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Walton Heath – Old Course

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Founded: 1907
Designer: Herbert Fowler
Championship Length: 7,462 yards
PAR: 72
Type: Heathland
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Walton Heath Overview:

The Old Course (currently ranked #90 in the world by Golf Magazine) has played host to many of the golfing elite. Those who play Walton Heath have experienced countless thrills and disappointments. However it always ends up capturing the hearts of its members and visitors. The course itself is an expertly crafted heathland beauty with crisp turf giving it a links feel. The bunkers are large and fringed by heather, the greens big and consistent in pace.

Front Nine:

This is a par 72 championship course that stretches to 7462 yards. Without a doubt, there are many really strong holes on the Old Course. It begins with a long par 3, then moves over the road for the 2nd a 475 yard par 4 which sweeps down into a gentle valley where the fairway narrows. From here it is about 180 yards uphill to the right.

Next, the 5th is a cracking par 4 that can be played from 381 up to 485 yards. Although it demands a solid drive that must avoid the heather that frames the downhill fairway. Then a second to an undulating green guarded by a pair of deep bunkers.

Back Nine:

The 12th is a shorter par 4 of 343 to 396 yards, with a sharp dogleg to the right and a shallow green. In the golden age of professional challenge matches, Henry Cotton cut the corner to almost drive the green and set up a birdie.

Moreover, Tom Weiskopf reckons the closing sequence is as good as any. It starts at the 13th with a strong 548 yard, par 5 curving to the right. The 14th is another par 5, a straight hole where the challenge is to avoid the fairway bunkers. As well as that, playing into the prevailing wind, the 15th punishes the slice severely and the green slopes left to right.

The 16th is a classic and has a superb shot to the green. In addition, this is a 535 yard par 5 that is played as a 475 yard par 4 for professional tournaments.

The par 3, 17th plays over a gentle valley to an ‘island’ green. Finally, the finishing hole is a straight par 4 of 387 to 479 yards. Be sure to avoid the bunkers that cut into the fairway and cross short of the green.

Walton Heath is just one of the many championship courses in our Southeast England Highlights package. Ask our golf advisors how to get your trip to England planned today.

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Testimonials

“We toured the country from the Highlands to St Andrews concluding at urnberry on the SW coast.  Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch in the Highlands are not to be missed, the St Andrews venues were quite the historical experience, our round on the Old Course was spiritual.”  

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Southeast England Highlights

Fly to London and experience the top Kent and southeast English courses with these fantastic five rounds of golf and the turn-key services of Pioneer Golf. Read more below on this easy trip with great golf every day!

  • Royal St George’s
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  • Royal Cinque Ports
  • Walton Heath-Old Course
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