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:

    Original design by Harry Colt, with later improvements by Ernie Els (2006).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7302
6731
6085
Par
73
73
76
SSS or slope
76
73
76

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:

51.399446

Longitude:

-0.589774

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 (West course)

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

Est. 1927

Wentworth Club (West 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. "Burma Road" as the revered West course is known, has a tournament pedigree like few other inland courses in Britain. A Ryder Cup and a Canada Cup (World Cup of Golf) have been played here, as well as more World Match Play and PGA Championships than most can remember.

There's no bigger thrill than teeing-up your ball on the short par-5 1st and preparing to take on one of Harry Colt's greatest creations ... although now you'll need a member's invite to enjoy this thrill. In all respects "Burma Road" is a challenging, big-dimension "trophy" layout. Staying out of the trees and heathery rough that border the frequently tight and gently undulating fairways is key to scoring well. There's some tough and memorable par 3s to tackle. The par-3 2nd with its steeply sloping apron is a much copied gem, and the 14th is one of the best and most famous uphill short holes in England.

The layout throws-up long carries from the tees over heather, while occasional water hazards will need to be avoided, the most testing of which fronts the final green. The bunkering here is impressive, especially around the greens, and not least after Ernie Els' recent make-over. As you will gather from the villas and mansions that discreetly line parts of the course, few things in the Wentworth Estate come cheap ... a place fit for a King ... or nowadays a billionaire Chinese businessman.

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; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Wentworth's West course is often referred to as "Burma Road". This name goes back to World War II, when German PoWs were used to clear the overgrown fairways (the fairways had been allowed to grow wild to prevent enemy planes landing on them). The British officer in charge of the clearance work remarked that the task was akin to clearing the "Burma Road."

Earlier in the war, the Japanese Army had swept across most coastal areas of China, closing all the country's main seaports. An overland route (the "Burma Road") was needed to link mainland China with British-controlled Burma. More than 200,000 Chinese labourers set about the seemingly impossible task of cutting a 700-mile inland road from Kunming in southwest China to Lashio in Burma. Work on the road came to an abrupt halt when Japan overran Burma.

Wentworth's West course has regularly hosted the PGA Championship (now called BMW Championship) and the World Matchplay Championship. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Wentworth Club, West Course.

Wentworth is the headquarters location for the European Tour.

Published ranking

West course:
England's 30th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 71st best course (Golf World, 2022).
World's former 99th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2007; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).

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