Surrey

Surrey is the premier county in English golf with more golf courses in the Top 100 than any other county. It’s also one of the biggest counties in English golf with 115 golf clubs affiliated to the Surrey Golf Union. The Surrey Ladies’ County Golf Association was founded in 1929, six years after the men formed their golf Union. Nowadays, the women’s governing body looks after the interests of around 7,500 female golfers in 99 clubs.

One of the Home Counties to the west of London, Surrey is fortunate from a golfing perspective to have a swathe of sand running through the county, which was first exploited by Woking Golf Club. This sandy heathland provided free-draining ground for those London golfers who didn’t fancy travelling to the coast or the downs to play golf. These early “stars of sand and heather”, as described by Bernard Darwin, included Woking (1893), New Zealand (1895) and Hankley Common (1896), but golf was played in Surrey much earlier than this.

Golf was probably played on Wimbledon Common in the early 19th century. Records go back to 1864, suggesting that some of the London Scottish Rifle Volunteer Corps, who were posted nearby, met on Wimbledon Common to form the London Scottish Golf Club. Golf then spread to the chalky North Downs of Guildford in 1886 and then to Epsom and then Banstead when heathland golf was still a twinkle in the eye.

Some golfers will wonder why Sunningdale, which has a Berkshire postal address, is listed in Surrey. The reason is simple, Sunningdale Golf Club is affiliated to the Surrey Golf Union and therefore features at the top of the Surrey County rankings.

Our Surrey Best in County rankings were updated in November 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Surrey

Hindhead

11th Surrey - Best in Area

The front nine at Hindhead Golf Club is laid out through heather strewn Ice Age valleys and the back nine plays on a heathland plateau.

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Description: The front nine at Hindhead Golf Club is laid out through heather strewn Ice Age valleys and the back nine plays on a heathland plateau. Rating: 5.0909090909091 out of 6

West Hill

12th Surrey - Best in Area

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.

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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: 4.974358974359 out of 6

The Addington

13th Surrey - Best in Area

The Addington Golf Club is a natural inland golfing paradise, with plenty of heather, pine, bracken and silver birch. Very little has changed since the club was founded in 1914.

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Description: The Addington Golf Club is a natural inland golfing paradise, with plenty of heather, pine, bracken and silver birch. Very little has changed since the club was founded in 1914. Rating: 5.0888888888889 out of 6

Walton Heath (New)

14th Surrey - Best in Area

Both courses at Walton Heath Golf Club are intertwined and have a very similar look and feel. The Old is tougher, although the New is a demanding course with memorable holes of great variety.

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Description: Both courses at Walton Heath Golf Club are intertwined and have a very similar look and feel. The Old is tougher, although the New is a demanding course with memorable holes of great variety. Rating: 4.35 out of 6

New Zealand

15th Surrey - Best in Area

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.

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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: 5.0833333333333 out of 6

Coombe Hill

16th Surrey - Best in Area

Coombe Hill Golf Club is one of the few courses designed by J.F. “Aber” Abercromby and the heavily wooded layout is quintessentially English.

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Description: Coombe Hill Golf Club is one of the few courses designed by J.F. “Aber” Abercromby and the heavily wooded layout is quintessentially English. Rating: 5.3076923076923 out of 6

Wisley (Church & Garden)

17th Surrey - Best in Area

Concealed behind the RHS gardens at Wisley lies one of the most delightful private golf clubs in the British Isles... the Wisley.

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Description: Concealed behind the RHS gardens at Wisley lies one of the most delightful private golf clubs in the British Isles... the Wisley. Rating: 5.1333333333333 out of 6

Tandridge

18th Surrey - Best in Area

Tandridge Golf Club is billed as “the best kept golfing secret in Surrey” but we make no apology for letting the cat out of the bag.

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Description: Tandridge Golf Club is billed as “the best kept golfing secret in Surrey” but we make no apology for letting the cat out of the bag. Rating: 4.7735849056604 out of 6

Camberley Heath

19th Surrey - Best in Area

Camberley Heath Golf Club is a Harry Colt gem and many of the master architect’s original design features remain intact...

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Description: Camberley Heath Golf Club is a Harry Colt gem and many of the master architect’s original design features remain intact... Rating: 4.7058823529412 out of 6

Royal Wimbledon

20th Surrey - Best in Area

Royal Wimbledon Golf Club is a jewel in the heart of London. A delightful peaceful course with fairways lined with mature oak, chestnut and silver birch trees, with a little gorse thrown in for good measure.

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Description: Royal Wimbledon Golf Club is a jewel in the heart of London. A delightful peaceful course with fairways lined with mature oak, chestnut and silver birch trees, with a little gorse thrown in for good measure. Rating: 4.6 out of 6