Burnham Beeches Golf Club Official Brochure 2015

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An introduction to the golf club, the course and facilities, and local businesses that support the publication.

Text of Burnham Beeches Golf Club Official Brochure 2015

  • Burnham Beeches Golf ClubOver 120 year s of Qua l i t y & Tr ad i t ion

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    ContentsWelcomeAbout the CourseTour the CourseHistoryBecoming a MemberBenefits of MembershipMembers Golf

    Social ActivitiesSocietiesVisitorsOpen CompetitionsPro ShopTuition: The AcademyPractice Facilities

    Custom FittingThe ClubhouseCateringMember FunctionsHow to Find UsContact Us

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    Burnham Beeches Golf Club & Ludis Publications would like to thank all of the businesses that appear in this publication for their support and wish them continued commercial success. The content of this brochure is believed to be correct at the time of printing but we cannot endorse individual statements and readers should not rely solely upon the continued accuracy of any individual claims contained herein without consultation with the service provider. Designed and Printed by Maverick Design and Communication on behalf of Ludis Publications 2014.

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    WelcomeFounded in 1891, Burnham Beeches Golf Club is the oldest club in Buckinghamshire and provides a challenging golf course in a beautiful setting on the edge of the historic Burnham Beeches woodland.

    Steeped in history, Burnham has played host to many famous golfers, including the Great Triumvirate of James Braid, John Henry Taylor and Harry Vardon who, between them, won the Open Championship no less than 16 times.

    One of the most significant members throughout our history was Lady Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the House of Commons, who was a member at Burnham for 32 years.

    The 18-hole course measures 6,458 yards and has a par 70, with a Standard Scratch Score of 71, offering a true and challenging test of golf.

    Our delightful old clubhouse has been furnished to provide comfortable and smart surroundings after your round of golf, either for drinks in the lounge or a meal in the dining room or both.

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    The outstanding facilities lend themselves easily as an ideal venue for a wide range of functions including anniversaries, birthday parties and Sunday lunch.

    Burnham Beeches has always been a members club, meaning that we control our destiny through an elected Board, Captain and Committee, working alongside the staff.

    We work hard at ensuring we provide everyone with fantastic service, so come and see what makes us special.

    The club is situated in the Thames Valley in South Buckinghamshire and is easily accessed from the M40, the M4 or the A4.

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    Originally designed by John Henry Taylor, Burnham Beeches provides a challenging but hugely enjoyable golf course in a beautiful setting on the edge of the historic Burnham Beeches woodland.

    Situated in the Thames Valley in South Buckinghamshire, our 18-hole course measures 6,458 yards and has a par 70, with a Standard Scratch Score of 71.

    With over 100 years of history, the course benefits from having a large number of mature trees which frame the majority of the holes.

    While the undulating layout of our course provides an interesting test of the golfers long game, there are a number of testing holes that examine all parts of ones game.

    The par four 12th, for example, is the toughest hole on the card for good reason. At 440 yards even off the yellow tees it requires a long accurate drive round the right-hand dog-leg before dealing with a sloping green that can easily get away from you.

    About the Course

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    The natural undulations and strategic bunkering offers a good challenge for all level of golfer. In addition with both the 9th and 18th greens near to the club house Members are able to play a quick 9 holes if they dont have time for a full round.

    Our signature hole is the picturesque 14th, with a tough drive through two copses, making par a welcome result.

    The club has its own reservoir and a comprehensive irrigation system to maintain the condition of the course through hot and dry weather. With our well-furbished clubhouse and our excellent caterers, Burnham Beeches provides an ideal golf day for golfers of all abilities.

  • While youre working hard to keep your score under par, were working hard to ensure our service is above par.

    If you are thinking of selling or letting your home or investment property, or simply want to take advice from a pro, talk to your local property experts today.

    Call 01628 666632 Email burnham@frostweb.co.uk

    Your local property pros.

    Mark Jones MNAEA

    Branch Manager

    John Frost MRICS

    Managing Director

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    If you have never played at Burnham Beeches Golf Club before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our hole-by-hole tour.

    The course is set in 132 acres and measures 6,458 yards with a par of 70, providing a test of golf no matter what standard you are.

    Hole 1, 355 yards, par 4A nice gentle opener, the marker post is a good line for your tee shot. Any drive reaching the top of the hill or further will have an inviting approach to the green that is guarded by three bunkers and slopes from back to front. Any putt back down the green must be viewed with caution.

    Hole 2, 424 yards, par 4A difficult par four, this hole begins with a tough tee shot, with out of bounds on the right and a bunker on the left. If this is negotiated, then a long second shot is required, with the green tucked close to the O.O.B on the right and no bail out left.

    Hole 3, 177 yards, par 3Although stroke index 18, this is by no means an easy par three. The lie of the land partially obscures the green and the distance is foreshortened with its downhill perspective. However, a solid tee shot will leave a birdie opportunity.

    Tour the Course

    While youre working hard to keep your score under par, were working hard to ensure our service is above par.

    If you are thinking of selling or letting your home or investment property, or simply want to take advice from a pro, talk to your local property experts today.

    Call 01628 666632 Email burnham@frostweb.co.uk

    Your local property pros.

    Mark Jones MNAEA

    Branch Manager

    John Frost MRICS

    Managing Director

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    Hole 4, 521 yards, par 5On this hole longer hitters have a real chance of reaching the green in two and making birdie. Two bunkers at the front protect the green, so its essential to use enough club for your approach.

    Hole 5, 430 yards, par 4One of the toughest holes at Burnham, a long tee shot is required to reach the level part of the fairway. The approach to the green is played over a valley so anything short will stop where it lands. A tough par.

    Hole 6, 207 yards, par 3A very testing par three, at well over two hundred yards, hitting the green is the first challenge. Once there, the green has some significant breaks that can be difficult to read.

    Hole 7, 344 yards, par 4When taking the tee shot caution must be taken with the fairway bunker but, if avoided, a possible birdie chance awaits. The green is well guarded but with a short iron the pin can be chased.

    Hole 8, 401 yards, par 4This hole is all about the tee shot. A slight draw round the corner avoiding the fairway bunker and the hard work is done. The green has two bunkers at the front but again the pin is usually accessible with a short iron.

    Hole 9, 376 yards, par 4The tee shot is crucial once again on this hole as a large pit to the right of the fairway gathers any errant shot. The green is probably the longest on the course so, if the pin is at the back take an extra club.

    Tour the Course Continued

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    Hole 10, 175 yards, par 3Try not to get distracted by the big sleeper faced bunker, as a solid shot will find the green and a par will result.

    Hole 11, 557 yards, par 5Only the longer hitters can reach this in two. A drive into a valley leaves a lay up shot between two fairway bunkers. The approach to the green looks shorter than it is so trust the yardage and take enough club.

    Hole 12, 446 yards, par 4The hardest hole on the course, this long sweeping dogleg to the right gives you the best view of the green for your approach but will play long. The green slopes from back to front and any putt downhill can easily get away.

    Hole 13, 153 yards, par 3A tricky par three that is well bunkered with a small step in the green. The bunkers seem to foreshorten the distance and tempt you to hit less club than you need. Play for the centre and you will have a holeable birdie putt.

    Hole 14, 434 yards, par 4A tough tee shot with trees on either side, a slight fade round the corner will give you the best approach. The approach to the green is semi-blind while the green makes par an adequate result.

    Hole 15, 320 yards, par 4This is a definite birdie hole that can be driven by th