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The Rugbeian Golfing Society

450th Anniversary Golf Day

Friday 14th July 2017 – New Zealand Golf Club, Surrey

The ORGS has been asked to run a golf day to mark the 450th anniversary of the School’s foundation.  I hope that we shall have a really good attendance for the day, open to all Rugbeian golfers (and not just ORGS members), at New Zealand Golf Club, Addlestone, Surrey on Friday 14th July. 

The day will be a traditional ORGS day of 2 rounds of drawn foursomes, with prizes for the best stableford scores, but also with some form of concurrent match to help maintain interest in each game.

Top 100 Golf Courses review of New Zealand Golf Club
Founded in 1895 and designed by Samuel “Mure” Fergusson, New Zealand Golf Club is a top-class course located within the famous Surrey heath belt. New Zealand was laid out on the estate of H.F. Locke-King.

New Zealand’s design was innovative, being one of the earliest courses to be routed across dense heathland. According to Bernard Darwin, “New Zealand is sui generis. It does not compete with other courses, but it sets its own standard and lives up to it. If anyone wants to play a friendly game, uncrowded and unseen, to have a good lunch in pleasant company, and get home early to London, there is no place like New Zealand.”

Not a long course by today’s standards, at a little over 6,000 yards, but with a lowly par of 68, it represents a challenge; six of the par fours are more than 400 yards long. Needless to say, accuracy rather than distance is important from the tee. The course plays through avenues of trees and there is plenty of heather to catch the wayward ball. New Zealand really is a stylish golf course and it’s a privilege to be able to play a round at this engaging golf club.

Most of the holes are isolated from each other by the trees; it’s an intimate feeling and a great place to play golf with friends. The 9th hole is about as far away from the clubhouse as you can get and it’s the first in a cluster of three holes which are located on the other side of Martyrs Lane – so make sure you have everything you need in your bag before you start your round.

If you would like to play in this fixture, please complete the form below and you will be contacted in June 2017 to confirm your continued wish to play with a request to pay for the day..

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