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Sunningdale Golf Club, Sunningdale
Categories: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Sunningdale Golf Club is a golf club in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, located approximately 30mi west-southwest of London.Sunningdale Golf Club was founded in 1900 and has two eighteen hole golf courses: the Old Course, designed by Willie Park, Jr., and the New Course, designed by Harry Colt, which opened in 1923.Sunningdale has hosted many prestigious events in golf, including the British Masters, Walker Cup, Women's British Open, and The Senior Open Championship. From 2004 to 2013, Europe's International Final Qualifying tournament for The Open Championship was held over both the Old and New courses at Sunningdale. It will host the Seniors Amateur Championship in 2017.HistorySunningdale Golf Club was founded in 1900 on Chobham Common, on land owned by St. John's College, Cambridge. Its first Secretary was Harry Colt, who went on to design golf courses of international renown, such as the New Course at Sunningdale, and Swinley Forest. Colt was highly influential in the creation of the world's #1 golf course, Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey. The original 18-hole course, set in a heathland area, with sandy subsoil amid mixed treed foliage, was designed by Willie Park, Jr., and was ready for play in 1901. It was also among the first successful courses located away from the seaside, as many people had thought at the time that turf would not grow well in such regions.Put Sunningdale Golf Club on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sunningdale travel itinerary maker.
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Just playing this course is an amazing experience. It is very beautiful, with challenging and interesting holes. Many have long carries over metres of purple heather before you can even reach the fair... read more »
This masterpiece by Harry Colt was in superb condition on a perfect August day. Both courses favour the fade and its therefore no surprise it's amongst Montes favourites.Needless to say with a natural... read more »
My first visit was back in the early nineteen eighties when the European Open was played.Since then I have only ever known the two courses to be in good or very good condition.
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