Surrey National Golf Club (formerly Happy Valley) is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the village of Chaldon, near Caterham. Since opening in April 1999 the course has gone from strength to strength earning a fine reputation as one of the best all year round courses within the M25. Only a year after opening Time Magazine nominated the course as their "Find of the Year" and urged readers to "play it now"!
Now with a superb clubhouse (opened Feb 2003 followed by an addiitonal wing in 2004)), the Club has gained a clubhouse to match the splendour of the course! This magnificent building sits perched above the 18th green with grandstand views over the lake, fountains and course beyond. It has all the benefits that you would expect from a new build plus the added bonus of stylish Hospitality facilities. On the upper floor, the spacious and beautifully appointed Fountain Suite is available for a wide range of occasions from Sunday Lunches through to Wedding Receptions. Full details of this together with the adjacent Terrace Room can be found in the Hospitality section of this website. Both rooms feature lovely course-facing views. The ground floorl houses the Pro Shop, changing rooms, Spike Bar and a Sports Lounge featuring a large wall mounted screen TV.
The golf course, designed by David Williams, meanders through dramatic rolling countryside populated by thousands of mature trees which further enhance the appeal of this beautiful setting. The topography of the course is extremely interesting with two valleys merging at the northern end offering wonderful views over Farthing Downs with many other delightful scenes along the way.
Holes run along valleys and ridges with mainly level play and many enjoyable down hill tee-shots offering a vista of the complete hole. There are two lakes (one teasingly situated alongside the 18th green in front of the clubhouse), carefully positioned bunkers, raised tees and tree-lined fairways.
The specification and construction of the course is to the highest of standards with full USGA specification greens, drainage system, computer controlled irrigation of not only the greens and tees but also the fairways). Add to the mix the chalk based sub-soil and buggy paths and you have a great recipe for all year round play!
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