Wentworth

Edinburgh Course

About Hole 1

A long opening par 4 that requires a good tee shot to avoid the three gathering bunkers on the left.The deep green slopes from right to left and is well protected by the front greenside bunkers.The option of a shaped iron shot played to the green with run or an attacking iron shot hit with elevation is a decision for the player

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yards
par
stroke
459
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5
435
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426
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426
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11
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  • The idea for a third golf course at Wentworth was conceived in the late 1970s, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the Edinburgh Course opened for play. It was designed by coach and former Ryder Cup player and captain John Jacobs in consultation with nine-time major champion Gary Player and the Club’s then professional Bernard Gallacher. Together they paid homage to one of Harry Colt’s enduring design philosophies, specifically that a course should test the best, but at the same be playable and enjoyed by club golfers. The Edinburgh has proved to be true to those original design principles.

    A wide selection of teeing areas ensures that golfers can play the course at a length that suits them, while generous landing areas offer the freedom to hit the driver, one of golf’s elemental pleasures. Strategically located pines and doglegs require the longer hitter to pay heed to the correct club selection and shape of shot. Driving on the Edinburgh is a physical and mental test.

    In terms of approach play, the large putting surfaces offer the opportunity of straightforward pin locations, although the clever hazard placement makes it equally possible to ‘tuck’ pins into tougher, more closely-guarded areas to make the accomplished player work hard to earn their birdie chances.

    Jacobs was intent on creating a course that was sympathetic to its surroundings – in modern parlance, one that would leave a ‘soft’ footprint on its environment – and this has in time become one of the Edinburgh’s great strengths. It is a haven for wildlife, a sanctuary for the area’s flora and fauna.

    Fact File

    Please see dedicated section on Championship History
    Opened: 1990 Architect: John Jacobs (with Gary Player and Bernard Gallacher)
    Par: 72
    Length: 7,059 yards
    Course Record: 67, Gary Orr
    Previous Tournaments held: Wentworth Senior Masters
    Halfway House: By 10th tee and 14th green