St George’s Hill Golf Club

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  • Holes of Merit:
    8, 10, 17
  • NCG Rank:
    32/100 in GB&I
  • Golf.com Rank:
    86/100 in the World

Overview

The red-brick clubhouse is perhaps one of the most iconic in Britain. During WW1, the clubhouse was converted to a military hospital caring for over 3000 wounded. In 1920, the clubhouse was destroyed by fire which began in the thatch roof.

Tom Doak recommends golf architecture students pay special attention to the Colt bunkers.

The 8th hole is the cover photo on Robert Hunter's The Links.

St George's Hill Golf Club Videos

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St George's Hill GC Reviews

Sean Arble's tour can be found here

Jaeger Kovich contributed an analysis of the 10th hole to The Fried Egg


Golf Course Review

St Georges Hill Golf Club is a private member's club quietly tucked away in Weybridge, Surrey, England where visitors are made to feel welcome. Less than an hour from London, it is one of the premier heathland golf courses in England and the world. The rich heathland is laden with heather, scotch pines and silver birch.

Harry Colt's Original Course

The idea for the estate was to create a golf course with luxury residences lining the fairways. 964 acres of land became available in 1911 and was purchased in 1912 by local developer WG Tarrant. The first development of its kind, the golf course at St George's Hill was ready for play by October 1913, just four years after Colt's work at Swinley Forest.

The New Course at SGHGC

By 1929, Harry Colt was called upon to build another 18 hole course. It was known as the New Course making the original 1913 design the Old. The New Course lasted until 1946 when 9 holes were abandoned due to lack of funds and a reduced membership.

The 9 remaining holes (now known as the Green Nine) were upgraded in 1987 following a plan from a member, Peter Preston. Donald Steel was called upon to oversee and implement the upgrade.

Play the Red & Blue Nines

There are three sets of nine or 27 holes on the private estate at St Georges Hill Golf Club. The Red Nine (1-9), Blue Nine (10-18), and Green Nine (19-27). It is the combination of the Red & Blue that you will want to experience. This combination is one of the perennial Harry Colt courses in the world's Top 100 lists.

All three nines begin and end at the clubhouse. The Red Nine to the north of the clubhouse and is routed counterclockwise. The Blue Nine is found on the south of the property and is routed clockwise.

St George's Hill & Harry Colt's Legacy

His work here would also coincide with his work on The Eden at St Andrews. Indeed, his work at Rye, Swinley Forest, Sunningdale New and St George's Hill puts Harry Colt in the discussion for one of golf's greatest golf course architects. Many would consider his work at St George's Hill to be his crowning achievement.

Golf Course Photography

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Visitor Information

Everything you need to know before you go!