Stoke Park Country Club & Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Stoke Park Country Club & Resort Est. 1908

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Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel: 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.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: 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."

Stay & Play at Stoke Park: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Stoke Park Country Club & Resort
Park Rd,
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG
England
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Office   +44 (0)1753 717 171
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1753 717 172
Fax

  +44 (0)1753 717 181

Email   info@stokepark.com
Website   www.stokepark.com
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Golf Pro
 
Chris Murtagh (Head of Instruction)
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Academy
 
Leadbetter Golf Academy at Stoke Park
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Harry Colt
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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.
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): weekdays £160; weekends £230. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

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.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
2018 Golf World rating: 5th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.534437)
Longitude: (-0.602800)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel 5-star
Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG
+44 (0)1753 71 71 71
www.stokepark.com

Stoke Park is a leading European 5-star Country Club, Spa and Hotel, 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
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Golf within 5 miles No
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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.
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The Bull 4-star
Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 7PA
+44 (0)1753 885 995
www.sarova-bullhotel.com

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
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Golf within 5 miles The Buckinghamshire; Stoke Park
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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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