Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Lingfield Park is perhaps better known for its horse racing than its golf. However, it is also home to a great golf course, which sits to the side of the racecourse, along with a hotel ran by Marriott. The 4-star accommodation also features a gym and spa, where guests can relax during their stay.  
The golf course was designed by Harvey Jarrett and opened in 1987, 97 years after the racecourse opened at Lingfield Park. It is not the longest course - just shy of 6,500 yards from the tips – but there is plenty of danger involved, including the racetrack coming into play as an out of bounds feature on the penultimate hole. Bunkers, lakes, streams and tree-lined fairways are all in play throughout a round at Lingfield Park. 
Obviously, the racecourse is a big attraction for the resort, with more than 50 horse racing meetings being held at the Surrey venue each year. Some of these are ‘Feature Days’, and the racing is accompanied by live music in the evening. There is also a gym and spa at the resort, allowing guests to work out or relax during their stay. 
Marriott Hotels are the owners of the accommodation at the venue, one of several on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list where you find the Marriott branding. The 116-room building is a 4-star hotel and offers a wide range of rooms and suites. Guest Rooms come in three forms, while the Superior Guest Rooms have balconies for hotel guests to enjoy the views of either the racecourse or golf course.  
Visit the Lingfield Park website here.  

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Racecourse, Golf Course

Horse racing has been around at Lingfield Park since 1890. It took almost a century before the golf course was designed and constructed, with the Harvey Jarrett design opening in 1987. The two don’t always go hand in hand, but there are several layouts in the United Kingdom with successful links to racecourses, and Lingfield Park is one of them.  
The Jarrett design measures almost 6,500 yards from the back tees and borders the racecourse at several points throughout a round. The track actually comes into play on the 17th, with the track being an out of bounds hazard on the left side of the penultimate hole. That is not the only hazard on the layout, with plenty of trees, bunkers and even a water hazard in play on the 15th. The difficulty of the course has led to the venue becoming a host of the PGA EuroPro Tour.  
15 and 17 are among the signature holes on the golf course at Lingfield Park. The former is a tough par 5 measuring 540 yards. The last 200 of that is played uphill so it plays even longer than its carded distance. Seven bunkers, a lake, a stream and an oak tree in the middle of the fairway. Miss all of that, and you might make par or better on the 15th. The penultimate hole has the track running alongside it on its left side as an out of bounds feature. It is a short par 4 at just 345 yards, but if you are not accurate off the tee, then a par could be difficult. 

Marriott Hotels

Lingfield Park is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list to come under the Marriott banner. The 4-star hotel, which features 116 rooms and suites, was opened in 2010 as the Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club.  
There are three types of Guest Rooms in the hotel, with the Guest Double being the standard offering. Guest King Rooms and Guest Family Rooms are also available, with the latter coming equipped with two double beds to fit the whole clan. Each of these options comes with Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom as standard. 
The Marriott Hotel at Lingfield Park also has Superior Guest Rooms, which can come equipped with a king-sized bed or two double beds. These all have balconies, with views over either the racecourse or the golf course. The final piece to the puzzle is the option of renting out a One Bedroom Suite, which is the best of the best when it comes to accommodation at Lingfield Park. 

Leisure & Activities

It might not surprise you that there is plenty to do during your stay at Lingfield Park. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a whirlpool, along with a fitness suite which is fully equipped with high-tech cardio and resistance equipment, along with a wide array of free weights.  
Of course, there is also the racecourse. Lingfield Park runs more than 50 meetings each year, with a range of action across the jumps, flat and all-weather tracks. There are feature days with live entertainment, where guests can enjoy the racing and then music in the evening.  

FAQs about Lingfield Park

Where is Lingfield Park?  
Lingfield Park is in the south of England, further south than London. The resort includes Lingfield Park Racecourse, and the entire property sits between Lingfield and Dormansland. Crawley is ten miles west of the resort, with the centre of London less than 30 miles by car. 

What is the nearest airport and station to Lingfield Park?
In terms of air travel, London Gatwick Airport is just ten miles away from Lingfield Park. British Airways, easyJet and TUI Airways have bases at Gatwick, with the airport servicing almost 50 million passengers in 2019, the final year before the COVID-19 travel restrictions. London Heathrow – the busiest airport in the United Kingdom – is less than 50 miles from Lingfield Park, situated on the western side of the capital city. 
Lingfield is the nearest train station to the resort, with frequent trains between London Victoria and East Grinsted, which is two stops down the line from Lingfield. The Southern service runs at least twice an hour in both directions. 

What golf facilities does Lingfield Park offer?
Away from the golf course, Lingfield Park is also home to a driving range which neighbours the racecourse. The facility features covered and uncovered bays, along with targets dotted down the range. There is a large putting green, along with a chipping area and two practice bunkers to hone your skills prior to a round on the course.  

Does Lingfield Park offer golf lessons?
Lessons and tuition are available at Lingfield Park. A PGA-qualified professional is on hand at the Surrey resort to offer advice and coaching, to improve the games of golfers of all levels and ages.  

What are the green fees at Lingfield Park?
The price of a green fee at Lingfield Park changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Lingfield Park, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Lingfield Park?
The 116-room 4-star hotel at Lingfield Park comes courtesy of Marriott Hotels. There is a range of Guest Rooms, Superior Rooms and One Bedroom Suites, with the latter two options each coming with balconies for guests to look out on views of the golf course or the racecourse. 

What other resorts are nearby?
Lingfield Park is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts that sits south of the nation’s capital city. Tudor Park, Dale Hill and East Sussex National all sit within an hour’s drive from Lingfield Park. 
Visit the Lingfield Park website here.