Best golf courses in Surrey
we're often asked: "What are the best golf courses in Surrey?" For golfers who want to be near to the capital but away from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a look at our top 10 courses.
With so many incredible courses in the area, finding the best golf courses in Surrey can often be a struggle. In fact, many of the best golf courses in England lie in this beautiful leafy county, which is why it has proved a popular destination for a golf break. Not to mention it is just a stone’s throw from London.
Worplesdon Golf Club
Worplesdon Golf Club, 16th hole
The layout at Worplesdon Golf Club calls for great thought on shot placement, particularly on the testing shorter holes. The combination of some of the best greens in Surrey and unique, individual holes, with the addition of a tranquil setting so close to London, sees this course sit in 30th position in the Top 100 Golf Courses in England. As it is on the Surrey Sandbelt, the course tends to remain open for play all-year-round and does not bring temporary greens or tees into play at any point in the year.
Walton Heath (Old Course)
Walton Heath, Old Course
Famous for its rich golfing and political history, Walton Heath is one of the most highly regarded golf clubs in the UK. It is also home to the outstanding Old Course, which is number 10 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in England. Its sheer length combined with a Scottish links-style test makes this heathland both a physically and mentally demanding golf course. If you make it through the first six holes unscathed you should be proud of yourself, as they are among the hardest opening holes you will find anywhere in the world.
As one of Britain’s finest heathland courses, and sitting 33rd in the Top 100 Golf Courses in England, Hindhead is without a doubt a golf course you should play while on a golf break in Surrey. Located just off the A3, this 18-hole course measures 6,390-yards in one of the most glorious, natural settings in the UK. It is this natural setting that allows for such an enjoyable round of golf. The front-nine is arguably the most memorable but the back-nine also represents fine golfing territory, as you make your way through the heather strewn Ice Age valleys.
Walton Heath (New Course)
Walton Heath, New Course
Sharing the same open heathland setting as the Old Course, the New Course at Walton Heath is a fine championship challenge in its own right, and also sits inside the Top 100 Golf Courses in the UK, in 37th position. Although slightly shorter than the Old Course, the New still measures at a challenging 7,199-yards from the tips. Fowler decided to stay away from designing a similar course to the Old in order to offer golfers a different challenge. For example, the New Course sees cross-hazards come into play on at least nine of the holes compared to just four on the Old.
The Bernard Hunt Course at Foxhills Club and Resort gets its name from the club’s first professional, and former Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Hunt. This championship sees a lengthy tree-lined test, designed to be more forgiving off the tee, which in turn offers golfers a relaxed and more enjoyable round. It is the 6th hole where you find the best views on the course. From the elevated tee, you play down a descending fairway before playing back uphill to a green surrounded by bunkers.
West Byfleet Golf Club
West Byfleet Golf Club
Just three miles from Woking and easily accessible from both the A3 and the M25, this Cuthbert Butchart design measures 6,200-yards from the tips, with six of the par-4s measuring more than 400-yards. Again, the Surrey Sandbelt means that West Byfleet is rarely closed thanks to its extremely quick drainage. This course is an easy-walking course where greens are close to tees, meaning you can enjoy the full 18-holes without tiring towards the end.
Burhill (New Course)
Burhill Golf Club, New Course
Having only opened in 2001, the New Course at Burhill has quickly become one of the best golf courses in Surrey. The pacey greens are guarded by strategically placed bunkers, and there is also the added risk of your ball finishing up in a water hazard, such as the River Mole that meanders through the course. Built in complete contrast to the partnering Old Course, the New Course has hosted the Europro Tour and Open Qualifying recently.
As one of Surrey’s top tree-lined courses, Foxhills Golf and Resort’s Longcross Course is one not to be missed. The 1st hole very much sets the tone here as it is a 408-yard par-4 that requires golfers to funnel their drive through the surrounding trees, before playing up to a green protected by bunkers. The 507-yard, 14th hole here was once voted by BBC Radio 5 Live as one of the greatest holes ever played, and is one that will certainly live long in the memory.
Kingswood Golf & Country Club
Kingswood Golf & Country Club
Kingswood Golf & Country Club offers golfers great value for money thanks to the combination of a great golf course with excellent customer service. The James Braid design comprises 6,900-yards of golfing experience and recent renovation work has created some incredible signature holes that are talked about by anyone and everyone who visits Kingswood. The beautiful countryside setting mixed with a friendly welcome from both staff and members will have you excited for the round ahead, without a doubt.
Farleigh Golf Club
Farleigh golf club
Nestled in 350 acres of tranquil, rolling countryside, Farleigh is a true Surrey treasure. The 27-hole course played host to the 2018 PGA Assistants’ Championship and the PGA Fourball Championships in 2019 and 2020 and is the only national PGA final venue in the area.
Designed by John Jacobs, the stunning course meanders down through two landscaped valleys, with three loops of nine which can be played as three different 18-hole set-ups. Views from various holes are simply breathtaking. Plus, the well-maintained greens are built to USGA specifications, so it stands up to all weather conditions meaning you can go any time of the year.
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