The Berkshire Golf Club – Blue

Golf of spectacular grandeur, the Blue is the less hilly and shorter of the two.

The Berkshire Golf Club – Blue

Berkshire, England

Overview

A Day Ticket is available which allows visitors one round on the Red and Blue.

Red and Blue refer to the colours of the two forces that undertook manoeuvres on the land during the Great War.

Sir Guy Campbell claims that Harry Colt had involvement in course design in his book, History of Golf in Britain after WW1 and prior to 1929! The club was officially founded in 1928.

Members know that trouble short and right or long and left usually spells for trouble on the Blue.

Berkshire Golf Club Blue Videos

Architect Tim Lobb explains recent works undertaken. View by clicking here

NZ Holden Golf World visited the club. You can see Part 1 by clicking here

Part 2 can be seen by clicking here

View Cookie Jar Golf's video here

Berkshire Golf Club Blue Reviews

Sean Arble's tour of the course can be found here


Golf Course Review

The Berkshire Golf Club Blue Course is a fine, traditional members club. Visitors are warmly welcomed - with long socks preferred if wearing shorts. Lunch in the Main Dining Room requires a jacket and tie.

The Blue Course is unique in that both nines start with one-shot holes. If playing from the back tees, the first hole is 217 yards long and the tenth 232 yards long! With a par of 71, the course can stretch to near enough 6,400 yards if all the stops are pulled out. There are three par 5's and 4 par 3's with the balance being two-shot holes.

Not as highly regarded as the Red Course, the Blue Course is more difficult between the two. The Berkshire Trophy is contested in June. Amateurs with a handicap of +1 or better play a round each on the Red and Blue on Saturday. Sunday, 36 holes are played on the Red. The best aggregate score at the Berkshire Trophy and in the Brabazon is awarded the Scrutton Jug.

Bernard Darwin wrote regarding Herbert Fowler's work at The Berkshire. In comparing it to the 36 holes at Walton Heath, he wrote: "His art has mellowed with experience and has gained something in variety, in subtleness and in picturesqueness." High praise indeed for the Berkshire Golf Club Blue Course!

Golf Club Photography

Golf course photography of this course is available here.

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Berkshire, SL5 8AY, England

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