Overview of golf course named Sunningdale Golf Club - New Course

Sunningdale Golf Club - New Course

Sunningdale, England

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Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1923

Type

n/a

Architect

Colt and Morrison

Sunningdale’s New Course was designed by Colt and Morrison and opened in 1923, on heathland including small copses and broom. The first five holes were more or less as now, although the track of the first and eighteenth holes had to be reversed. Colts sixth hole played down the line of today’s ninth hole, though along its left hand ridge to a green over the path down to Valleys End and the Brickmaker’s Arms.

Holes 7-10 were hilly and in today’s woods right of the tenth hole on the Old. The tenth hole was played from the hill above, onto today’s tenth green, and the last eight holes were much the same as current, although the thirteenth was fifty yards longer, and other green locations have been altered.

More land became available in 1934, allowing architect Tom Simpson to scrap the hilly holes and create a clockwise loop, with a 500 yard tenth onto a green on today’s eleventh fairway, and the course was renamed the Jubilee course. This was not popular with members and in 1939 Colt and Morrison were asked to reassess. They reversed the loop, using Simpson’s greens, and built new greens for the thirteenth and eighteenth holes. Their re-design has lasted.

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So first off the New course is no red head step child to the Old course. Many top rated golf courses that have a second ‘less known’ sister course has a significant drop off to the quality and design of the money maker course. The New course at Sunningdale has no drop off. As mentioned by some members aduring my visit, many of the members prefer the New to the old. The New course opened in 1923 after the first. So there is nothing about this course that makes it feel like a modern Agood I but way more tighter qafxju the Old. Colt was given the back of the property and like most second courses built after the original the land he had to work with could be said was second best. However, Colt uses the land he was dealt and created a top 100 golf course that has held the test of time. Colt did find some high points and used one to create what I think is the best hole on the property (Old or New) number 5. A par three that goes over a large ravine and up into a plato green. Protecting the hole in front is a large false green side bunker, the right side 2 smaller bunkers and the left with a server fall off into the heath. The green is one of the best of the New course with a back the front run. This hole is an absolute treat and one you want forget. A perfect day would be the Old in the morning a delicious lunch on the patio under the signature tree and the New in the afternoon. Just don’t pass on playing the New while visiting Sunningdale, may be the worst mistake your make during your golf travels.
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