Sunningdale’s Old Course, which opened in 1901, was laid out by Willie Park Jnr. It is pure enchantment that characterizes Sunningdale Old. Virtually every hole is played in splendid – and beautiful – isolation, and in harmony with nature…….There is subtlety here, a measure of drama, and a wealth of that one indispensable ingredient, pleasurable excitement……No wonder it may be the most beloved inland course in the British Isles.
All that being said, there are those who like the New Course, which opened in 1923, at least as well…The New is perhaps a bit more rugged than the Old, a bit more masculine, if you will…… This is rich and handsome and challenging golf, Harry Colt in top form.
All Courses Great and Small
JAMES W. FINEGAN