Royal Ascot Golf Club Official Club Brochure 2011/2012

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A guide to the golf club, course and facilities, and supporting local businesses.

Text of Royal Ascot Golf Club Official Club Brochure 2011/2012


    Official club brOchure 2011/2012

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  • Contents 5 WelcOMe 7 iNTrODucTiON TO rOYal aScOT 9 a GOlf club STeePeD iN hiSTOrY 11 The cOurSe & ScOrecarD 12 - 19 hOle bY hOle 21 The clubhOuSe 23 fuNcTiONS & SPecial OccaSiONS 25 PrO ShOP 28 - 29 TuiTiON & GOlf acaDeMY 31 MeMberShiP

    33 cOrPOraTe MeMberShiP 35 - 37 aDDiTiONal MeMberShiP beNefiTS 39 faMOuS MeMberS 41 ViSiTOrS & GueSTS 43 SOcieTY & cOrPOraTe DaYS 45 GOlf breaKS 47 SuMMarY Of faciliTieS 49 hOW TO fiND uS 50 cONTacT uS

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  • Welcome

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    royal ascot is the oldest golf club in the area, dating back to 1887. but it now plays on one of the newest and best courses in berkshire, having moved from its old course on ascot heath in the middle of the racecourse in 2005.

    The challenging 6294 yard parkland course (hSbc Golf Monthly Gold Medal award) on 150 acres of wooded crown land was described by one former ryder cup player as one of the best new english courses i have played for a long time. it is a members club, but welcomes societies, guests, charity events and visitors.

    There is an active ladies Section, a flourishing Seniors Group, and a highly successful Juniors Section. Members are offered reciprocal arrangements with other royal clubs worldwide. We also offer a new beginner and intermediate Golf academy Scheme.

    royal ascot Golf club is renowned for its friendly welcome, the staff, committee, directors and members will do their utmost to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible, and one you will wish to repeat.

    Royal Ascot Golf Club is renowned for its

    friendly welcome.

  • Introduction To Royal Ascot

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    The club has hosted top flight amateur competitions organised by the bb&O, the local county Golfing association and Professional events for the PGa which is testament to the quality of the venue.

    Members are offered excellent reciprocal arrangements with other royal clubs worldwide, including royal adelaide, royal Perth, royal Malta, royal Durban, royal Ottawa, and royal North Devon, to mention a few and we also enjoy reciprocal arrangements with golf clubs local to royal ascot. You can read more about our reciprocal arrangements on pages 35 and 37.

    The contemporary clubhouse offers cordial surroundings for golfers and their guests to enjoy the exceptional hospitality that is afforded to all who visit the royal ascot Golf club.

    club Patron: hrh The Duke of York.

  • Escape to Palm Hills Ascots only Private Boutique Hotel and Wedding Venue

    Palm Hills is the perfect hideaway for those in the know. The building, an early 19th century coach house, has been transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel that boasts a high style finish and contemporary hues. This stunning private hotel, located in Ascot, strikes the perfect balance between polished elegance and relaxed familiarity.

    The hotel has ten rooms all individually designed to suit every style palette whether you crave colonial comfort or golden grandeur, theres a room ready for you to fall in love with.

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    We also have 6,7, 8 and 15 seater vehicles which provide the perfect solution for party and group bookings, ideal when you are looking for a private hire taxi company for your day at the races (Ascot Racecourse) or other attractions in the area. Although we are a private hire taxi company in Ascot we serve all areas nearby as well as most airports throughout the UK.

    We specialise in journeys to and from all airports and seaports throughout the UK, and our friendly meet and greet service on your return ensures a speedy and relaxing journey home......

    T: 01344 297297 T: 01344 872472 F: 01344 872787

    Ascot Cars, Court Yard, Station Hill Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9EG

    Ascot cars is a well established private hire taxi company based at Ascot station. We have been established for over 15 years and specialise in executive and cost effective business travel as well as that journey that is strictly for pleasure.

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    A Golf Club Steeped In Historyroyal ascot Golf club was founded by local barrister f.J. Patton in 1887, and given royal status by Queen Victoria later that year. Many of her children learned to play golf at royal ascot and The Prince of Wales, later King edward Vii, was made patron of the club in 1901.

    at first, royal ascot and ascot ladies golf clubs each had a 9-hole course on ascot heath in the middle of the racecourse. in 1895 the two clubs amalgamated and a new 18-hole course was designed by J.h. Taylor, then holder of the Open championship which he won five times. Joseph longhurst was appointed the first club professional in 1916.

    in 1921 raGc hosted the inaugural british boys championship on the heath, and presented the r & a with a cup for an annual tournament which is still played for today. The championship was held on the heath again in 1922. That first year both henry cotton and his brother played, but henry was defeated in the first round. after the war the 1959 british ladies amateur championship was held at royal ascot and the event was won by elizabeth Price of england who had been runner up the previous year. The club celebrated its centenary in 1987 with a week of events opened by henry cotton.

    When the ascot racecourse authority announced plans in the year 2000 for a major redevelopment of the racecourse it became necessary to look for a new location. This led to the club moving to a new course across Winkfield road on the site of the former ascot farm. raGc moved into its new clubhouse just before christmas 2004, while still playing on what remained of the old heath course. The new course opened for play in august 2005 (barry lane, a distinguished member and former ryder cup player, competed in the first match) and was formally opened by the club patron hrh Prince andrew, Duke of York, in May 2006.

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  • The Course & Scorecard

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    The course at The royal ascot Golf club is a challenging 18-hole parkland course bounded by the mature woodland setting of Windsor forest, located on crown land which had once been a medieval deer park.

    The attractive undulating mature course has been designed and built to the latest international golfing standards with the tees and greens meeting the exacting uSGa specifications, and provides golfers of all abilities with a challenging game of golf.

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    Hole By HoleOver the following pages you can learn about the trials and tribulations of each hole and pick up some play tips from our club professionals.

    Hole 1 Minchin View 229 Yards / Par 3

    from the medal tee a stiff opener, playing 229 yards but slightly downhill. Take one club more than you think. Dont ruin your round here, keep it in play, avoid rough to the right.

    Hole 2 - Brick Kiln 535 Yards / Par 5

    an acute dogleg right par 5 of over 500 yards, anything leaking right down the length of the hole will be hard to find in deep rough. Wide of this rough is Out of bounds. The central guarding front bunker is some 25 yards from the putting surface. The green is small, with some devilish pin locations.

    Hole 3 - Thistle Carry 366 Yards / Par 4

    a shortish par 4 that appears easy on the card, not so. requires a cleanly hit drive over a wide environmental hazard, the short route being down the right. a string of bunkers