Golf Clubs in Guildford
Once upon a time a large majority of golf clubs were strictly for members only, now whilst there are still some where you have to be a full member to play, they are becoming rare and participation statistics suggest that nomadic golfers are on the increase. The term describes players who enjoy a round of golf at various clubs without actually being a member. These golfing nomads are said to represent 70 per cent of the golfing population and so it is no wonder, therefore, that pay to play rounds are becoming increasingly popular around Guildford.
Guildford Golf Club is one of the longest standing Clubs in Surrey, founded in 1886 and situated on the Merrow Downs. The close proximity to Guildford enables to the course to have a fantastic view of the Guildford Cathedral as well as the Wembley Arch and the City of London. Historically it's a course that hosts competitions, societies and a number of other event days.
The concept of Clandon Golf is to provide a high quality, easy access 9 or 18 holes golf experience as you the customer dictates. The course has been designed for all level of golfers. 18 holes of the highest quality pay and play golf set on a breath taking chalk based site with spectacular views of the Surrey countryside. Easily accessible, they’re positioned on a prime location 5 minutes from Guildford town centre.
Founded in 1886 by Colonel W Bannatyne, Major W Pontifex and Mr E L Hooper, Guildford Golf Club is the oldest Club in Surrey! Originally six holes, the course was extended to eighteen holes in 1901 and a new Clubhouse was built on the present site. Situated on Merrow Downs, Guildford Golf Club is a traditional downland course and offers a challenging round that plays longer than its yardage suggests! The views from the course are exceptional and include Guildford Cathedral.
Merrist Wood Golf Club is nestled in a secluded spot in the Surrey countryside where you will find a golfing experience like no other, located just outside Guildford. The club par 72 championship course offers you an escape away from daily life, spread over 250 acres of beautiful parkland un-spoilt by roads or houses. The course is surrounded by tall oak trees and a winding stream that meanders through the course with lakes coming into play on 5 holes.