Temple Golf Club

A rare Willie Park Jr downland affair that is easy on the wallet.

Temple Golf Club

Berkshire, England

Overview

Originally known as The Temple Links, the name was derived from the fact the land was previously owned by The Knights Templar.

Henry Cotton was the professional at the club and also ran an indoor teaching school.

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Golf Course Review

Temple Golf Club sits on 140 acres high above the Thames Valley with views of The Chilterns and Marlow to the north. An elevated course on chalk downland, not only does it drain well it is one of the drier places in the country!

Founded in 1909 by Captain G MacDonald of The Guards Club in Maidenhead. Willie Park Jr was commissioned to design and build the course which opened on May 4, 1910.

One design feature which stands out are the one-shot holes of which there are five. Three of them are of substantial length. The 8th is 230 yards, the 10th - 243 yards and the 16th - 234 yards! The other? Variety is the name of the game with uphill, downhill and level holes.

Clyde Johnson, Golf Course Architect and Shaper for Tom Doak's Renaissance, rates it as a strong 5 if not Doak 6! What are the comparables at a 6 for inland golf? Queenwood, New Zealand, Ashridge, Worplesdon, Walton Heath New, Delamere Forest, and Wentworth West. Underrated is one strong adjective along with the overused Hidden Gem and Outright Bargain.

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Featured Architect: Willie Park Jr

Willie Park Jr boldly constructed hazards. Large severely sloped greens usually from back to front falling off on both sides with a hazard for being long. Firm, fast, rolling contours which reward distance control in conjunction rewarding a deft ground game. Evidence of design more pronounced in later...

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Berkshire, SL6 5LH, England

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A portrait of golf course architect Willie Park Jr.Evalu18

Featured Architect: Willie Park Jr

Willie Park Jr boldly constructed hazards. Large severely sloped greens usually from back to front falling off on both sides with a hazard for being long. Firm, fast, rolling contours which reward distance control in conjunction rewarding a deft ground game. Evidence of design more pronounced in later...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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