending hill into Reigate) follow direction A25 Dorking. Go thru' Reigate centre and follow continue on A25 direction Dorking. After 3 mls go straight over roundabout (ignore sign to Betchworth). After a further 1.8 mls golf is a sharp turn on your left (opposite far end of Wyvale Garden Centre).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £45; weekends £55. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after midday on weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

ABOUT HARRY COLT: the layout at Betchworth Park was designed by one of the most revered of all golf course architects, Henry Shapland "Harry" Colt. Born in 1869 in Highgate (north London), Colt studied law at Cambridge, and captained the Cambridge University Golf Club in 1890. After establishing himself as a course designer, he worked predominantly with Charles Alison, John Morrison and Alister MacKenzie. The firm Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd was formed in 1928. During his illustrious career Colt participated in the design of over 300 courses. His portfolio includes Sunningdale (Old & New), Rye, St George's Hill, Royal Porthcawl and Wentworth (East & West) in the UK; Hamilton and Toronto in Canada and Pine Valley near Philadelphia (in collaboration with owner George Crump). He also carried out extensive redesigns of Muirfield and Royal Liverpool.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.237000)
Longitude: (-0.304527)
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The Burford Bridge Hotel 4-star
Burford Bridge, Box Hill, Dorking, Surrey
+44 (0)870 400 8283
heritagehotels_box_hill.burford-bridge@forte-hotels.com



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Golf within 5 miles Betchworth Park; Walton Heath; Kingswood
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Golf within 20 miles Selsdon Park; The Addington; Hampton Court Palace; Pyrford; St George's; New Zealand
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The White Horse 3-star
High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BE
+44 (0)1306 881 138



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Betchworth Park; Walton Heath
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