Guildford Golf Club

Guildford Golf Club


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Course Status

Guildford Golf Club: Course Open - Clubhouse open at 8:30am - Bar Last Orders 9:30pm

Visitors Information

Here at Guildford Golf Club we welcome visitors to play our course all year round.

If you have not yet experienced our attractive but challenging golf course, then what are you waiting for? Measuring 6,160 yards our course is suitable for golfers of all abilities. All visitors can enjoy the full use of the club’s facilities including the clubhouse, our range and short game practice area.

Bookings for visitors can be made up to two weeks in advance and all visitors must report to the professional shop before play. On weekends we are open to visitors in the afternoon only. If you would like to play on weekend mornings then why not look at our membership options starting from just £640. Membership  Information

For the enjoyment of everybody we do require visitors to behave in a manner we would expect of our members, both on and off the course. This means following the usual golfing etiquette, keeping up with the game in front and abiding by the club’s dress code. Dress Code Policy

Guildford Golf Club is on common land and as such is a shared space. We ask that all visiting golfers are respectful to all walkers and that a golf ball is only hit when safe to do so. 

Green Fees

For more information please phone our Director of Golf, Andy Kirk on 01483 566765 or click the link below which will take you to our online booking system.

Tee Booking

The Course

Establised in 1886 and subsequently redesigned by J H Taylor in 1925, the course is situated on typical Surrey chalk downs, bordered by attractive woodlands. The rolling slopes provide an excellent example of the open commons on which the majority of inland courses were laid out when golf first became popular in England.

The par-69 course has been described as ‘Surrey’s hidden gem’. Don’t let the yardage of 6160 yards, relatively short in terms of championship golf courses, fool you. It is no walk-over, as was proven by 2007’s Pro-Am event where only one of the professional golfers was under par.

Some of our challenging par fours play much longer than they appear on the score card: the 1st, 6th, 10th, 14th and 17th for example, with uphill approaches to greens and the prevailing wind adding significant distance.

The par threes are a significant test. Whilst the 2nd is a friendly 126 yards, ideal for nearest the pin contests, make the most of it as the remaining four par threes are a tougher proposition altogether. The 7th at 215 yards and the 13th at 200 yards have a distinctly “links-like” feel; whilst the 11th can be open to the elements, so golfers should be wary of wind direction and strength.

Two special holes are the 8th and 15th. The par five 8th at 579 yards plays shorter than its yardage, being downhill, and the views coming around the dog-leg are wonderful. The 15th or ‘crater hole’ presents a daunting tee shot before golfers encounter lovely views of Woking and beyond from the fairway.

The Greens

Guildford’s greens can be tricky! A number of the greens are tiered, whilst many more have significant and testing borrows where line and length must be spot on.

To help golfers with their approach shot to the greens, the location of the pins is indicated by coloured flags.

Red flag: the pin position is towards the front of the green.

Yellow flag: the pin position is near the centre of the green.

White flag: the pin position is towards the back of the green.

Distance Markers

On each of the par fours and fives, a yellow disk can be found in the middle of the fairway. These are positioned 150 yards from the centre of the green. More information on each hole is available on the Course. 

The Clubhouse & Its Facilities

Originally built in 1901, the Clubhouse has undergone a major extension and refurbishment and was officially opened by Peter Alliss in December 1998. The character of the original Victorian building was preserved while providing additional areas and modern facilities.

The well-appointed Lounge Bar adjoins the restaurant and offers an extensive bar menu and daily specials in comfortable surroundings. A south-facing terrace outside overlooks the downs, the practice green and the 18th hole. The terrace provides an exceptionally tranquil setting for socialising in the summer after a round of golf or for a glass of Pimms in the evening. We also offer hog roasts and barbecues in the summer months.

The Gallery Bar is summer bar and is spectactular with the the adjoining balcony overlooking the 18th green and Merrow Downs. It is one of the best post round venues in the County. 

Both the Bar & Kitchen are open 7 days a week with the Bar and Kitchen opening at 09.30am.

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