Foxhills (Bernard Hunt) - Surrey - England

Foxhills Country Club & Resort,
Stonehill Road,
Ottershaw,
Surrey,
KT16 0EL,
England


  • +44 (0)1932 872 050


Back in 1998, when Foxhills first appeared on a ranking list, the club's two courses were called the Chertsey and the Longcross. We’ve played both courses on several occasions and we felt back then that the Bernard Hunt (nee Chertsey) course had the edge. In fact, Janet Melville won the Pretty Polly Women's British Open on the Chertsey course in 1978.

Fast-forward several decades and you'll find the Longcross billed as the premier layout at this impressive facility. You'll simply have to play them both and make up your own mind as to which you think is the better course.

Foxhills is marketed as “good enough to be mentioned as forming one point of a triangle of Surrey courses with Sunningdale and Wentworth”. Geographically this is indeed true, but Foxhills is not laid out on the sand belt, so don’t go to Ottershaw expecting to play golf on the heath. However, you can expect to play golf on a undulating and densely forested parcel of land.

The Bernard Hunt course is a stern test, measuring 6,883 yards from the back tees where the rolling topography creates both challenge and entertainment. The Longcross meanders through the forest and it’s no shorty either, measuring 6,743 yards from the tips.

Foxhills – named in Georgian times after one of England’s Foreign Secretaries – was the brainchild of the cousin of Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. It remained a family home for more than a century before being transformed into a sporting and impressive club and resort.

Finally, a word about the Manor course... a fun 9-hole par three course, which is the perfect place to hone your short game. If it was good enough for 2006 World Match Play Champion Paul Casey to develop his short game skills as a junior, then it's good enough for us too.

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Description: The Bernard Hunt golf course (formerly the Chertsey) at the Foxhills Resort plays across a lovely, undulating and densely forested parcel of land. It was on this layout in 1978 when Janet Melville won the Pretty Polly Women's British Open... Rating: 4.9 out of 10 Reviews: 14
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Adrian
Overall I must admit that I was pretty disappointed with this course. Admittedly, it is currently winter and there was a fair bit of rain the previous night before I played. However, the course seems to have a very poor drainage system, uneven tees, and greens that were pretty slow and soft. The greenkeeping is also a little bit strange, on one par 5, the fairway finished within 100 yards of the green, so I had to hit my third shot from the rough.The course does have a number of nice holes though, the par 3's on the 8th and the 11th are particularly notable. Another word of warning - there are currently one or two temporary greens in play (which the starter provided no warning of) and all the greens on the front 9 are being repaired and are out of play.I wouldn't recommend anyone playing this course until say May or June 2009 once the repairs are finished and the course firms up. This course has a lot of potential, it just needs a lot of tlc and money spent on it to be brought up to standard.
January 18, 2009
2 / 10
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Carl Tushingham
Played here in the winter so the course wasn't in great condition. Some fine golf holes here though with a number of long par 4's. Its up against some nearby famous courses and only matches these on price not quality i'm afraid, also received a frosty reception in the pro shop, good course but won't be rushing back.
June 02, 2008
4 / 10
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David
I played Longcross in July and was dissapointed. They asked for a premium £92(!) weekend fee so we were expecting something special, however the course condition did not match up to it by any means. There looks to be drainage problems as it was wet in patches and had unsightly drainage ditch marks still showing. Most disappointing was the frequency that our balls found bare earth patches on both the fairways and the first cut of rough. The greens were reasonable on the whole but a few were "furry" and hence slow. Without the "conditioning" problems we encouthe course was tight and treelined with some interesting level changes, but I will not be rushing back
July 23, 2007
4 / 10
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Michael Pabst
Potentially excellent (but difficult) courses. However, the state of the course when we played in May 2006 was awful. On Longcross, the narrow fairways were made all the more difficult by the rough state of the fairways. The rough is another story. Incredibly thick on the verge of the fairway, and then gradually thinning out the further away from the fairway... The Bernard Hunt course was easier, but the greens were also awful. Many, many large holes made putting a nightmare. The tee boxes on both courses were also very uneven.
May 14, 2006
4 / 10
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