Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 OEL
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
18-hole par-72 Longcross Course (6750 yards from the back tees); 9-hole par-27 Manor Course (1143 yards).
25 miles SW of central London
Leave the M25 motorway at exit 11 (Woking / Chertsey). Follow the A320 direction Woking. After o.7 mls at roundabout take A320 direction Chertsey/Staines. After o.7 mls turn left into B386 direction Windlesham. After o.5 mls turn left into Stone Hill Rd direction Foxhills. After o.9 mls golf is on your right.
Foxhills Hotel & Resort (Bernard Hunt course): Foxhills is located at the heart of Surrey's fabulous array of heathland golf courses. Within this beautifully wooded country estate, Foxhills boasts two top-quality championship courses of its own. The Bernard Hunt course (formerly known as the Chertsey) roams its way through a mixture of tree-lined avenues and slightly more open, parkland environments.
Like all the neighbouring courses in the area (which include the likes of Wentworth, Sunningdale, St George's Hill and the three W's), the layout here is imbued with distinctly heathland overtones. Mature birch and pine trees are much in evidence, complemented by a sprinkling of gorse and heather here and there. The fairways are often quite tight, with trees as well as ball-swallowing grasses and bushes awaiting anything hit too far offline.
On each nine, the pleasantly wooded opening and closing stretches give way to a less densely tree-lined middle section. Here you will encounter a couple of par-5s where small ponds threaten your second shot; a picturesque lining of bulrushes clearly indicates where these water hazards lurk.
The need for accuracy off the tee remains a constant throughout, as does careful approach play to hit the not overly large greens. Keep a lookout for deer and rabbits on your way round; you might even catch a glimpse of a wily, old fox or two, but not (one trusts), the original owner of the estate (see Did You Know section below).
Stay & Play at Foxhills: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and after midday on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The Foxhills Estate was originally established in the 1700s as a country retreat for Charles James Fox, a brilliant parliamentarian of his day. Fox's passionate oratory was matched by a love of the high life, and also in later life, gardening. He was responsible for significant tree-planting in this area, which became known as "Fox's Hills."
In the 1960s the estate was acquired by Aer Lingus, who built and opened the two golf courses in 1975. Successful businessman Ian Hayton realised Foxhills' true potential, buying it in 1983 for £1.4 million, and redeveloping it into one of the UK's most successful golf resorts.
Foxhills has hosted many top level tournaments, including the Women's British Open in 1978. Originally called the Chertsey course, the Bernard Hunt was re-named in recognition of Hunt's contribution to golf and to Foxhills. Hunt won 30 professional tournaments, also playing in eight Ryder Cups.
Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0EL
+44 (0)1932 872 050Visit website
At the heart of the 400-acre Foxhills estate stands a beautiful nineteenth century manor house, which is home to a 4-star luxury hotel and a fabulous new healthspa. The Resort also includes two championship golf courses, a 9-hole course, three pools, a tennis club, health club, squash courts, treatment rooms, crèche and adventure playground. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, a golfing getaway, an unforgettable wedding, or a modern conference venue, this luxury resort hotel offers outstanding facilities.
Foxhills (Bernard Hunt, Longcross and 9-hole Manor courses)
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7 London Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AP
+44 (0)1932 564 657Visit website
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