We are lucky to have two 18 hole courses at Royal Mid-Surrey, a rare luxury for a club so close to the centre of London. JH Taylor’s masterplan created the humps and hollows which are the hallmark of the course named after him. All 18 greens have now been re-built to USGA standards. The Pam Barton, named in honour of the winner in 1936 of both the British and US Amateur Championships, is shorter but still testing. Unlike the early days, it is full equality now at Royal-Mid Surrey and mixed mens’ and womens’ competitions are played on both courses.
JH TAYLOR COURSE
The course is the product of many years of investment in re-building the greens, masterminded by the renowned golf course architect, Martin Ebert. Respecting the original vison of JH Taylor, he followed the great man’s principles when re-designing the greens, bunkers and approaches. The seven year re-construction project was completed in 2014 with all 18 holes conforming to USGA standards. The course has held several famous tournaments beginning with the old News of the World Matchplay Championship in 1904 when a crowd of 2,000 watched the final. It has also staged the Amateur Championship of England in 1946, the PGA Championship in 1961 and 1968 and the Boys’ Championship in 1962. This returned to Royal Mid-Surrey in the club’s centenary year, 1992.
PAM BARTON COURSE
Its cleverly designed holes test course strategy and the original greens have kept their trueness and smooth running without the need for reconstruction. The Ladies’ Course, as it was known originally, was one of the first 18 hole ladies’ courses in England, created in the early 1900s when women were just beginning to take up golf. The Pam Barton course stages Royal Mid-Surrey’s well known Mothers and Daughters Open Competition, a unique event in the amateur golfing calendar where mothers and daughters of all ages travel from across Britain to come and play in this prestigious fixture. The Pam Barton course also hosted the Junior Surrey County Championship in 2014.
Can I rent golf equipment?
Our Pro Shop will be delighted to assist with providing rental clubs, trolleys and buggies.
What are the Club’s opening hours?
Clubhouse – 7am – 8pm Kitchen 7.30am – 6.00pm
Office Weekdays 8.00am – 5.30pm Weekends 9.00am – 4.00pm
Pro Shop – Summer 7.00am – 7.00pm Winter 7.30am – 5.00pm
How do I book a tee time?
Where can I find course status information?
The course hot line is 020 8332 6195.