Upmarket golf and spa resort Foxhills was celebrating yesterday after one of its course was put in the top 100 in England.
The list – compiled by Golf World, one of the world’s most authoritative golf magazines – ranked courses on strategic merit, presentation, memorable holes, playability, consistency of test and visual appeal.
Foxhills’ Longcross course in Surrey was recognised for its stunning – but challenging – fairways and greens.
It is one of only Osix new entries to the prestigious list and was praised by panelists for being ‘a class act”’.
They said the course ‘beautifully combined challenge and charm, with a serious test of 6,750 yards being softened by the aesthetic charm of a course that is routed through Scots pine, beech and silver birch trees.’
The resort’s Bernard Hunt course was named in the magazine’s Next 100 list with panelists saying ‘there is a lot of discussion as to which of the Foxhills courses is the best. Both have improved enormously over recent years and both have superb greens and many top holes.’
Jason Adams, General Manager at Foxhills, said: ‘The team has put in a lot of effort over the last few years to raise the standard of the courses and services including tree clearing, improved drainage, new tees and a new golf shop.
‘This is tremendous recognition for all their hard work.’
Chris Reeve, Golf Operations Manager at Foxhills, added: ‘This is the first time either course has been in the top 100 and it’s a very proud achievement for myself and the team. Whether tackling Longcross or the Bernard Hunt course, we’re delighted to be able to offer members and guests two of the country’s top courses.’