About Us
Saffron Walden Golf Club is home to one of the finest parkland golf courses in the whole of East Anglia. Set in the picturesque surroundings of Audley End's famous mansion, the Club also boasts superb views over the historic market town of Saffron Walden. A full overview of the holes on the course, together with a detailed course review, can be accessed by clicking here. In addition to our outstanding golf course, we have a 140-person capacity Clubhouse and Bar & Catering facility serving freshly cooked homemade food daily and numerous beers and wines. We also have a private Function/Conference room seating up to 24 people seminar style overlooking the 18th green, in addition to one of the largest private car parks in town.

Rob McNicholas - PGA Head Professional
Based at Saffron Walden Golf Club in Essex, I am a Class A, PGA professional. I teach players of all ages, abilities and experience and aim to increase the potential of every student, from beginners through to county players and fellow professionals. I began my career at Normanby Hall Golf Club, Lincolnshire, where I had been a member since the age of eleven. I turned Pro in 2001, and moved to Saffron Walden Golf Club, where I completed my training under the guidance of Philip Davis. After qualifying as a Class A member of the PGA, I decided to take on a new challenge and I continued my coaching in Auckland, New Zealand. Here I held the position of teaching professional at Takapuna Golf Course and gained valuable experience working with some of the best professional coaches from New Zealand and Korea. After making the tough decision to move back to the UK, I took up the position of Teaching Professional at Beedles Lake in February 2007 where I stayed until February 2010. I am now happy to have moved back to Saffron Walden to take up the role of Teaching Professional and help set up a custom fit centre using Flight Scope.


Sarah Smith - PGA Professional
Sarah joins us here at Saffron Walden from Kingsway Golf Centre. She has been playing golf since she was 2/3years old and joined Newmarket when she was just 6 years old.

As an amateur Sarah played for Cambs & Hunts girls and ladies county teams and was the first girl junior from the team to play in the Ladies County Week too in 2007.

She turned Professional four years ago and has just completed her PGA studies and is ready for her next challenge. Sarah is having a good playing year and currently sits in the top 10 of the ladies order of merit for 2015.

Sarah has developed a good reputation in the area for her coaching having done work with the golf foundation and gained experiences working at Kingsway, Bourne and Top Golf at Chigwell as well as offering her services at ladies tour events and the British masters at Woburn.


Exercise to Strike up on a Modern Driver
Exercise to Strike up on a Modern Driver
Two common faults I often see with a driver set up when teaching are; weight too left sided , and open shoulder alignment. These are both caused by the alteration with the ball position for the driver. As it's moved left in the stance for a right handed player, the weight tends to go with it, and the shoulders open at the same time. Read more.......

Swing Tips
Swing Tips
Lots of people have asked which swing model they are and how do they know which one will suit them. Here is a straight forward test to see which model will suit your overall flexibility, strength and physical condition. Read more.......