Golf Breaks HampshireOnly 90 minutes by train or car from London, Hampshire is an ideal destination for a golf break for those living in the capital and surrounding area. There are a number of golf and Spa resorts like Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club. There is also the excellent Sandford Springs near Banbury which offers amazing views of the local countryside. Whether it's a cheap Sunday driver or a golfing weekend with a Society, we can ensure you have a fantastic time!
Golf In Hampshire
There are currently 66 golf clubs in Hampshire and 8 more on the Isle of Wight. The first course opened there in 1865 with the opening of Bramshaw Golf Club in the garden of a local landowner. The county stretches from the seaside area around Portsmouth and Southampton further North towards the area south west of London. The topography means that you can find many different styles of golf courses from Links to heathland spread throughout the County.
The Golf Courses In Hampshire
There are many very good golf courses throughout the County but to be fair there is no standout Championship venue however many of the courses would be ranked in the top 100 in the UK and are well worth a visit.
Starting from the South Hayling Golf Club offers spectacular views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Its around 6500 yards from the back tees and was redesigned to eliminate the many blind shots that were on the original design. Its now a classic links design with fast fairways and undulating challenging greens. The eleventh hole is a little gem whichever tee you play from. The green is slightly elevated and surrounded by pot bunkers and has the Solent as a picturesque backdrop.
Liphook is a classic heathland design that although its less than 6500 yards is a real challenge to play to your handicap. The traditional design makes the most of the heather and pine and birch trees that makes strategic play a necessity rather than sheer power and it sits easily in any list of the top one hundred courses.
The adjoining county of Berkshire has some of England’s finest golf courses built mainly on the underlying sand belt which provides a perfect environment for golf course architects. Blackmoor Golf Club sits on the same stretch of land and definitely deserves to be better known. Even at just over 6100 yards its still used as a qualifying course for the Open Championship which emphasises its quality and toughness.
There are 27 holes at the Meon Valley Golf & Country Club a parkland design set in 225 acres of countryside. It’s a longish course from the back tees but straightness off the tee is paramount to get a good score. The fairways wind through an oak forest and the greens are protected by astute bunkering.
Places To Stay In Hampshire
With major towns and cities like Portsmouth and Southampton there is no shortage of different types of accommodation available. For those who want to stay on a resort with its own golf course then the four-star Meon Valley Hotel and Country Club is the ideal location. Set in secluded countryside the hotel has its own spa and gym and the on-site restaurant is well known for the quality of its food.
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