Photo of Wentworth Club (East course)

Wentworth Club

Wentworth Drive,

Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4LS

  • Office

    +44 (0)1344 842 201
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1344 846 306
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1344 842 804
  • Golf pro

    Stephen Gibson (Director of Golf).
  • Academy

    Wentworth Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6201
5966
5388
Par
68
68
72
SSS or slope
70
69
72

At the same location:

The three 18-hole courses at Wentworth are: West course (par-73; 7302 yds from back tees); Edinburgh course (par-72; 7004 yds); East course (par-68; 6201 yds).

Location

Latitude:

51.399447

Longitude:

-0.589775

How to get there:

28 miles W of central London

Leave the M25 motorway at exit 13. At roundabout follow the A30 direction Egham (parallel to M25). At next roundabout follow the A30 direction Basingstoke. After 3.3 miles turn left into the Wentworth Club (look out for the castle ramparts !).

Wentworth Club (East course)

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1924

Wentworth Club (East course): Located at the heart of the exclusive Wentworth Estate, this temple of British golf is now entirely member-only, since its acquisition in 2016 by a Chinese billionaire. Although overshadowed by its more revered and longer-yardage stablemates, the East course is in fact Wentworth's oldest layout. It predates the West course by a couple of years and the Edinburgh course by several decades.

It was here on the East course in 1926 that the first GB vs USA golf match was played, officially becoming the Ryder Cup a year later. Here again in 1932 that the first Curtis Cup was played.

Occupying a wonderfully natural setting and laid over undulating wooded heathland, the quality of the holes on the East is impressive from start to finish. The demands on your shot-making are also just as as tough as on its more famous neighbour. At just over 6200 yards, but with a par of 68 and SSS of 70, the East course is no pushover. The back-nine in particular gives you the clearest impression of the original open heathland character of the Wentworth estate - something that abundant tree growth and stock-broker belt real estate has concealed over the years on the West course.

If you are making a tour of the great heathland courses of Surrey and Berkshire, this is certainly not a course to overlook (provided you can secure a member's invite to play here). Harry Colt's long line of heathland gems is headlined by the likes of Wentworth's West course, Sunningdale's New, and legendary Pine Valley in New Jersey. The East course also deserves space on Colt's front-page.

List of courses: Surrey / Berks heathland

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Wentworth's East course hosted an inaugural golf match between Great Britain and the USA in 1926, laying the foundations for the Ryder Cup, which was officially presented one year later in the USA. The East course also staged the first Curtis Cup in 1932 and the Women's British Open in 1980. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Wentworth Club, West Course.
The headquarters of the European Tour are located at the Wentworth Club.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 76th best course in Britain & Ireland; 33rd best in England.

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