The Wentworth Property is a privately owned 1920s golf membership and well being resort (close to Virginia Water, Surrey) masking some 700 hectares (1,750 acres) of north Surrey. In 1922 builder W.G. Tarrant acquired the event rights for the Wentworth Property, appointing Harry Colt to develop a golf course across the “Wentworth” home.
In 1926, a match between American and British skilled gamers was held on the Membership. One spectator was Samuel Ryder, who urged that the match ought to turn into a daily fixture, and backed it up by donating the Cup that bears his title. The primary official match was held the next 12 months.
Now approaching 100 years later and now with 4 programs, hundreds of eager golfers flock to the Wentworth Property in Virginia Water to see the crème de la crème play golf on what are seemingly among the most enjoyable programs within the UK.
Golfers tread within the footsteps of the sport’s nice gamers from the final 85 years – legends corresponding to Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Participant, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els and Tiger Woods to call however just a few.
The golf course core of the Wentworth Property is understood to the local people as ‘The Island’. This nickname simply provides to the sensation of exclusivity that appears to pervade the entire space and with an extended record of wealthy and well-known in your doorstep it will be arduous to not be impressed.
Wentworth is probably the most televised golf course within the UK because it hosts the annual flagship PGA European Golf Championship. An in depth renovation programme of the West Course at a price of £6,000,000 toughened up the course to trendy requirements, which led to professionals together with Ian Poulter and Pádraig Harrington being lured again by the enhancements, which have been designed by Wentworth resident and double Open champion Ernie Els.
This course can be uncommon insofar as it’s the solely course of its form which has been designed with properties operating alongside the fairways. And there are few extra superb pure settings to reside and play golf in than this stretch of heath land surrounded by pine, oak and birch woodlands with the colourful rhododendrons including a splash of color.
There isn’t any denying it, Wentworth is elegant and this air of glamour and class lures the wealthy and well-known to purchase ring aspect seats on these illustrious programs. Residence homeowners relish the chance of inviting their metropolis pals down for a weekend within the ‘nation’ and a spot of golf.
The Wentworth Property’s previous and current well-known residents vary from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Sir Cliff Richard to Elton John and the Bee Gees of the present enterprise world. From Ron Dennis (the proprietor of McLaren ) and ex-boxer Prince Naseem to Nick Faldo and Ernie Els within the sports activities world.
Along with the world class golf on supply, the Wentworth Membership is owned by Richard Caring, who additionally owns presumably the very best secure of eating places in London together with The Ivy, J. Sheekey and Le Caprice. So if high quality eating is interesting then it is a terrific place to reside.
It’s price noting that dwelling on the Wentworth Property doesn’t routinely grant membership to the golf membership.