Buckinghamshire Golf Club

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Buckinghamshire Golf Club
Buckinghamshire Golf Club sign
River Misbourne running through the course

Buckinghamshire Golf Club, containing the Denham Court Mansion,[1] is a golf club near Denham, Buckinghamshire.[2][3] It is accessed via Denham Country Drive off the M40 motorway near the junction with the M25 motorway. The golf course and surroundings form part of the Denham Country Park, an area which the poet John Dryden called "one of the most delicious spots in England".[4] The mansion is set in a course of 226 acres, designed by the former Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs.[5] The golf club was established in 1992. The golfing website www.top100golfcourses.co.uk ranks the golf course as the 78th best in the world.[5] The River Misbourne flows through the course. The club has hosted the Senior Tournament of Champions on the European Seniors Tour from 1996–2000, the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf European Final in 1997, which was won by Colin Montgomerie, and the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters on the Ladies European Tour since 2012.[6]

The course[edit]

The 9th

A large golf course, it is longer in total than 6800 yards. The 18 holes are as follows:[7]

  • 1. Par 5 - 505 yards
  • 2. Par 4 - 375 yards
  • 3. Par 3 - 212 yards
  • 4. Par 4 - 447 yards
  • 5. Par 5 - 482 yards
  • 6. Par 4 - 354 yards
  • 7. Par 4 - 413 yards
  • 8. Par 4 - 363 yards
  • 9. Par 3 - 165 yards
  • 10. Par 4 - 430 yards
  • 11. Par 5 - 504 yards
  • 12. Par 4 - 429 yards
  • 13. Par 4 - 448 yards
  • 14. Par 3 - 178 yards
  • 15. Par 4 - 382 yards
  • 16. Par 3 - 190 yards
  • 17. Par 4 - 470 yards
  • 18. Par 5 - 533 yards

Denham Court Mansion[edit]

Denham Court Mansion entrance

The club house, Denham Court Mansion has its origins in Anglo-Saxon times. The current version was largely built in the 18th century, although an area of the building is over 700 years old.[8] Denham Court Mansion is a Grade II listed manor house. It contains the Heron Restaurant and is a venue for wedding receptions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buckinghamshire Golf Club". Buckinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Brand, Max (November 1995). The Shadow of Silver Tip. G.K. Hall. ISBN 978-0-7838-1470-4. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Finegan, James W. (26 June 2007). All Courses Great And Small: A Golfer's Pilgrimage to England and Wales. Simon and Schuster. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-4165-6797-4. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Saunders, Colin (January 2003). London: The Definitive Walking Guide. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-85284-339-7. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Buckinghamshire Golf Club". Top 100 Golf Courses. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Course". Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Course Guide". Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "History". Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′19″N 0°29′21″W / 51.57194°N 0.48917°W / 51.57194; -0.48917