Southerndown is unique. Nature has crafted an unusual ‘limestone-heath’ on which we play our golf. The massive limestone outcrop, which rises over 70 metres from the sea and gives us such superb views, accounts for the course’s free drainage; the overlying soil supports acid-loving heathland vegetation such as heather, bracken and gorse; and the westerly winds have deposited centuries of sand to give the front eight holes a springy, links-style character.
This ‘limestone-heathland-links’ presented the original course architects with a unique tableau on which to work. Willie Fernie, Herbert Fowler, Willie Park, Harry Colt and Donald Steel (www.donaldsteel.com) – some great names in golf course design – have all played their part over the years in creating Southerndown as we know it today.
Championship golf is the result. In the past we have staged the Martini and Piccadilly tournaments and nowadays we host top Amateur Championships - including, of course, our own Duncan Putter.
You can get a ‘feel’ for the course by clicking on each hole and seeing a tee-shot, an approach-shot and a greenside-shot on each hole - some of them played by international golfers, some by members and visitors. How would you have played them?
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