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Golf in Berkshire

Berkshire, also called Berks, is a county in South East England. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle. Reading is the most important town in Berkshire. Newbury & Crookham Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in England and the oldest golf club in Berkshire.

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Golf in Berkshire
Swinley Forest Golf Club, The Berkshire Golf Club and Bearwood Lakes are the best golf courses in Berkshire. As Berkshire is not a very large county, most of the golf clubs can easily be reached via Reading. When planning a golf break to Berkshire, Reading would be a good starting point. With so many places to visit in Berkshire, you can easily forget you're right on London’s doorstep. This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens. When visiting Berkshire, make sure to visit Windsor Castle, the Newbury Racecourse or make a Rivercruise on the Thames. Berkshire can easily be reached through London. The nearest airport to Berkshire is London Heathrow. Great Western Railway operates a train from Hayes & Harlington to Goring & Streatley hourly.
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Review date: 29 July 2019Handicap: 6.2
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East Berkshire Golf Club
East Berkshire is an elegant course with a very laid back atmosphere. Beautiful setting and very enjoyable to play. Not the longest of courses (only one par 5) but definitely not a push-over. Great value for money!
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Silver
Played on: 11 October 2018 Review date: 15 January 2022Handicap: 10
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Swinley Forest Golf Club
I can only describe Swinley Forest as an experience that must be experienced. If your an avid golfer you must put SF at the top of your bucket list. An amazing golf club without the country club fluff. It was built for the privacy and enjoyment of its members. I thank God that Swinley Forest allows peasants like myself to walk on those hollow grounds, because it was one o…
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6.8
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Silver
Played on: 13 November 2020 Review date: 11 April 2022Handicap: 14.7
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Temple Golf Club
As was often the case for English courses designed around the turn of the century, the choice of architects was among a trio of HS Colt, Willie Park Jr or Herbert Fowler. Having designed nearby Huntercombe and Sunningdale it should come as no surprise that double Open champion Willie Park Jr was selected to lay out Temple in 1909. The course was originally called Temple L…
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8.6
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Silver
Played on: 23 September 2021 Review date: 25 May 2022Handicap: 14.7
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Swinley Forest Golf Club
It is thought that Lord Stanley was dissatisfied with the increasing number of Sunningdale members which should come as no surprise for a man who was said to own eight houses yet didn’t live any of them. Of course, this couldn’t be true when considering Lord Stanley’s parliamentary career. In fact, he lived in a large estate near Sunningdale when sitting in parliament. It…
FAQ's about golf in Berkshire
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What is the best golf course in Berkshire?
Swinley Forest Golf Club is the best golf course in Berkshire. Out of 36 golf courses in Berkshire, the rating 9.4 of Swinley Forest Golf Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Berkshire
Is Berkshire good for golf?
A 9.8 rating indicates Berkshire is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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