7. Walton Heath (Old)

Location: tadworth, surrey, england
Designer: james braid, 1904

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17.4


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12.8


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12.8


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7.3


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7.6


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83.4


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The Old course at Walton Heath is a sprawling, airy and genuinely world-class heathland that rapidly gains momentum after a slightly disjointed and underwhelming start. Although the terrain is flat for the most part, it is liberally sprinkled with a litany of mischievous humps, hollows and channels, as well as a mixture of revetted and heather-encrusted bunkers. The back-nine is one of the truly great experiences in golf. While the outward journey is largely open-planned, the framing, definition and isolation of holes improves around the turn to create a more intimate and visually enchanting experience. 

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Sarah Pyett