A Golfer’s Paradise in Virginia Water

Nestled in the heart of Virginia Water lies the Wentworth Club, an iconic golfing destination that has played host to the prestigious BMW PGA Championship since 1955, with the next tournament heading our way in just a few weeks (13th-17th Sept).

Barton Wyatt has called this fabulous place home for nearly 60 years and we have enjoyed the buzz of many tournaments ourselves, with a number of keen golfers in the team, regularly heading down to spectate at this wonderful annual event.

If you’re heading to the area and you’re thinking of moving, renting or buying, and want some home inspiration take some time to browse our properties available in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions, you can also visit our award-winning website or call us on 01344 843000 and email us.

As the leading estate agents in Wentworth we are proud to share about this remarkable golfing event and its profound impact on the Wentworth and Virginia Water area. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament:

  1. A Time-Honoured Tradition

Since its inception in 1955, the BMW PGA Championship has stood as a testament to the rich history of golf in England. Held at the esteemed West Course of the Wentworth Club, this championship is hailed as one of the premier events on the European Tour.

  1. The Majestic West Course

Wentworth’s West Course, with its rolling fairways and strategically placed hazards, provides the perfect stage for top-tier golf. Its stunning design and challenging layout create an exhilarating experience for both players and spectators.

  1. Champions etched in History

The tournament’s roll of honour reads like a who’s who of golfing legends. Huge names in golf like Sir Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie, and Rory McIlroy have all emerged victorious, etching their names in the annals of golf history. Rory McIlroy and 2022 champion Shane Lowry have confirmed they will return for the 2023 Championships.

  1. Gateway to the Ryder Cup

The BMW PGA Championship holds a pivotal role in shaping the European Ryder Cup team. Players compete for precious points during the event, making their mark on the world stage and contributing to the fierce competition that is the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup was founded after the first ever match (with a cup donated by Samuel Ryder) was also played at Wentworth in June 1926.

  1. Star-Studded Pro-Am

Leading up to the championship, a Celebrity Pro-Am event takes centre stage, where professional golfers join forces with notable personalities from the entertainment, sports, and business realms. It’s not uncommon to spot A-list celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Hugh Grant, and even royals like Prince William taking to the fairways in this showcase of talent and camaraderie. Welsh Professional Footballer Gareth Bale has recently confirmed he’ll be joining the star-studded line up which already includes Hollywood A-lister, Tom Holland, England cricket stars James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes for this year’s Pro-Am.

  1. A Global Spectacle

The BMW PGA Championship transcends geographical boundaries, captivating audiences across the globe. Golf enthusiasts from all corners tune in to witness the drama unfold amidst the manicured greens and fairways of Wentworth.

  1. Evolution through Renovation

Wentworth Club has undergone strategic renovations to ensure that the West Course remains a world-class golfing venue. These enhancements have solidified Wentworth’s reputation as a haven for golfing enthusiasts.

  1. A Festival of Experiences

More than just a golf tournament, the BMW PGA Championship offers a festival-like ambiance suitable for all ages. Visitors revel in live entertainment, with performances by DJ Locksmith, Jax Jones and The Wombats, delectable dining options, and luxurious hospitality suites, adding an element of grandeur to the proceedings.

  1. A Heart-warming Touch

The championship’s impact extends beyond golf, as it actively supports charitable initiatives. The tournament’s charitable endeavours make a positive difference in the community, reinforcing the event’s commitment to social responsibility. This year CALM is the official charity partner of the 2023 BMW PGA Championship.

  1. Showcasing Exclusive Real Estate

The BMW PGA Championship not only highlights world-class golf but also shines a spotlight on the Wentworth Estate in Virginia Water. This exclusive estate boasts luxurious properties and is surrounded by the allure of the championship, making it an address of distinction. If you’re thinking of selling your home on the Wentworth Estate, now is the time to put it onto the market and get it seen by host of keen buyers. If you’re looking to buy or rent in the Wentworth and Virginia Water area we have many homes we would be delighted to show you around.


The prestigious Wentworth Estate extends to around 1,750 acres and dates back to the early 1920’s when the rural dream of developer W.G.Tarrant became a reality, creating large houses in beautiful mature gardens surrounding the golf course. Lying within the green belt, the Wentworth Estate is now a sanctuary of impressive houses in quiet roads surrounded by three 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole executive course. The Wentworth Club, situated in the middle of the estate, is world-renowned and has recently been the subject of a major renovation programme offering swimming pools, tennis courts, a health and leisure club as well as superb dining.


There are a number of fantastic properties available to view now on the Wentworth Estate, many with grounds backing on to the competition course, we would be delighted to show you around them. Contact the office today for more information.

GUIDE PRICE £3,950,000

Occupying a quiet location within the Wentworth Estate this beautiful 6-bedroom home offers a modern layout and a manicured south facing garden with swimming pool.

GUIDE PRICE £3,500,000

A superb opportunity to add the finishing touches to a new-build family home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, boasting a magnificent staircase with a lift and brand-new indoor swimming pool, located on the Wentworth Estate.

£12,500 PCM

An imposing modern family home situated on the prestigious Wentworth Estate on a mature, private plot in excess of half an acre and within walking distance of the village shops, restaurants and mainline railway station.


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