Spotlight on… Hampshire
Home to England’s former capital city, Winchester, as well as two national parks in The New Forest and the South Downs and a stunning stretch of coastline, Hampshire has a great deal to offer the avid golfer. Select from 53 golf courses in a wide range of styles and challenges, all available through Teeofftimes.co.uk!
At East Horton you’ll find some of the best golf in England. You’ll also find a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere and a range of other facilities – for leisure, business, weddings and parties. All of this, including the two superbly kept and challenging golf courses, is set in 260 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside. The stunning 6,186-yard, Championship-standard Greenwood Course was re-designed in 2009 by Ryder Cup player Guy Hunt, and the Parkland Course is a challenging 5,672 yard layout set on beautiful, mature parkland.
Surrounded by Hampshire countryside, the golf course at Skylark is undoubtedly one of the most fun, accessible and well-presented golf courses in the area. The 18-hole, par-70 course boasts defined holes that offer some excellent opportunities for birdies, while presenting golfers with a few testing tee shots. With over one million pounds invested in the past 18 months, come and play the Hampshire course that everyone is talking about!
New Forest is the second oldest golf club in Hampshire (by a few months!) and a truly wonderful place to experience golf as it was intended. Set right in the heart of the New Forest National Park on the outskirts of Lyndhurst. One of the first things you will notice when you arrive, apart from the course’s natural beauty, will be the New Forest ponies and cattle that roam freely across the course (we like to think of them as extra green keepers) – something else that helps to set this track apart from your average course! A relatively flat, easy walking par-69 at a little over 5800 yards off the back tees, the course will provide a good test of golf no matter what standard you aspire too.
This recently opened par-69 parkland course, set against the iconic background of Hampshire Cricket’s home, is complete with USGA standard greens and eye-catching, shimmering lakes. Boundary Lakes provides a stern test for both high and low handicappers, as well as off-course facilities, including changing rooms, American Golf store, bar and brand new clubhouse (all housed within the luxury Hilton at the Ageas Bowl). Despite having only been open since July 2017 Boundary Lakes is already a firm favourite with Teeofftimes bookers!
Designed by former Ryder Cup player and legendary golf commentator Peter Alliss, Dummer Golf Course was officially opened in 1993. Built on chalk downland, the course is amazingly free draining with four lakes and Hampshire’s largest bunker. There are no steep hills to climb, and the walks from tee to green are nice and easy. The views are wonderful in every direction, but especially when playing the final six holes, and there is an abundance of wildlife to watch for as you make your way through a round. Trolleys are never banned, and no use of winter tees or greens make Dummer a firm Teeofftimes favourite during the winter months.