West Hill - Surrey - England

West Hill Golf Club,
Bagshot Road,
Brookwood,
Surrey,
GU24 0BH,
England


  • +44 (0)1483 474365

  • Patrick Dawson

  • Cuthbert Butchart

  • Guy Shoesmith

West Hill Golf Club is the youngest of the trinity of “Ws” located in this most beautiful corner of Surrey (Woking and Worplesdon being the other two). Cuthbert Butchart, a Scottish professional from Carnoustie, laid out the course in 1910 on the instruction of the founder, Mrs Marguerite Lubbock, a keen golfer. At the time, ladies were not allowed to become members at other local Surrey clubs, so she decided to form one of her own. Butchart went on to become West Hill's first club professional and he also made a name for himself as a fine, forward-thinking clubmaker. His drivers were revolutionary, superbly balanced and fitted with innovative lead weights.

Butchart is not a household name in golf course architecture, but he created an excellent course at West Hill, which has remained virtually untouched ever since (except for some recent bunker refurbishment). The course is routed in an out and back fashion across undulating sandy ground. The fairways are lined with pine, birch and, of course, tangly heather.

Measuring slightly more than 6,350 yards, West Hill is not long by today's standards, but with only two par fives and a lowly par of 69, it represents an enjoyable and testing challenge. The key to scoring well at West Hill is the successful negotiation of the five short holes and the best of these is undoubtedly the 15th, which measures 212 yards from the back tees. British golf luminary Henry Cotton felt that the 15th was one of the best short holes in Britain and, for a while, Cotton shared the West Hill course record with a 67.

West Hill is home of the famous Father and Son Foursomes Tournament, which was first contested in 1931. The Times and The Telegraph report on this event as it progresses each year. The winning team become proud holders of the Geoffrey Lubbock Challenge Cup, which was donated by the husband of the founder Marguerite.

If it's charm that you are looking for, then you need look no further than West Hill. This is a truly delightful golf course.

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Description: If it’s charm that you are looking for, then you need look no further than West Hill Golf Club. This is a truly delightful golf course. Rating: 7.9 out of 10 Reviews: 43
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Andy
West Hill is a tough test with a par of 69, which includes 5 par 4’s over 400 yards. Straight driving is needed to enable a chance of getting to the green on these holes – if you are not careful these holes will cost you. There are chances to get a score going on the two shortish par 5’s and especially the Par 4 12th (under 300 yards) – this hole can tempt the bigger hitters to give it a real go ! Don’t over do it though and find the trees on the right, can be a card wrecker ! Very tricky greens to read - certainly beat me ... Comparisons will be made with nearby Woking and for me although similar looking, this gets the nod as the toughest test to your handicap although Woking gets the vote for the 'better looking'.... Recommended.
February 11, 2005
6 / 10
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Mark Jeffery
I spent a day playing this beautiful tree-lined course with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The course is absolutely superb with wonderfully designed holes that utilise the contours and surroundings very well indeed. If you don't have a strokesaver watch out on the 5th tee...there's heather right across the fairway over the hill! Oh, and you must have tea and a bacon sandwich at the snack hut by the 12th green, makes the memory of all those missed putts fade away! I would play this course again and again given the opportunity!
September 10, 2004
8 / 10
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Billy
Lovely traditional course set next to Worplesdon and Woking. Played here in 2002 - 36 holes of thoroughly enjoyable golf. Possibly a bit on the short side but charming nonetheless and definitely well worth a visit.
July 07, 2004
6 / 10
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