Walton Heath Golf Club
Walton Heath Golf Club comprises two of the best courses in England, the Old and New Courses are set within beautiful surroundings and both offer a fantastic test of golf. The club was founded in 1903 and the clubs first professional was the legendary course designer, James Braid. Walton Heath combines quality golf with a rich golfing history. The club has played host to numerous well-regarded competitions over the years, including The European Open from the seventies to the nineties, The Ryder Cup in 1981 as well as being permanent host to the U.S. Open Qualifying. Both the New and Old Courses boast a similar open heathland layout with subtle undulations, well placed bunkers and heather-lined fairways to create a stern test of golf.
Golf courses at Walton Heath Golf Club
The New Course
The New Course at Walton Heath is often regarded as second best; however, this gem still provides an excellent test of heathland golf and is ranked among the best courses in England. Despite being called the ‘New Course’, it opened in 1907 and has since offered a very challenging prospect to all golfers. Herbert Fowler, the same architect as the Old Course, saw the New Course as an opportunity to use the same beautiful heathland landscape to offer a completely different kind of challenge.
The Old Course
The Old Course at Walton Heath has featured within the World’s Top 100 rankings every year since 1938. The Herbert Fowler design is perhaps one of England’s most famous, the par 72 Championship Course stretches to 7,406 yards off the back tees and provides a very challenging round of golf. Despite the challenge, golfers will experience few rounds that are as enjoyable, there is no feeling like a crisply struck iron shot from the firm springy fairways.