Stoke Park Country Club & Spa

Park Rd,

Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG

  • Office

    +44 (0)1753 717 171
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1753 717 172
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1753 717 181

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6751
6355
5898
Par
71
71
74
SSS or slope
73
71
74

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Colt-Alison combination. The Lane Jackson nine, at 3089 yards from back tees, is slightly shorter than the other two nines.

Location

Latitude:

51.534437

Longitude:

-0.602799

How to get there:

28 miles W of central London

Leave the M4 motorway at exit 6. Follow the A355 north towards Beaconsfield. After 2.5 miles turn right at double-roundabout onto B416 (Park Road). Stoke Park entrance is 1.2 miles on your right.

Stoke Park Country Club & Spa

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

Est. 1908

Stoke Park Country Club & Spa: after closing in 2021 pending major restoration work, it appears that from June 2024 the golf course will re-open on a Pay&Play basis. Unknown if and when the hotel will reopen.

[Original Where2Golf description]: This Harry Colt design is laid out in the sumptuous and historic setting of Stoke Park. The 27-hole course encircles an iconic, domed mansion house, which provides a splendid backdrop to proceedings and serves very handsomely as the clubhouse. Also onsite is a 5-star luxury hotel and spa, making this one of London's top out-of-town Stay&Play venues.

Quintessentially English parkland in character, the partly open and partly wooded course will test all facets of your game. Of the three-nines, all dating back to 1908, the Colt-Alison nines form the best combination. The Lane Jackson loop, which lay dormant for over 55 years until all nine holes reopened in 1998, is also well worth playing. Generous fairways and flattish terrain should help your scoring, although ample (but not overly deep) bunkering and occasional water hazards need to be reckoned with.

Stoke Park was transformed in the early 1900s from a stately home into the ultimate British country club - a concept that lives on today. The club has hosted many prestigious golf tournaments, but none more famous than James Bond’s golfing duel with arch-villain Goldfinger.

Pick of the holes: take particular note of the par-3 7th on the Colt course. It is credited with inspiring one of the world’s most famous par-3s, the 12th at Augusta National, a hole designed by Alister MacKenzie (Colt's partner) and the centre of Augusta's "Amen Corner."

List of courses: Around London

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Stoke Park Country Club temporarily closed in 2021 for an anticipated two years pending major restoration work, after Indian tycoon, Mukesh Ambani, bought the property for £57 million. The golf facilities reopened in 2024.

For most of its existence Stoke Park has been a private estate, visited by VIPs and dignitaries throughout its 1,000-year history. Over 100 years ago it was transformed through the vision of Nick "Pa" Lane Jackson into a luxury country club, the likes of which had not been seen in Britain. The Club’s "Corinthian" ethos was dedicated to creating an environment that supported the physical and psychological well-being of its members and guests, a tradition upheld to this day.

Stoke Park has always had a close relationship with nearby Pinewood Studios and the British film industry. Two James Bond movies, Goldfinger (1964) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) featured scenes filmed at Stoke Park. The epic duel between James Bond (Sean Connery) and Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) is still considered one of the most famous golf matches in cinematic history.

Where2Stay

  • Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel5-star

    Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG

    +44 (0)1753 71 71 71

    Visit website

    Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel [TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN 2021 ... not sure if and when the hotel will reopen].

    This leading European 5-star Country Club, Spa and Hotel is set in 300-acres of glorious parkland, lakes, historic gardens and monuments created over the past thousand years. It occupies an excellent locations, just 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from Heathrow airport.

    All hotel guests enjoy complimentary use of the Health and Racquet Pavilion, offering a state of-the-art gymnasium and fitness studio. There are also 13 tennis courts, including four all-weather and six grass courts. Golfers will enjoy the 27-hole, Harry Colt designed golf course.

    The hotel offers multiple dining options, including the award winning Humphry's, the elegant Orangery, and an Italian brasserie. The 11-treatment room Spa offers rest and rejuvenation as well as a relaxation room, atrium and heated indoor pool with hydro-seats.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Stoke Park

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Buckinghamshire; Temple; The Grove; Moor Park; Sandy Lodge; Pinner Hill; East Berkshire; Swinley Forest; The Berkshire; Sunningdale; Wentworth; Foxhills; New Zealand; Camberley Heath; St George's Hill.

  • The Bull4-star

    Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 7PA

    +44 (0)1753 885 995

    Visit website

    The hotel dates back to 1688. While the interior has changed a great deal since then, and the facilities are as you would expect from a four star hotel, the decor remains sympathetic to the original building.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Buckinghamshire; Stoke Park

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Berkhamsted; Ashridge; The Grove; Moor Park; Sandy Lodge; Pinner Hill; Temple; Wentworth; Sunningdale; Foxhills; Swinley Forest; The Berkshire.

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