Calcot Park Golf Club is an undulating, traditional, parkland course and is recognised as one of the best in the area. It was designed by Harry Colt in 1930 who also built, amongst others, Beaconsfield, Denham, Stoke Park, Sunningdale Old, Swinley Forest along with the East and West courses at Wentworth Club in Surrey.
The 18-hole course, Par and SSS 70, is 6,216 yards long off the White Tees and is acknowledged as a demanding, yet fair test of golf. There are two par five’s, both reachable in two by strong hitters and four excellent par three’s, including the 7th, the signature hole, played across a lake to an elevated green. The 13th is played across a stream in a shallow valley to a contoured green. The course opens and closes with two, long par four’s. The 18th ( 465 yard par 4 ) presents each player with a very challenging drive that needs to be struck down the right side of the fairway to avoid the hidden deep gully that is placed approximately 210 yards from the teeing ground. To carry the gully a 240 yard tee shot is required but your work is not over there. Your approach to the green has to be fed through the front bunkers that protect the putting surface. A shot that is not struck solidly will typically be caught by the bunker sat on the front right of the green. Be confident in taking 1-2 clubs more in your club selection into the green to ensure you carry the deep front bunkers.
There are three small practice areas, practice nets and two practice chipping and putting greens.
Calcot Park has an abundance of mature trees and shrubs and the area surrounding the course are home to a variety of wildlife including badgers, foxes and deer.
Note that Calcot Park Golf Club is where Seve Ballesteros made his first UK appearance in a Pro-Am!