Sunningdale’s Old Course, which opened in 1901, was laid out by Willie Park Jnr. It is pure enchantment that characterizes Sunningdale Old. Virtually every hole is played in splendid and beautiful isolation, and in harmony with nature. There is subtlety here, a measure of drama, and a wealth of that one indispensable ingredient, pleasurable excitement. No wonder it may be the most beloved inland course in the British Isles.
All that being said, there are those who like the New Course, which opened in 1923, at least as wel. The New course is perhaps a bit more rugged than the Old one, a bit more masculine, if you will.