Reigate Heath Golf Club

One of the best 9 hole courses in the country.

Reigate Heath Golf Club

Surrey, England

Overview

Walton Heath Golf Club is just down the road and its professional, James Braid, was known to frequent the course. He praised the 4th and 8th holes. The 4th he knew was played from the present 4th tee to the present 5th green. The 8th played from the 2nd tee to a green which was situated in front of the house on the present 2nd fairway.

Reigate Heath Golf Club Review

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Golf Course Review

Reigate Heath Golf Club is located in the small Surrey town of Reigate near the North Downs and the Greensands or Wealden Greensand. Found just south of the M25 and the M23, the course is easily accessible and only a mile or so from Walton Heath Old Course and New Course as the crow flies.

The club was founded by four friends in 1895. The site chosen was a 120-acre site which is now the largest heath in East Surrey. Permission was granted to develop the course as long as lady members had equal rights to the men. After assurances were given, Tom Dunn was called upon to establish the 9 hole layout.

The current course layout is a nine-hole affair with two sets of tees. The extra tees on the opener, second, seventh create three genuinely different holes. The others are variations on the theme.

The presentation of the course is authentic. There is no confusion with other manicured courses and the course plays firm, fast and drains exceptionally well.

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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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  • Dunn, Tom

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Surrey, RH2 8QR, England

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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