English Golf Courses

Build-up to the final continues as Captains tournaments progress

There are still places up for grabs at three qualifying venues meaning you still have a chance to make the final

The First two qualifying events for the Captains Tournaments have now been played with a full field competing at each. If you haven’t already entered there’s still time, with spots still available at three upcoming qualifying venues.

On June 10, we are at Ely City Golf Club, where we will compete over the par-72, 6,348-yard, Henry Cotton designed parkland course located on the outskirts of the city. Opened in 1962 and extended to 18 holes in 1973, it provides a true test of golf for golfers of all abilities and with the growth of the many trees and the compact nature of the layout it demands straight driving and accurate iron play.

Six days later, on June 16, we will be at Newark Golf Club, which was formally opened in 1935. The course was designed on its present site by Tom Williamson, and more recently the team at Creative Golf Design, modernised all 18 holes and describe them as a testing woodland course with heathland features and grasses; one of Nottinghamshire’s’ best.

Then on July 2, we travel to Newbury & Crookham Golf Club in Berkshire, which is one of the oldest inland clubs in England.  The 18-hole, par-69 course measures just under 6,000 yards and is set amongst beautiful mature woodland. The course itself provides an interesting and rewarding challenge for golfers of all standards, and is kept in immaculate condition all year round. Part of the Newbury Golf Academy and set within the beautiful surroundings of Newbury Racecourse, the second course is the latest to be developed on the site. The land is gently undulating and the make up of the subsoil and the excellent drainage allows the course to be playable throughout the year.

The last of the eight qualifiers is at East Herts Golf Club on July 25.  The par-71, 6,440-yard course is laid out between a variety of trees planted in the late 18th century and all waiting to catch the wayward shot.

East Herts is an easy walking course, short between green and tee, rewarding the straight hitter and a good test of golf for the low and medium handicapper.

The final this year will be held at Burhill Golf Club on 22nd-24th October 2014. Established in 1907, it is one of the finest golf venues in Surrey.  Nestled in leafy parkland on the outskirts of Walton-on-Thames, Burhill has two superb 18-hole golf courses, each very different in style, character and golfing challenge.

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