The woodland course at Gerrards Cross Golf Club opened in 1922 with an exhibition match between two famous Open Champions, George Duncan and Harry Vardon.
The course has been updated in recent years and today’s layout plays to a par of 69 from the 6,243-yard back tees. The more compelling holes are set on a plateau above the clubhouse with the heavily bunkered par three 16th being the pick of the bunch, with its benched greensite falling sharply away on the left side.
Since the club's foundation almost a century ago, many trees have been planted, some of these are now encroaching into playing lines reducing strategy. A sympathetic arboreal management programme would not only improve strategy through width, but would also help to generate firmer turf conditions.
Not a fan of Gerrards Cross. The first 5 holes are very hilly as they work their way up the the top of the hill. The 5th is a long par 3 up a crazy steep slope, so far above you that you cannot stop the ball on the green. One of the worst holes in the area.
The holes on top of the hill lack any excitement, with loads of hard doglegs.
Good holes are 3, 6, 13, 14, 16. Would spend my money elsewhere.