Sunningdale Golf Club, Sunningdale

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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.
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  • August 11, 2017
    My husband played here in the amateur seniors. Bit apprehensive about going as I'd been told the club is very upper class and unwelcoming. Nothing could be further from the truth. Outstanding welcome....  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A very unassuming set-up, visited as part of a golf society, from the moment you turn up everyone is very welcoming, the Old course appears short, but with well placed bunkers, heather and tricky pin ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Sunningdale boasts two tremendous golf courses and a classic "Jeeves & Wooster" type clubhouse experience. The club was founded in 1900 and has two tough tracks: the kinder Old Course (designed by Wil...  more »
  • Beautiful, old school golf course and club. Tradition everywhere. Not the longest Course but challenging and a joy to play. Get there if you can
  • What a spectacular course. Stunning. Beautiful. Every hole is pretty and offers something challenging.
  • Spectacular experience. We were treated like Royalty. I also really enjoyed Swinley Forrest. As they Say.. The experience was brilliant and Lovely..!
  • Amazing Course
  • Heathland golf at its best.

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