Top 10 Golf Courses – Surrey
This top 10 was chosen by 2017 County champion: David Corben (Hindhead).Handicap: +4
Yes, I’m biased but the elevation changes trick the senses with the layout snaking through the glacier-formed valleys before emerging up to the top plateau to behold amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
Green fees: £89 Mon- Thur, £105 Fri, Sat, Sun. Tel: 01428 604614.
Sunningdale Old (pictured above) is better than its younger brother due to the cathedral-like trees that line each hole, making you feel like you are in complete isolation. Every time I play here I get a sense of childlike excitement on the 1st tee. A must play.
Green fees: £225. Tel: 01344 621681.
When the rhododendrons are out in full bloom there is no better place to be. The greens are some of the truest and heavily sloped which adds to their pace. A true joy to play, or even walk.
Green fees: £110. Tel: 020 8336 7600.
A vast estate and a layout like no other; you can stand on one hole and would have no idea where the rest are. Off the championship tees it is a brute, but a fair test. One of the toughest long-game tests of any inland course in the country.
Green fees: £100 midweek, £115 weekends. Tel: 01252 792493.
Of the two courses this is the tougher, more athletic track and provides some of the toughest holes in the county. A superb driving course that requires all shapes off the tee.
Green fees: £215. Tel: 01344 621681.
I can never put my nger on why I enjoy Woking so much... which I think is what makes it great. It is just the complete package as it tests all areas but provides entertainment doing so. Green fees: £90. Tel: 01483 760053.
The front requires caution while the back demands brawn. Undoubtedly the best year- round greens you will putt on anywhere – go there in January and they will still be double gures on the stimp!
Green fees: £60 midweek, £55 weekends (Sun after midday). Tel: 020 8654 3061.
St George’s Hill
Set on one of the most desirable estates in the country it holds an aura as it winds its way through the properties. A course for all as it
is relatively simplistic off the tee but the challenge lies around the greens. If your golf doesn’t deliver, the lunch almost certainly will.
Green fees: £155. Tel: 01932 847758.
A hidden gem ve miles from the centre of London. After what is potentially the hardest starting hole in golf, the course pans out with a wide range of holes demanding all shots. Not a course to miss the green pin high.
Green fees: From £150. Tel: 0208 9462125.
Walton Heath (New)
Of the two courses, the more balanced and enjoyable test. When in bloom the heather is punishing yet beautiful. A course where good golf is rewarded with a good score.
Green fees: £150 midweek, £180 weekends. Tel: 01737 812380.