While not physically demanding, the Par 70, 6201 yard course (5682 yard, Par 74 for Ladies) presents a true test of golf for players of all levels – featuring narrow tree-lined fairways, fast well-bunkered greens, with 3 of the 5 Par 3’s over 200 yards, and the river in play on several holes. It benefits from fairway irrigation and a new drainage system for a great playing experience the whole year around.
It’s a course that rewards good course management and accuracy, as well as a light touch and steady nerve on the greens. It has helped breed players of the highest standard in English amateur golf – as well as individual success, over the years Ealing has been English Champion Club four times and European Champions twice. Members find that their handicap travels well, while visitors need to bring their ‘A’ game.
The Course was originally laid out by James Braid and later re-designed by Harry S. Colt, one of the greatest of all golf course architects responsible for such courses as Sunningdale, the East and West courses at Wentworth, and Moor Park.
Today we are renowned for the condition and presentation of our course, and in particular our greens, which have some of the best surfaces in England. Our class-leading green and fairway irrigation systems and continuous improvement programme ensures new golfing delights, year after year.
The benefits of our pursuit of excellence – as well as the exceptional skills of our course manager Wesley Lenihan and greens staff – are recognised in a recent edition of Golf Monthly:
“Ealing is fortunate in having procured the services of Greg Evans – one of just 52 Master Greenkeepers worldwide. Evans didn’t just want the greens to peak for a handful of club events, he wanted to maintain them as close as possible to championship standard 365 days a year. Thanks to a comprehensive maintenance programme that goes against the grain for UK clubs, with blade heights set aggressively as low as 2mm, he has transformed the putting surfaces at Ealing. The results are some of the finest and fastest greens around…”.