Golf Vacations England – Wentworth 6176 yards Par 72
It is difficult to imagine a venue with more significance in its sport than Wentworth has to European golf. Since hosting the unofficial forerunner to the Ryder Cup match, played in 1926, Wentworth has become established as the most regularly used venue for major professional competition in the British Isles. It has certainly witnessed its fair share of drama.
When the Ryder Cup returned to the Surrey club in 1953, now established as one of the game’s great spectacles, it saw two short putts missed on the final green to decide the result in America’s favour. Through the 1960s and 70s the World Matchplay Championship became established at Wentworth and continues to thrill crowds to this day, guaranteeing its status as one of the world’s premier titles. Those who were lucky enough to see it cannot forget Gary Player’s incredible comeback in the 36-hole final to win the event in 1965. Seven down after the first 18 holes to Tony Lema, then the Open Champion, Player played the most remarkable golf to win at the final hole – arguably still the most famous comeback in the sport.