Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)

The Berkshire Golf Club

Swinley Road,

Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8AY

  • Office

    +44 (0)1344 621 495
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1344 622 351
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1344 623 328
  • Golf pro

    Paul Anderson (Head PGA Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Wooded heathland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Herbert Fowler

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Red course. Also at The Berkshire is the 18-hole Blue course (par-72; 6358 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

3 mi SW of Ascot / 35 miles W of central London.

From the M3 motorway take exit 3. Follow the A322 direction Ascot/Bracknell/Legoland. After 1.7 mi at large roundabout take A332 direction Ascot/Legoland. After o.5 mi golf is on your left.

The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1928

The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course): the terrain over which The Berkshire's two courses roam was once used for military training purposes. In those days, a so-called Red army would engage in mock-battle with an opposing Blue army. Today the Red and Blue courses at The Berkshire are not remotely in conflict; both are beautiful examples of "heathland" courses. Which is the higher ranking of the two? Perhaps the slightly bigger dimension and more expansive Red, but there's really little to choose between the two.

Six par-3s, six par-4s and six par-5s make up the well-balanced and always picturesque Red course. The pleasant, though never tiring undulations of the sand-based terrain, are host to many wonderfully elevated tees, which offer stunning views of the hole ahead, not least when the heather is in full flower in the summer. Beautiful as the heather may look, it creates some long carries from the tee on several holes. There's also tough recovery shots to be made, should you stray too far beyond the always good-width fairways.

To keep you on your toes, the Red course is laced with a fine array of tactical defences. On several holes fairway-crossing ditches will need to be avoided, while accurate approach work will hopefully keep you out of the stylishly crafted heather-trimmed bunkers. On the fast and subtly sloping greens, your putting skills will be duly put to the test. But be assured, when "battle" commences at The Berkshire, you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

Pick of the holes: the intimidating par-3 10th, at the highest part of the course, deserves special mention. The challenge is to clear a a huge bank of heather that cascades down from the large elevated green. While enjoying this high point on the course, you'll also be treated to another terrific raised tee, from which the straightaway short par-4 11th handsomely stretches out in front of you.

List of courses: Surrey / Berks heathland
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)
  • Photo of The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after 12pm on weekends (subject to availability).

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 20; women 24. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £220; weekends £300.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available if requested in advance. Jacket & tie required for lunch in main dining room.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Berkshire Golf Club is home to the prestigious Berkshire Trophy, held annually in June and an important 72-hole tournament in the R&A calendar for amateur golfers. Previous winners have included: Michael Bonallack (6 times), Peter Oosterhuis (1966), Nick Faldo (1975), Sandy Lyle (1977) and Ross Fisher (2003).

Published ranking

England: 24th best course in England (Golf World, 2023).
GB&I: 54th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2022).


  • Pennyhill Park Hotel & Country Club5-star

    London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EU

    +44 (0)1276 471 774

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    Pennyhill Park offers relaxed comfort, delightful surroundings and service that is world-class. Located within the 120 acre estate is one of the UK's finest Spa's. The hotel location puts you in easy reach of horse racing at Ascot and golf at numerous great courses. Windsor Castle and Great Park are also only a stone's throw away.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Berkshire; Sunningdale; Swinley Forest

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Wentworth; Foxhills; East Berks; Woking; Worplesdon; West Hill; New Zealand; North Hants; Hankley Common; St George's Hill; Pyrford; Stoke Poges; Temple.

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