Heath House Road,
Woking, Surrey GU22 0RA
18 holes. Heathland course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and residential.
Original layout by John Frederick 'Aber' Abercromby, with greens and bunkers constructed by Willie Park Jr. Later revisions made by Harry Colt.
34 miles SW of central London
Heath House Road is accessed off the A322 Bagshot/Guildford Road, approximately 6 miles south of Bagshot (M3 - Junction 3) and 6 miles north of Guildford (A3).
Worplesdon Golf Club: In the north west of Surrey is a trio of courses known as the three W's - Woking, West Hill and Worplesdon. Each is an excellent ambassador for Surrey-Berkshire heathland golf, and at one point the three attractive wooded heathland layouts almost physically join (but not quite). Many would say Worplesdon just has the edge over the other two; others prefer Woking, and of course West Hill has a loyal following too. The differences between them are hairsbreadth.
Worplesdon, like the other two W's, is arranged over gently undulating sandy terrain. There are mature pines in abundance and plenty of heather lying in wait for those occasional stray shots. Many fine holes will challenge and delight on your way round, with perhaps a little more room to work the ball than at the other two W's.
Worplesdon's "signature hole" is the 10th, made particularly attractive in May when the rhododendrons are in bloom. This short par-3 demands a tee-to-green carry over Bridley Pond, the only water hazard of any note on the course.
Wandering effortlessly through its wooded heathland home, the layout at Worplesdon has remained largely unchanged since Abercromby's day when the golf course was carved from what was once a forest of pine, birch, gorse and heather.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends. Worplesdon is predominantly a 2-ball club; 3 and 4-ball play is only permitted at certain times.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men & juniors 20; women 30.
Cash or UK cheque only.[Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Past Captains of Worplesdon include: David Frame (1961 Walker Cup player); HRH The Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) who was Captain in 1933 and Arthur Balfour (UK Prime Minister 1902-05) for the first two years from the club's inception in 1908.
Pronouncing Worplesdon has not always come easily to non-native English speakers, and quite a few native English speakers. Something along the lines of "Wor-pulls-d'n" usually works.
GB&I: 78th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
England: 32nd best course in England (Golf World, 2021).
London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EU
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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.
The Berkshire; Sunningdale; Swinley Forest; Camberley Heath
Wentworth; Foxhills; East Berks; Woking; Worplesdon; West Hill; New Zealand; North Hants; Hankley Common; St George's Hill; Pyrford; Stoke Poges; Temple.
London Road, Sunninghill SL5 0PP
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Built for the Churchill family, the fountain and sweeping 15-acre landscaped grounds flank a spectacular red brick Queen Anne mansion - the centrepiece of the hotel. You can choose between old-world charm and traditional décor in the Queen Anne mansion or the contemporary design of the modern wing.
Sunningdale; Swinley Forest; Wentworth; The Berkshire; Royal Ascot.
Woking; West Hill; Worplesdon; New Zealand; Foxhills; St George's Hill; Pyrford; North Hants; Stoke Poges; The Buckinghamshire; Temple; West Berks; Camberley Heath.
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