Royal Ascot is based in the south west corner of Windsor Great Park and is the jewel in Berkshire’s golfing crown.
The course was designed by Jonathan Tucker of the Sports Turf Research Institure and built by J & E Ely, who altered Royal Troon for the 2004 Open Championship.
During course build, protected saplings were planted along the edge of a number of fairways and now that these trees have begun to mature, there are some treacherous lies to be found should you miss the fairway - take your medicine, come out sideways and give yourself a chance of keeping your score alive.
With quick and true greens built to USGA standard and exceptional drainage, Royal Ascot remains open for competitive golf throughout the year with only snow, thunderstorms or severe fog ever preventing play.
The course has been designed in an area of established Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch and Larch trees; ponds, brooks and a protected environmental area with Buzzards hovering overhead and Roe and Muntjac deer hiding in the copses – Royal Ascot truly is an aesthetically stunning course and an excellent test for golfers of all standards.