Walton Heath Golf Club

Walton Heath Golf Club, Tadworth, South East, England, KT20 7TP

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Walton Heath Golf Club

16 reviews of Walton Heath Golf Club

I was lucky enough to play the old course on a freezing cold February day.

The guest changing facilities are excellent and are currently being updated, the clubhouse is full of tradition and is elegant as you would expect.

To the course, what an excellent track. Some very testing holes on the front nine that will test even the very lowest of handicappers. The course is very exposed and when the wind blows it can have a huge effect on your game. Some of the greens are, as has been said before, huge and there are as a consequence some incredibly long putts.

I managed to start well with a par on the first a long par three, unfortunately that was my first and last par!

My only gripe was a temporary green on the eighteenth, but that played as fast as most greens on lesser courses

I will definitely be going back.

If you have the opportunity treat yourself and enjoy a round here.

Posted by Robert Bedford on 06/03/2013
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I played the New Course yesterday (off the green tees) and it was an absolute delight. Unfortunately we had light rain on and off but it drained so well.

The enormous greens were excellent and played very true but not always easy to read. The fairways were quite generous and in very good conditions (with the divots apparently being filled in by the 'Artisans' every night) but, if you strayed off them, the semi-rough was thick and 'sticky' and the heather was carnage - but there again, you shouldn't be there! The bunkers were a bit of a challenge too!

It was a wonderful experience and I would jump at the chance of playing there again.

Regarding the 'value', I was a guest fortunate enough to have a 'freeby' so it was great, but I wouldn't pay the visitors green fee of £135 - simply because I can't justify paying that kind of money for a round of golf anywhere.

Posted by Alan Cooke on 04/07/2012
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Played the Old Course last week and was very impressed, although I started poorly and struggled on holes 4, 5 & 6 (all long par-4's) the course becomes a little more playable on the back 9 with 3 par-5's which you can reach in 2 with some good swipes.

It is deemed a Ryder Cup course and I'm sure that is why many play it but it is so much better than the likes of Celtic Manor or The Belfry so don't compare it with those courses.

Also worth noting that the greens are huge so practice your putting before you play as you'll have plenty of 4/5 foot putts for your 2nd putts.

Historic clubhouse with lots of nice history on the walls from tournaments gone by. 5 stars from me (and I'd imagine most who play it).

Posted by David Peters on 08/05/2012
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Just back from a game at Walton Heath yesterday, have to say what a belting course this is. One of the toughest opening 6 holes you'll ever play in golf - 235 yard par 3 to start followed by tricky par-4s with lots of bunkers and heather to contend with.

Fast running fairways and excellent greens make this one of the best courses in the UK in my opinion. The back 9 is slightly easier with some birdie opportunities on the 3 par-5's (13, 14 and 16).

The Senior British Open is due to be played here in July and if they play off the very back tee-markers I'm sure the likes of Watson and Langer will have a tough time of it.

Also worth noting the club do a fantastic lunch and red wine!

Posted by Peter Lord on 02/06/2011
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I was fortunate enough to play the New Course here at Walton Heath recently and can't speak highly enough of it. Although perhaps not the popular choice when visiting Walton Heath (most of the tournaments were played over the Old Course), it is a real hidden gem and in my opinion has more character than the Old.

Off the Championship markers the course does actually come in slightly longer than it's older sibling and after a relatively simple start (driveable par-4 1st hole, 140 yard par-3 2nd hole and another short par-4 4th hole) the course really comes alive with a stretch of holes between 5 (stroke index 1) and 15 where pars are a real test to achieve. In my opinion the real stand out holes are the par-3 6th hole which is a very difficult green to hit with bunkers, elevations and undulations to navigate. I also really enjoyed the par-4 14th hole which is a heather lined dog-leg with the green sitting slightly below the fairway.

Great course, must play.

Posted by John Barker on 23/05/2011
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Without doubt Walton Heath is home to two of the finest golf courses in the UK. Those looking to experience championship golf should look no further than this superb heathland offering.

Having played host to numerous tournaments over the years including European Opens, US Open Qualifying and most importantly the 1981 Ryder Cup, Walton boasts a rich pedigree few can compete with. The courses (Old - established 1904 and New - established 1908) showcase a mix of tight, fast running fairways with established heather ready to punish any shots sneaking off the fairway.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to play as a guest of a member so enjoyed 18 on the New in the morning a fantastic lunch followed by 18 on the Old. Although most will be drawn to the Old Course for their visit to Walton Heath I can fully recommend the New Course which is a very stern test off the back tees. For reference the tournaments which have been played at Walton has been done so on a composite course of the Old (15 holes) and New (3 holes).

The club itself is very 'old school' but this is great to see in my opinion with the games great traditions being oozed from the dark wood panelling which decorates the clubhouse (along with photos from tournaments past).

Posted by James Herd on 06/01/2011
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Played the old course on the 6/10/07. The only other time that i had even been on the course was whilst watching the US Open qualifiers earlier this year. Having watched some great players tackle this wonderful heathland course i was very excited to play and it didn't dissapoint at all.
What an absolutly lovely course. Fantastic holes, in A1 condition. We had the whole course to ourselves, on a crisp Sunday afternoon, can't get much better than that. I was expecting a very tough round but on the contrary, to play under handicap on a course like this was very fulfilling. The fairways were a little wider than i expected and although the heather is deadly if you happen to go in there.. you really shouldn't be going in there as the fairways are wide enough. The distance is good and that was off the green tees, the pro's play off the purples about 50 yards behind...ouch
Loved this course.

Posted by Rob A on 18/10/2007
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This is a seriously tough test of golf and if you leave the fairways you have had it!! One of my group described it as "proper golf" and I would have to agree. Great food afterwards, only really bad point, we were thrown out of the bar at 8.30 pm.

Posted by Steve Hart on 04/10/2006
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I and two friends had the great pleasure of playing the old course on Friday March 24th.
The course was immaculate with greens and fairways absolutely superb. Considering the weather we had during the week before this was even more of a surprise.
Whilst walking around I kept thinking about the greats who had played here, the likes of Faldo and Nicklaus, true giants in the sport.
We enjoyed it so much that we all agreed this will become a yearly event and we will definitely have to play it in the summer.
A truly magnificent course and a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Posted by Jonathan Langridge on 05/04/2006
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Played in late June 05 - Great course in great condition. Old course is a much tougher test than the New but both are superb. Take plenty of balls.

Posted by Simon Murray on 04/07/2005
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Able to ring on the day and play 90 mins later. Day ticket (now £90) so played both courses with great (and great value) carvery between (Jacket reqd but no longer Tie). Best value day's golf in GB that I can remember. Shame weather varied between shirt/shorts and thunderstorms and that fitness prevented full appreciation of afternoon round. Great courses in tip-top condition (v fast greens). Signs saying 'please stay off the heather' are an understatement! Very accommodating staff. Excellent method of placing 3/4 balls on one course AM and on other course PM. "I'll be back".

Posted by Ross Simpson on 28/04/2005
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Both course's are absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to play!! In perfect condition from tee to green. Every hole is a different challenge and examination of your golf! Played the new course am and thought it was about the best track i've ever played, then played the old pm which was even better! i cannot praise them enough, just a joy to play!! Dont miss out!!!

Posted by Andrew Helby on 19/11/2004
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Played two rounds on the Old Course for £80.00 which, I reckon, was good value. Course was deserted, possibly due to the cost or the cold February weather, allowing two full rounds in February despite not teeing off until 10.00 (for a prestigous course I reckon it has the smallest, least obvious road sign of any course in the UK). Absolutely loved it. Beautiful tees and fairways and I imagine for the majority of the year the greens are superb also. Many many excellent holes but in particular I loved the 2nd (long sweeping par 4), the 16th (short par 5 with raised green protected by a huge bunker) and all the par 3s. Interesting clubhouse, bring your 1930s tweed suit. And if you find a dirty pair of Footjoys in the locker room they're mine.....

Posted by Richard Freeman on 29/02/2004
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A classic heathland course in immaculate condition. If you have the time play both the old and new course as they are both as enjoyable and testing.

Posted by Neil Scott on 08/07/2003
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Fantastic Golf, in a lovely heatland setting. Outdated clubhouse practises however. Have to change into J and T for lunch even if playing 36, as we were. Also started 2nd round late and almost had our stuff locked in on returning at 8:30 as place was locking up. It closes EARLY !!

Posted by Mark Norman on 02/07/2001
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Without doubt, two of the finest inland links in the UK.
A magnificent test of golf (especially off the new back tees) which are available for use with permission by low hanicap guests.
A unique experience and possibly the only two true heathland courses in Britain

Posted by Tony Blok on 29/05/2001
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2 reviews of New Course

I played the New Course yesterday (off the green tees) and it was an absolute delight. Unfortunately we had light rain on and off but it drained so well.

The enormous greens were excellent and played very true but not always easy to read. The fairways were quite generous and in very good conditions (with the divots apparently being filled in by the 'Artisans' every night) but, if you strayed off them, the semi-rough was thick and 'sticky' and the heather was carnage - but there again, you shouldn't be there! The bunkers were a bit of a challenge too!

It was a wonderful experience and I would jump at the chance of playing there again.

Regarding the 'value', I was a guest fortunate enough to have a 'freeby' so it was great, but I wouldn't pay the visitors green fee of £135 - simply because I can't justify paying that kind of money for a round of golf anywhere.

Posted by Alan Cooke on 04/07/2012
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I was fortunate enough to play the New Course here at Walton Heath recently and can't speak highly enough of it. Although perhaps not the popular choice when visiting Walton Heath (most of the tournaments were played over the Old Course), it is a real hidden gem and in my opinion has more character than the Old.

Off the Championship markers the course does actually come in slightly longer than it's older sibling and after a relatively simple start (driveable par-4 1st hole, 140 yard par-3 2nd hole and another short par-4 4th hole) the course really comes alive with a stretch of holes between 5 (stroke index 1) and 15 where pars are a real test to achieve. In my opinion the real stand out holes are the par-3 6th hole which is a very difficult green to hit with bunkers, elevations and undulations to navigate. I also really enjoyed the par-4 14th hole which is a heather lined dog-leg with the green sitting slightly below the fairway.

Great course, must play.

Posted by John Barker on 23/05/2011
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Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1913
Designer Herbert Fowler
Style Heathland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 7026
Par 72
SSS 74

Mens

Yards 6613
Par 72
SSS 72

Ladies

Yards 6271
Par 72
SSS 70

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Summer/High season

Weekday round£115
Weekend round£145
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Weekday round£110
Weekend round£140
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3 reviews of Old Course

I was lucky enough to play the old course on a freezing cold February day.

The guest changing facilities are excellent and are currently being updated, the clubhouse is full of tradition and is elegant as you would expect.

To the course, what an excellent track. Some very testing holes on the front nine that will test even the very lowest of handicappers. The course is very exposed and when the wind blows it can have a huge effect on your game. Some of the greens are, as has been said before, huge and there are as a consequence some incredibly long putts.

I managed to start well with a par on the first a long par three, unfortunately that was my first and last par!

My only gripe was a temporary green on the eighteenth, but that played as fast as most greens on lesser courses

I will definitely be going back.

If you have the opportunity treat yourself and enjoy a round here.

Posted by Robert Bedford on 06/03/2013
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Played the Old Course last week and was very impressed, although I started poorly and struggled on holes 4, 5 & 6 (all long par-4's) the course becomes a little more playable on the back 9 with 3 par-5's which you can reach in 2 with some good swipes.

It is deemed a Ryder Cup course and I'm sure that is why many play it but it is so much better than the likes of Celtic Manor or The Belfry so don't compare it with those courses.

Also worth noting that the greens are huge so practice your putting before you play as you'll have plenty of 4/5 foot putts for your 2nd putts.

Historic clubhouse with lots of nice history on the walls from tournaments gone by. 5 stars from me (and I'd imagine most who play it).

Posted by David Peters on 08/05/2012
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Just back from a game at Walton Heath yesterday, have to say what a belting course this is. One of the toughest opening 6 holes you'll ever play in golf - 235 yard par 3 to start followed by tricky par-4s with lots of bunkers and heather to contend with.

Fast running fairways and excellent greens make this one of the best courses in the UK in my opinion. The back 9 is slightly easier with some birdie opportunities on the 3 par-5's (13, 14 and 16).

The Senior British Open is due to be played here in July and if they play off the very back tee-markers I'm sure the likes of Watson and Langer will have a tough time of it.

Also worth noting the club do a fantastic lunch and red wine!

Posted by Peter Lord on 02/06/2011
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  • Green conditions5
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  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1904
Designer Herbert Fowler
Style Heathland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 7462
Par 72
SSS 75

Mens

Yards 6836
Par 72
SSS 73

Ladies

Yards 6361
Par 72
SSS 71

Green Fees

Summer/High season

Weekday round£115
Weekend round£145
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Winter/Low season

Weekday round£110
Weekend round£140
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