Sunningdale’s Old Course, which opened in 1901, was laid out by Willie Park Jnr. It is pure enchantment that characterizes Sunningdale Old. Virtually every hole is played in splendid and beautiful isolation, and in harmony with nature. There is subtlety here, a measure of drama, and a wealth of that one indispensable ingredient, pleasurable excitement. No wonder it may be the most beloved inland course in the British Isles.
All that being said, there are those who like the New Course, which opened in 1923, at least as wel. The New course is perhaps a bit more rugged than the Old one, a bit more masculine, if you will.
Sunningdale’s Old Course was designed by twice winner of The Open Championship, Willie Park Junior and opened in 1901. The land on which it was constructed belonged to St. John’s College, Cambridge and mainly consisted of heather, gorse and pine trees. Credit to Park Jnr’s design, The Old Course has stood the test of time, and even now with the adv…
New Course 2/2
Sunningdale’s New Course was designed by renowned Architect and former Secretary, Harry Colt and first opened in 1923. The New Course is considered to be the more rugged, with less bunkering and tree lining that its older sibling. Narrow winding fairways bordered by penal heather, act as corridors to the small and often raised greens. Compared wit…