What we say
A secret world of heathery heathland heaven showcases Harry Colt’s attention to detail. The onus is on excellent iron play. A wonderful day out; a very pretty course including a superb collection of par 3s. Beautiful and tranquil, pristine and fun.
Swinley is barely over 6,000 yards off the back tees which is a reflection of the remarkable absence of par-5s. This would be a handicap too great for many, but Swinley is a Colt masterclass with a string of 430-yard par-4s to strengthen its backbone. Pretty in mesmeric detail with all the usual heathland vegetation plus a veritable grandstand of purple rhododendrons.
Swinley Forest lacks the glitz and glamour of near neighbours Wentworth and Sunningdale but nonetheless this charming, eccentric venue has bags of style. Whether you'll be able to savour and experience it is another matter - Swinley also happens to be a pretty exclusive set-up and you need to have friends in high places (only members and their guests can tee it up here). But if you're lucky enough to be one of the chosen few you'll be in golfing heaven on this Harry Colt-designed layout which opened in 1909.
Stay & Play: The Berystede Hotel.
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- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Bodens Ride, , ASCOT
- Tel 01344 620197
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|Green Fees||On application|
|Course Length||5,384 yards (4,923 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: 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
Sadly very overrated and, now overpriced golf course, Poor greens, course in general very untidy. There are many much better couses in the area which are not living on their reputation.