East Berkshire Golf Club, Ravenswood Avenue, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6BD
East Berkshire stands on the North Downs near the western end of the Forest of Windsor. The course was originally designed by Peter Paxton in 1904, who was adept at using the water courses that flow on the land to guard the greens. Heather too was used as a feature to provide cross hazards on some of the longer holes, reducing the need for bunkers and maintaining a natural look to the course. These natural barriers and cleverly designed doglegs mean the course plays a lot longer than the 6,400 yardage suggests. Coupled with fast undulating greens, this makes for a real challenge of not only a players striking ability but also their discipline and course strategy.
From its origins as a heathland course, East Berkshire has matured into a tree-lined course of great beauty. Shaped fairways leading into well-defined semi rough helps to identify the driving areas and carefully placed greenside hazards ensure that wayward shots go unrewarded.