Wisley Lane, Ripley,
Woking, Surrey GU23 6QU
27 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Rural countryside, woodland and riverside (River Wey).
Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).
Above distances are for the Church-Mill combination. At 3,385 yards from the back tees, the Garden-nine is similar in length to the other two nines.
26 miles SW of central London
On the south-west side of London, leave the M25 motorway at exit 10 (Guildford) and follow the A3 direction Guildford. After approx 1.5 miles take the first exit from the A3 (marked Ockham-Ripley-Send). At roundabout take the last exit marked Wisley RHS Gardens - London (A3). Immediately after roundabout, but before joining A3, turn sharp left into Mill Lane. Follow signs to golf club.
The Wisley Golf Club: The Wisley is a private golf club, much enjoyed by its members and their invited guests; it is not however open to casual green fee payers. If you should manage to be invited to play here, you will find an excellent and always well-presented parkland layout, comprising three nine-hole loops: the Church, Garden and Mill nines.
Circumnavigated by the River Wey and River Wey Navigation (canal), this relatively open parkland layout brings water into play on several holes. Some are flanked by the river, although more commonly by an array of small lakes and ponds.
Plenty of deep rough will also encourage you to keep your ball as close as possible to the good-width, gently undulating fairways. An abundance of stylish bunkering adds to the challenges presented at each hole, while handsomely contributing to the easy-on-the-eye aesthetics of this renowned private golf course.
Private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Soft spikes encouraged. Players generally walk this course. Caddies available if requested in advance.
Running alongside The Wisley Golf Club is the River Wey and River Wey Navigation (canal). Over 350 years ago, in 1653, the River Wey became the first British river to be successfully canalised for commercial traffic, the canal running from Town Bridge in the centre of Guildford up to the River Thames at Weybridge.
Combined with the younger Godalming Navigation, which extended further southward from Guildford, the River Wey Navigation, brought prosperity not only to the towns of Guildford and Godalming, but also this whole region of west Surrey and north Hampshire.
The Wisley's Church-nine takes its name from the nearby historical Wisley village church, which was built in 1150. The Garden-nine gets its name from the Royal Horticultural Society Garden that lies just to the south of the golf course across the River Wey. The Mill-nine is named after the Grade-II-listed Ockham Mill. On the other side of the Navigation canal is Pyrford Golf Club.
146 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9HB
+44 (0)1932 847 242Visit website
The Oatlands Park Hotel offers 144 guest rooms in a once privately owned historic country house that became a hotel in 1856. Set amidst the manicured gardens, the hotel offers a quiet retreat as well as top-quality facilities. The hotel stands on the site of the grand Royal Palaces of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The great cedar tree at the front of the hotel was planted by Charles I to celebrate the birth of his son, Henry of Otelands.
St George's Hill; Burhill.
Pyrford; New Zealand; Woking; Worplesdon; West Hill; Wentworth; Sunningdale; Swinley Forest; Foxhills; Queenwood (private); The Wisley (private).
Victoria Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 8EW
+44 (0)1483 221 000Visit website
A modern 161-room hotel in the centre of the equally modern town centre of Woking. Restaurants, theatres and cinemas all within walking distance.
Woking; West Hill; Worplesdon; Pyrford; The Wisley; New Zealand; Foxhills (Bernard Hunt and Longcross courses).
Wentworth (West, East and Edinburgh courses); Sunningdale (Old and New courses); Swinley Forest; The Berkshire (Red and Blue courses); East Berkshire; Camberley Heath; North Hants; St George's Hill; Hampton Court Palace; Hankley Common; Milford; West Surrey.
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