New Zealand - Surrey - England

New Zealand Golf Club,
Woodham Lane,
Addlestone,
Surrey,
KT15 3QD,
England


  • +44 (0) 1932 345049

Founded in 1895 and designed by Samuel “Mure” Fergusson, New Zealand Golf Club is a top-class course located within the famous Surrey heath belt. New Zealand was laid out on the estate of H.F. Locke-King, who also built Brooklands, the world’s first motor racing circuit, on his property.

Following in the footsteps of nearby Woking Golf Club, New Zealand’s design was innovative, being one of the earliest courses to be routed across dense heathland. Fergusson continued to improve the layout for another thirty years during his long-term secretarial position at New Zealand Golf Club. In 1931, after Fergusson’s death, Tom Simpson (aided by Philip Mackenzie Ross) was commissioned to perform a major redesign of the course, which included significant bunker modifications.

According to Bernard Darwin, "New Zealand is sui generis. It does not compete with other courses, but it sets its own standard and lives up to it. If anyone wants to play a friendly game, uncrowded and unseen, to have a good lunch in pleasant company, and get home early to London, there is no place like New Zealand."

Not a long course by today’s standards, at a little over 6,000 yards, but with a lowly par of 68, it represents a challenge; six of the par fours are more than 400 yards long. Needless to say, accuracy rather than distance is important from the tee. The course plays through avenues of trees and there is plenty of heather to catch the wayward ball. New Zealand really is a stylish golf course and it’s a privilege to be able to play a round at this engaging golf club.

Most of the holes are isolated from each other by the trees; it’s an intimate feeling and a great place to play golf with friends. The 9th hole is about as far away from the clubhouse as you can get and it's the first in a cluster of three holes which are located on the other side of Martyrs Lane – so make sure you have everything you need in your bag before you start your round.

In 2015, New Zealand Golf Club commissioned Frank Pont of Infinite Variety Golf Design to return some of the course’s lost architectural features which, according to IVGD partner Ed Cartwright, “include returning the green complexes to their former glory by restoring Simpson’s laced/diagonal fingered bunkers and their asymmetric aprons.”

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Description: Founded in 1895 and designed by Samuel “Mure” Fergusson, New Zealand Golf Club is a top-class course located within the famous Surrey heath belt. Rating: 7.9 out of 10 Reviews: 33
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Gareth Williams
The entrace to club is typically Surrey. Low key but secure. Checking in to play isn't the most welcoming experience in the world. You get the feeling that they don't really want any visitors which makes you wonder why they allow them. However, once you get onto the course you are in splendid isolation - not only because the holes are well separated but because this is such a quiet course. It's in superb condition throughout and most holes have their merits. A great collection of par 3's, punishing heather, excellent bunkering. Greens were a little slower than is the norm for a Surrey heathland but were still smooth and true.All in all a fantastic course to play - if you're not too much of an inconvenience for them!
September 08, 2005
8 / 10
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Hugh
This a delightful and stylish course...it's not long so you won't need your driver very often but you do need to keep the ball in play. The surroundings are gorgeous and you play most holes in isolation. A very pleasant course - always a pleasure to play here.
April 28, 2005
6 / 10
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Billy
They are not overly keen on visitors but the course is a dream. Very stylish and traditional course, but a little on the short side. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
April 01, 2004
8 / 10
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