Old Course

The Old Course

Designed by Willie Park, recognised by his peers as the first true genius of golf course architecture, the Old Course at Burhill was opened in 1907. At 6479 yards, this par 70 is not long, but is a great challenge, whatever your handicap. 

A well thought out game is required to beat the course, particularly the par 4, 4th hole, where a poorly placed drive leaves no shot to the green, and the par 5, 14th, where accuracy from the tee is paramount. The Old Course has some of the trickiest greens in Surrey. With many hidden slopes and undulations, local knowledge is a definite advantage.

Mature tree lined fairways together with some typical Surrey heather, ensure a premium on accuracy from the tee. Between the 14th and 15th fairways lies ‘Dick Turpin’s Cottage’. This cottage was previously an alehouse, and some say it was used as a hideout by the legendary highwayman. The ‘Kings House’ sits to the right of the 10th hole. This building was presented to King George V in 1935 and was later occupied by Lord Trenchard.

 Burhill’s Old Course is listed in the Top 100 Golf Courses in England.

Golf Course Facts

Whites 70 (sss 71)
Yellows 70 (sss69)
Reds 73 (sss73)

Whites 6479 yards
Yellows 6195 yards
Reds 5719 yards

View the Old Course scorecard


“Wonderfully conditioned course with some tough long par 4’s and excellent par 3, plays every inch of its 6500 yards from the white tees.  I would say its presentation is very near the top of courses I have played in the UK.  Magnificent clubhouse with very good service – highly recommended.” (Source: top100golfcourses review)

“Superb course and friendly staff. Fast greens, long par 4s.  Lots of good golfers around.  Between the two courses there’s practically every type of hole.” (Source:golfshake)