Willie Park Jnr. was a leading golfer of his time, winning the Open in 1887 and 1889. His later career was that of golf course architect and was responsible for some of the finest courses, including Sunningdale Old. Sunningdale ranks as one of the premier clubs of England and it has never stooped to tricking up the course for major competition. It is difficult enough in all conscience and also hauntingly beautiful. There are few more exhilarating sights than the view from the high 10th tee across an inviting valley, with the fairway rising to the wooded horizon. Behind the green, discreetly camouflaged but never out of mind, even if out of sight, is the halfway house where the grateful golfer can refresh the inner man. If there is one hole in England which fantasists would like to take them into banishment on a desert island it must be the tenth at Sunningdale.