Golf @ Sunningdale: Transforming and Modernizing

The Future of Sunningdale's Golf Course

At Sunningdale, we have an 85 year tradition of great golf, which started with great golf course design. From the beginning in 1934, Stanley Thompson's original vision has guided us on a path of how to best utilize our historic property along the Medway Creek to offer a challenging and modern golfing experience.

Reimagining Sunningdale as a Championship 18-Hole Layout
Over the past 5 years, we have undertaken a revitalization and consolidation project for our two golf courses, which will see the emergence in 2022 of a single new 18-hole golfing experience - the NEW SUNNINGDALE. It borrows heavily from the original Stanley Thompson design and adds 6 new holes by one of Stanley's greatest protégés - Doug Carrick - as well as renovations to all the greens and some tees of the remaining 12 Thompson-designed holes.

The 6 new holes were put in play as of July, 2019. During 2019 to 2021, the 12 existing course holes are being renovated to complete the New Sunningdale Course. Once complete, all former holes will be decommissioned to finalize Sunningdale's conversion to an 18-hole facility.


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To soften the impact of the construction and renovation on our membership, we are maintaining several of the current Thompson and Robinson Course holes for the 2019-2021 seasons until the fully renovated NEW SUNNINGDALE is ready for full play.

We look forward to completing this historic change to our property and offering an outstanding Championship Golfing Experience to our members and guests.

 

 

Spring 2020: As the renovation project for the New Sunningdale 18 continues into the spring of 2020, we will utilize the remaining Robinson Course holes (now referred to as the WEST Course) to create a new 2-course rotation to play during 2020 for our members and guests at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club. The West Course will be 18 holes and the newer East Course holes will have 11 holes in play as the rest are undergoing renovation and grow-in.


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We feel this new routing is very beneficial for our membership on many levels:

  • Less walk between holes, and an overall shorter walk when you play 18 holes
  • Each course has all the same green types
  • On the 18 hole rotation, the halfway hut is passed 3 times
  • On the 18 hole rotation, #9 brings you to the parking lot

With a nod to our history, we will be referring to the two new layouts as East (11 hole) and West (18 hole).

As of Nov 1st, the East Course will be closed for the season, leaving the new rotation of the West course available until it is deemed time to close the course for the season.