The good thing about living in England is there are plenty of golf courses. Admittedly there are only a handful in the close proximity of Central London and on the other hand they are usually high class and very expensive or even private courses.
World-famous courses like Sunningdale, Birkdale, Stoke Park are all situated just south-west of London, in the wealthy suburbs of the British capital. Another well-known course in exactly that area is the Wentworth Club, a private property which not only hosts the European Tour HQ and some private residences of super rich and top notch golfers (like Ernie Els) but it as well hosts the annual flagship event of European golf: the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course.
This year I was lucky enough to go there on the final tournament day, watching all these great players, getting close and really inhale the spirit of the game (see the related blog post). Unfortunately I wasn’t playing the course yet but at least I could wander the famous turf, sit on the grand stand when Matteo Manassero holed his winning putt and could spend a fortune in the club house pro shop. That should do for a while… until some day… you never know! What a great day anyway!
To get a better feeling for the property in case you are not that familiar with it, you should watch this little film. It really is a club for the upper ten thousand. And you have no doubt when you see all these huge mansions around and on the property.