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Sonning Golf Club

Sonning Golf Club

Duffield Road
Sonning
Reading
Berkshire
England
RG4 6GJ
Tel: +44 (0)118 9693332

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HERITAGE
Sonning Golf Club is 100 years old and has an impressive pedigree. One of the ‘Great Triumvirate’ and a 5 time Open champion, JH Taylor, designed the original layout with later input from Harry Colt. Colt, of course, was responsible for some of the greatest courses around the world including Wentworth, Royal St Georges and Royal Melbourne and his influence very much remains at Sonning today.

The clubs first professional was Abe Mitchell whose image graces the top of the Ryder Cup. Max Faulkner, Open Champion in 1951, was the Club’s assistant professional from 1936 to 1937 and Harold Hilton, who was British Amateur Champion four times and Open Champion twice, was the Club’s first Secretary.

Sonning was the scene of the first Aerial Golf match which took place in February 1930 between Captain G.A. Pennington and the club professional at the time, A.J. Young and it still keeps its close links with the RAF today.

THE GOLF COURSE
Sonnings original layout was designed by JH Taylor with later input from Harry Colt. The course measures 6,329 yards and has a par of 70 and a SSS of 71. It generally plays longer than its yardage due to the elevations of several greens and fairways and although originally a heath land course, there is now an abundance of mature trees and shrubs that line its fairways.
The greens are always true and fast, and will test the very best of players. Peter Alliss has described our seventeenth hole as “one of the best short holes in the South of England”. The course is always in excellent condition throughout the year, and as the Michelin Guide says “It is well worth a detour”.
Martin Hawtree, the renowned International golf course architect, has redesigned Sonning’s original Taylor/Colt layout and has produced an impressive new 18th hole that finishes in front of the clubhouse. With an excellent practice and short game area, Sonning can provide some of the best facilities in the South of England.

MEMBERSHIP
The club has various Membership options with categories ranging from Full, Weekday, Overseas, Social and Junior. Our subscription fees are always competitive and reflect the excellent services and facilities we have to offer. Corporate Membership information is available on request.
All of our current Membership details and information can be obtained from the General Manager and all applications are subject to an interview.

Please contact: secretary@sonning-golf-club.co.uk or alternatively call 0118 969 3332. 

CORPORATE & SOCIETY GOLF
As you would expect we are a popular venue for Corporate Golf days and Societies and our team will deliver the very best experience for you and your guests. Every golf day is special to us and from the moment you arrive at the club until it is time for you to leave our staff will ensure that your day runs smoothly.
The golf day packages we offer suit all budgets but we are also happy to bespoke any ideas you may have.

To see our full range of packages please visit our website on:                                 www.sonning-golf-club.co.uk.
If you require any further information or would like to book your Golf Day please contact the General Manager on secretary@sonning-golf-club.co.uk or alternatively call 0118 969 3332. 

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