Princes Richmond Park Golf Club Richmond Park Golf Club
Rohampton Gate, Priory Lane
London SW15 5JR
Telephone: 020 8876 3205
Fax: 020 8878 1354
 
One of two 18 hole public courses set in the beautiful Royal Richmond Park.
Prince's is the higher and hillier of the two courses at Richmond Park, it is 5,900 yards, for a par of 69.

You start off with two par 3's in the first three holes, followed by a testing downhill par 4 with OB on the left. You are up quite high at this point, and the views across the park could be the perfect distraction to keep you relaxed.

The only water of consequence on this course is on hole 6. It's well placed as most men will need a good tee shot to easily get over, but longer hitting ladies will find it with a driver. A good shot is needed to get on the green from this side of the water, with bunkers in front left and right.

Hole 7 is a memorable dogleg right with OB on the right, a magnet for a slice, with a nice green surrounded by mounds and (now only one) bunker.

The par 3 Hole 10 is an uphill shot to a green protected at front left by a large bunker, and on the right by a ridge that falls away, behind the green it slopes down into brambles and nettles.

Hole 15 is another uphill fairway with 3 wide bunkers cutting across it, in front of the green the fairway dips and the green is raised, so it's hard to judge the distance for your second shot. The green itself continues to rise from front to back.

The course finishes off very well, with hole 16, a late test for your driving nerve. The large undulating green is well protected, with bunkers in front and falling ground to the left, if your going to miss, do it on the right, even then you're 5' above the green.

17 is an awkward par 4, uphill with a sneaky bunker front left, you can't see it when you hit your second shot.

Ending with the only par 5, although there is OB on the left, there is plenty of room so the longer hitter has a real birdie chance here.

Not a long course but it has good shape, great views and I like it.

The 14 bay driving range is adequate. There is a good practice chipping and putting area with two greens on different levels and two sand bunkers.

This course closes 1/2 hr before the park gates are locked, and the restaurant closes before the course, so check your timing.
 
Hole White Par SI Red Par SI Hole White Par SI Red Par SI
1 135 3 13 135 3 16 10 156 3 14 129 3 14
2 356 4 6 333 4 11 11 302 4 16 285 4 18
3 169 3 15 145 3 15 12 362 4 4 313 4 8
4 454 4 1 438 5 3 13 125 3 18 118 3 17
5 301 4 17 285 4 13 14 383 4 5 367 3 2
6 305 4 12 269 4 10 15 322 4 11 309 4 6
7 422 4 3 317 4 7 16 408 4 2 391 5 12
8 396 4 8 381 4 1 17 429 4 7 368 4 4
9 365 4 10 344 4 5 18 478 5 9 435 5 9
OUT 2903 34 - 2647 35 - IN 2965 35 - 2715 36 -
- - - - - - - OUT 2903 34 - 2647 35 -
- - - - - - - - 5868 69 - 5362 71 -
1 2 Mens Ladies
par 69 72
yards   5868 5362
par 3's   4 4
par 4's   13 11
par 5's   1 3

Green fee: Pay & Play. Best to pre-book at weekends.
Weekday: £20.00 reducing to £10.00 for the last two hours of play.
Weekend: £23.00 reducing to £10.00 for the last two hours of play.
Driving range: 250 yards
16 bays
£4.00 for 60 balls
£30.00 card for 10x60 balls
Chipping area: yes
Putting area: yes
Visitors: any day
Societies: any day

Clubs Trolley Buggy Shoes
£18.00 £3.50 £20.00 £6.00

A large selection of clothing and equipment is available

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

Repairs & Regrip: yes

Handicap facility: yes

On Course: yes
Hot & Cold Snacks

Off Course: yes
Restaurant/Cafe
Licensed Bar

Dress code: Smart casual.

Golf shoes must be worn.

Architect: F.W.Hawtree (1923)

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