Golf Vacations England – Sunningdale 6581 yards Par 72
When golf moved inland from its beginnings on the seaside links land, it found its next natural home amongst the heather and pines of heath land. The courses at Sunningdale, in the rich vain of Berkshire and Surrey courses some 25 miles west of Central London are amongst the most renowned courses of this style.
Not a long course, the Old is offers an enjoyable challenge to all levels of player. The modest handicapper should be able to play the course without losing too many balls, although there are some carries over uncompromising heather to the fairways.
The better player on the other hand will find the Old Course a frustrating proposition – the course almost always feels as though it should yield a lower score than it does. Only by combining an accurate long game and good touch round the greens can scores be lowered, for the Old Course is not a test of brute strength, but rather of finesse, with small margins for error on most shots.