Designer: Harry S. Colt / Tom Simpson / Sir Guy Campbell
Length: 6,308 yards
Rye was founded in 1894. A young Harry Colt laid out the course - surely one of the most impressive debut designs in history.
With par at 68 and a course measuring over 6,300 yards, Rye is one of the toughest courses in relation to par in all of Britain. The only par five hits us early in the round, perhaps too early to take full advantage. The five par threes are outstanding but very difficult, with elusive elevated greens. Of the remaining twelve par fours, nine stretch over 400 yards.