New golf courses often take an age to bed-in, but Surrey National, near Caterham, has come a long way in the five years since it opened for business. The result is a course that looks five times it’s age and plays superbly.

The course is surrounded by mature woodland and the rolling downland provided course architect David Williams with natural valleys (the course was originally called “Happy Valley”) and raised areas where he could site teeing grounds that offer golfers enticing downhill drives.

A superb clubhouse that overlooks the 18th green has recently been completed and is set for a further extension this year.

Best Hole: 14th 513 yards par 5. An inviting downhill drive means this par five can be reached in two if you get a good one away. However if you’re laying up be careful of the group of bunkers 100 yards short of the green. A great risk reward hole.

Address: Rook Lane, Chaldon, Surrey, CR3 5AA

Tel: 01883 344555

Green fees: £26 weekdays, weekends from £28

Restrictions: Subject to availability