Sunningdale (New)

The 183 yards par 3, 5th hole on the New Course at the Sunningdale Golf Club on August 24, 2010 in Sunningdale, Surrey, England.

Sunningdale (New)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    H.S. Colt
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

H.S. Colt’s 99-year-old companion to its charming elder, the Old, stands on its own merits. In fact, some golfers prefer the more muscular New Course to the Old. Heathland golf around London is famous for all sorts of reasons but the strength of its par-5s isn’t one of them. Two of the New’s par-5s — the 6th and 13th — are exceptions and anchor each nine. Additionally, the best par-3 at the club is found on the New (its 5th, which plays from high point to high point across a heath-laden shallow valley). The par-4s run the full gamut, from the beefy 4th that rewards a fade off the tee and a draw for an approach to the sub-400 yard gem 12th, which plays to a plateau green. (Photo: David Cannon/Getty)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 5, par-3, 182 yards: Perhaps the best one-shotter at either Sunningdale course, the 5th is a classic Harry Colt short hole. The shot over heather makes for a stunning visual as you navigate a deep green that is pitched steeply from back to front.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The sausage sandwich at the halfway house. Ask Luke Donald, who called it the best on-course snack he’s ever had.
  • Insider tip

    If you’re coming from London, beat the traffic by taking the train. From downtown, you can be on the first tee in a little over an hour. Leave yourself plenty of time to explore the clubhouse.