Foxhills Golf Club and Resort is located next door to some real ‘A’ List golf courses, The two championship courses the Longcross and the Bernhard Hunt sit directly in the middle of Queenwood, Wentworth and Sunningdale in the Surrey countryside.
The Longcross is Surrounded by Scots pine, beech and silver birch trees and has been named in England’s top 100 golf courses for the last five years.
The Longcross is a stunning golf course and although is pretty short if you are not putting the ball in the right places from the tee you are unlikely to be in a position to score well, The rough is penal all over and expertly placed fairway bunkers mean that a real thought process has to go into each tee shot.
We love that there is a great contrast between the two par 3’s on the front nine and the two par-3s on the back nine, with a significant variation in length. Our favourite par 3 would have to be the 16th which is a monstrous hole at over 210 yards and has an almost stadium feel to it, Be it that the stadium has been swapped out by huge birch trees. There really is no safe miss on this par 3, short and three bunkers and a lake will swallow up mis-hits, left, right and long present tough chip shots from the trees, If you can walk away with par on the 16th, you can walk away with a grin.
Our Signature hole would be the 14th a great par 5 with an elevated tee shot through a narrow valley of beech and pine trees, anything warwards on this hole and there is potential for cricket scores.
Foxhills not only has two incredible golf courses available to play but also one of the finest par 3 nine hole golf courses we have ever played. European Tour star Paul Casey could be found here as a junior member honing his short game.
The Bernard Hunt
The Bernard Hunt course is named after Foxhills first professional and former Ryder Cup captain and is home to the PGA Senior Professional Championship. The course is slightly longer than the Longcross course at 6,982 yards from the Championship tees however slightly more forgiving than the Longcross with wider fairways and more room from the tee.
It is hard to decide which of the two courses at Foxhills is the more favourable as both are of similar excellent quality, however if gun to head we had to choose, we would probably go for the Bernard Hunt.
The 6th hole is a fabulous par 4 that is pretty good in length at 431 yards, From the elevated tee box the fairway descends to a narrow cauldron before second shots are played to an elevated green which is heavily protected by well-positioned sand traps and pine trees.
Our signature hole would be the 18th which is a great finishing hole.
The tree-lined dogleg right to left closing hole requires nothing but well-struck tee shot, The left-hand side of the fairway is favourable if you want to limit the risk of the greenside bunkers coming in to play for your second shot which will likely be a long iron or even a hybrid into a well-protected green.
The Bernard Hunt course compliments the Longcross perfectly as well as the superb Manor par 3 course.
The Foxhills resort is one of the finest in the South of England.