Best golf courses: Surrey / Berks heathland

Golf Surrey / Berks heathland: Between 1890 and 1910, as golf rapidly developed throughout Britain, golfers in the nation’s capital eagerly sought land on which to indulge their newfound pastime. To the south and west of London, in the counties of Surrey and Berkshire, an expansive area of fast draining, gently undulating, open heathland proved ideal terrain for golf. Today the legacy of golf course development on “the heath” is found amongst the many top quality golf clubs in Surrey and Berkshire. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Surrey / Berks on our customised maps.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Guildford
Cotton, Pennink & Lawrie

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Guildford

Designer

After several relocations, the club settled into its current site in the early-1970s, and a course designed by C.K. "Ken" Cotton, Frank Pennink and Charles Lawrie (1974).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Mon thru' Thur
Reading
Hawtree, Martin

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Mon thru' Thur

Nearest city

Reading

Designer

Martin Hawtree

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
London
Fowler, Herbert

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Herbert Fowler

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
London
Fowler, Herbert

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Visitors welcome

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London

Designer

Herbert Fowler

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
London
Gidman, Simon

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Simon Gidman designed Burhill's New course, which opened in 2001.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
London
Park Jr, Willie

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Willie Park Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Mon thru' Thur
Guildford
Colt, Harry

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Mon thru' Thur

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Guildford

Designer

Harry Colt

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Reading
Paxton, Peter

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Reading

Designer

Peter Paxton

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Guildford
Colt, Harry

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Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Guildford

Designer

Original design by Harry Colt; restored by Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie & Ebert (2018).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
London
Hawtree, Fred

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Fred Hawtree

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
London
Hawtree, Fred

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Fred Hawtree

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Guildford
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guildford

Designer

James Braid, with later revisions by Harry Colt.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Guildford
Alliss & Clark

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guildford

Designer

Peter Alliss & Clive Clark

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reading
Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reading

Designer

Donald Steel

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
London
Fergusson, Samuel Mure

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Weekdays only

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London

Designer

Samuel Mure Fergusson (with later changes by Tom Simpson in 1929).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Guildford
Braid, James

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Guildford

Designer

Original design by James Braid (1904). Later revisions by Harry Colt (1913), Tom Simpson (1930) and Donald Steel (2001).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
London
Alliss & Clark

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Peter Alliss & Clive Clark

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London
McLay-Kidd, David

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Private club

Nearest city

London

Designer

David McLay-Kidd

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Reading
Tucker, Jonathan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reading

Designer

Current course designed by Jonathan Tucker.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Reading
Fergusson, Samuel Mure

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Private club

Nearest city

Reading

Designer

Samuel Mure Fergusson

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Weekdays only
London
Colt, Harry

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

London

Designer

Harry Colt

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Mon thru' Thur
London
Colt, Harry

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Mon thru' Thur

Nearest city

London

Designer

Harry Colt, with later modifications made by Tom Simpson (1934) and later still by Ken Cotton.

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Mon thru' Thur
London
Park Jr, Willie

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Mon thru' Thur

Nearest city

London

Designer

Willie Park Jr, with later modifications by Harry Colt.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
On application
London
Colt, Harry

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On application

Nearest city

London

Designer

Harry Colt

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Reading
Park Jr, Willie

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Nearest city

Reading

Designer

Willie Park Jr.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London
Colt, Harry

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Private club

Nearest city

London

Designer

Harry Colt

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London
Jacobs, Player & Gallacher

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Private club

Nearest city

London

Designer

Co-designed by John Jacobs, Gary Player & Bernard Gallacher.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London
Colt, Harry

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Private club

Nearest city

London

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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London
Park Jr & White

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Nearest city

London

Designer

Original layout designed by Willie Park Jr & Jack White. Further improvements made by Cuthbert Butchart, the Club's first professional.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Guildford
Fowler, Herbert

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guildford

Designer

Herbert Fowler

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Private club

Nearest city

London

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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London
Dunn, Tom

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Nearest city

London

Designer

Tom Dunn

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
London
Abercromby, John

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

London

Designer

Original layout by John Frederick 'Aber' Abercromby, with greens and bunkers constructed by Willie Park Jr. Later revisions made by Harry Colt.

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