In stark contrast to the surroundings, Faldo's creation is decidedly man-made, featuring in particular a succession of the largest and most fearsome bunkers in England. An ‘anaconda' bunker snakes its way along the most dramatic par-5, while the island green at the short penultimate hole is enough to strike fear into the heart of the most confident player.
Smyers' influence is also readily evident; Chart Hills is essentially set up as a country club, drawing inspiration from the American model. As such, everything is laid on from the first moment to last, underlining that Chart Hills offers one of the most comprehensive luxury golf experiences in the country.
Chart Hills Golf Club is ranked as one of the best courses in London and the South East