Sunningdale Golf Club (New course)

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   Sunningdale Golf Club (New course) Est. 1922

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Sunningdale Golf Club (New course): The New course at Sunningdale was designed by the club's first Secretary, the legendary Harry Colt, who had had already established a significant reputation as a golf course architect by the 1920s. Within Sunningdale's natural heathland habitat, he was commissioned to create a second golf course for the Club. Most would say Colt took his chance admirably, and created something rather special.

Like the Old course at Sunningdale, the layout swept across the wild and sandy heathland known as Chobham Common. To this day many sections of the New course remind us how ancient heathland can look when tree-growth is restricted, and the essentially open and rugged character of the heath is preserved. With more heather in play and tighter fairways, the New lays down as picturesque a golfing test as its older sibling. There are many splendid views onto the open heathland, and a collection of five par-3s that are the envy of many a top-ranking layout.

Sunningdale is first and foremost a golf club, and one of the best in England. Some of its close neighbours may have developed more of a country club or corporate business reputation, but Sunningdale remains resolutely a golf club. Amongst an enviable array of Surrey-Berkshire courses, there are few finer layouts on which to experience heathland golf than on the Old and New courses here at Sunningdale.

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Making Contact

Sunningdale Golf Club
Ridgemount Rd,
Sunningdale, Berkshire SL5 9RR
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Office   +44 (0)1344 621 681
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1344 620 128

  +44 (0)1344 624 154

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Golf Pro
Christian Foreman (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Open and wooded heathland.
Designer: Harry Colt, with later modifications made by Tom Simpson (1934) and later still by Ken Cotton.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6729 6083 5840
Par 71 70 74
SSS or Slope 73 70 74
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Old course (6627 yds from back tees)
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How2Get There?

30 miles W of central London
From the M3 motorway take exit 3. Follow the A322, direction Bracknell/Legoland. After 1.2 mi turn left onto the A30, direction London/Staines/Sunningdale. After 2.6 mi turn right into Cross Rd (look for small golf flag sign). After o.4 mi turn left. Golf is indicated 200 yards on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' mid-Oct) on Old or New course: £230; day ticket (both courses) £360. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on Mon-Thurs. No outside visitors on Fri-Sun.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 18; women 24. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.
Caddies available (if 48 hours notice is given).
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

In 1901, shortly after his unsuccessful application to become Secretary of the R&A, Harry Colt applied with 435 other hopefuls for the post of Secretary at the newly formed Sunningdale Golf Club. After an exhaustive selection process, Colt was appointed, securing the job at an annual salary of £150. He would later redesign the venerable Old course, and in 1922 designed the Club's New course.

Included amongst the Club's impressive list of former captains, you will find the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) and his brother the Duke of York (later George VI).

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Published Ranking
2019 Golf World rating: 20th best course in Britain & Ireland; 5th best in England.
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Latitude: (51.388983)
Longitude: (-0.631167)
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The Berystede Hotel 4-star
Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berks SL5 9JH.
+44 (0)344 879 9104

The Berystede Hotel & Spa offers 126 individually styled guest rooms, an award winning restaurant and secluded gardens, as well as close proximity to the best of the Surrey/Berkshire heathland golf courses.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles The Berkshire; Sunningdale; Swinley Forest; Wentworth.
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Golf within 20 miles Stoke Poges; The Buckinghamshire; St George's Hill; New Zealand; Pyrford; Woking; Worplesdon; West Hill; North Hants.
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The Wheatsheaf Hotel 3-star
London Rd, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4QF
+44 (0)1344 842 057

Dating back to the second half of the 18th century, The Wheastheaf hotel, pub & restaurant, is located on the A30 (London Road), alongside an expansive lake (known as Virginia Water). The hotel has 17 fully air conditioned en-suite rooms, plus family and four-poster bedrooms available. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea & coffee facilities, iron and hairdryer.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Wentworth (West, East and Edinburgh courses); Swinley Forest; Sunningdale (Old and New courses); Foxhills (Longcross and Bernard Hunt courses).
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Golf within 20 miles The Berkshire (Red and Blue courses); New Zealand; Woking; West Hill; Worplesdon; St George's Hill; Pyrford; Camberley Heath; East Berks; North Hants; Stoke Park (Stoke Poges); The Buckinghamshire.
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