Last week I posted pictures of three different golf courses in the South of France. This week it’s three images of one course in Surrey. As you can see, and as you’ll likely know, the weather remains very Riviera-like.
St George’s Hill Golf Club in Weybridge was designed in 1912 by that great and prolific course architect, Harry Colt. It lies within a 965-acre private estate and is an esteemed layout, regularly being highly rated by golf magazines when they do those course rankings so beloved by Donald Trump. The hill (as in the club’s name) is the lowest in Surrey, its summit being at 255 feet. We’re not talking Himalayas here – either the St Andrews putting green or the real thing – but it’s far from being a flat stroll. It probably goes without saying that the houses on the estate within which the golf club sits are rather marvellous. As is the golf course.
In fact, there are 27 holes here: three loops of nine. The ‘main’ course comprises the Red and the Blue, with the Green being a little shorter. Essentially, the front nine is the Red and the back nine the Blue. There is an ongoing project to upgrade the Green so that it doesn’t eternally seem to be the poor relation.
Heather and Scots pines are the chief natural features of the course. The halfway hut between the 9th on the Red and the 1st on the Blue is ideally located with views across the course, and while that is obviously a man-made feature it’s no less welcome for that. There are several sensational courses in Surrey. This is one of them.
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