Caversham Heath Golf Course – Overview
Now home of Reading Golf Club, The Caversham Heath Golf Course offers a superb clubhouse and function facilities alongside an 18 hole course that provides a challenge for players of all abilities.
Recently redeveloped by Canadian golf course architect Tom McBroom, the course at Caversham Heath Golf Club was originally designed by David Williams and opened at the turn of the Millennium. The newer additions and lengthened course also mark the club’s merger with the Reading Golf Club.
Predominantly redesigning courses around Ontario, his native state in Canada, McBroom has designed the updated Caversham Heath Golf Course to appeal to golfers of all abilities and ages across both clubs that are now based on site. There is also a new ‘Eyston’ course , which is is named after Jack Eyston, the founder of the original club based in Caversham.
McBroom’s Toronto-based landscaping firm has been globally recognised for his work, and in Canada alone has won awards for the “Best New Canadian Course” no less than 6 times and at one time had 12 designs featured in SCOREGolf Magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada” list.
The championship level course measures 7,000 yards in Berkshire countryside, with the Heath of its name reflected in its surroundings, which feature a large percentage of heathland. Located just outside Reading, Caversham Heath Golf Club first opened in 2000 and has been developed over the years to be a course that adheres to the rigorous standards of the USGA.
Caversham Heath is well maintained, and is good for play all year-round due to excellent drainage provided by the heath. Featuring a variety of holes of different abilities, the course is designed to make sure players get the chance to use every club that they own. The pristine fairways and spectacular views make it an enjoyable experience for any golfer.
The course also has great practice facilities including a putting green, chipping green and short game area.
Located to the north west of Reading, Caversham Heath Golf Course is also incredibly close to the Mapledurham Golf Course, and the other green spaces of Mapledurham Playing Fields, Albert Road Park and Tokers Green Park. It can be accessed by the A4074, which runs from Reading to the outskirts of Oxford.