Straddling the Greenwich Meridian line, this 210 acre site takes its name from its unique location, and is preceded by a similarly exclusive reputation. Created and landscaped by Ryder Cup players, the course is rated as one of Peter Alliss’s best UK designs, and lies languidly and undulating just five miles west of Cambridge.
With a par of 73 the 6,700 yards of the Meridian Course combine classic golf with modern skill sets in a challenge ramped up by natural features; generous fairways lend themselves to an enjoyable game for all abilities but manipulated lakes, oaks and willows – along with bunkers and gorse – make for a varied and characterful course.
Expertly maintained greens are also something to boast about, living up to the United States Golf Association standards and the club has hosted a number of international putting masterclasses and championships including the English Ladies’ Seniors’ Open Championship on three occasions.
In line with changes in traditional golfing practice, the club welcomes visitors – alongside a burgeoning membership base – to make full use of all its facilities, including a practise area, pro shop and modern clubhouse. Sunday lunches are a real draw, with home cooked pies and real ales being served up on a sun-drenched terrace with views over the 18th hole.
The recent addition of a halfway house means golfers will never be too far from a coffee and a sausage sandwich, no matter which hemisphere they feel peckish in.