"A course of great scenic beauty with undulating fairways and some very interesting holes."
Designed by Harry Colt and opened in 1926, it is one of the most beautiful courses in Middlesex.
(For a little more information about Harry Colt please scroll to the foot of this page.)
The par for the course is 68 (men) & 70 (ladies) and it is 5736/5211 yards long (men/ladies).
The 1st being a short par 3 is a very worthy hole to start your round. As you continue you will find the course contains a variety of long and short holes that test the very best but are also fair to beginners.
Straight hitting shots will result in lower scores as many holes are tree lined with strategically placed bunkers awaiting "loose" shots. The ditches present on many fairways, mean your judgment of distance will be tested.
For golfers who like to be in natural surroundings, this course is perfect as it is extremely peaceful and boasts a highly-regarded bird sanctuary.
Henry Shapland "Harry" Colt (4 August 1869 – 21 November 1951), born in Highgate, London, England, was a golfer, a golf course architect & a founder member of the Royal & Ancient (R&A) Rules of Golf Committee.
He played in the 1891 Open Golf Championship, tying for 38th place and played the Amatuer Championship (considered a Major at that time) in all but 1 year from 1895 to 1912. Played as a matchplay format, he twice reached the quarter finals & again twice reached the semi finals.
Colt participated in the design of over 300 golf courses including 115 for which he was the sole architect, on every continent around the world bar Antarctica. His courses of note in the UK include Stoke Park, Sunningdale (new course) & the East & West Courses at Wentworth. He performed extensive redesigns of Hoylake, Muirfield, Royal Liverpool, Royal Portrush, Sunningdale (old course) & Woodhall Spa. Three of these courses are on the rota for the Open Championship. He was also co-architect of Pine Valley Golf Club, which was ranked the #1 Golf Course in the United States as recently as 2017. The classic Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, Michigan was co-designed by Colt. The course played host to the 1947 PGA Championship, the 1957 Western Open, and Ryder Cup Challenge Matches in 1943.