Beaconsfield - Buckinghamshire - England

Beaconsfield Golf Club,
Seer Green,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 2UR,
England


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Harry Colt, perhaps the best golf architect of all time, designed the course at Beaconsfield Golf Club and the clubhouse is architecturally special too.
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Description: Harry Colt, perhaps the best golf architect of all time, designed the course at Beaconsfield Golf Club in 1913 and the clubhouse is architecturally special too. Rating: 4.6 out of 6 Reviews: 5

I vaguely remember playing here on a corporate day around twenty-five years ago but had no memory of the course at all. A return after all of those years in mid-February was an absolute delight, with greens as good as I have played on at this time of the year in the south of England that I can remember.

Beaconsfield is a classy affair with many key things (1st tee, putting green, 18th green etc.) extremely close to the beautiful clubhouse – this is a strong members club with a very friendly welcome.

Beaconsfield Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

The opening hole is meaty par-4 at 457 yards with a slight uphill approach to the green. Two more par-4’s are next; the 2nd has great Colt cross bunkers but at around 180 yards from the tee are just a touch short to come into play for most in the modern day. The 3rd hole is like a mini version of the 3rd hole on Wentworth’s West course as there is a subtle elevation rise for most of the hole. A straight forward tree-lined par-5 is at the 4th – overall the opening four holes are decent but the next three holes are the strongest of the front nine. There is great bunkering on the 161 yard par-3 5th just about fifteen yards short of the green, making the hole look much shorter than it is. A wander to the 6th tee takes you over the main train-line; the hole that awaits is the SI-1 a par-4 that goes up, goes right, goes down and then up to the green and plays longer than the 421 yards on the card. The 7th is another strong par-3; three bunkers short of the hole and a green that needs a full carry as although the hole plays a little downhill, the green sits up a touch on higher ground – possibly the best short hole on the course. The 8th is an ok par-4, that does the job of getting you back to the higher ground – the front nine ends with a short par-4 (358 yards) and with more Colt cross bunkers on show from the tee and a slight dog-leg to the left and is a great driving hole.

First thing to say about the back nine is that it is very strong and difficult to find much wrong at all. Par-5’s at the 10th, 14th and 17th are all very good with the 10th shortest and probably the best birdie chance. Another magical par-3 is at the 178 yard 11th – this is an ideal length for a short hole as there is a decent challenge for all. The 12th hole, a par-4 at 356 yards gave me a another Wentworth flashback, this time as a shorter version of the West’s 9th hole. A similar length par-4 is the 13th with five cunningly placed bunkers at and short of the green is a very good looking hole. After a wander back over the train-line, the par-5 14th awaits – the best thing here are the bunkers – for the entire hole, they just seem to be in the perfect places; from the tee, in the fairway and then just short of the green – I believe there are ten of them on the hole and I would not re-position any of them.

Beaconsfield Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

The last four holes offer up plenty of variety starting with a short par-4 at 279 yards and SI-18, a decent chance to score well. The final par-3 is the 16th and a toughie – 202 yards and nearly all carry.

From halfway down the par-5 17th hole, you start to see the welcoming clubhouse and the non-playing golfers enjoying the terrace, a place that is only fifteen minutes away! The big thing about this 17th hole is the approach to the green – here is an offset green with a huge ridge through it, making putting the premium shots here. The final hole, is just under 400 yards long with the tee shot blind to a slight left to right fairway and then a gentle downhill shot to the green.

As mentioned at the beginning, Beaconsfield is a classy course and in great condition in early 2017. Expectations were met on my visit and exceeded for most of the round – I was thinking that was going to be a 4-ball opinion from me but I am going to go for a 5-ball, just. In terms of rankings in the Buckinghamshire county numbers, it feels that the wonderful Woburn Golf Club have the top 3 spots sewn-up but below that, I would have Beaconsfield ahead of The Buckinghamshire and on a par with the recently much improved Stoke Park – it would definitely be the club of those three that would get my membership fees.

5 / 6
Beaconsfield
March 09, 2017


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Now the rankings have gone to the Top 200 on here I am rather surprised that this course hasn't made it in to this list. It is hard to find any faults with this golf club from its grand old clubhouse to the extremely well kept course. It has everything you could want in terms differing length of holes to undulating fairways and tip top fast greens. The stand out holes are the 6th and 7th, tough but brilliant, you can tell this course was designed by Harry Colt with his well positioned bunkers short of the green on many holes. I have played over 60 of the Top 100 courses in England and in my opinion this should be ranked in there aswell.
5 / 6
Beaconsfield
June 10, 2011


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David
September 05, 2011
A Harry Colt classic, great layout and scenery… beautiful condition, long and tough with good greens… picturesque clubhouse setting.
A good solid 4 ball kind of course, an agreeable variety of holes, fast greens and wide fairways, but it plays quite long, beware the many bunkers in all the right places. Friendly staff & members and a rather good lunch - well worth a visit.
4 / 6
Beaconsfield
May 17, 2011


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visited Beaconsfield on the first of May after and during the heavy rain storms. It is a wonderful traditional club and the clubhouse is very special. The course itself was in very good condition and still relatively dry, so I can only presume it is based on Sandy ground. It is a park land course with relatively generous fairways, some heavy well placed bunkers and some excellent greens. I was a pleasure to play and the course really uses the undulations in terrain to excellent effect. This is never going to be one of the greatest golf courses, but it is certainly one of the better park land courses you will play.
4 / 6
Beaconsfield
May 01, 2008


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This is a excellent parkland course some very challanging holes i,e the 1st which is a 450 yard par 4 a real difficult hole to start..I found the course in great condition the fairways were like a carpet, some of the best i have seen.. greens were a real treat, nice roll and true..I had never heard of beaconsfield and after i had played i wondered why. A mature, excellent parkland up their with the best of them in bucks.
5 / 6
Beaconsfield
June 14, 2007


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