Welcome to the first of my posts looking at the best golf courses in Britain.
To kick things off, let’s take a look at one of my favourite courses, the famous West Course at Wentworth.
There is a tremendous flow and variety to this course, with lots of elevation changes and different length par-3s, par-4s and par-5s to total a challenging Par 73.
The original design of the course, by Harry Colt in 1926, was in recent years becoming too easily challenged by the standard of today’s golfer and the golfing technology available, so with the help of Ernie Els, the course was carefully modernised, with holes lengthened and bunkers re-positioned where necessary and appropriate.
The course re-opened in 2010 following the construction of 18 brand new greens, built to USGA specifications.
Here are some Wentworth West Course Stats:
Architect: Harry Colt (modernised/refined between 2005 & 2010 by Ernie Els)
Length: 7,308 yards
Course Record: 62, Robert Karlsson (shot at round 3 of the BMW PGA Championship 2010)
Key tournaments: HSBC Matchplay, 1964 – 2007: BMW PGA Championship, 1984 – present day: Ryder Cup, 1953: Canada Cup 1956
Click here for a hole-by-hole guide to the course.
Click here for a fantastic course flyover (well worth a view).
Click here to view the current scorecard.