OVERVIEW: In the heart of Surrey, two miles from the village of Cranleigh and with the beautiful Surrey Hills as a backdrop, Cranleigh Golf & Country Club is a true gem for corporate day events. It has become a popular choice for small-to-medium size events, corporate golf days, team-building/staff-retaining activities or private celebrations.
THE FACILITIES: The 68-par golf course will keep you on your toes (I know from personal experience!) and delight you in equal measure with its tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. It has even been compared by some to the prestigious Sunningdale. The tennis courts are all-weather and floodlit, with resident LTA professionals on hand for coaching. There’s also a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and a state-of-the-art gym with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. There’s a wide range of rooms for fitness and holistic classes and a dedicated cycling studio with an amazing cinematic riding experience. Once you’ve tired yourself out with all those activities, there’s a comfortable lounge, restaurant and bar to relax in.
THE DINING EXPERIENCE: From lite bites to banqueting, the food here is excellent. When it comes to Sunday roasts, I believe they are the best you’ll find anywhere. Typical starters include whitebait or melon and ham – both superb. The beef was simply perfect – pink, tender and flavoursome – and accompanied by a range of exquisitely-presented vegetables. Desserts like sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownie, knickerbocker glory and ice creams provide the perfect finish. Notably, though, the ambiance is friendly and cosy. The clientele is an interesting cross-section of society from sport freaks to families to empty-nesters. The service was impeccable.
FOR CORPORATES: This is a great venue for a wide range of day event possibilities. The team here prides itself on creating bespoke packages for each client in order to achieve tailor-made golf days, company staff days and other events. Dedicated teams are on hand to provide quotations, help organise and oversee activities
THE VERDICT: An outstanding venue that’s managed in a highly-professional way. You will feel in safe hands whichever size or type of event/occasion you decide to hold here.