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Wentworth Golf Club « East Course »

  • Creation


  • Architect

    Harry Colt

  • Description

    18 Holes - Par 68 - 5 670 m

Wentworth Club, one of the world’s finest golf and country clubs, is an oasis less than an hour from central London, with the famous castellated Clubhouse, three championship courses and host of the BMW PGA Championship.

Colt’s overall design philosophy was that a golf course should give a player a variety of options in terms of shot selection; a characteristic that makes his golf courses challenging for the game’s best players, but at the same time enjoyable for the mortals of this world. Position, not power, was part of the Colt ethos.

These qualities are perfectly embodied in this intimate layout, with its undulating and springy fairways that zigzag in amongst the woodland setting and call for accurate driving and exact shot making into well-bunkered greens, another Colt signature touch. One of the course’s other great strengths is the quality of its five par-3s. They range in length from the inviting 159-yard 12th to the challenging 226-yard 7th, a serious attention grabber

The East may be considered a gentler test by comparison to the West, mainly by virtue of it being some 1,000 yards shorter in length, but a low score is not easily teased from the East. Make no mistake this course has teeth. Once bitten you are sure to be smitten.