Photo of Walton Heath Golf Club (New course)

Walton Heath Golf Club

Deans Lane, Walton-on the-Hill,

Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7TP

  • Office

    +44 (0)1737 812 060 (bookings)
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1737 812 152
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1737 814 225
  • Golf pro

    Simon Peaford

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Heathland course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    The Herbert Fowler designed New Course first opened as a 9-hole layout (1907). Fowler also designed the extension to 18-holes (1913).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7165
6271
5907
Par
72
72
74
SSS or slope
74
70
74

At the same location:

Above distances are for the New course. Also at Walton Heath GC is the 18-hole Old Course (par-72; 7,171 yds from back tees; SSS 74).

Location

Latitude:

51.277901

Longitude:

-0.243791

How to get there:

18 miles S of central London

Leave the M25 at exit 8. Follow the A217 direction Reigate/Sutton (alongside the M25). At roundabout turn right and follow the A217 direction Sutton. After 2.3 miles turn left into Mill Rd, direction Tadworth / Walton-on-the-Hill (B290). After o.3 miles turn left onto B2032 direction Dorking. After o.8 miles turn right into Deans Lane. Golf Club is 100 yards on your left.

Walton Heath Golf Club (New course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1907

Walton Heath Golf Club (New course): Many would say the New Course is every bit as good as its more revered Walton Heath sibling, the Old. In many respects they are like peas in a pod. Both were designed by Herbert Fowler, both were hewn from the same jungle of heather, gorse and bracken that covers Walton Heath. The New course was added in two stages, starting with a 9-hole layout made ready for play in 1907. The new arrival was extended to a full 18 in 1913.

A lightish scattering of silver birch and pine trees allows you to look across the largely open and gently undulating terrain, which characterises both the Old and New courses. Whether the New is more forgiving and/or has a greater variety of holes is debatable. The New course certainly tacks this way and that, rather than following the Old course's more straightforward out-and-back layout. Intertwined in several places, both courses benefit from the same unspoilt heathland habitat. In spring and summer this landscape explodes with a profusion of yellow gorse and purple heather.

Walton Heath's sandy sub-soil provides excellent year-round playing conditions, while laying down a thorough test for your golfing skills. The wind may well be a factor as you try to stay out of abundant heather that lines the holes. Menacing heather-trimmed bunkers also create a formidable sight as you look out from the tee, nowhere more so than at the excellent dog-legging par-4 11th.

For aficionados of the short game, Walton Heath has it all: plenty of opportunity for bump-and-run approaches, as well as high-flighted shots into some greens. Your sand wedge will most likely be put to frequent use, while that trusty Texas wedge (your putter) will also see plenty of action on and around the expansive, undulating greens. The excellent collection of three stylishly bunkered par-3s comes to a close at the 10th, leaving a long inward eight holes, whose par-4s and 5s meander through sections of the Old course.
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  • Photo of Walton Heath Golf Club (New course)
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome after 9:30am on weekdays, and after midday on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Oct) on Old or New course: weekdays £190; weekends & bank holidays £215.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Caddies available if pre-booked.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Now well over 100 years old, Walton Heath has had only four head professionals: five-times Open Championship winner and prolific course designer James Braid; world famous club-maker Harry Busson; Ken Macpherson and most recently Simon Peaford. The list of former members is no less distinguished. At one time the membership included 24 MPs, 21 Lords, and 6 cabinet ministers - among them David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill.

In 1936 Walton Heath's Club Captain had a most interesting year. He started it as HRH The Prince of Wales, later becoming King Edward VIII, and then after abdicating finished the year as the Duke of Windsor; he was Club Captain at Walton Heath for longer than he was King!

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 86th best course in Britain & Ireland; 44th best in England.

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    +44 (0)1737 824 400

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    Nutfield Priory Hotel is inspired by the neo-Gothic design of the Palace of Westminster, and is a unique Victorian mansion house in Surrey. Dating back to 1872, and set in 12 acres high on Nutfield ridge, the mansion is now a 4-star country house hotel with a spa and two AA rosette restaurant.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kingswood; Surrey Downs; Tandridge.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Walton Heath; Hever; Royal Ashdown Forest; Mannings Heath.

  • Reigate Manor Hotel3-star

    Reigate Hill, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9PF

    +44 (0)1737 240 125

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    The Best Western Reigate Manor Hotel offers a prime location in Surrey with 50 bedrooms and suites offering guests comfortable and relaxing accommodation. Reigate Manor Hotel began life as a substantial family house called The Brokes built, it is thought, in 1780.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kingswood; Surrey Downs; Walton Heath; Betchworth Park.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Tandridge; Selsdon Park; The Addington; Hampton Court Palace; St George's Hill; Hever; Royal Ashdown Forest; Mannings Heath.

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