Woodcote Park, Wilmerhatch Lane,
Epsom, Surrey KT18 7EW
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Old Course originally designed by W. Herbert Fowler (1913). Coronation course designed by F.R. Smith (1953).
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).
2 mi S of Epsom / 19 mi SW of central London.
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.
Private club - guests can only play if hosted by a member.
Players generally walk this course.
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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