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Stockley Pines - Back from the ashes
July 23, 2012

A Robert Trent Jones Snr Golf Course is brought back into play.

Stockley Pines is one of only 2 courses in the UK designed by arguably one of the best golf designers in the world, Robert Trent Jones Snr.

What's more, it is an open access golf facility in London with a somewhat glamorous history.

Originally known as Stockley Park, the course was one of the original European Tour Courses, opened in 1993 by Nick Faldo. It was once regularly frequented by the Chelsea team in the era of Ruud Gullit, Gian Franco Zola and Luka Vialli. Retief Goosen, was a regular, who played it between tournaments when on tour in the UK, and Peter Oosterhaus was the Director of Golf.

Unfortunately in 2008 some ill advised landfill and the construction of a range meant that the club began to lose its reputation; both membership and visitors numbers dropped and the course went into decline.

Today however, Stockley Pines is finally emerging from this dark chapter in its history and reestablishing itself one of London's finest public golf facilities again. Bought by private investors in 2010, a new management team is painstakingly carrying out work to get the course back into its original condition. They are currently working on a programme to reveal Trent Jones's original masterpiece including unearthing many of the original water features and bringing them back into play.

As the course was originally built with 30 miles of drainage, the fairways and greens are back in shape allowing excellent playing conditions all year round. Mounded greens complexes, strategic bunkering and redefined fairways mean that the quality of Trent Jones's original design is once again revealed and with its outstanding drainage system, Stockley Pines never imposes winter greens or tees, and has the added attraction of golf cars and trolleys being allowed all year round.

Stockley Pines now offers a modern, open access facility, and wants to play an important role in the lifestyle of its members, guests and visitors.  The course has added family tees making it accessible to the novice golfer whilst still delivering a demanding test off the original tournament tees for the lower handicapper and professional golfer.

Although always a work in progress, Stockley Pines is ready to challenge players of all abilities. We think Robert Trent Jones would approve of what is now being achieved and the fact that Stockley Pines is working its way back to the top of the very best open access courses in the UK.

About Stockley Pines.

Situated just 30 minutes from Central London & 5 minutes from Heathrow Airport, Stockley Pines Golf Club is set in 240 acres of rolling countryside. The par 72, 6,625 yard tree lined course has hosted European Senior and Challenge tour events and most recently a number of local professional and amateur tournaments.

The modern Clubhouse overlooks the 18th green and lake, the perfect place to enjoy lunch or a drink after your round. Our balcony bar and function suite are idyllic locations for weddings, parties, receptions & special occasions.

Our mission is to offer an outstanding golf experience to all.

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