John Penn (whose family founded Pennsylvania and got hold of Stoke Park as part of the compensation given by the new Commonwealth for the loss of their lands in this American state) spent much of his fortune on building the mian house, landscape and monuments at Stoke Park. It continued to be used as private residence until 1908, when ‘Pa’ Lane Jackson purchased Stoke Park and turned it into Britain’s ultimate country club, Stoke Park Club.
Stoke Park today is one of the most beautiful places in the world. So much has changed over the past 1,000 years but the purpose of Stoke Park has not. It has always been a place for families to escape to and enjoy the luxuries of life in elegant surroundings. Today, however, we are able to share this wonderful place with many more people than in its earlier centuries.
Stoke Park became a Bond location in 1964, when the exciting golf match between 007 and Goldfinger
was filmed here. In later years, 007 returned here to film the interior of Bond's hotel in Hamburg, here in the ball room, for Tomorrow Never Dies
From the back terrace of the Clubhouse, you have a splendid view of the 18th hole, where the Bond vs. Goldfinger game had its climax.