Elliott Heath visits one of the south of England’s premier country clubs
Foxhills Stay And Play Review
Longcross: Par 72, 6,750 yards; Bernard Hunt: Par 73, 6,892 yards
Greenfee: £100 Mon-Thurs, £110 Fri-Sun, £70-£80 for hotel residents
Foxhills is home to two superb courses, the Longcross and the Bernard Hunt, which is named after Foxhills’ first club pro, who went on to be a Ryder Cup captain.
The Longcross winds its way through the pine trees, putting accurate hitting at a premium.
It’s a truly gorgeous course that resembles similar tree-lined venues such as Wentworth and Woburn.
The downhill par-5 14th is a standout, and was once voted by BBC Radio 5 Live as one of the greatest holes ever made.
The par-3 16th over water is another exceptional hole, while the par-5 18th doglegs left around the last on the Bernard Hunt – both holes share the same green.
The Bernard Hunt course is the more open and longer of the two.
The par-4 6th plays from the top of the hill all the way down and back up again, offering great views, while the downhill par-3 8th is a beauty.
You can also try your luck on the Manor course, a fun yet tricky par-3 layout designed by Bernard Hunt.
There is also a driving range and numerous practice greens will help you hone your short game.
Also play… The fine tree-lined course at West Byfleet (westbyfleetgolfclub.co.uk) rewards straight hitting.
The stunning 19th century Victorian manor house, set in 400 acres of woodland, is the perfect place for an evening meal after a day on the course.
The restaurant offers an a-la-carte and six-course tasting menu.
Its patio overlooks the Manor course and there are meeting rooms upstairs.
The resort features 70 guest rooms in total, including standard rooms, family suites, junior suites, executive rooms and executive garden rooms.
All the rooms are near the facilities, which include swimming pools, a gym and tennis courts, as well as the golf courses. The spa offers treatments, an outdoor hot tub, Finnish sauna and natural dipping pool.
Where else... Thorpe Park (thorpepark.com) is a thrill-seeker’s dream. Less than five miles away, it features some of the best rollercoasters in Europe.
A Golfers Galore break includes two rounds of golf, dinner, bed and breakfast. It costs £230 per person for one twin room from April to October and £165 between November and March.
Foxhills is located in Lyne, Surrey, near Ottershaw and Chertsey. It is just five minutes from junction 11 on the M25.
Buggy hire: £40 Trolley hire: £5 Power trolley hire: £15 Club hire: £45 Driving range: Yes Putting green: Yes Short-game area: Yes Pro shop: Yes Changing rooms: Yes Sky TV: Yes Price of a pint: £5
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL
Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
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