Royal Worlington & Newmarket is supposed to be the best 9 hole course in the UK, but having played there recently I'd have to disagree. There is something very special about Reigate Heath. I think only Isle of Purbeck matches it for views and it is only by virtue of its limited holes that it is not 20 places higher in Surrey and vying for a top 100 spot in England. The course is not overly long but is a great example that you can defend a course in other ways, be it dog legs, heather, deep bunkering or contours and undulation. There is a reason Peter Allis and Bill Longmuir are members, it is a gem of a track!
Date: June 12, 2013