Royal Automobile Club (Old course)


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   Royal Automobile Club (Old course) Est. 1897

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The Royal Automobile Club is home to two private golf courses located in the "Woodcote Park" country estate, by which name the courses are commonly known. The estate, with its stately mansion clubhouse, sits alongside the Epsom Racecourse on Epsom Downs in Surrey.

The championship Old course, a tree-lined and open parkland layout designed by Herbert Fowler, is kept company at Woodcote Park by the shorter Coronation course. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.

The Royal Automobile Club's Woodcote Park golf courses should not be confused with the unrelated 18-hole layout of Woodcote Park Golf Club, which is located 7 miles to the east.

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Making Contact

Royal Automobile Club
Woodcote Park, Wilmerhatch Lane,
Epsom, Surrey KT18 7EW
England
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Office   +44 (0)1372 276 311
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1372 229 244
Fax

  +44 (0)1372 276 117

Email   karen.berryman@royalautomobileclub.co.uk
Website   www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Old Course originally designed by W. Herbert Fowler (1913). Coronation course designed by F.R. Smith (1953).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6725 6202 5799
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 73 71 74
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Old course. Also at the Royal Automobile Club is the 18-hole Coronation course (par-70, 6177 yds from back tees, SSS 70).
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How2Get There?

2 mi S of Epsom / 19 mi SW of central London.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
Private club - guests can only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

The Automobile Club was founded in 1897 and granted its Royal prefix 10 years later by King Edward VII. The Club is no longer related to the "RAC", a UK automotive services company, which it formerly owned.

In central London the private members' Royal Automobile Club is based in a large, opulent mansion house at 89-91 Pall Mall. With a view to expanding its activities to include golf, the Club acquired the Woodcote Park estate in Surrey in 1913.

The present mansion house at Woodcote Park (and clubhouse for the golf courses) was built in 1679 by Richard Evelyn, brother of John Evelyn the renowned writer, gardener and diarist. The Evelyns left Woodcote Park to Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore and colonial governor of the colony of Maryland.

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Latitude: (51.315866)
Longitude: (-0.275434)
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