Enjoy this short film about the classic inland links of Walton Heath!
Walton Heath is a club with a very impressive history. The club was formed in 1903 and the Old course designed by Herbert Fowler opened for play in 1904; this was followed by the first 9 holes of the New in 1907 followed by the full 18 holes in 1913. The first club professional was none other then the 5 time Open Champion James Braid who was in the service of the club for more then 40 years. There have also been some very famous members including the clubs first Captain King Edward VIII and Winston Churchill. The club has hosted many great events over the years including probably the greatest ever American team for a Ryder Cup in 1981 and the Senior British Open in 2011.
The two courses are similar in style with an open inland links feeling with few trees and lots of heather and deep bunkers to keep golfers honest. Both courses are a tough test with the Old course seen as being slightly better and more difficult test but the New course is an absolute wonderful links in its own right!