London & The Heathlands
Heathland golf courses are most closely associated with the UK, specifically England and the area surrounding London.
You can view all London & The Heathlands Golf Trips here:
Wentworth (West Course)
Wentworth Club one of the world’s finest golf and country clubs – is an oasis less than an hour from central London, with the famous castellated Clubhouse, three championship courses, a Tennis & Health Club, an active social calendar and elegant contemporary dining in The Grill.
There are certainly few more glorious natural settings for golf than this stretch of heathland surrounded by woodland of pine, oak and birch, with the vibrant rhododendrons adding a seasonal splash of colour. The heavily wooded landscape has aesthetic and strategic benefits in the sense that it is both easy on the eye and ideal for creating a well-defined layout.
Walton Heath is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious clubs. The members are delighted to share the outstanding facilities with visitors from all over the world.
The two world class championship courses have hosted nearly ninety significant amateur and professional championships and events, including five European Opens, The Ryder Cup, the U.S. Open Qualifying and most recently the Senior Open Championship . The world’s top players have taken on and enjoyed the challenges of these two outstanding heathland courses for over a century.
The courses were designed by Herbert Fowler who was related by marriage to the founder, Sir Henry Cosmo Bonsor. The Old Course was opened for play in 1904.
SunningDale (new Course)
Sunningdale is the quintessential English Club and as close to Augusta National as any club in the British Isles. Golf is the only thing that matters at Sunningdale.
“So we’ve got a great field, and that’s what Sunningdale does – it brings that type of field together. My first competitive round at Sunningdale was in 1987, which was the Walker Cup. Ever since I first played it I’ve loved the place and I’ve always said it’s a gorgeous place to be, not just to play golf but to walk round.
It’s fantastic that we’re able to go back there and it’ll be a great success – Sunningdale always is. It’s a unique place to play golf and a lovely place to be."
Colin Montgomerie, on the Senior Open 2015 at Sunningdale Golf Club
This course is situated in a wonderful location and is brilliantly routed through stately Pine Forests and Heath Land. The elegance of the topography is picture postcard in every respect. We played 36 holes here in July and the place felt timeless. Could the course be bettered by extending a few of the holes? Or tightening the approaches?
I think so. Some of the fairways are very forgiving in their width but overall I think this is a great day out for the double digit handicapper. There is very little here sadly to really stretch a Cat 1 Golfer for any duration. Just enjoy the lovely walk, The understated hospitality the welcoming members and the sumptuous aesthetic of quintessential Olde English Golf. I should also say that the condition of the course was excellent.
The Berkshire (Blue Course)
Founded in 1928, The Berkshire Golf Club is home to two Herbert Fowler designed courses, both of which are widely regarded as amongst the best in the British Isles. The Berkshire is a traditional Members’ Club which warmly welcomes visiting golfers all year round to enjoy the beauty of its pine and heather lined courses, and to face the subtle challenges of Fowler’s superb traditional design.
The Club is host to The Berkshire Trophy, one of the UK’s major amateur competitions. Past winners include Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle and Ross Fisher. The Berkshire has also hosted the English Amateur Championship and the British Senior Amateur Championship, and in 2009 it was the venue for final qualifying for the Senior British Open Championship
The Grove is proud to be hosting The British Masters 2016 in association with Sky Sports.
The Grove is one of England's finest luxury golf courses; we keep our greens in immaculate championship condition all year round. With no members, anyone can play making us one of the most welcoming.
Our 7,152 yard championship golf course was designed by the distinguished international course designer Kyle Philips, who combines modern game strategies with the great traditions of British golf course architecture.