Sunningdale (Old)

sunningdale old
Kevin Diss
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Sunningdale (Old)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Willie Park Jr., 1901 / H.S. Colt, 1922
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Golf in the United Kingdom originated along its coastline on linksland but as the sport became popular, people wanted courses nearer to where they lived. One of the earliest inland courses that established a new standard in design came here at Sunningdale just after the turn of the last century. When you layer on Harry Colt’s improvements (such as moving the 12th green high and to the left) to Willie Park Jr.’s original effort, you end up with one of the game’s most noble inland courses. (Photo: Kevin Diss)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 10, par-4, 488 yards: The visually-stunning 10th hole starts on an elevated tee and challengers golfers with strategically-placed fairway bunkers leading up to a tiny green.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The main bar at the stately clubhouse overlooks the practice putting green with a great view of Sunningdale’s famous oak tree, the unofficial symbol of the club.
  • Insider tip

    While visitors are welcome whenever the course is open, the club has a maximum handicap requirement of 18.4 for men and 24.4 for women, so plan before you go. Also, male visitors must play from the yellow tees.