Our Members tell us that ‘Open Play’ is their favourite additional benefit of Crown Golf membership. It gives our members playing access to golf courses at 25 Crown Golf clubs, plus two other Kent golf clubs, up to 10 times a year at no extra charge.
We thought we’d highlight a few of the gems you can play, at Crown Golf clubs in the Open Play network.
The 2nd Hole at Cottesmore GC, Griffin Course
This classic Par Three, just 137 yards off the back tees, is just a short iron drop shot over the water, and in the early morning sunshine there are few more beautiful golf holes in England. If you miss the green, there is a devilish chip back, and despite its brevity, you’re always happy with a par three here.
The 2nd Hole at Pine Ridge GC
Pine Ridge’s 2nd is surely one of the most breathtaking holes on any ‘pay and play’ course in the UK. Arrow-straight with an angled green awaiting you, 404 yards away, you drive through a funnel of soaring pine trees, with a lake and a water hazard crossing the fairway at lay-up distance. This hole would not look out of place at a Major tournament.
The 12th Hole at Merrist Wood GC
A classic short Par Four which will make your knees knock, as you take aim for the green. You’ll have to make the carry over the water, to find the green, so lay up close to the lake and be courageous!
The 18th Hole at Stapleford Abbotts
Golfers love to finish on a Par Five … the only problem here is the lake, snuggling close to the green, which catches any balls which stray left, guaranteeing a slightly glum pint in the clubhouse afterwards. Still, it’s a thrilling final hole.
You can book a tee time for Open Play by calling the club direct. Alternatively, you can view all the Crown Golf courses and their contact details by visiting our Golf Club Finder Page at http://www.crown-golf.co.uk/clubfinder.php.
Open Play is available Monday to Friday anytime and after 2pm on weekends, subject to a 7 day advance booking window, with a maximum of one tee time per booking. Each Club will provide a minimum of two tee times per day designated specifically for Open Play.
Before you book, please be aware of the full set of Open Play Terms & Conditions. You can see them here: http://www.crown-golf.co.uk/openplay.php.
The full list of Crown Golf clubs which accept Open Play bookings is as follows:
Addington Court Golf Centre, Croydon, CR0 9AA, 020 8657 0281
Batchworth Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, WD3 1JS, 01923 711400
Blue Mountain Golf Centre, Binfield, RG42 4EX, 01344 300200
Cams Hall Estate Golf Club, Fareham, PO16 8UP, 01329 827222
Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Graveley, SG4 7EQ, 01462 482929
Cottesmore Golf & Country Club, Crawley, RH11 9AT, 01293 528256
Eccleston Park Golf Club, Rainhill, L35 4PG, 0151 4930033
Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 4AD, 0208 9772423
Merrist Wood Golf Club, Worplesdon, Guildford, GU3 3PB, 01483 238890
Milford Golf Club, Milford, GU8 5HS, 01483 419200
Mill Green Golf Club, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4TY, 01707 276900
Oak Park Golf, Farnham, GU10 5PB, 01252 850850
Paultons Golf Centre, Romsey, SO51 6AN, 02380 813992
Pine Ridge Golf Club, Frimley, GU16 9NX, 01276 675444
Pyrford Golf Club, Pyrford, GU22 8XR, 01483 723555
Sherfield Oaks Golf Club, Sherfield on Loddon, RG27 0HB, 01256 884100
South Essex Golf Centre, Brentwood, CM13 3LW, 01277 811289
South Winchester Golf Club, Pitt, SO22 5QX, 01962 877800
St. Mellion International Resort, PL12 6SD, 01579 351351
(NB: Open Play is not available on the Nicklaus Signature Course)
Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club, Stapleford Abbotts, RM4 1JU, 01708 381108
Sunbury Golf Centre, Shepperton, TW17 8QA, 01932 771414
The Bristol Golf Club, Almondsbury, BS10 7TP, 01454 620000
The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club, Broxbourne, EN10 7PY, 01992 466666
Traditions Golf Course, Pyrford, GU22 8UE, 01932 350355
Wickham Park Golf Club, Fareham, PO17 5PJ, 01329 833342
ADDITIONAL OPEN PLAY CLUBS
Broke Hill Golf Club, Sevenoaks, TN14 7HR, 01959 533225
Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club, Orpington, BR6 9BX, 01689 896266