Where to Stay: Stoke Park Country Club Spa and Hotel
Stoke Park Golf Club
The exclusive resort of Stoke Park Country Club is home to one of Harry Colt’s most iconic golf courses in the UK Made famous through film and T.V. The 27 holes golf course was the venue for Auric Goldfinger memorable match with Sean Connery’s James Bond in the 1964 blockbuster Goldfinger.
Originally known as Stoke Poges Golf Club, Harry Colt’s 27 hole complex is one of the U.K’s most desirable resorts.
The course which opened for play in 1908 has a significant claim to fame in that the 7th hole which is a stunning par 3 was, in fact, the inspiration of the 16th hole at Augusta National and is considered to be one of Colt’s most adequate holes.
Unfortunately, the second world war took its toll on the luscious fairways of stoke park, and by the end of WW2, only 18 of the 27 holes remained intact. It wasn’t until 1999 the lost 9 holes was reinstated and named the Lane Jackson circuit.
Colt and Alison’s loops are the most favourable combination to play in modern-day, that being said the Lane Jackson 9 is hardly inferior.
Top 100 Golf Course
The 300 acres Buckinghamshire 27 hole Championship course is one of, if not the finest parkland golf courses in the country, so much, so Stoke Park was included in the world’s top 100 golf courses. Our favourite hole on the course is the 15th on the Alison circuit of the course. Great framing of the hole with the lake and church behind. Then you turn round after your tee shot to see the famous mansion clubhouse used in modern movie classics like Layercake and Bridget Jones Diary, you’ll often see Ferraris and Bentleys parked up out front. There are very few venues in the world that ooze as much class as Stoke Park.