Hampton Court Palace Golf Club Hampton Court Palace Golf Club
Hampton Wick
Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 4AD
Telephone: 020 8977 2423
Fax: 020 8614 4747
 
An 18 hole course set in parkland, beside the Thames and Hampton Court Palace.
Enclosed in a royal park this course has an abundance of wildlife and plenty of space. A nice place to spend a few hours.

Although relatively flat, there is a lot of natural shape as well as some severe ditches and mounds and a lot of well placed bunkers.

It's quite open, the fairways are generally not tree lined so the wind is always a factor, but there are stands of trees in all the right places to shape the holes.

There are plenty of long par 4's demanding a wood or long iron into the green. All the par 3's are testing, the seventeenth is the easiest even with all those bunkers.

The course starts with a good 399 yard par 4. there's a continuous line of trees along the left, and a well placed bunker right to catch the fade. The ground rises toward the green and there's a wide fairway bunker 70 yards out so it's hard to judge the approach.

Hole 2 is a straight forward looking 348 yard par 4. From an elevated tee to a wide fairway with a slight dogleg left to right. There are no trees to define the dogleg and the danger lies in cutting across the corner. The rough is punishing if you miss the fairway on the right. There are 5 bunkers, one either side at driving distance and 3 around the green.

The fifth is a 534 yard par 5, turning left to right. There's a long bunker on the left 220 yards from the tee, but keep away from the trees on the right or you'll be chipping out with a long way to the green. The green is not as close as it appears due to a well mown area in front.

Keep left on the 387 yard par 4 seventh as the green is tucked well left. There's a bunker either side of the fairway at the 230 yard mark but the trees and rough right is the main danger from the tee. It's a two tier geen with a bunker both sides and rough all around.

Hole eight is a 160 yard par 3. The narrow green is above and sloping toward you, and is protected by an array of bunkers to the front and both sides.

The tenth is a tough par 4, 396 yards to a hard to find narrow elevated green.

Hole eleven is a really birdie opportunity. A 302 yard par 4, with plenty of room at landing distance, you can really open up leaving a short one in.

The fourteenth is an interesting par 5, the fairway doglegs right with a massive depression across the right side of the fairway short of the green, making it hard to sneak one on.

Hole 16 is a tough par 4, 415 yards turning left to right with the corner gaurded by a wide bunker, you need to place your tee shot well and hit a good approach to reach this two tier green.

Seventeen is the shortest hole on the course, a 151 yard par 3, but is totally surrounded by bunkers, and the green slopes heavily back to front.

The eighteenth is a real challenge, a 438 yard par 4. With a long bunker left and two on the right all around landing distance, you need a long straight drive to have any chance of finding the green in two. Then it's slightly uphill past five large bunkers across the front of the green.

A really good test and a great days golf.
 
Hole White Par SI Red Par SI Hole White Par SI Red Par SI
1 399 4 9 327 4 7 10 396 4 8 383 4 4
2 348 4 13 328 4 15 11 302 4 18 292 4 14
3 333 4 17 303 4 9 12 213 3 4 131 3 16
4 353 4 5 334 4 3 13 362 4 12 335 4 2
5 534 5 15 441 5 13 14 527 5 16 419 5 10
6 408 4 1 389 4 1 15 413 4 2 282 4 12
7 387 4 3 294 4 11 16 415 4 10 344 4 6
8 160 3 11 107 3 17 17 151 3 14 131 3 18
9 374 4 7 359 4 5 18 438 4 6 341 4 8
OUT 3296 36 - 2882 36 - IN 3217 35 - 2658 35 -
- - - - - - - OUT 3296 36 - 2882 36 -
- - - - - - - - 6513 71 - 5540 71 -
1 2 Mens Ladies
par 71 71
yards   6513 5540
par 3's   3 3
par 4's   13 13
par 5's   2 2

Green fee: Pre-Book
Mon-Thurs: 41.50
Twilight: £25.00 last 3 hours

Fri-Sun: 46.50
Twilight: £28.00 last 3 hours
Driving range: no.
Practice area: yes
Large practice fairway free with green fee.
Chipping area: yes
Putting area: yes
Visitors: any day
Societies: weekday
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Clubs Trolley Buggy Shoes
£15.00 £3.00 £18.00 no

A selection of clothing and equipment is available

There are a PGA pros available for:
Private or group tuition.
Video analysis.

Repairs & Regrip: yes

Handicap facility: yes

On Course: no

Off Course: yes
Restaurant
Licensed Bar

Dress code: Smart casual.

Golf shoes must be worn.

Architect: Willie Park (1895)

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