Swinley Forest







Swinley Forest


Swinley Forest is a charming inland golf course located on the famous golfing “sand belt”, between Sunningdale and the horse racing capital, Ascot (home to Royal Ascot). Swinley Forest has been challenging and inspiring golfers for well over 100 years and more than justifies its place in the World’s Top 100 courses.

Designed by world-renowned course architect, Harry Colt, who modestly called it his “least bad course”, the layout at Swinley Forest meanders through glorious heathlands bordered by heather, pine woods, azaleas and rhododendrons. It may not be the longest, but with a par of 69 Swinley Forest offers a wonderful challenge.

Course Rankings

World’s Top 100: 54
Britain’s Top 100: 19
England’s Top 100: 4

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Swinley Forest

It was Edward George Villiers Stanley, the 17th Earl of Derby, who commissioned the course with approval from none other than King Edward VII to build the course at Swinley Forest – part of the Windsor Great Park, which is owned by the Crown Estate. Colt came up trumps, with a beautiful course that is a real joy to play.

With its two par-fives, 11 par-fours and five par-threes (which are particularly memorable), Swinley Forest plays deceptively long. Its undulating greens, many of which feature false-fronts and deceptive run-offs, provide a fantastic test of your skills. We’re certain you’ll leave with fond memories of your time at Swinley!