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The Golf Course

Many may be aware of the palace at Hampton Court but not necessarily its golf course. Within the grounds at Home Park, it offers a truly unique opportunity to play a traditional parkland course at one of the country’s most famous royal parks.

As golfers of ability, the new owners take great pride in the presentation of their courses. At 6,500 yards, the par 71 design meanders through hundreds of mature trees in a naturally free draining location.

Under the gaze of fallow deer, it’s easy to forget how close you are to the City of London but not hard to see why Golf Monthly features it on its ‘must play’ shortlist.

WHS Course Handicap Table

  • Local Rules

    Hampton Court Palace Golf Club – Local Rules

    1. OUT OF BOUNDS

    A ball lying beyond the line of posts or in the trench marking out of bounds to the left of the 18th fairway and green. On or over the road to the left of the 14th fairway. On or over the road to the rear of the 5th and 9th greens.

    2. STONES IN BUNKERS

    are movable obstructions, Rule 24-1 applies.

    3. TREE GUARDS

    There are an integral part of the course and the ball must be played as it lies. If the ball is unplayable the player must proceed under Rule 28, Ball unplayable.

    4. WATERING SYSTEM

    All fixed sprinkler heads, control cover etc are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty, as follows: if the ball lies off the putting green but not in the hazard, and is within 2 club-length of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which A (is not near the hole) B (avoids such intervention) C (is not in a hazard or on a putting green).

    5. GROUND UNDER REPAIR

    Surface damage to the course caused by deer is GUR and relief may be taken under Rule 25-1. IN a bunker if a ball lies in a deer footmark, it may be placed as near as possible to the place where is lay which avoids interference with the lie of the ball. Player’s would give their opponent/marker the opportunity to observe and agree on a condition before a ball is lifted.

    6. SURFACE DAMAGE BY ANIMAL ON GREENS

    Relief may be taken under Rule 25-1(iii).

    7. PATHS AND VEHICLE TRACKS

    Provide the ball is not out of bounds, relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2 .

    8. PLAYING GROUPS

    Groups of players must be no larger than 4 players. The club also reserve the right to pair up small groups during busy periods on the golf course.

    PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

    Match Play – Loss of hole: Stroke Play – Two strokes.

    PACE OF PLAY

    Maximum allotted time for an 18 hole round for a 4ball is 4 hours.

Hole White
Yards
White
Yellow
Yards
Yellow
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
Red
Yards
Red
Par Stroke
Index
S.I.
1 396 381 4 7 327 4 7
2 344 338 4 13 325 4 15
3 331 321 4 17 303 4 9
4 348 338 4 3 334 4 3
5 555 506 5 11 441 5 13
6 405 397 4 1 388 4 1
7 407 348 4 5 290 4 11
8 160 152 3 15 107 3 17
9 372 368 4 9 359 4 5
10 395 390 4 2 384 4 4
11 300 295 4 18 291 4 14
12 211 199 3 6 129 3 16
13 355 342 4 12 336 4 2
14 529 476 5 14 424 5 10
15 410 384 4 4 279 4 12
16 409 400 4 10 342 4 6
17 151 142 3 16 131 3 18
18 436 431 4 8 339 4 8
Out 3318 3149 36 2874 36
In 3196 3059 35 2655 35
Total 6514 6208 71 5529 71

Golf at Hampton Court Palace

“Top end course minus the pretentious culture. David and his team have set the bar high. Staff are friendly and always happy to help. This was my first time playing and I will be going back. I booked an electric trolley and was allowed to upgrade to a buggy on arrival. One of the only courses I know that lets you reserve a trolley or buggy when booking online - very helpful! Thanks for a great day. See you again soon.”
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunny Bhanot
“Great course have placed twice and felt like a different course each time due to weather conditions. Course in great condition and in a great setting.”
Rated 5 out of 5 by GolfNow
“Beautiful place to play golf, like most places the fairways were baked and the rough thin (thankfully) but the greens were near perfect... fast and true. The tee boxes were also great given the prolonged summer without rain. ”
Rated 4 out of 5 by Peter H
“A hidden gem, great location by the river Thames but within the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Surrounded by quiet wooded copses, golf greens and deer.”
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert Hocking
“This is not the most challenging of courses but is a great standby in the wet winter months. Buggies are almost always available. Add to this a friendly and welcoming attitude in both the pro shop and restaurant it always provides a nice days golf with great views of the palace and the deer that roam the park.”
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ridley