Walton Heath has a long history of high profile professional and amateur tournaments. The Club established the country’s most significant Match Play tournament, hosted the European Open through the seventies and eighties, and arguably the greatest ever U.S. team in the 1981 Ryder Cup. Reports and highlights from these tournaments can be found. Nowadays, the Club’s calendar highlights are the U.S. Open Qualifier and the Walton Heath Trophy.
Congratulations to Bob Florence from Rochester and Cobham Golf Club for winning the Senior Amateur Open with rounds of 72 & 68
Click HERE to see the final results from the Walton Heath Trophy 2022.
Photos by Charles Briscoe-Knight
The Championship is a 72-hole Stroke Play event played over both the Old and the New Course. Walton Heath is its permanent home. The Club has commissioned the superb plate you see below. It incorporates an Eisenhower Trophy Gold Medal won by the late Michael Lunt as a member of the Great Britain and Ireland team in 1964. Michael was Captain of Walton Heath Golf Club in 2005, Captain of the Royal & Ancient in 2006, a former British and English Amateur Champion, and one of the finest amateur golfers of his generation.
EVERY YEAR, THIS EVENT ATTRACTS A TOP-CLASS FIELD OF AMATEUR GOLFERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD.
THE QUALITY OF GOLF IN THE HIGHEST ECHELONS OF THE AMATEUR GAME SEEMS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM THAT OF THE PROFESSIONAL RANKS, SO TO FOLLOW THIS TOURNAMENT IS EQUALLY REWARDING.
You might be watching a future Masters Champion (Danny Willett won SEOAC in 2007), or bastions of the amateur game from Spain, Scotland, and Sweden, but above all you will be watching great golf on courses trodden by champions past and future.
2005 Ross McGowan, England
2006 Gary Wolstenholme, England
2007 Danny Willett, England
2008 Luke Goddard, England
2009 Jason Palmer, England
2010 Jack Senior, England
2011 Will Shucksmith, England
2012 Ryan Evans, England
2013 Riccardo Michelini, Italy
2014 Adam Chapman, England
2015 Luca Cianchetti, Italy
2016 Joshua Davies, Wales
2017 Jake Burnage, England
2018 Tom Thurloway, England
2019 Daniel O'Loughlin, England
2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19
2021 Rhys Nevin, England
2022 James Claridge, England
Walton Heath were the proud hosts of the 2021 Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. The 24 Finalists and 6 net winners were treated to a Welcome Breakfast with Justin Rose on the Wednesday as well as having Justin as their official starter for the first round. There followed two more days of sensational golf, finishing with the spectacular winners, Harley Smith finishing -16 with rounds of 70, 67 & 63 and Rachel Gourley finishing -5 with rounds of 70, 74 & 73 after 54 holes. See below for some memories from the event. Photos by Charles Briscoe - Knight
We were proud and privileged to be the venue for the Sky Sports British Masters which took place here at Walton Heath from 11th - 14th October 2018, hosted by Justin Rose. Please see below for some of the photographs taken from a very special week.
Watch Wayne Riley as he explores our wonderful courses and experiences what happens when you lose a ball in the heather...
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT ATTENDED BEFORE, THE EVENT IS GOLF WATCHING AT ITS BEST.
Play is over 36 holes on the day, a round on each of the two championship courses, Old and New. There’s no money at stake, but there is the considerable prize of ten or more places at the U.S. Open, encouraging attacking golf. The 2017 tournament saw plenty of that, with 10 players at 10 under or better, after heavy rain on the previous day softened defences. Our own local hero, Amateur David Boote, was eliminated in a play-off for the final place, having shot a scintillating 62 in the first round. Boote will be back.
Please click HERE to view the final results from the 2019 U.S. Open Qualifier held on Monday 3rd June and click HERE to read the overview of the event written by Gordon Simpson and a photograph courtesy of the European Tour. Photo's by Charles Briscoe-Knight.