Today I had the pleasure of playing at Burhill Golf course. Like lots of old Surrey clubs Burhill is steeped in history, the club house dates back to 1726 !! Boasting two courses, the ‘old’ course dates back to 1906 with the ‘new’ course being designed in 1999 and completed in 2001.
Entering Burhill is an impressive site, as the drive way weaves its way through the old course, watch out for golfers crossing, or playing over the road!
Eventually you see the club house, which is on ‘par’ with some of the best club houses in the area, such as Fox Hills or Wentworth.
Our day started at the well stocked pro shop, where we checked in and collected our cards. We were playing the new course today, with a tee time of noon, however we discovered that there was a rolling tee time running so we decided to sample the Captain’s Bar first for a coffee and sandwich. With a full and interesting menu the Captain’s Bar is a good place to relax after (or before a game) it also serves a large multi level terrace that looks on to the 18th green.
Conditions today were, to put it mildly extremely challenging, with very high winds. (Look at the trolley in the videoclip)
The course played very well and appears to have recovered very well from dry weather earlier in the year. Fairways were nearly all deceptive some looking narrow with choke points, others looked wide, but had water and sand hazards placed in all the wrong (or right) places 🙈
The greens were nearly perfect, very firm and fast running. In the wind the balls were sometimes being blown a yard or two! So tee shots, especially on the par 3s had to be aimed a good 25 degrees off pin to counter the wind.
One special note was the par 5 index 1 hole, long, narrow with a green hidden behind bunkers and pond. We par’d and boggied it. Very pleased with that.
The 18th plays to a par 3 over a ditch, with water to one side, and two very very large pines. It’s finishes as noted in front of the club house with potentially a very busy patio - nerve-racking !! Club Pro’s if you’d like a review of your course seen by 1000’s please feel free to contact me
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