The Berkshire Golf Club

36 holes of spectacular grandeur from Herbert Fowler and Tom Simpson.

The Berkshire Golf Club

Berkshire, England

Overview

Bernard Darwin wrote regarding Herbert Fowler's work at The Berkshire Golf Club Blue Course. 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!

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.


Golf Course Review

The Berkshire Golf Club is a fine, traditional, English 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 best way to experience the golf club is with the purchase of a Day Ticket 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.

Some ask why Red and Blue? They refer to the colours of the two opposing forces that undertook maneuvers on the land during the Great War.

The Berkshire Golf Club Red Course

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.

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.

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

The Red Courses is a national treasure with six Par 3's, six Par 4's, and six Par 5's.

The 10th Green at The Berkshire Golf Club Red.

The Berkshire GC Red Course Synopsis

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.

The Berkshire Golf Club Red Course Photography

Purchase Kevin Murray's Red Course photography.

The Berkshire Golf Club Blue Course

Not as highly regarded as the Red Course, the Blue Course is more difficult between the two. Red and Blue refer to the colours of the two forces that undertook maneuvers on the land during the Great War.

Berkshire Golf Club Blue Course Synopsis

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

The approach to the 14th at The Berkshire Golf Club Blue.

Berkshire Golf Club Blue Course Reviews

Take Sean Arble's tour of the Blue Course.

Berkshire GC Blue Course Photography

Purchase Kevin Murray's Blue Course photography.

The Berkshire Trophy

The Berkshire Trophy is contested in June at The Berkshire GC. 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.

Ranked99/100in GB&I
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  • MacKenzie & Ebert
  • Ebert, Martin

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Berkshire, SL5 8AY, England

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