The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course) Est. 1928

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The Berkshire Golf Club (Red course): The land 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 what are known in these parts as "wooded heathland" courses. Which is the higher ranking of the two? Perhaps the Red, but only by a whisker of heather; 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 this sand-based terrain, are host to one very pleasing hole after another. The intimidating par-3 10th, at the highest part of the course, deserves a special commendation for attractiveness. It leads you onto yet another wonderfully elevated tee at the short par-4 11th.

To keep you on your toes, the Red course is laced with a fine array of tactical defences: the fairways are not overly wide; there is plenty of heather to swallow-up stray shots; the well-defended greens require accurate approach work if beautifully crafted bunkers are to be avoided; there are a few water ditches, and when you arrive at the greens, their speed and subtle slopes will fully test your putting skills. When battle commences, you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

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Making Contact

The Berkshire Golf Club
Swinley Road,
Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8AY
England
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Office   +44 (0)1344 621 495
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1344 622 351
Fax

  +44 (0)1344 623 328

Email   golf@theberkshire.co.uk
Website   www.theberkshire.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Paul Anderson
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Wooded heathland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Herbert Fowler
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6452 6139 5733
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 71 70 73
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Red course. Also at The Berkshire is the 18-hole Red course (par-72; 6358 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £150; weekends £200. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after 12pm on weekends (subject to availability).  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. Golf carts available for hire. Jacket & tie required for lunch in main dining room.
Caddies available if requested in advance.
Practice facilities
Good
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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).

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 42nd best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.385221)
Longitude: (-0.703978)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Country Club 5-star
London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EU
+44 (0)1276 471 774
www.pennyhillpark.co.uk

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.

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Golf within 5 miles The Berkshire; Sunningdale; Swinley Forest
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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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