The Berkshire Golf Club – Red

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The Berkshire Golf Club – Red

Berkshire, England

Overview

A Day Ticket is available which allows visitors one round on the Red and Blue. 36 in one day with lunch served with jacket and tie is an experience to be savoured.

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.

Berkshire Golf Club Red 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

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Golf Course Review

The Berkshire Golf Club Red Course is considered the better of the two on offer. Laid out in the most perfect of golfing country, the Red being the higher and hillier of the two courses.

The Berkshire 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 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.

Frank Pennink said that only space limits his description of the Red Course, counting them among the finest inland courses in Britain.

There is an intriguing mix of holes on the Berkshire Golf Club Red Course with many half par holes that encourage risk-taking but reward only the deftest of shots.

Golf Club Photography

Golf course photography of this course is available here.

Ranked65/100in GB&I
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Consultants

  • Ebert, Martin
  • MacKenzie & Ebert

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Contact Details

Berkshire, SL5 8AY, England

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A portrait of Herbert Fowler by Montague Cooper.Montague Cooper

Featured Architect: Herbert Fowler

Herbert Fowler was known for establishing natural-looking green sites and working backwards to the tee. Bernard Darwin described Herbert Fowler as “perhaps the most daring and original of all golfing architects..." Topography used to test with his courses following the contours of the land. Bunkers...

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