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Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club

Old Deer Park, Twickenham Rd,

Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SB

  • Office

    +44 (0)20 8940 1894
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)20 8939 0148
  • Fax

    +44 (0)20 8332 2957
  • Golf pro

    Dean Rodgers (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    J.H. Taylor designed both the Outer (J.H. Taylor) and Inner (Pam Barton) courses, probably at some time after he took up the post as the Club's professional in 1899.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6402
6034
5783
Par
69
69
73
SSS or slope
70
69
73

At the same location:

18-hole Pam Barton course, formerly known as the Inner course (par-68, 5544 yds from men's tees; par-71, 5446 yds from ladies tees … for whom the course was originally designed).

Location

Latitude:

51.466794

Longitude:

-0.306796

How to get there:

10 miles SW of central London

From London take the A4 (heading west) direction Heathrow / M25; at the Hogarth roundabout follow the A316 direction Richmond / M3. Follow the A316 for approximately 2.9 miles. Immediately after the roundabout at Richmond (with Richmond town centre and A307 indicated to the left) stay on the A316 but immediately look for two adjacent right turns. The first (ignore) goes into the Richmond Athletic Ground (rugby). Take the second right turn direction Royal Mid-Surrey GC. After 200 yards golf is on your right.

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1892

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club: Now a private members club closed to outside visitors, Royal Mid-Surrey boasts two 18-hole courses. Both are laid out on relatively flat terrain, close to the Surrey bank of the River Thames. The longer and more challenging J.H. Taylor course (formerly the Outer course) sweeps around the shorter Pam Barton course (formerly the Inner course).

The J.H. Taylor course has recently benefitted from an ongoing renovation project, completed in 2014. The terrain remains essentially flat, although fairway-lining humps and hollows, extensive bunkering and a pleasant scattering of trees, all contribute to the golfing challenges and attractive golfing environment. Sections of the course skirt around the impressive King's Observatory (completed in 1769 in time to allow George III to observe the transit of Venus). Kew Garden's famous Pagoda also comes into view from the course, but alas the nearby River Thames remains stubbornly out of sight.

This part of Richmond is located close to the most used flightpath into London's busy Heathrow airport. Like the members here, you may need to pause a moment during an overhead fly-past, but don't let that detract from your enjoyment of this otherwise very pleasant and historic course, and its attractive open parkland setting.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club, guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only club.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (best to book in advance).

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Mid-Surrey is so named, not because it's in the middle of the county of Surrey, but because it lies on the border between the counties of Middlesex and Surrey. Among its past officers, Royal Mid-Surrey can boast Dukes, Princes and a King. The second Duke of Cambridge was the Club's first President; Prince Andrew, Duke of York was captain in 2003, and Edward VIII was captain in 1926 (at the time he was Edward, Prince of Wales). | The club also boasts considerable golfing "royalty". John Henry "J.H." Taylor (five times Open Champion and a member of the Great Triumvirate) was the club professional from 1898 until 1948. Taylor was succeeded by Henry Cotton, another multiple Open Championship winner.

King George V conferred the Royal prefix on Mid-Surrey GC in 1926, based on the patronage of his son Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII). By royal prerogative, 19 English golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Ascot, Ashdown Forest, Birkdale, Blackheath, Cinque Ports, Cromer, Eastbourne, Epping Forest, Household (Windsor Castle), Liverpool (Hoylake), Lytham & St Annes, Mid-Surrey, North Devon (Westward Ho!), Norwich, St George's, West Norfolk (Brancaster), Wimbledon, Winchester, Worlington & Newmarket.

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    Richmond Hill, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey TW10 6RP

    +44 (0)844 855 9141

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    The 68-room Richmond Gate Hotel occupies a beautiful eighteenth century building situated at the top of Richmond Hill. The riverside shopping and entertainment facilities of beautiful Richmond upon Thames are a short walk away, as are the expansive walking and cycling trails of Richmond Park. Twickenham Rugby Ground, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace are all just a few minutes drive away.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Mid-Surrey; Coombe Hill.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Wimbledon; Hampton Court Palace; St George's Hill; Burhill; Foxhills; Walton Heath; Kingswood; Surrey Downs; The Buckinghamshire; Finchley; Mill Hill.

  • Richmond Hill Hotel4-star

    144-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond upon Thames TW10 6RW

    +44 (0)208 940 2247

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    This classic Georgian hotel, located on Richmond Hill, is steeped in history, character and charm. The oldest part of the hotel dates back to 1726, and now hosts Pembrokes Bar and Restaurant. Opposite the hotel are views across Petersham Meadows down to the Thames, and to the left lies 2500 acres of Royal Richmond Park. The 149-room hotel boasts excellent fitness and Spa facilities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Mid-Surrey; Coombe Hill.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Wimbledon; Hampton Court Palace; St George's Hill; Burhill; Foxhills; Walton Heath; Kingswood; Surrey Downs; The Buckinghamshire; Finchley; Mill Hill.

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