West Hill Golf Club Review

GolfMagic tees it up at one of the famed three W's in Surrey.

Submitted by Max Harvey on

 

West Hill Golf Club is located in the heart of beautiful Surrey just a few miles from Woking town centre.

It is part of the famed three W’s also combining of Woking and Worplesdon, and it's the youngest out of the three courses but no less superior. Far from it. 

Designed in 1909 by Cuthbert Butchart, it has remained largely unaltered in terms of the layout since its initial design.

A very typical Surrey Heathland course with tight fairways lined with tall scots pines, clever bunkering and heather. Plenty of it. 

West Hill management have been removing a number of trees to allow the heather to prosper and bring back the traditional look and feel.

For a relatively small amount of space, the course fits perfectly into its surrounding Surrey landscape.

Although the course can be considered short by today’s standards at just fewer than 6,400 yards from the Whites, West Hill provides a number of challenges. 

A par 69 featuring five very testing par-3s makes it tough to play to your handicap.

The pick of the bunch has to go to the challenging 15th standing at 211 yards long and requiring a precise long iron to hit the undulating green with a ridge that runs through its centre.

One criticism could be that the driver is not essential and you do not need to use it more than a handful of times. Then again, you could also label that as a positive as good course management comes to the fore. 

Accuracy and precision are very much the names of the game at West Hill.

Failing to find the fairway will hamper your chances of shooting a low score especially if you end up in the heather or behind one of the many large trees. 

West Hill is a delightful golf course and for us, the prettiest of the 3 Ws.

The club has invested a lot of time effort and money into making the course play at its best all year long and the greens are testament to this, always being in great condition especially in the summer months when the putts get just a little bit trickier.

Well orth a visit, you'll not be left disappointed.

Factfile:

Par: 69

Yardage: 6,347

Price: from £55

www.westhill-golfclub.co.uk