Silvermere is a place where everyone is welcome and we pride ourselves on offering something to suit all tastes.
We are the most accessible golf centre in the South East. Set amongst some of Surrey’s finest countryside the Par-71 course winds through dense woodland, open parkland and finishes with a couple of tricky shots across the stunning Silvermere Lake. It is undoubtedly one of the most challenging public courses in the region and is beautifully maintained by our dedicated team of Greenkeepers for you to enjoy seven days a week.
Silvermere Inn on the Lake is the ideal place for golfers and non-golfers to relax. The wonderful food and peaceful surroundings can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone.
Our practice facilities are second to none and provide an outlet for golfers of all abilities to come and improve their game. Our experienced team of PGA Professionals utilise the extensive facilities to help you refine your skills and make your golf enjoyable.
The final string in the Silvermere bow is the famous Superstore, run by PGA Master Professional Doug McClelland. Offering a tremendous choice of the latest golf equipment from brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping and Nike plus clothing, leisurewear and the latest fashions. Our incredible range of products and service means we are able to recommend something for everyone and maintain our position as one of the best Pro-Shops in the country.
History of the Lake
As well as being a naturally exciting back drop for golfers Silvermere Lake also has an interesting history we can all be proud of.
In 1939 Barnes Wallis started his research into targeting the enemy’s power supplies, thus destroying their ability to wage war. In April 1942 he was ready to start early testing on his garden patio in Effingham, Surrey. Later that month he chose Silvermere Lake as the location for his first catapult experiments in an effort to find alternative ways of placing the required amount of explosives adjacent to a dam wall.
More experiments took place later in May 1942 securing Silvermere Lake as a place of historical interest. Operation Chastise was carried out during May 1943 and an attack on German Dams ensued and was ultimately a success. Barnes Wallis and the intensely brave Dambuster Squadron were instrumental in allied victory and it’s nice to know that our very own Silvermere Lake had its own contribution to make towards the war effort.