Swinley Forest Golf Club
Swinley Forest Golf Club, Berkshire is an 18 hole, par 68, 5761 yard, private, heathland golf course designed by Harry Colt.
Coronation Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9LE0 United KingdomTel: 01344 620197
Golf Pro: Stuart Hill
Contact/Secretary: I.L. Pearce
Tee Time Information
- Midweek Guide: £100.00 per round *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Facilities & Visitor Information
Course Information: 18 holes | Par 68 | Private | Heathland
Facilities: golf course.
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Swinley Forest Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.61 ... Overall Rating
4.80 ... The Course
4.43 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
30 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 23 out of 1932.
HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: The course was designed by Harry Colt in 1909 and is just over 6000 yards long and par 68.
Most Helpful Review
The place is simply magical !
After a phone call to the Secretary and subsiquent emails enabled us to get on to this notoriously difficult course. The course itself is not notoriously difficult, just the getting on part, we played 36 holes from the yellows in the morning and the whites in the afternnon.
The view from the clubhouse of no.1 and no.18 wets the apetite and lets you know the treat you are in for.
Pine trees, heather and loads of rhododendrons (which were in full bloom) make it easily the prettiest course i have ever played. It is a cliche but everyone is right when they compare it visually to Augusta.
The greens are positioned beautifully and almost every approach has equal appeal as well as danger. The raised greens on many holes make wayward approaches tough up and downs.
Stand out holes are hard to choose as there are so many for different reasons, but the 12th and 13th are probably my pick.
There is a slight downside to the green however, they are very slow. They were longer than expected and to be honest slightly bobbley in places. The Steward informed us of the programme of recovery over the past year and suggested that it would take another year or so for them to return to their past glory.
While on the slight negative, the course is also fairly short by modern standards with only 1 par 5 and 5 par 3s. This is only a personal preferance, but i do prefer more than 1 3 shot hole per round.
These negatives pale into insignificance when you take the experience as a whole. I cannot recommend this place enough, and it is a place rather than just a course.
I love the Surrey/Berkshire heath courses and Swinley is the purest and i would say best that i have ever played.
Luckily we were invited back, so i very much look forward to enjoying it all over again. - May 28 2014
Golf Course Reviews for Swinley Forest Golf Club
(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 80 Handicap: 12)
Not easy to get on and not cheap but worth it for the layout and beautiful holes
(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 11.9)
this is now one of my favourite courses. it is a stunning place to play and while its not the longest course its main defence is the greens.
well worth a visit.
(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.2)
A glorious course in great condition with plenty of interesting holes, though the heather can take its toll!
(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.9)
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