THE transformation of Milford Golf Club is complete, with the redesigned course welcoming players at the start of September.
The new layout will include five brand new holes that will challenge and excite members and visitors alike.
Milford celebrated its 25th anniversary last year and the club will hope to celebrate another 25 years by focusing on its new major feature, the closing four holes – three of them being brand new.
Further changes also focused on the safety of golfers on the course and now there will no longer be a requirement to face the dangerous crossing of the busy commuter road leading to Milford train station, to play a loop of three holes.
The club is offering a buggy tour and a free round of golf for members of the public who wish to come and see the changes.
Milford, which has remained open for play throughout the rennovation, is holding a grand opening of its new look golf course, which creates a rare opportunity for one lucky golfer.
“Somebody who plays in our two opening events will set the new course record,” said Simon Fowler, general manager at Milford Golf Club.
“We are hoping that some of Surrey’s better golfers will come and take on our new holes – and someone’s scorecard will end up framed in the bar as a result.”
The club has combined a new end to the round with a new start, with a redesigned first hole, dog-legging left to a new green, and a brand new par three second, which now plays to the old first green.
There is also new back tees on the 11th, 12th and 13th holes, with a brand new par three on the 17th and the famous 18th, which already offers one of Surrey’s most beautiful and frightening tee shots across a lake.
Milford hope the closing stretch will now hopefully become one of the highlights the courses in the region and beyond.
“There is great excitement among our members that Milford now has a series of memorable feature holes,” said Fowler.
“This is a big upgrade for our golf course, and will make for a much more enjoyable experience for our members who play here so frequently.
“Our new holes are streets ahead of the ones which they have replaced, as regards both how beautiful they are to look at, and how challenging they are to play.
“We have added enjoyment without adding too much length or difficulty. Milford has become a better test of golf, with even more appeal for our members and the wider golfing community.”
Milford is also one of the most female friendly clubs in the country, with more than one in five of its members being female, which is almost twice the national average.
“We hope to welcome newcomers of both sexes from the local area to Milford this year, to help us celebrate our new look golf club,” Fowler said.