What we say
Walton Heath may be more than 100 years old but it still presents the same stern challenge it did when it opened. It's fantastic and was the scene of the 1981 Ryder Cup: watch out for the heather, gorse and bracken though. Some 700ft above sea level, this is classic heathland, usually firm and fast underfoot.
Not the prettiest but superb greens protected by strategically placed bunkers. A very tough test as it is always windy. Some very difficult greens to read correctly. A great inland course that plays hard and fast. Heather and pine flank the fairways.
The Old Course has hosted more than 60 major amateur and professional championships in its illustrious history, the highlight of highlights being the 1981 Ryder Cup. The club was founded in 1903 and the golf course was opened for play in May 1904. James Braid had already become the club's professional and was to remain in that capacity until his death in 1950. The golf course was laid out by W Herbert Fowler, a leading amateur golfer. It was his first golf course venture and he went on to become one of the leading golf course architects of his era. The neighbouring New Course doesn't exactly live up to its name - it actually opened in 1907! The great triumvirate (Vardon, Taylor & Braid) opened the club with an exhibition match and members have included Churchill and Lloyd-George.
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- Address Flat, Walton Heath Golf Club, Deans Lane, Walton On The Hill, TADWORTH
- Tel 01737 812060
- Website http://www.waltonheath.com/
|Green Fees||£145 - £175|
|Course Length||7,462 yards (6,823 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
I played bad, still shot level gross