Wentworth Golf Club, East Course

Surrey, Engalnd
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  • Parkland Course
  • Built in 1924
  • Designed by Harry Colt
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  • Par -
  • SSS -
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  • White Tees
  • Par 68
  • SSS 70
  • 6201 Yards
  • Yellow Tees
  • Par 68
  • SSS 70
  • 5966 Yards
  • Red Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 5388 Yards
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    Though perhaps overshadowed by the major events that are held on the West Course, Wentworth's East course is in fact the senior of the two. It was built in 1924, with the West Course following two years later. Harry Colt, who was also the guiding hand behind the New Course at Sunningdale, designed them both.

    Wentworth's East Course is much shorter than the West Course with a standard scratch score of 70 as opposed the West's 74. It is considered one of the best courses in the UK in its own right and, for the higher handicapped player, more enjoyable.

    From its high tee to a tilting fairway, the second offers one of many grand views while the eighth and ninth, one a par four and the other a par five, are splendid examples of great heathland golf. The 11th, a double dog-leg, poses particular difficulties even for the best while the 18th with its diagonal cross bunkers, is a fine finishing hole that puts a lot of stress on hitting a good second shot.

    It was on the East in 1926 that a British team of professionals met an unofficial side from America, repeating a similar confrontation that had taken place at Gleneagles five years earlier. Among the British were such golfing giants as Abe Mitchell, George Duncan, Archie Compston, Ted Ray and Arthur Havers and from America, Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour, Jim Barnes and Al Watrous.

    Sam Ryder, a St Albans seed merchant watched the game. Mr Ryder thought it would be good idea to make the match official and there and then the Ryder Cup was born. Seven years later, in 1932, the first women's Curtis Cup match was also played on the East course.

    Contact Details
  • Wentworth Club, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LS
  • +44 (0) 1344 842201
  • www.wentworthclub.com
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  • Weekday Green Fees
  • £130 per Round Peak Season
  • £85 per Round Off Peak
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  • Advanced Booking Required
  • Visitors Welcome
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  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 28/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
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  • Floodlit Driving Range
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