Each regional heat will be held at a leading golf club and every golfer will receive an exclusive PPG goodie bag. There will
be prizes on the day for the longest drive and nearest the pin as well as the chance to win a place at the Valderrama Club.
Blackheath has been beautifully landscaped and planted with a variety
of stunning trees. It’s a welcome oasis hidden away from the hustle and
bustle of the busy capital.
The course was originally the Eltham Golf Club, founded in 1892. The opinions of Tom Dunn and Peter Paxton, two leading professionals of the time,
were sought for the design, and in the end Dunn’s advice was followed.
When play on Blackheath was no longer practical, the two clubsmerged
in 1923 and took on the name of Royal Blackheath, but played exclusively
on the course of Eltham.
Royal Blackheath Golf Club,
London SE9 5AF
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8850 1795
Blackwell Golf Club was formed in 1893 with a nine hole course on part of
Lord Hewell Estate. It was extended to eighteen holes in 1923. The Course measures 6260 yards with a par of 70.
Blackwell is a club where golfers will ﬁnd everything which is traditional to the history of the game. Indeed, the club’s values are based on and dedicated to, the ideals which ﬁrst inspired thegame of golf - a fair but demanding test of skill and intelligence. Both halves have a tough ﬁnish. The pond at the 9th
has to be carried some 200 Yards from the back Tee in order to hit this
green - anything less than a perfect strike will have a watery grave.
Agmore Road, Blackwell,
Telephone: 0121 445 3113
Gog Magog Golf Club is situated on the free draining chalk of the
Gog Magog Hills just south of Cambridge. The Old Course has been on these hills since 1901 and has all the character you would expect from a course
with so much history.
In contrast, designers built The Wandlebury to interest and challenge the modern golfer. It opened in 1999 and is now well established. Both courses
over a very enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities, with marvellous
views across the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk countryside.
Gog Magog Golf Club,
Telephone: 01223 247 626
The four star luxury Hilton Templepatrick Hotel and Country Club is situated on 220 acres of beautiful park and woodland on the Castle Upton Estate.
This super 18 hole golf course, designed by David Jones and David Feherty
has been acclaimed as one of Northern Irelands finest courses.
The layout allows for over 7,000 yards of challenging fairways and greens interspersed with lakes and mature parkland. Located just a few miles from Belfast International Airport, we’re perfectly situated, so business or leisure visitors can always make time for 18 holes.
Castle Upton Estate,
Telephone: 028 9443 5500
Ladybank hosted Local Final Qualifying again in 2010, when The Open Championship was played at St Andrews. This is the seventh time that Ladybank has hosted Local Final Qualifying since 1978.
Those of us who are fortunate enough to play Ladybank on a regular basis are fulsome in our praise of the course and its surroundings. On a fine summer's day there is no finer place on earth - there is no doubt in our minds that this
is a course of outstanding quality and rare beauty.
Ladybank Golf Club,
Telephone: 01337 830 725
Moortown Golf Club was formed in 1909 and the present clubhouse was opened in 1915 and by the mid – 1920s the course assumed the layout,
which was to exist without major alterations for over sixty years.
Even in those early days Moortowns popularity among professionsals was growing through Yorkshire Evening News Professional Tournament, but it
was the staging of The Ryder Cup in 1929 which focused the attention of international media on the club.
There is no doubt that this event was a major factor in establishing Moortown’s world-wide repuation as a championship golf course together with the course design of Dr Alister MacKenzie.
The Moortown Golf Club,
Telephone: +44 (0) 113 268 6521
Mount Juliet Golf Course opened in 1991 with a match featuring golfing legends Christy O'Connor Snr. and Jack Nicklaus. The beautiful and challenging Mount Juliet golf course has established itself as a premier
golfing venue for Top Professionals and leisure golfers worldwide. Chosen as the first and only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Ireland, the "Golden Bear" was meticulous and pain-staking in his design and overseeing of the construction of his great creation. In preparation for the WGC - American Express Golf Championship that was held here in September 2002 and again in 2004, the Jack Nicklaus design team instigated some extensions and new features to the course, showing Mount Juliet's continued pursuit of
Mount Juliet Golf Course,
Telephone: 056 777 3064
Situated just one mile from junction 19 of the M4 (Bristol/Bath)
on the outskirts of Bristol bordering Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
‘The Players Club’ is dedicated to the game of golf.
The courses are designed by Adrian Sti who also designed highly
rated neighbouring Cumberwell Park. It’s agship Codrington course,
is designed to test you, thrill you and frustrate in equal measure.
The Players Club,
Telephone: 01454 313 029
A full eighteen hole true Championship Course of 6,835 yards (par 70) awaits you with none of the modern water hazards but ninety four bunkers of local sand and long carries over punishing swathes of heather.
a general rule we are renowned for our 'most excellent' greens and a long, demanding turn for home. Very rarely will your ‘second half’ score be better than the first.
The course record was lowered to 64 in 2006 by eighteen year old Darren Wright of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, when triumphant in the Carris Trophy (English Boys Amateur Stroke Play Championships).
Sherwood Forest Golf Club,
Telephone: 01623 626 689
Sonning Golf Club lies in the heart of Berkshire on the A4 between Maidenhead and Reading. The course was designed and opened for play in 1911 by J H Taylor who won The Open Championship five times.
The course measures 6,366 yards and has a par and standard scratch of 70. The course is easy to walk with tree-lined fairways and is fondly remembered by all who play it. Sonning plays longer than its yardage due to the elevations of several greens and fairways and although originally a heath land course,
there is now an abundance of mature trees and shrubs all around the course. The greens are true and fast, and have many testing swales and idiosyncrasies.
Telephone: 0118 969 3332
Stockport Golf Club was founded by a group of visionaries in 1905. A private members Club it has hosted The Open Regional Qualifier and other major events in recent years.
The Club has been an important member of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs since the Union was formed in 1921. It currently hosts the Cheshire Junior Championships and is hosting the Cheshire Stroke Play Championship in
This beautiful golf course is an 18 hole, SSS, Par 71 that is 6,392 yards long, lying in woodland with a lay-out the envy of many Golf Clubs.
Stockport Golf Club,
Telephone: 0161 427 8369
Wynyard Golf Club is a prestigious sporting venue oering superior standards of golf and corporate hospitality. Set on the exclusive Wynyard Estate, the Club attracts world class golfers who enjoy an excellent test of skill playing on the superb Wellington Course.
Set in 200 acres of rolling parkland, The Wellington Course is rated as one
of the UK's nest golf courses. Stretching 7000 yards from the back tees,
this outstanding, 18 hole, par 72 championship course includes sweeping fairways, panoramic views, elevation changes and over 80 bunkers to challenge the most experienced of golfers.
Wynyard Golf Club,
Telephone: +44 (0) 1740 644 399