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Featured Course Broadstone Golf Club, the premier heathland course in the South of England

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Welcome Issue 02

004 Featured Course 008 News & Features 034 Berkshire 044 Buckinghamshire 056 Dorset 070 Hampshire 082 Oxfordshire 094 Wiltshire 102 Travel

Welcome to the South Central Golf Guide Welcome to the second edition of the South Central Golf Guide, a magazine designed to help local and national golfers select and find the course they wish to play in the South central area of England.

The magazine is split into 6 areas. Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. These areas are colour coded, containing a map highlighting where each course can be found.

It gives each golf club the chance to showcase their course and facilities with superb photography and enough information to whet the appetite of any golfer or group of golfers who wish to visit.

A full golf course listing is also featured in the magazine, containing the telephone number & website of every golf course in the South Central area.

The South Central Golf Guide is brought to you by Golf Guide Publications using a formula that has proved a huge success on the Costa del Sol for many years and is proving to have similar success since it’s introduction to the UK. In addition to The South Central Golf Guide here, there are the existing publications in the North West & Cumbria, Ireland and Yorkshire & The North East with plans to extend to further regions in the UK in the next few years. This 5 time yearly magazine features local and international news items, with specialist editorial on a select number of courses each month. Including useful information and directions to the course, these editorials are the chance for each club to highlight themselves and detail any offers and deals they have running during that period.

In addition to The Golf Guide itself, we are going to be running ‘The South Central Golf Guide Tour’. More details will be available in our next issue of ‘The South Central Golf Guide’. The competitions will offer the winning pair from each event a four day trip to Spain which covers flights, accommodation & 3 rounds of golf on top quality Spanish golf courses, together with other golf prizes on the day. The Golf Guide is aimed at golfers of all levels, professionals, club players, beginners and societies. We hope that you will find this free publication an enjoyable read, and a must for choosing your golfing venues in the South central area for 2012. The next issue will be available from all golf clubs, select golf shops, driving ranges and hotels in November.

The whole of the text and all of the photographs and illustrations in this publication are protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden. While every effort has been made to maintain integrity and check for accuracy, the publishers and distributors cannot be held responsible for any problems, inconvenience, loss, injury or legal proceedings of any kind arising from information, advice or advertisements contained herein. All rights reserved.

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Featured Course

Broadstone Golf Club

Broadstone golf course is often referred to as “The Gleneagles of the South” with heather abound and statuesque Scots pine trees it’s a gem of a golf course, and don’t let the Par 70 fool you, with an SSS of 71 at 6500 yards it’s a real good challenge! Although a heathland course it is set in 250 acres of expansive country side made up of wet and dry heathland and interspersed with woodland. Broadstone is a members club but its ethos is to make your visit, from the time of booking to leaving, as enjoyable as possible and with definitely no stress involved.


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“Broadstone is renowned for its friendly welcome, relaxing atmosphere and quality food and beverages.”

Booking We pride ourselves on great service. You can visit the club and book a casual game of golf with the Professional but it is a popular course and it is recommended that you make an enquiry first. When booking you will speak to Val or Tracey who will answer all your questions and try and make any requests you have possible. You can be assured that when you and your friends arrive on the day everything will be ready for you. Broadstone has a lot of ‘repeat business’ a testament to the quality of the course which is why it’s ranked number one in Dorset (www.top100golfcourses.co.uk), you never get tired of playing it! Arrival On arrival, when you enter the Professional Shop our Head Professional Neil Rowlands and his staff will make you most welcome and go

through any personal requirements that you might have booked or wish to avail yourself of. Neil’s shop is stacked to the rafters with top quality equipment and clothing. There are always special offers and generally Neil will not be beaten on price. If you wish to warm up there are great practice facilities with a fully serviced range and top quality Nike range balls, there’s plenty of room to practice those drives! There is also a short game practice area/pitching green with bunkers and immediately outside the front door of the Professional shop is our perfectly presented practice putting green. Neil has pull trolleys, electric carts or the most up to date RXV golf buggies with interactive sat nav available for hire. Before you go out you will also receive a full briefing about the course and any local rules in

operation together with a last minute check to make sure everything is as you want it. The Clubhouse The bar area has recently been decorated and thanks to the recently installed Bi-fold doors it’s a bright and airy place to enjoy spending time. Broadstone is renowned for its friendly welcome, relaxing atmosphere and quality food and beverages. Holly and the Clubhouse team will ensure that any food and beverage requirements your party might have will be catered for with the highest level of quality and service. You can eat before going out, when you come in or both! Dress is smart casual for your comfort. The newly fitted changing rooms are really comfortable, there’s usually a large TV showing the latest golf and there are always plenty of towels available so no need to bring a towel for use after having a relaxing shower.

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“The areas surrounding and abounding the course are SSSI (Special Site of Scientific Interest) and abound with wildlife.”

The Course Everything up till now has been a bonus, but the golf course is why you are really here. The Course was redesigned in 1920 by the legendary course designer Harry Colt and he laid out quite a challenge! As mentioned earlier the course is set in 250 acres of countryside and as is his want, Colt lulls you into a false sense of security with a gentle opening par 5. Following the first you are encouraged to make your score in the next 5 holes as after this is where the course really starts to challenge. The 7th is the signature hole on the front 9 and there has been many a discussion after the round by visitors and guests on how best to play this hole. The secret to it is, if in doubt about reaching, lay up! Play your second into the hollow about 100 – 120yds short this then leaves an uphill shot to the green – simple really! When you reach the green on the 9th hole you can see in the distance the 13th, this is the signature hole on the back 9 and beyond this in the distance you can see the Purbecks.

When you get to the 10th fill up at ‘The Oakley Arms’ it’s a natural spring that never runs dry and has the sweetest tasting water which will refresh you before the short hole at the 11th this hole will challenge your course management, don’t short side yourself on the green! There are four par3’s on the course and each one offers a different challenge as they are very individual in design, you will have played well if you can play the par 3’s in par. The back 9 where there are no par 5’s but some challenging and beautifully individual holes is a joy to behold and there have been many a golfer who reckon it features in their all time favourite stretch of holes. You will need to hole a few puts on the lovely greens which are smooth and fast in order to get those birdies. The golf course plays in a large loop and every hole on the course is set within its own space so calls of four are very rare, the predominant sound being birdsong.

Environment The areas surrounding and abounding the course are SSSI (Special Site of Scientific Interest) and abound with wildlife. Numerous birds, foxes, rabbits and deer can be seen. There are also some rare animals such as smooth snakes, grass snakes, sand lizards and the occasional adder, but you don’t need to worry as the latter tend to avoid golfers. The heather is tough but the beautiful purple haze is very relaxing. We even have some carnivorous plants in out of the way places called ‘sundew’, but do not worry they only like small insects! The Future The club are currently working with Frank Pont, a renowned golf course Architect who has a penchant for returning Harry Colt courses to their formal glory. The club are really excited about undertaking some of his ideas to further enhance both members and visitors enjoyment.


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“When you’re next in the area give us a visit and experience one of the UK’s Top 100 golf course venues.”

The club are also looking to install a specialist short game area with enhanced teaching facilities in the very near future.

many of the leading brands including Taylor Made, Ping, Callaway, Ralph Lauren, Galvin Green and many others.

Broadstone Bull The club run a very successful team competition every year called the “Broadstone Bull”. It’s a fantastic event and a great day out. The format is for a team of six to enter and the team can be made up of any combination of players but must contain at least one lady player. There are a couple of spaces still available for this year’s event which will be held on Sunday 30th September. If you would like more information on the event or how to enter just give the club office a call (01202 642521) and speak to Tracy, she will be happy to fill you in on all the details about the competition.

Our team of PGA Professional staff will be on hand to help in any way whether it be advice on your game or help in choosing the right equipment to suit you. We also offer a full custom fit and coaching service available to members and non-members.

Message from our Professional We look forward to seeing you at the Professional Shop here at Broadstone Golf Club, one of the UK’s leading golf venues. We are one of the region’s largest retail outlets stocking

When you’re next in the area give us a visit and experience one of the UK’s Top 100 golf course venues. Regards, Neil Rowlands, Head Professional All year round golf Please keep an eye on our website (www. broadstonegolfclub.com) for the winter specials when 4 balls can get added value for money and with the course being a true 12 month of the year venue the winter offers prove to be fantastic value for money.

We can assure you that you will not regret a visit to Broadstone, and we’d be surprised if you did not want to visit again soon to repeat the experience and enjoy once again the delights the course has to offer and the friendly ambience in the Clubhouse! Club contact details Broadstone Golf Club Wentworth Drive, Broadstone Dorset, BH18 8DQ Telephone: 01202 692 835 Email enquiries via website www.broadstonegolfclub.com

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EQUIPMENT NEWS

Callaway Golf Major Win Leads to Major Consumer Offer

and then log on to www.callawaygolf.com/ erniedriver where they can follow some simple steps to claim their £80 cash rebate. “We want to make the game as easy as Ernie Els made it look at Royal Lytham & St Annes and what better way to herald Callaway’s quadruple Major winner than by giving the public this winning opportunity to hit it ‘Easy Long’ like the great man himself,” added Neil Howie. Promotion Period is 23 July 2012 through 30 September 2012 or while stocks last. Age limitations and other restrictions apply. See www.callawaygolf.com/ erniedriver for complete details.

Callaway Staff Professional and new Open Champion Ernie Els demonstrated the power and precision of the RAZR Fit Driver over the challenging fairways of Royal Lytham & St Annes, and to celebrate his win Callaway is offering golfers in the U.K. the opportunity of putting a RAZR Fit to the test with a very special winning deal. From now until 30 September 2012, Callaway is giving £80 cash back on a RAZR Fit Driver purchased from and delivered by one of its Participating Preferred Retail Partners during the Promotion Period. “Ernie powered his way to the Open Championship, averaging drives of 298.1 yards over the four rounds of competitive play, almost 15 yards further than the average drives for the total field. It’s now time for consumers to also feel the full force behind RAZR Fit with

this very special promotion,” said Managing Director of Callaway EMEA, Neil Howie. RAZR Fit, Callaway’s first adjustable Driver, has been a sensation on Tour this season notching up 10 tournament wins worldwide – including three Major victories. Featuring an OptiFit Hosel that adjusts the face angle in Open, Square or Closed positions at address to improve accuracy and trajectory, the RAZR Fit Driver also comes with two OptiFit weights, 12 grams and 2 grams, that shift the clubhead’s centre of gravity to promote either Draw or Neutral ball flights. It couldn’t be easier for consumers to take advantage of this Major Win promotion. Consumers simply need to keep their receipt from the eligible purchase of their new RAZR FIT Driver made during the Promotion Period

Claim £80 cashback when you buy a RAZR Fit Driver, as used by 2012 Open Champion, Ernie Els


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REGIONAL NEWS

GOLFINO Opens New London West End Flagship Store

GOLFINO, Europe’s market leader for highquality golf wear announces the opening of a new London West End Flagship Store, with a lifestyle-oriented design concept GOLFINO, the leading European brand in golf sportswear, is celebrating the opening of its new London West End Store, its first standalone boutique in the UK capital. Situated on South Molton Street, in the heart of Mayfair, GOLFINO London West End is the latest in a long line of store openings in cosmopolitan locations, including Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Marbella and Palma in Majorca. The 71m2 store is perfectly positioned in London’s luxury shopping district, a short walk from world-famous Bond Street, and was officially opened during a special reception attended by GOLFINO owners, Dr Bernd Kirsten and his wife Christel, and a host of VIPs including BBC TV presenter, Chris Hollins, and top model and the face of GOLFINO’s Autumn/ Winter 12 Collection, Sophie Anderton. GOLFINO London West End’s new generation of store design, exuding an atmosphere of a modern sporting lifestyle with a relaxed and prestigious ambience, features bright furnishings dominated by a white background

and combines with a sporty green colour to create a fresh, appealing atmosphere. Andrew Thomson (pictured right), GOLFINO Sales Director for Northern Europe, said: “The new London West End boutique compliments our hugely successful ‘shop-in-shop’ store within Harrods and further underlines GOLFINO’s commitment to grow its presence in strategically important locations across the UK.” The London West End store follows the June opening of GOLFINO Edinburgh on Multrees Walk and sits alongside its network of prestigious resort and golf course stockists that include The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, Scotland, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus and Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Lancashire. Founded in 1986 by Dr Kirsten and his wife, GOLFINO has grown into one of Europe’s sportswear success stories – increasing sales of its women’s, men’s and children’s clothing by 11%, to €33.5 million in its latest financial year. In addition to its standalone stores, GOLFINO also boasts 500 Shops-in-Shop partners across 18 European countries. For further information about GOLFINO, or to view current product ranges, visit: www.golfino.co.uk.

Facts & Figures Address: 50 South Molton Street London W1K 5SB, UK Phone: +44 (207) 4955211 Email: london@golfino.com Store manager: Mrs Lina Smolskaite Opening times: Mon-Weds 10am – 6:30pm Fri-Sat 10am – 6:30pm Thursday 10am – 7pm Sunday 12noon – 6pm Floor space: 71m2 Product range: Ladies | Men | Juniors | Rainwear | Caps | Gifts | Bags | Accessories Design: Ignite Retail Design Agency, London, UK. Store fitting: HELIA Ladenbau, 77704 Oberkirch-Nussbach, Germany.


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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club GEO Certified™

Recognised as one of the finest inland courses to be built in Britain in the past twenty years, Bearwood Lakes has added another important accolade recently being awarded GEO Certified™, golf’s international ecolabel certifying comprehensive commitment and achievement around sustainability.

The 18-hole golf course in Berkshire meanders through a backdrop of mature pines, beech and cedar trees and three natural lakes that were originally part of Windsor Great Park and part of the hunting grounds of the Kings of England since the 11th century. The magnificent 19th century mansion of John Walter III, founder of The Times newspaper, can be seen across the lake on the 14th tee. The original design by Guy Hockley under the direction of Martin Hawtree retained much of the original landscape, using tree coverage and nature of the area as a unique backdrop to the course that rolls around the

Bearwood estate. This outlook has become even more deep-rooted at Bearwood Lakes. Managing Director, Carl Rutherford: “We have integrated sustainability into our decision-making from every-day items like irrigation and pest-control, to purchasing decisions in the clubhouse and on the course, and certainly around the renovation work undertaken recently. The natural lakes and forested terrain on historically significant land perhaps add to the responsibility we all feel, but environmental stewardship also helps set our course apart from others, and makes good business sense.”

Golf Course Manager, Daniel Lightfoot MG MSc added: “As part of a rolling 5-year Ecology and Landscape Management Plan we have been doing good sustainability work for years. The GEO On-Course programme gave us an easy way to record and report this work and the GEO Certified ecolabel is something we can confidently and proudly show to members, guests, neighboring community, and the wider golfing world. “I’ve been looking forward to getting this distinction for a long time. However, with the ink not long dry on the award, we are already focused ahead on new ideas we have,


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including a new irrigation storage reservoir which we become another open water habitat to benefit diversity of local wildlife, and continuing to improve our fleet which now includes three new John Deere electric ride-on mowers that lower our fuel costs, emissions and the risk of hydraulic leaks. “A great golf experience should draw on nature in many ways. And whilst we no longer have the bears here from past centuries, deer can be regularly seen along with badgers, grass snakes, red kite, kingfishers, lapwings, tawny owls, the bird of prey hobby, and a variety of aquatic wildlife. With the tall trees and lakes it can feel like you’re in North America’s Pacific Northwest rather than a short drive outside the center of London.”

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Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive added: “Bearwood Lakes is a great story of a club that has been factoring sustainability into their operations for years and we’re delighted that the OnCourse programme and GEO Certified ecolabel have helped them tell this story more publicly. it’s our hope that their results will inspire more clubs. Congratulations on excellent work and strong leadership.” Jim Croxton, Chief Executive Officer of BIGGA shared his endorsement: “The achievement of Bearwood Lakes is an excellent example of leadership around the important subject of sustainability. BIGGA members are passionate about the environment they manage and we see a lot of value in participation in the GEO OnCourse programme as a great roadmap to

improved environmental stewardship. The GEO Certified™ label makes a strong statement to golfers, local communities, and the overall golf industry regarding dedication to continued sustainable golf course management and we commend Daniel Lightfoot and all his colleagues at Bearwood Lakes for their achievement.” Dino Minoli, GEO Sustainability Associate (GEOSA), and accredited independent Verifier: “The environmental performance of golf facilities is an important issue. Bearwood Lakes Golf Club’s GEO Certified™ ecolabel signifies commitment to environmental governance and positions the game of golf at the vanguard of sustainable sport and leisure. Demonstrating strong environmental aesthetics and effective ecological stewardship are an integral part of a challenging, rewarding and stimulating golf experience. This certification recognises the pro environmental values and actions of their excellent Course Manager, responsible Owner, pro-active Management and supportive Club Members. The full reports can be viewed at www. golfenvironment.org/clubs/bearwoodlakes Contact Details Bearwood Road, Sindlesham Near Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 4SJ Telephone: 0118 979 7900 golf@bearwoodlakes.co.uk www.bearwoodlakes.co.uk

Managing Director – Carl Rutherford is holding the certificate. Course Manager – Daniel Lightfoot is holding the GEO flag


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REGIONAL NEWS

Waterloovile Ladies Win 2012 Hayling Trophy

Hayling Golf Club Junior Open

Wareham Golf Club Captain’s Day

Hayling Ladies’ Golf Club have organised the Hayling Trophy Competition for nine years, and after reaching the semi finals four times, Waterlooville Ladies have finally collected the silverware, beating Shanklin & Sandown on Thursday 21 June. With just two weeks to spare, both semi finals were cancelled because of the atrocious weather. The semi between Waterlooville and Hayling was soon replayed, but the match between Shanklin & Sandown and Blackmoor was played only four days before the final. Shanklin & Sandown deserve extra commiserations, not only for being runners up, but for getting stuck in the chaos resulting from the impact of the weather and the Isle of Wight Festival on the ferries, which meant a 4.5 hour delay in boarding their ferry.

There was a record-breaking entry for the 36hole Junior Open at Hayling Golf Club (pictured) in June. 72 juniors from as far afield as Le Moye in the Channel Islands (who brought a team of eight juniors!). The weather was what we’d all come to expect this June – wet and windy – but most coped very well with the challenging course and conditions. There were 44 birdies and an eagle just during the morning round, and there were very few No Returns.

On a glorious Sunday, 22nd July 2012, the Club Captain at Wareham Golf Club invited Natasha Jones, Founder of Leukemia Educating and Fundraising (LEAF) to join him for his Captain’s Day. Natasha took part in the Olympic Torch Relay earlier in the month, and brought along the torch which she ran with. Members of the Club were invited to have their photograph taken with Natasha and the torch for a donation to the charity.

Ryder Cup player Steve Richardson was on hand to award the Jack Smith Trophy to the overall day winner Jennifer Vincent (14 hcp) from Effingham for her net 72&66. Ryan Harmer (4 hcp) of Freshwater Bay achieved the best overall gross of 76 & 75. The Shufflebottom Shield for the best team was won by Oak Park. For the first time there was an 18-hole competition for those with handicaps over 18, and this was won by Hayling’s James Cowan (30 hcp).

As for the Captain’s Day competition, the morning competition was a Stableford off full handicap, and was won by Mr J Cowling with 40 points (after count back) with Mr D Mabbley a close second, also with 40 points. In third place was Mr P Allen with 39 points. The afternoon competition was a 3 person team competition, best 2 scores to count on each hole, and was won by Roger Jones, Eva Hordle and kevin York, with a combined 81 points. In second place was Joe Gough, Mike Martin and Helen Cloney, with a combined 79 points (after count back) and in third place were Rod Spinks, Jim Wyeth and Sue mason, also with 79 points.With the course in excellent condition, and a clear blue sky most of the day, the members of Wareham Golf Club thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The Hayling Trophy is a match play competition for handicaps 25-36. It is intended to give the handicaps valuable experience of match play, and the competition has grown from eight teams nine years ago to 20 today. It is a very popular competition, played in great spirit by all the teams. Pictured above: The winning Waterlooville Ladies team (L-R) Val Robertson, Angela Hazle, Avril Howitt, Team Captain Carole MortonMason, Diane Darlington & Maureen Lovett

Pictured above: Hayling 18+ handicap players at the Junior Open. 2nd place winner Joel Kemp on the left, and winner James Cowan on the right.

For more information on the LEAF charity go to http://www.leafcharity.com and for more information about Wareham golf club, please visit www.warehamgolfclub.com


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The Willow Foundation Christchurch Harbour Hotel’s Annual Charity Day Following on from a fantastic fund-raising evening back in May, raising more than £4,000, Harbour Hotels hosted its postponed Golf Day at the prestigious Barton on Sea Golf Club; raising funds for Bob and Megs Wilson’s charity The Willow Foundation. Now in its ninth year, the day was a huge success; with 20 teams taking part and a number of celebrity supporters, including John Hollins and his wife Linda and ex Spurs footballer John Chiedozie.

The day also raised an additional £1250 for the charity , with a series of auction prizes, and competitive fun that included each team competing for a signed Lee Westwood cap. Adam Terpening, Harbour Hotels Director, said: “After another very successful Golf Day for the Willow Foundation , we are extremely grateful to all those involved from the sponsors to the players on the day , we are delighted to have raised an additional £1250 for Bob and Megs Wilson’s charity

Adam Terpening, Dennis Roach, Megs Wilson, John Chiedozie, John Hollins and Bob Wilson

Founded by Bob and Megs Wilson, as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31, The Willow Foundation is the only charity in the UK to provide positive and life-enhancing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. To date, Willow has provided more than 8,500 special days for seriously ill young people. To find out more information about the Willow Foundation, please visit: www.willowfoundation.org.uk


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John Chiedozie and team

Luther Blissett, John Hollins

Dennis Roach, Bob Wilson, Adger Brown (comedian) and Adam Terpening (Harbour Hotels Director)

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COURSE FEATURE

Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club

Overview Since Darren Lee, our Course Manager arrived at the Club 6 years ago, the course has undergone tremendous improvements and continues to evolve year on year. Excellent drainage, layout and condition make this a very special year round course. Together with the improvements of the clubhouse, Salisbury & South Wilts can offer the full package of a superb well presented course as well as comfortable dining with beautiful views. Course The course has undergone many changes since 1888, most notably when it became a 27 hole complex. The 9 hole Bibury course, is part of the original course and is a good test of golf for all and is ideally suited for beginners to improve their game.

The 18 hole Cathedral Course at 6485 yards for men and 5838 yards for ladies is a mix of tree lined fairways and downland with great views over Salisbury and the Cathedral.

There is a good practice area, which allows for some excellent tuition from our head Pro Jon Waring as well as our ex European Tour Pro Andy Beal and Richard Pullen.

Always beautifully presented with excellent greens that run true it is maintained in the same condition throughout the year.

Over the last few years many plaudits have been received from members and visitors alike with one member from Parkstone Golf Club stating that “I, as a member of the visiting team, had never played your course before, and I now regard that omission as a ‘black mark’ in my golfing CV. I was very impressed; the layout, the quality of the greens and fairways, all added up to a superb experience”

With two long par 4’s to start your round, straight into the prevailing wind it is never easy and can be a card wrecker before you get into your groove. The final hole is a par 3, stroke index 16 and at only 163 yards should be easy, but with the clubhouse looming large behind the green it is intimidating, causing it to be rated the 9th most difficult hole for men and the 3rd most difficult hole for ladies and as such it can be a severe test to get your par.

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Contact Details Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club Netherhampton Road, Netherhampton Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PR Telephone: 01722 742645 mail@salisburygolf.co.uk www.salisburygolf.co.uk

“Together with the improvements of the clubhouse, Salisbury & South Wilts can offer the full package of a superb well presented course as well as comfortable dining with beautiful views.”

members’ club room has been fully refurbished with new carpets, curtains, comfortable furniture as well as a new bar. A balcony was added in June last year allowing an outside seating and dining area, directly overlooking the 18th green, which is a massive boost for spectator enjoyment for competitions and societies. The Pembroke Suite, our function room, has also been fully refurbished with new carpets and curtains and can cater for functions for up to 200 people. It is a lovely location for the brides and grooms to hold their receptions. To complete the renovation a new dining room has been added on the first floor, which leads out onto the balcony. This allows up to 40 members to dine in comfort and be able to admire the views over the course.

With the next project already in the pipeline, which is the complete renovation of the changing and locker room facilities, that will complete the transformation from just another golf club to something very special which has to be a “must visit” on everyone’s golfing agenda. Events Salisbury & South Wilts have hosted many regional competitions and county matches and recently hosted the WPGA One Day Series. The annual charity Pro Am attracts a full field of 46 teams each year and with opens for Seniors, Ladies, Senior Ladies and Juniors there is a good opportunity for visitors to participate. Although the Salisbury Scratch open has been hosted in the past, this is the first year of the

Salisbury City Scratch Open, a new competition which is a 36 hole event, with 18 holes at South Wilts and 18 holes at High Post Golf Club to the north of Salisbury. With next year seeing the 125th anniversary of the club it is anticipated that some more events will take place to celebrate the achievement of 125 years and allow more players to sample this superb club.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Came Down Golf Club Came Down’s origins starts with a private club situated at Broadway Farm locally known as ‘Lorton Links’. When play there was terminated in 1895, negotiations began with the landowner Lord Portarlington for 180 acres on Came Down.

Successful talks led to Tom Dunn of Bournemouth laying out the original 9 hole course of 3,620 yards complete with small pavilion. The ‘Dorchester Golf Club’ opened for play on the 2nd of March 1896. With golf in Bournemouth proving such a successful attraction, Weymouth Town Council enlisted former Open Champion J.H. Taylor as their golf course architect in 1904, with a view to setting up a first-class 18 hole course. Taylor took the view that there was no land suitable for golf south of the Ridgeway and recommended the expansion of the Dorchester Club’s course to 18 holes. The proposal was carried out and the course extended to 18 holes over 6,090 yards. In addition, a new clubhouse was constructed at the northern end of the course and the Great Western Railway were persuaded to build a ‘halt’ at Monkton to provide golfers with easier access to the course just a mile away. The new course opened under the revised name of the ‘Weymouth, Dorchester and County Golf Club on the 15th May 1906. During 1910 the club appointed Ernest Whitcombe to be the club Professional. Later

his mother Bessie was appointed as the stewardess and brought her other two sons, Charles and Reg. The family stayed for 17 years and did much to put the club on the map. During the 1920’s the brothers got to know Samuel Ryder, a country member who played at Came Down when on holiday in Weymouth. During 1923 and 1924 the club was thriving, helped by the fame and popularity of the Whitcombe brothers. A resolution was passed to liquidate the original company known as ‘Weymouth Dorchester and County Golf Club Company’ and alter the name to ‘Came Down Golf Club’. It was also agreed to raise money for improvement to the course and clubhouse. It was not until 1927 however that the work started. Harry Shapland Colt was employed to undertake a major course reconstruction. Mr Colt was himself a fine player but even more famous world-wide as a golf course architect responsible for such courses as Sunningdale, Wentworth, Royal Portrush and the redesign of Broadstone. Came Down Golf Club, located in Thomas Hardy country just south of Dorchester, Dorset’s county town, offers a spectacular golfing challenge suitable for all skill levels.

The Club was founded in 1896, and boasts an excellent golfing experience, suitable for all skill levels. The course sits on chalk downland and offers stunning 360 degree views to locations such as Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Maiden Castle and more. The current layout was designed by HS Colt of Muirfield, Royal Lytham, Pine Valley, St Andrews, Wentworth and Sunningdale fame. The Club has been recently named among the 100 “Hidden Gems”, placing it in illustrious company, if you choose to visit you will discover for yourself why the Club received such an accolade. It is a very friendly club and visitors are more than welcome to come and sample the hospitality. For a round of golf in Dorset, there’s nowhere better than Came Down! With two for one offers on green fees and a very reasonable twilight rate of £17 after 3:30pm the Club is also very accessible. Membership remains open without a waiting list presently and there is no joining fee.


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The Golf Swing in 10 words Stack and Tilt is a system of measuring and analyzing golf swings in order to understand which factors a golfer needs to prioritise in order to enable improvement. While the swing can be infinitely complex and the world’s best players must pay attention to the details, it also needs to be described in a way that is simple enough for the beginner golfer to understand. Ten words are all you need to start working on your swing. All good players exhibit these traits to some degree and they are primary differentiators between the best and beginner golfers. Work on any of these ten words to begin your journey towards high and powerful draws. Weight Forward (Picture 1) The weight should continuously shift forwards during the course of the swing. This enables you to make contact with the golf ball before the ground and assists in making your path in to out. It is a very important move to

promote hitting the ball with a draw. Shoulder Down (Picture 2) Moving your shoulder down during the backswing enables you to keep your head steady. This allows the hands and arms to orbit the body in concentric circles. Along with keeping the weight forward this is a key move to allow you to make good contact. Hands In (Picture 3) The golf club is designed to be swung on an arc around the body. For this to happen the hands must move inwards rather than straight back, depth rather than width. This keeps the club approaching the ball from the inside and is a key move for power as the golfer generates angular momentum. Arms Straight (Picture 4) Maintaining the arms straight helps preserve the radius of the stroke making

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contact more consistent. Having straight arms in the follow through also promotes hitting out to the ball rather than across it, which often results in a slice. Tuck Hips (Picture 5) The hips move forwards and upwards as you hit the ball. This allows the body to keep turning and helps to keep shifting the weight sufficiently to the left side during the time and space of the swing. Think of this as raising the belt. Remember, weight location the most forwards and handle location the most forwards equal the biggest draws. Philippe Bonfanti Stack & Tilt® Authorised Instructor The Golfing Machine - Authorised Instructor PGA Professional at Isle of Purbeck Golf Club www.philippebonfantigolf.co.uk


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REGIONAL NEWS

Luke Donald Welcomed by new owner of Bearwood Lakes It was an extraordinary 72 hours in the short but illustrious history at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club. In May, local entrepreneur and long time member, Mr. Gary Holloway completed the purchase of Bearwood Lakes Golf Club in its entirety from the founders of the club, the Wilson and Newling Ward families.

One of Gary’s first tasks was to the welcome BMW PGA Champion Luke Donald to Bearwood Lakes. Gary commented “this is an extremely exciting and proud moment for me personally and for Bearwood Lakes. To host one of the world’s finest golfers today at Bearwood Lakes is not only a great honour but also signals my intention to continue the outstanding achievement of the previous owners and make Bearwood Lakes not just one of the best courses in Britain but on every golfers “must play” list across the world.

renowned precision iron play and describing how he achieved something considered to be all but impossible, winning both the Race to Dubai on the European Tour and the US PGA Tour Money List.

Luke thrilled sponsors’ guests from Mizuno and Bearwood Lakes members with a Q&A style clinic demonstrating his world

For further information, please contact: Martyn Norris – 0118 9 797900, m.norris@bearwoodlakes.co.uk

Before heading off Luke kindly took time to sign autographs for Bearwood Lakes Juniors and commented “this is my first visit to Bearwood Lakes and I have been taken back the beauty of the course. It has a fantastic layout and is in magnificent condition.”


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The Oxfordshire Grand Final Venue for The Four Nations Golf Challenge Although there were several very attractive proposals to take the 2012 Grand Final of The Four Nations Golf Challenge to a new venue, the success of last year’s Grand Final at The Oxfordshire really made the decision a ‘no brainer’ and will be staying at what feels like ’home’!

About The Oxfordshire World renowned golf course architect Rees Jones has successfully blended 18 strategically contoured holes into the surrounding countryside at The Oxfordshire near Thame. A relative rarity in Britain, the course has been designed in a modern American parkland style, and specifically as a potential venue for international golf tournaments. Since opening in 1993, The Oxfordshire has hosted the Andersen Consulting World Matchplay, the Ladies English Open, and from 1996 to 1999 it was the venue for the Benson & Hedges International Open. The latter boasts an enviable list of winners including Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer and Darren Clarke. All the holes present their own individual challenges, not least the 17th, which is the course’s signature hole and was voted one of the top 500 holes in the world by Golf Magazine in January 2000. This downhill par five is the thinking golfer’s dream and the thoughtless golfer’s nightmare. After the drive, a solid tee shot will invite a

second shot over the water to a small landing area protected by pot bunkers. The safer route plays around the lake but requires a longer shot partially over water. The big hitter may try for the green in two shots, but beware, a full water carry is required to the green, which is also protected by sand. Another notable hole is the 8th, also voted one of the top 500 holes in the world by Golf Magazine in January 2000. Although a short par four, the 8th requires both finesse and accuracy, with water on the right and bunkers at the turn, tempting the conservative player to hit an iron from the tee. This is not a hole to be played without a plan.

the effects of wind will be equalized during the course of any given round, a reflection on both the influence of wind on the game and the importance of the philosophy of fairness (being able to recover from an errant shot). The layout of The Oxfordshire flows naturally with the beautifully contoured land and was created to preserve the existing trees. This provides an environment where the player will be able to see, understand and appreciate the design at work. For more details visit www.theoxfordshire.com

The Philosophy behind the course The inspiration for the design for The Oxfordshire Golf Club came from Mother Nature herself: the lay of the land is superb. Rees Jones wanted to combine the best of the British courses with the best of the American, with the result being variety, challenge, drama and fairness.

About The Four Nations Golf Challenge The Championship enables you to play with your golfing partner and enter as a ‘Pair’. You and your partner will try to qualify to represent your chosen Nation (England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales), and join five other pairs in a team of twelve which will compete in The Grand Final against the teams from the other three Home Nations. The 2012 FNGC Grand Final will take place from 23rd to 26th September.

Across the course, each par three and each par five plays in a different direction, ensuring

For more details visit www.fournationsgolfchallenge.co.uk


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Once reason of excessive head and body movement in the putting stroke is the temptation to look up through impact, often from being too keen to know whether the ball is going in the hole or not! This is certainly a noticeable difference between the putting strokes of pros and amateurs. Notice in the picture just after impact how I have resisted the temptation to look up, and kept my eyes down where the ball was. As a result my body has remained in its original posture position, keeping my shoulders, and therefore clubface square to the target line. Try this and you will notice how keeping your head and body as still as possible during the stroke can really improve your putting.

Sam Pleshette is the Head Professional at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club, Fareham, Hampshire Contact Details Portchester Road, Fareham Hampshire, PO16 8UP Telephone: 01329 827 222 camshall-pro@crown-golf.co.uk www.camshallgolf.co.uk


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Cams Hall Estate Golf Club Fareham, Hampshire The Club Open to the public Cams Hall Estate Golf Club is a proprietary operated membership golf club, located within the grounds of the original Cams Hall Estate. We are conveniently located just off the M27 between Portsmouth and Southampton, and the club offers so much more than just great golf. Established in 1992, the facilities include 27 holes of golf, the Creek Course offers breathtaking views across the marina and Portsmouth harbour, whilst the Park Course winds around the original Cams Hall Estate House. Both courses are maintained by our

team of experienced greens staff lead by Chris Greest, and we are in the enviable position of being able to offer superbly presented courses every month of the year with no temporary greens. In addition to the fantastic golf course we have an excellent range of amenities including, practice facilities, golf tuition from our Head Professional Sam Pleshette, Buggies and Trolleys available for hire, a fully equipped professional shop, the bar and restaurant and our two Function Rooms, the Avocet and the Harbour Rooms, ideal for Private Functions, Weddings, and Conferences.

Membership Membership at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club opens the door to the fantastic facilities we have to offer, 27 holes of golf playing 365 days a year. We offer a whole range of membership options to suit the modern lifestyle, from the complete beginner through to the seasoned veteran, a 9 hole membership through to full 5 and 7 day membership, incorporating the fantastic benefits of being owned and operated by the Crown Golf Group. Golf Days Golf Days at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club are as flexible as you wish them to be, you can


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“Golf Days at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club are as flexible as you wish them to be.�

choose form one of our suggestions, or you can tailor make your package to suit your friends, business or clubs needs. The food prices include the cost of room hire of the Harbour Room (up to 40 people) or the Avocet Suite (up to 132 people) for that perfect meal after your round. With up to 27 holes of golf on offer, use of the changing rooms (including the sauna), and the knowledge that we are arguably the best draining course in the south, and therefore open year round with no temporary greens, we are truly the perfect choice for your society golf day, whatever the weather.

Contact Details Portchester Road, Fareham Hampshire, PO16 8UP Telephone: 01329 827 222 camshall-manager@crown-golf.co.uk www.camshallgolf.co.uk

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Berkshire Berkshire lies in the south east of England and stretches 60 miles west from London to the Wiltshire border.

Windsor Castle lies in Berkshire and in 1974 the county has been recognised by HM Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire.

Lots of tourist attractions here to keep any visitor happy, with river walks and trips, countryside to explore, and we have travel guides to the main towns and cities in the county as well as some of the villages.

In 1998 the county was divided into six districts: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough. However, the non-metropolitan county was not abolished and it is the only county in England to have multiple districts but no county council.

The Thames runs along the northern boundary of Berkshire and this area, together with the parts of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire that border the river, is known as the Thames Valley. Ideal for those long walks along the Thames.. An ancient county, Berkshire dates back to the time when King Alfred set the County Boundaries and takes its name from the large forest of birch trees that once grew there.

Berkshire also hosts the popular Legoland theme park, always a favourite with young visitors. With some of the finest inland courses in the country, such as Sunningdale (host to several famous golf tournaments), The Berkshire, and Bearwood Lakes amongst many others, Berkshire is a golfing oasis not to be missed.


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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club Bearwood Road, Sindlesham Near Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 4SJ Telephone: 0118 979 7900 golf@bearwoodlakes.co.uk www.bearwoodlakes.co.uk

BEARWOOD LAKES

01. How to Find For detailed directions see our website: www.bearwoodlakes.co.uk

The Bearwood estate was, until relatively recently, part of Windsor Great Park the hunting grounds of the Kings of England since the 11th century. Whilst bears and wild boar have long departed, deer can be regularly seen drinking from the lakes through the early morning mists. Recognised as one of the finest inland courses to be built in Britain in the past twenty years, Bearwood Lakes is eminently playable all year round with many exciting challenges from a good selection of well positioned tees. The golf course meanders through a backdrop of mature pines, beach and

cedar trees that provide the perfect backdrop to this stunning piece of land. The emphasis at Bearwood Lakes is private, peaceful and above all inspiring. Our stunning layout was designed by Martin Hawtree, who’s family golf architects practice was founded in 1912. The course rolls around the Bearwood estate and it is well worth pausing for a few seconds to take in the natural beauty of this wonderful setting. Bearwood Lakes is a private golf club for members and invited guests. Please call or email us for the very latest information.

Facilities Clubhouse, Superb Private Restaurant, Halfway House, Covered Driving Range, Complimentary Golf Balls, Practice Chipping & Putting Greens, Well Stocked Professional Shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6850 • 6488 • 6279 • 5482 H ole

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Camberley Heath Golf Club Golf Drive, Camberley Surrey, GU15 1JG Telephone: 01276 23258 Email enquiries via website www.camberleyheathgolfclub.co.uk

Camberley Heath

02. How to Find From M3 Jct 4: Exit the M3 at Junction 4 along the slip road and onto the large roundabout with the A331. Take the A331. Take heading towards Frimley. Keep in the left hand land and turn right onto the A325(Portsmouth Road). Head straight on over the next two roundabouts past Frimley Park Hospital on the left. After approximately 1 mile turn right onto Golf Drive following signs to Camberley Heath Golf Club and the club is at the end of the drive. Parking: Parking is available on site.

Camberley Heath Golf Club is a challenging and traditional golf course featuring an abundance of pine and heather that is regarded as a true classic amongst heathland golf courses in Surrey. Designed by the legendary Harry Colt, the natural contours of our picturesque, tree-lined layout have been used to create a magnificent golfing experience that has been enjoyed by our Members for almost a century.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Chipping / Bunker Area, Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6426 • 6215 • 5972 • 5524 H ole

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The excellence of the course is coupled with the magnificent Clubhouse and friendly Members. The course benefits from a sustained programme of conservation and management. The original features have

Society packages Societies welcome Monday to Thursday with flexible packages.

Captain Away Days Very preferential rates with the Captain or Lady Captain’s place completely free. Discounted Green Fees Discounted green fee voucher available at www.camberleyheathgolfclub.co.uk Newsletter For the latest offers sign up for our newsletter on our website.

been preserved and enhanced, using modern greenkeeping methods and machinery. A forestry and heathland conservation programme is in place, and the club’s policy is to ensure the longterm future of its outstanding asset. The sandy heathland has excellent drainage properties, resulting in fine year-round golfing conditions. There are no weak holes, but one of the most memorable is the last, which requires an accurate drive over a mountain of heather to a hidden landing point. Ball found, the second is to an elevated green in front of the Clubhouse where distance judgement is paramount so as not to upset the Members enjoying a post-round drink!


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Sunningdale Golf Club Sunningdale is blessed with two championship courses laid out on the most glorious piece of heathland winding their way through heather, gorse and pine, each one of which has its own individual charm.

Major Championships have been staged in every decade of Sunningdale’s history and its Champions include James Braid, Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Max Faulkner, Bobby Locke, Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Bob Charles, Gary Player, Ian Woosnam, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer. Old Course Sunningdale Old Course was designed by Willie Park Junior and opened in 1900. It was laid out in the last days of the gutty ball, over a mixture of hills, heath and woodland that had hitherto not been considered as suitable for golf course construction. Urns containing fourteen iron-age skeletons were excavated during its construction. The course was considered extremely long and its popularity owed much to the development of the Haskell ball, initially imported from the United States.

Willie Park’s design was considered revolutionary at the time, and within a few years Harry Colt, the Club Secretary, had modified several holes and drastically altered others. Bernard Darwin in “Golf Courses of the British Isles”, 1910 believed that several of the holes had been greatly improved by the Colt changes. The Old Course is considered one of the best inland courses in the UK and is regularly found in various “100 top courses” rating lists. Many amateur and professional golfing events have been played here including the News of the World Professional Match Play Championship, numerous European Open Championships, many Ladies Open Championships, the Walker Cup, and more recently the International Final Qualification for the Open Championship


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Contact Details Sunningdale Golf Club Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale Berkshire, SL5 9RR Telephone: 01344 621 681 info@sunningdalegolfclub.co.uk www.sunningdale-golfclub.co.uk

“The Old Course is considered one of the best inland courses in the UK and is regularly found in various ‘100 top courses’ rating lists.”

03. How to Find From M3 Junction 3: Follow signs for A30 Staines and London for 2.9 miles. Entering Sunningdale and having come into the 30 mph speed limit turn right on Ridgemount Road BEFORE the level crossing in Sunningdale. (A BMW showroom and Waitrose food store will be on your left opposite the turning). The Club entrance is 350 yards up Ridgemount Road on the left. Facilities 2 x Championship Courses, Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Swing Analysis, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop Course Information Old Course: 18 holes, Par 70 • 6627 New Course: 18 holes, Par 70 • 6729

New Course Sunningdale’s New Course was designed by Colt and Morrison in 1923, on heathland including small copses and broom. The first five holes were more or less as now, although the track of the first and eighteenth holes had to be reversed. Colts sixth hole played down the line of today’s ninth hole, though along its left hand ridge to a green over the path down to Valleys End and the Brickmaker’s Arms. Holes 7-10 were hilly and in today’s woods right of the tenth hole on the Old. The tenth hole was played from the hill above, onto today’s tenth green, and the last eight holes

were much the same as current, although the thirteenth was fifty yards longer, and other green locations have been altered. More land became available in 1934, allowing architect Tom Simpson to scrap the hilly holes and create a clockwise loop, with a 500 yard tenth onto a green on today’s eleventh fairway, and the course was renamed the Jubilee course. This was not popular with members and in 1939 Colt and Morrison were asked to reassess. They reversed the loop, using Simpson’s greens, and built new greens for the thirteenth and eighteenth holes. Their re-design has lasted.


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Temple Golf Club Henley Road, Hurley, Nr. Maidenhead Berkshire, SL6 5LH Telephone: 01628 824 795 enquiries@templegolfclub.co.uk www.templegolfclub.co.uk

04. How to Find

TEMPLE

From the M40: Leave at Junction 4. Follow A404 (signposted Maidenhead) for 5 miles. At Bisham roundabout straight over (signposted Maidenhead). Take exit for A4130 (signposted Henley). At Burchetts Green roundabout turn right (signposted Henley). The entrance to Temple Golf Club is half a mile on the right.

From the first tee, the Thames Valley spreads out before you and with Bisham, Marlow and the river in the distance, you know there is something special about this course. This 6210 yard, par 70 course remains true to its original design and has many special holes which provide challenges to golfers of all abilities. Whatever the season, the course always has something very special to offer. Spring has its many shades of green as the leaves burst into leaf. Summer brings a blaze of colour with the wild flowers including several rare species of wild orchids. In Autumn, the fall is always stunning and, due

to the fact that it is built on chalk, Temple is an excellent Winter golfing venue. Come and play this lovely golf course and enjoy a wonderful walk in the beautiful english countryside! Signature Holes: The downhill par 4 first hole leads you to an undulating course with beautiful views throughout the round. The eighth is another stunning hole, this time a par 3 which takes you down to the lowest point of the course. From there you start to make your way gently back up to the Clubhouse.

From M4: Leave at Junction 8/9. Follow A404(M) (signposted Henley) for 3.5 miles. Take exit for A4130 (signposted Henley). At Burchetts Green roundabout straight over (signposted Henley). The entrance to Temple Golf Club is half a mile on the right. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6210 • 5773 (69) • 5515 (73) H ole

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Membership options include: We have a range of options that will fulfill most requirements and, if not, we will do our best to find one

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Wokefield Park Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading Berkshire, RG7 3AH Telephone: 01189 334077 wokefield@deverevenues.co.uk www.deverevenues.co.uk

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Facilities Hotel, Spa, Conference Facilities, Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Chipping / Bunker Area, Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

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Wokefield Park

Exit the M4 at Junction 11 signposted Basingstoke. Keep in right hand lane, through the first set of traffic lights. At second set of traffic lights, turn right. Then at mini roundabout turn left signposted Grazeley & Mortimer. After approx 2.5 miles and a sharp right hand bend over a railway bridge, the entrance to Wokefield Park can be seen on the right hand side.

Wokefield Park situated in 250 acres of tranquil parkland in the rolling countryside of Royal Berkshire. The golf club is complemented by a range of on-site leisure facilities and there are plenty of local places of interest within easy reach.

not make the most of our fantastic driving range, practice facilities and our resident golf professional is on hand to offer those much needed tips. Before you tee off register in our professional shop and stock up on the essentials for your game at competitive prices.

Designed by Jonathan Gaunt to US PGA standards, the 6996-yard championship course at Wokefield Park boasts 18 uniquely designed holes with elevated tees, mature trees, streams and nine lakes providing a challenging game to golfers of all standards in a beautiful setting.

The Mansion House is the perfect location to relax, unwind, sit back and enjoy all those little extra touches that make Wokefield so special. The Mansion House is the ideal location for you to entertain clients, friends or just spoil yourselves. With our deluxe Spa and 18 hole championship golf course, we can offer you a haven of relaxation.

If you feel your game is a little rusty why

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Bearwood Golf Club Telephone: 0118 976 0060 www.bearwoodgolfclub.com

Donnington Valley Golf Club Telephone: 01635 568 140 www.donningtonvalley.co.uk

Reading Golf Club Telephone: 0118 947 2909 www.readinggolfclub.com

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club Telephone: 0118 979 7900 www.bearwoodlakes.co.uk

Downshire Golf Complex Telephone: 01344 302 030 www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Royal Ascot Golf Club Telephone: 01344 625 175 www.royalascotgolfclub.co.uk

Bird Hills Golf Club Telephone: 01628 771 030 www.birdhills.co.uk

East Berkshire Golf Club Telephone: 01344 772 041 www.eastberkshiregolfclub.com

Sand Martins Golf Club Telephone: 0118 902 9965 www.sandmartins.com

Blue Mountain Golf Club Telephone: 01344 300 220 www.bluemountaingolf.co.uk

Goring and Streatley Golf Club Telephone: 01491 873 229 www.goringgolf.co.uk

Sonning Golf Club Telephone: 0118 969 3332 www.sonning-golf-club.co.uk

Burnham Beeches Golf Club Telephone: 01628 661 448 www.bbgc.co.uk

Harleyford Golf Club Telephone: 01628 816 161 www.harleyfordgolf.co.uk

Sunningdale Golf Club Telephone: 01344 621 681 www.sunningdale-golfclub.co.uk

Calcot Park Golf Club Telephone: 0118 942 7124 www.calcotpark.com

Hennerton Golf Club Telephone: 0118 940 4778 www.hennertongolfclub.co.uk

Sunningdale Ladies Golf Club Telephone: 01344 620 507 www.sunningdaleladies.co.uk

Camberley Heath Golf Club Telephone: 01276 23258 www.camberleyheathgolfclub.co.uk

Huntswood Golf Club Telephone: 01628 667 144 www.huntswoodgolf.com

Swinley Forest Golf Club Telephone: 01344 874 979 Website n/a

Castle Royle Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01628 820 700 www.theclubcompany.com

Hurst Golf Club Telephone: 0118 934 4355 www.wokingham.gov.uk

Temple Golf Club Telephone: 01628 824 795 www.templegolfclub.co.uk

Caversham Heath Golf Club Telephone: 0118 947 8600 www.cavershamgolf.co.uk

Lavender Park Golf Club Telephone: 01344 893 344 www.lavenderparkgolf.co.uk

The Berkshire Golf Club Telephone: 01344 621 496 www.theberkshire.co.uk

Chobham Golf Club Telephone: 01276 855 584 www.chobhamgolfclub.co.uk

Maidenhead Golf Club Telephone: 01628 624 693 www.maidenheadgolf.co.uk

The Club at Maple Durham Telephone: 01189 463 353 www.theclubcompany.com

Datchet Golf Club Telephone: 01753 541 872 www.datchetgolfclub.co.uk

Mill Ride Golf Club Telephone: 01344 891 494 www.mill-ride.com

West Berks Golf Club Telephone: 01488 638 574 www.thewbgc.co.uk

Deanwood Park Golf Club Telephone: 01635 48772 www.deanwoodpark.co.uk

Newbury and Crookham Golf Club Telephone: 01635 40035 www.newburygolf.co.uk

Winter Hill Golf Club Telephone: 01628 527 613 www.winterhillgolfclub.net

Donnington Grove Golf Club Telephone: 01635 581 000 www.donnington-grove.com

Newbury Race Course Golf Club Telephone: 01635 40015 www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk

Wokefield Park Golf Club Telephone: 0118 933 4333 www.deverevenues.co.uk


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Buckinghamshire Introduction

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Buckinghamshire A small county, merely 27 miles across east to west at its widest point and 50 miles in length, Buckinghamshire is nevertheless full of charm and beauty. Its numerous rivers such as the Thames and the Great Ouse, river valleys and hills, the Chilterns and picturesque villages, make for a wonderful place to tour, particularly on foot. Aylesbury, the county town of Buckinghamshire, is a lively market town steeped in history. Located at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and at the heart of the rich agricultural Vale of Aylesbury. The town was a focal point in the English Civil War in the 17th century. The ancient town of Buckingham dates back to the 7th century and contains some fine Georgian buildings as well as the imposing town hall and the distinctive Old Gaol, now a centre for Buckinghamshire Tourist Information.

Nearby is Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit and Stowe Landscape Gardens, one of the finest Georgian landscape gardens in Britain. The county is awash with wonderful golf courses, some of which you may have heard of before, others not so well known but still worth the trip. That’s the kind of opportunity that awaits would-be visitors to Buckinghamshirethe chance to explore and see something new.

“Its numerous rivers and picturesque villages make for a wonderful place to tour.”


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Ellesborough Golf Club Wendover Road, Butlers Cross, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, HP17 0TZ Telephone: 01296 622 114 office@ellesboroughgolf.co.uk www.ellesboroughgolf.co.uk

01. How to Find

Ellesborough

Ellesborough Golf Club is situated between Aylesbury and High Wycombe. If approaching from High Wycombe take the route through Princes Risborough. The optimum route from Aylesbury is through Wendover.

Ellesborough lies in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, with stunning views over the Oxford plain. Once part of the Chequers estate, with a long and illustrious history stretching back over more than 100 years, Ellesborough has enjoyed the patronage of Prime Ministers and statesmen such as Harold Wilson and Bill Clinton. The greens are a strong feature of the course and have long held a reputation as some of the finest and most challenging in the south east of England. The club regularly hosts the BB&O Open and in 2011 hosted the EWGA English Girls’

Championship. This superb inland links course is a test for golfers of all standards and the hospitality in the clubhouse will round off a wonderful day of golf. Signature Hole: Each hole has it’s own unique attributes, but among the most memorable is the 5th, a tough par 3 which is well protected by bunkers all round. Possessing one of the hardest greens on the course, with a difficult undulating putting surface and some very subtle borrows, you should be happy to walk off with a three. Greg Norman described it as ‘the longest 6 iron he has ever played’!

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Buggies, Lessons, Pro shop, Golf Teaching Academy, Sky Sports, Function Room, Practice Ground, Buggy Storage

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6384 • 6174 • 5447 H ole

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Ellesborough have a limited number of Full & Restricted Membership positions available. For further details of Membership offers and Open Day events for 2012 and 2013, please contact the office on 01296 622114 or visit our website www.ellesboroughgolf.co.uk

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Magnolia Park Golf Club Arncott Road Bucks, HP18 9XX Telephone: 01844 239 700 info@magnoliapark.co.uk www.magnoliapark.co.uk

02. How to Find

Magnolia Park

From London Direction M40:
 Exit Junction 7 signposted Thame and turn right and follow A329 towards Thame. After 3-4 miles go straight over at roundabout signposted Aylesbury A418. At next roundabout turn left along the B4011. Go through the villages of Long Crendon and Oakley and after 2miles turn left signposted Boarstall, and drive through Boarstall village. You will find the Golf and Country Club on the left hand side.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conference Rooms, Fishing Lakes, Gym, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Club Hire, Lessons, Pro shop, 3D Motion Golf Institute, Custom fitting at the Cleveland/ Srixon Centre of Excellence,

Course Information 18 holes, Par 73 • 6946 • 6556 • 5613 H ole

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Set in over 200 acres of rolling Buckinghamshire countryside, the course was designed by Jonathan Gaunt, one of the UK’s leading golf architects. To many, it is known as the closest a parkland course can be to a Links due to its beautiful water features and sometimes windy conditions. Here at Magnolia Park Golf & Country Club we believe members and visitors alike should be able to experience the full benefits of our courses regardless of the season with the greens and tees open all year round. Played from the forward tees, the subtle undulating fairways will offer an exciting game for golfers of all abilities, whilst the

competition tees give the more experienced golfers a course with Championship potential. Magnolia Park is not a course to be taken lightly; if you’re playing well and taking full advantage of the conditions you can have a very enjoyable round. Peg it up thinking there’s a a low score to be had, this course will inevitably beat you. Signature Hole: 15th, Par 4, 446 Yards Aim for the left side taking the trouble out of play. The second into the green, 9 times out of 10, is always a club longer.


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Stoke Park Stoke Park’s 27 hole Championship parkland golf course, known as Stoke Poges, is one of the finest of its kind in the world. Designed in 1908 by one of the greatest course architects of his generation, Harry Shapland Colt, Stoke Park became the UK’s first country club.

The course has received many accolades over the years, including ‘Golf Club of the Year’ and ‘Top 100 Courses you must play in the World’ by Golf World as well as a Gold placing in the HSBC Regional Course Rankings. Stoke Park is also notable for its many appearances on film over the years. Although the list is long, including the likes of Bridget Jones’ Diary and Layer Cake, it is bound to be Goldfinger which jumps to a golfer’s mind. Sean Connery’s James Bond tangled with Auric Goldfinger on Stoke Park’s 18th hole to produce the most memorable game of golf in cinema history. As well as being a challenging and demanding course you will find it hard not to be stirred by the exquisite views and landscapes of the championship course. These views are not surprising when one learns that Colt designed the course to work with the existing landscape, designed by Humphry Repton

and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. The club’s 27 hole course is made up of the three independent nine hole courses, Colt, Alison and Lane Jackson, and is one of only a few courses in Europe to do this. Colt’s ethos was that golf should be played with the mind and nowhere is this more true than at Stoke Park. He once said that “First holes should be long and easy” and here you will find a 524 yard Par 5 opening hole that is followed by 2 testing holes to get you into your round. Colt always made the most of natural surroundings when working on a course, using contours and slopes to create undulating fairways and defend his greens. These putting surfaces are often large, subtle and rolling, and this is certainly the case on the long Par 4 4th hole. Bunkers were very important to Colt, placed subtly around his designs. His liking for cross bunkers is on glorious show at the risk reward


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Stoke Park Park Road, Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PG Telephone: 01753 717184 clubshop@stokepark.com www.stokepark.com

03. How to Find

STOKE PARK

By Road from the M4: Exit the M4 at junction 6 and take the A355 towards Slough then Beaconsfield. After 2.5 miles turn right at the double mini roundabout in Farnham Royal on to the B416 (Park Road). The entrance to Stoke Park is 1.25 miles on the right. By Road from the M40: Exit the M40 at junction 2 and take the A355 towards Slough. After 5 miles, turn left at the double mini roundabout in Farnham Royal on to the B416 (Park Road). The entrance to Stoke Park is 1.25 miles on the right. By Air: Nearest Airport: London Heathrow (7 miles). By Rail: Nearest Stations: Slough and Gerrards Cross. Helicopter Grid Ref: O/S SU 970827 Please contact the Club before making your helicopter journey.

Facilities 5 AA Star Hotel with 49 Luxury Bedrooms, 3 Restaurants, Bars and Lounges including Humphry’s - 2 AA Rosettes), 27 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Harry Colt in 1908, award winning Spa, State-of-the- art Health and Racquet facilities ( 13 tennis courts- 6 Grass, 4 All weather, 3 Indoor) Designer Club Shop, 3 Designated Practise Grounds, Buggies all year round, Putting Green, Jonathan Yarwood Golf Academy and Tuition

Course Information 27 Holes Colt/Alison, Par 71 • 6751 • 6355 • 5898 (74) Alison/Lane Jackson, Par 71 • 6331 • 5964 • 5653 (73) Colt/Lane Jackson, Par 72 • 6598 • 6119 • 5691 (73)

Par 5 5th and Par 4 6th. Colt’s signature hole is the 7th, an awe-inspiring Par 3 often described as his single finest hole and the inspiration for the 16th hole at Augusta National which was designed by Dr Alistair Mackenzie, Colt’s good friend. A truly magnificent short hole, with a green that requires the utmost skill and precaution, par is always a good score. The 9th presents you with a great view of the stunning Georgian mansion which forms the clubhouse and another testing par 4, followed by a choice of refreshments at halfway. The Alison nine begins with two short holes the Par 4 10th hole and the Par 3 11th equalling the beauty of our signature hole, and both protected by water. Colt’s cross bunkering is again apparent on the long Par 4 12th and Par 5 13th, the latter offering a good birdie chance. The 14th once again brings you back to the mansion, setting a spectacular backdrop to your second shot. The final 4 holes allow for plenty of views of the wonderful building, none being closer than the 15th tee playing adjacent to the east side of the house and plagued with bunkers once more. The short Par 4 16th offers a respite before two great finishing holes in

the 17th and 18th. The 17th, a par 4, plays as a slight dog leg, with precision and accuracy needed from the tee to leave a second shot that plays over water. The 18th provides a great end to the round. A solid drive to the brow of the hill is required to give a clear view of the green. With the James Wyatt designed mansion once again in full view, a second shot to the heart of the green will leave one last breaking putt. Having completed your round, your day is complete with a small libation on the Orangery Lawn, reminiscing over your game, whilst taking in the breath taking views of the memorial gardens. If your hunger for golf is still not sated, then the Lane Jackson course beckons... It is a testament to Colt’s genius that his courses are admired by golfers at every level of the game. They still provide a genuine test and stand up to the challenges brought on by today’s modern equipment. Colt has without doubt left his legacy at Stoke Park. The course is further enhanced by the practice facilities, a 300 yard driving range, 2 dedicated short game areas, a putting green and indoor swing studio.


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The South Buckinghamshire

The South Buckinghamshire Park Road, Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PJ Telephone: 01753 643332 enquiries@thesouthbuckinghamshire.co.uk www.thesouthbuckinghamshire.co.uk

04. How to Find From the M4: Exit at junction 6 signposted Slough Central, Beaconsfield (A355). Follow the A355 towards Beaconsfield into Farnham Royal. At the double mini-roundabout by Londis turn right into Park Road. The club is approx. 1 mile on the left. From the M40: Exit at junction 2 signposted Beaconsfield. Follow the A355 towards Slough into Farnham Royal. At double mini-roundabout by Londis turn left into Park Road. The club is approx. 1 mile on the left.

Our 18 hole course is one of the finest public golf facilities in the South of England and has been described as “The best kept secret in Buckinghamshire”. The emphasis is on a value for money golfing experience that will exceed your expectations. The Colt/Hawtree design is both challenging and rewarding in equal measure with several good birdie opportunities and a memorable selection of holes (6th, 10th, 11th, 13th and 16th) that would grace the finest championship layout. Set in 130 acres of attractive mature wooded parkland, The South Buckinghamshire is the ideal venue for a relaxing game of golf.

There is a friendly ambience on and off the course and the clubhouse offers an extensive menu in comfortable surroundings with good value fayre served throughout the day. Opened in 1994, the 9 hole golf course is maturing into a challenging but fair test of golf for the beginner and intermediate golfer. The Academy is an ideal family friendly place to learn to play golf with a magnificent recently refurbished driving range which is open until 8.00pm weekdays and 6.00pm at weekends. The newly formed Golf Club provides an ideal introduction to golf for those who are new to the game.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6119 • 5916 • 5595 (73) H ole

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Weston Turville Golf Club New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, HP22 5QT Telephone: 01296 424 084 enquiries@westonturvillegolfclub.co.uk www.westonturvillegolfclub.co.uk

Weston Turville

05. How to Find From London: M25 Junction 20 join the A41 north to Aylesbury, at the roundabout (Aston Clinton) turn right continuing towards Aylesbury (do not follow signs to Weston Turville.) Turn left immediately after the Holiday Inn (B4544)

Weston Turville Golf Course was established in 1973. Situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, the course presents a demanding test for the lower handicap but is not so daunting that the higher handicap cannot score well and enjoy the game with prudent use of the shots they receive. Water hazards are a distinctive feature of the course and there is plenty of variety in the character of the holes.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6008 • 5779 • 5369 (70) H ole

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The Clubhouse has all of the amenities to fully enhance the day’s enjoyment with its bar and dining facilities. The shop is spacious, very well stocked and very competitively priced. On top of this what really makes Weston Turville

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Golf Club a “Special Venue” is the welcome you will receive. The Staff are dedicated and put themselves out to ensure that their customers are looked after… A real delight. Signature Holes: Among the many interesting holes is the 15th, a 90˚ dogleg to the left with a green guarded by bunkers and water. Even with a good drive the approach shot demands accuracy to give any real chance of par. Among the best of the par 3’s is arguably the 178 yard 16th which requires a precise tee shot through the trees to a two tiered green.

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The Marquess’ Course, Hole 7

Woburn Golf Club The Duke’s, The Duchess’ and Marquess’ Courses. Experience unrivalled golfing with a choice of three championship courses, over 54 outstanding holes. Woburn is the ideal venue for a quality golf day.

The Duchess’ Course, Hole 17

The Duke’s Course Having tested many famous names in golf it is still the course most people associate with Woburn. The Duke’s Course was the scene of the British Masters for twenty years as well as other top professional events.

The Duchess’ Course The Duchess’ Course is Woburn’s hidden gem and a fine example of a course built for the thinking golfer. The natural characteristics of each hole provide a testing challenge and demand a number of different strategies.

Designed by Charles Lawrie in 1974, when the late 14th Duke of Bedford decided to bring golf to the Woburn Estate, the 6,983 yard Duke’s course sports fairways lined with pine, silver birch and chestnut trees. Heather, bracken and gorse add to the charm of the course as well as providing some of the natural hazards of each hole. The famous third hole, framed by rhododendron bushes, has recently been voted into the ‘World’s Top 500 Holes’ by Golf Magazine.

Slightly shorter in length than the Duke’s Course, at 6,651 yards, the Duchess’ Course is cut from more formal pine forest. Its rolling fairways and subtle contours are deceptively landscaped to test the golfer’s full repertoire of shots. “Of the three Woburn courses, the Duchess’ is the one that puts a premium on that most elusive of golf talents: the ability to hit the ball consistently straight.” - Alistair Tait.


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Woburn Golf Club Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, MK17 9LJ Telephone: 01908 370756 golf.enquiries@woburn.co.uk www.woburn.co.uk/golf

06. How to Find

WOBURN

From M1 Junction 13: From roundabout, A507 into Aspley Guise, ignoring signs for Woburn Abbey and Safari. From roundabout, A507 into Aspley Guise, ignoring signs for Woburn Abbey and Safari. At Woburn Sands turn left at the Fir Tree Pub heading towards Woburn. After 1/2 mile, turn right and follow lane for another 1/2 mile, turn left at the T-junction and proceed about 400 yards to the club on the right. The Duke’s Course, Hole 3

Facilities Bars, Restaurants, Performance Centre, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop. The Inn at Woburn offers 48 bedrooms and 7 individual cottages, Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park are approximately a five minute drive from the Golf Club.

Course Information Duke’s Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 6976 • 6554 • 6060 (75)

The Marquess’ Course Opened in 2000, the Marquess’ Course is often referred to as the ‘jewel in the crown’. A breathtaking addition to the Golf Club, creating a 54-hole complex that is unrivalled anywhere in the UK. Set in 200 acres of mixed woodland, the Marquess’ course overlaps the county boundary dividing Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and presents a variety of aspects, with its rolling and undulating terrain. The beautiful woodland is predominantly pine, spruce, sweet chestnut and oak, with a number of rare specimens such as Corsican pine, yew, rowan and beech.

Performance Centre Woburn Golf Club is one of the first golf clubs in the country to offer a full indoor fitting and simulator studio. The performance centre features the latest GC2 launch monitor and simulator technology providing custom fitting, ball fitting, nearest the pin/ longest drive challenges, practice option and the chance to play one of the 37 top class golf courses in simulator mode. For further information, pricing or to book your appointment, please contact the Professional Shop: Telephone: 01908 626600 or Email: Performance.Centre@woburn.co.uk

Marquess’ Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 7214 • 6744 • 6329 • 5831 (73) Duchess’ Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 6651 • 6442 • 5831 (74)

Winter Packages at Woburn Monday to Friday 1st November 2012 to 28th February 2013 Play a mid-week round of golf on either the Duke’s, Duchess’ or Marquess’ course with a bacon roll* and coffee or tea on arrival and enjoy a two course lunch with the option of further complimentary golf, daylight permitting. £105 per person

Special 4 for 3 Offer on Mondays & Tuesdays Throughout This Period The winter rates are applicable to parties of all sizes and are subject to availability. All players must possess official handicaps (Gentlemen 24, Ladies 36)and have certificates or CDH numbers available on request. We ask all players to maintain an acceptable pace of play and to respect our dress code, details of which are included on the website.

Telephone 01908 370756 or Email Hannah.drewery@woburn.co.uk www.woburn.co.uk/golf


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Abbey Hill Golf Club Telephone: 01908 563 845 www.abbeyhillgc.co.uk

Buckinghamshire Golf Club Telephone: 01895 835 777 www.buckinghamshire-golfclub.co.uk

Flackwell Heath Golf Club Telephone: 01628 520 929 www.fhcs.co.uk

Ashridge Golf Club Telephone: 01442 842 244 www.ashridgegolfclub.ltd.uk

Burnham Beaches Golf Club Telephone: 01626 661 448 www.bbgc.co.uk

Gerrards Cross Golf Club Telephone: 01753 883 263 www.gxgolf.co.uk

Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Telephone: 01908 583 596 www.aspleyguisegolfclub.co.uk

Chalgrave Manor Golf Club Telephone: 01525 876 556 www.chalgravegolf.co.uk

Harewood Downs Golf Club Telephone: 01494 762 184 www.hdgc.co.uk

Aylesbury Golf Centre Telephone: 01296 393 644 www.aylesburygolfclub.co.uk

Chartridge Park Golf Club Telephone: 01494 791 772 www.cpgc.co.uk

Harleyford Golf Club Telephone: 01628 816 164 www.harleyfordgolf.co.uk

Aylesbury Park Golf Club Telephone: 01296 399 196 www.aylesburyparkgolf.com

Chesham and Ley Hill Golf Club Telephone: 01494 784 541 www.cheshamgolf.co.uk

Hazlemere Golf Club Telephone: 01494 719 300 www.hazlemeregolfclub.co.uk

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club Telephone: 01525 240 196 www.avgc.co.uk

Chiltern Forest Golf Club Telephone: 01296 631 267 www.chilternforest.co.uk

Headsor Golf Club Telephone: 01628 851 285 www.headsorgolfcourse.co.uk

Beaconsfield Golf Club Telephone: 01494 676 545 www.beaconsfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Chorleywood Golf Club Telephone: 01923 282 009 www.chorleywoodgolfclub.co.uk

Henley Golf Club Telephone: 01491 575 742 www.henleygc.com

Bedford & County Golf Club Telephone: 01234 352 617 www.bandcgc.co.uk

Collingtree Park Golf Club Telephone: 01604 700 000 www.collingtreeparkgolf.com

Hennerton Golf Club Telephone: 0118 940 1000 www.hennertongolfclub.co.uk

Bedfordshire Golf Club Telephone: 01234 822 555 www.bedfordshiregolf.com

Denham Golf Club Telephone: 01895 832 022 www.denhamgolfclub.co.uk

Huntercombe Golf Club Telephone: 01491 641 207 www.huntercombegolfclub.co.uk

Berkhamsted Golf Club Telephone: 01442 865 832 www.berkhamstedgolfclub.co.uk

Dunstable Downs Golf Club Telephone: 01582 604 472 www.dunstabledownsgolf.co.uk

Huntswood Golf Club Telephone: 01628 667 144 www.huntswoodgolf.com

Boxmoor Golf Club Telephone: 01442 242 434 www.boxmoorgolfclub.co.uk

Ellesborough Golf Club Telephone: 01296 622 114 www.ellesboroughgolf.co.uk

Iver Golf Club Telephone: 01753 655 615 www.ivergolfclub.co.uk

Buckingham Golf Club Telephone: 01280 815 566 www.buckinghamgolfclub.co.uk

Farthingstone Hotel & Golf Club Telephone: 01327 361 291 www.farthingstone.co.uk

Kingfisher Golf Club Telephone: 01908 560 354 www.kingfishercountryclub.co.uk


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Lambourne Golf Club Telephone: 01628 606 717 www.lambourneclub.co.uk

Silverstone Golf Club Telephone: 01280 850 005 www.silverstonegolfclub.co.uk

Waterstock Golf Course Telephone: 01844 338 093 www.waterstockgolf.co.uk

Lanes Golf Club Telephone: 01753 533 333 www.thelanesgolfclub.co.uk

Stoke Park Golf Club Telephone: 01753 717 171 www.stokepark.com

Wavenden Golf Club Telephone: 01908 281 811 www.wavendengolfcentre.co.uk

Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Telephone: 01525 244 800 www.leightonbuzzardgolf.net

Stowe Golf Club Telephone: 01280 818 282 www.stowe.co.uk

Weston Turville Golf Club Telephone: 01296 424 084 www.westonturvillegolfclub.co.uk

Little Chalfont Golf Club Telephone: 01494 764 877 www.littlechalfont.org.uk

The Bedford Golf Club Telephone: 01234 320 022 www.thebedfordgc.com

Wexham Park Golf Club Telephone: 01753 663 271 www.wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk

Little Hay Golf Complex Telephone: 01442 833 798 www.littlehaygolfclub.co.uk

The Club at Mapledurham Telephone: 0118 946 3353 www.theclubcompany.com

Whipsnade Park Golf Club Telephone: 01442 842 330 www.whipsnadeparkgolf.co.uk

Magnolia Park Golf Club Telephone: 01844 239 700 www.magnoliapark.co.uk

The Lambourne Golf Club Telephone: 01628 666 755 www.lambourneclub.co.uk

Whiteleaf Golf Club Telephone: 01844 274 058 www.whiteleafgolfclub.co.uk

Maidenhead Golf Club Telephone: 01628 624 693 www.maidenheadgolf.co.uk

The Millbrook Golf Club Telephone: 01525 840 252 www.themillbrook.com

Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01327 850 000 www.whittlebury.com

Mentmore Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01296 662 020 www.mentmorecountryclub.co.uk

The Springs Hotel & Golf Club Telephone: 01491 827 310 www.thespringshotel.com

Windmill Hill Golf Club Telephone: 01908 366 457 www.windmillhillgc.co.uk

Oakland Park Golf Club Telephone: 01494 871 277 www.oaklandparkgolfclub.co.uk

The South Buckinghamshire Golf Club Telephone: 01753 643 332 www.thesouthbuckinghamshire.co.uk

Woburn Golf Club Telephone: 01908 370 756 www.woburn.co.uk

Pavenham Park Golf Club Telephone: 01234 822 202 www.pavenhampark.com

Thorney Park Golf Club Telephone: 01895 422 095 www.thorneypark.com

Wycombe Heights Golf Club Telephone: 01494 816 686 www.wycombeheightsgc.co.uk

Princes Risborough Golf Club Telephone: 01844 274 938 www.prgc.co.uk

Three Locks Golf Club Telephone: 01525 270 470 www.threelocksgolfclub.co.uk

Richings Park Golf Club Telephone: 01753 655 352 www.richingspark.co.uk

Tilsworth Golf Centre Telephone: 01525 210 721 www.tilsworthgolf.co.uk

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Dorset Introduction

Photos courtesy VisitBritain

Dorset Dorset is a county of outstanding natural beauty, with rolling hills, craggy coastlines and soft sandy beaches. It is famous for its picturesque coastline, which stretches from Lyme Regis in the west to Christchurch in the east, including the popular holiday resorts of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. Dorset’s coastline was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2001 for its unique geological history and landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland and the shingle bank of Chesil Beach to name but a few. Dorset’s strong links with the sea mean water sports of all kinds are very popular. The waters off of Weymouth and Portland in particular are generally regarded as the best in Europe for sailing, which is why this area has been chosen to hold all the sailing events when London hosts the Olympic Games in 2012. For those of you who prefer your activity

and adventure to be on dry land, there’s also walking, horse riding, fishing, golf, tennis, llama trekking, zorbing and much, much more. Although Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, the nightlife tends to centre around Bournemouth, Poole and, to a lesser extent, Weymouth. The Bournemouth International Centre is a leading venue for music concerts, plays, stand-up comedies, conferences and exhibitions. Theatres in the region include the Pavilion and Pier in Bournemouth, the Pavilion in Weymouth, the Regent Centre in Christchurch and the Tivoli in Wimborne. With over 30 golf courses to choose from, Dorset is certainly a golfer’s paradise and the ideal location for a golf holiday. From nationally renowned to pay and play courses, there are plenty of venues to suit the novice or the expert.


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“With over 30 golf courses to choose from, Dorset is certainly a golfer’s paradise and the ideal location for a golf holiday.”

01. Broadstone 02. Came Down 03. Dudsbury 04. Isle of Purbeck 05. Parkstone 06. Remedy Oak 07. The Dorset

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Broadstone Golf Club Wentworth Drive, Broadstone Dorset, BH18 8DQ Telephone: 01202 692 835 Email enquiries via website www.broadstonegolfclub.com

01. How to Find

Broadstone

Merge onto M27. Continue onto A31. Go through 3 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A31. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A341/A349. Go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Dunyeats Rd. Turn right onto Station Approach. Continue onto Wentworth Drive.

Set in the glorious Dorset countryside, Broadstone is one of the finest examples of an unspoilt heathland golf course in the South of England, and deservedly sits in the Top 100 Golf courses in the UK. Within 250 acres of rolling terrain, the fairways run freely and separately through superb natural heathland with its swathes of heather, pine, gorse and rhododendrons, and several holes offer magnificent views for miles around. Visitors are always welcome to play at Broadstone. The course is host to numerous Societies and Organisations througout the year

and can cater for groups of any size - from two people out to enjoy this fine course while on holiday, right up to a Corporate Day where the course can be yours for the whole day. Signature Hole Hole 7, Par 4, 422 Yards (White Tee) A strong Par 4. Tee shot should be at the marker pole to allow for the right to left contour of the fairway. Long hitters will get home in two, but if you are unsure, play to the second valley to leave yourself a pitch up to the green. A four here is always a good score.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6419 • 6115 • 5490 (72) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

490 400 374 383 310 152 422 203 510

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

405 174 359 442 387 196 427 412 373

The Premier Heathland Course in the South of England


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Came Down Golf Club Higher Came, Dorchester Dorset, DT2 8NR Telephone: 01305 813 494 Email enquiries via website www.camedowngolfclub.co.uk

02. How to Find

CAME DOWN

Coming from Dorchester: From the A354, take the first turning signposted ‘Winterbourne Herringston’. Go right (which is effectively a straight on) at the junction. Follow the road to the course and up the hill to the clubhouse. Coming from Weymouth: From the A354, take the turning to your right signposted ‘Winterbourne Herringston’. Go right (which is effectively a straight on) at the junction. Follow the road to the course and up the hill to the clubhouse.

Situated close to the county town of Dorchester and also close to the busy coastal resort of Weymouth, Came Down Golf Club offers the ideal location for both the regular local player and the visiting golfer. For golf in Dorset, there’s nowhere better.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Swing Analysis, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6255 • 5903 • 5563 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

435 156 279 570 402 231 407 355 411

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 4

141 386 194 512 489 179 404 258 446

The current layout was designed by HS Colt of Muirfield, Royal Lytham, Pine Valley, St Andrews, Wentworth and Sunningdale fame. The course is a mature layout of 6,255 yards, par 70 for men. Based on freedraining chalk down-land the course rarely closes and offers year round golf all with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Signature Hole Hole 16, Par 4, 404 Yards (White Tee) The tee provides one of the best views on course. It overlooks Weymouth and Portland. Named Slingers in reference to Thomas Hardy’s name for Portland ‘The Isle of Slingers’, due to the fact that Portlanders used to throw stones to keep Kimberlins (strangers) away. Out of bounds down the right hand side and grass bunkers on the left. The green is also bordered with out of bounds and has a well placed bunker guarding the front right hand side of the green.

Green Fees from

£25 p/p When booked on a 2 for 1 package

Higher Came, Dorchester Dorset, DT2 8NR Telephone: 01305 813 494 www.camedowngolfclub.co.uk

Twilight Green Fees - £17 per person - after 3.30 pm


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Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel and Spa 64 Christchurch Road, Ferndown Dorset, BH22 8ST Telephone: 01202 593 499 info@dudsburygolfclub.co.uk www.dudsburygolfclub.co.uk

03. How to Find

Dudsbury

The Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel and Spa can be found following the signs to Southampton from the M3, continuing west on the M27. From the M27 continue on to the A31 then on to the A347 for Longham/ Ferndown/West Parley. Continue on to the B3073, Christchurch Road.

Designed by Donald Steel, who provided the master plan for the modern St Andrews, this is a 6,904 yard par 71 championship golf course. It has been the venue for many prestigious events, including the PGA Europro Tour as seen on Sky Sports and the BMW PGA Order of Merit Championship as well as the EGU McGregor Tournament. The course is set in 160 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside rolling gently down to the River Stour. The course is open all year round. We have an automated irrigation system to all tees, greens and fairways to ensure top condition. Our state-of-the-art 10-bay undercover driving

range was completed in July 2007 and was officially opened by BBC sports commentator Peter Alliss. We also boast one of the busiest and best stocked golf shops in the South and have extensive practice facilities. Streams meander gently through the course under Purbeck stone bridges linking the nine lakes with the river. The greens have been constructed to USGA specification and are sand based, well drained and receptive. They are protected by large bunkers and water hazards. The Clubhouse with its south facing elevated position affords superb panoramic views.

Facilities Hotel, Spa, Bar, Restaurant, 6 Hole Academy Par 3 Course, Putting Green, 10 Bay Covered Driving Range, Large Bunker Area, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6904 • 6606 • 6190 • 5856 (73) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Stay & Play in our luxury hotel and spa For more details call: 01202 593 499 or Email: info@dudsburygolfclub.co.uk

Par

4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

350 146 414 336 453 520 422 173 435

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4

533 220 421 410 490 168 402 550 461


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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club 6 Studland Dorset, BH19 3AB Telephone: 01929 450 361 iop@purbeckgolf.co.uk www.purbeckgolf.co.uk

04. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 9 Hole Dene Course, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Swing Analysis, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6295 • 5986 • 5582 (73) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 3

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

371 417 302 195 404 492 355 594 147

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

414 194 424 388 389 187 382 334 306

Isle of Purbeck

From M27: Continue onto A31, Go through 3 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Ringwood Rd/A348. Go through seven roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Canford Way/ A3049. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A350. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A351. Go through 4 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto North St/B3075. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A351. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit & stay on A351. Turn left onto B3351. The Isle of Purbeck golf club was founded in 1892 and has undergone expansion and considerable redesign over the years. It comprises of the Purbeck Course, which is on part of the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve, and the short 9 hole Dene Course with views across to Swanage Bay. The main Purbeck Course occupies a position commanding views from Dorchester in the west, panoramically around to the Isle of Wight in the South East. Each hole is located in its own unique setting, providing magnificent views and challenges. The 4 Par 3’s are unique in that they each face a different compass

Green Fee Rates - Summer (1st April - 31st Oct) Purbeck Course Mon to Thurs Fri to Sun 1 Round £48 £52 Day Ticket £55 £60 After 3pm £25 £25 Junior £25 £30 6 Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AB Telephone: 01929 450 361 iop@purbeckgolf.co.uk www.purbeckgolf.co.uk

Dene Course (9 Holes) Day Ticket £16 After 4:30pm £12 Junior £10

point, consequently each pose a different challenge depending on the wind direction. Indeed the fifth tee possesses one of the finest views in British Golf, situated as it is, on a Bronze Age bell barrow over 3000 years old. The views take in Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Studland Village and the Isle of Wight. The course is situated on one of the larger expanses of varied heathland within Dorset and contains a variety of habitants. Ninety percent of the course is within a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and a special area of conservation (SAC).


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Parkstone Golf Club “There is no better place”. Those were the words of Reg Whitcombe, Professional at Parkstone Golf Club and Open Champion of 1938 as he thanked members and local dignitaries at a dinner held to celebrate his Open success.

Today’s golf course is set in only 160 acres but on a most unique piece of land so close to Poole Harbour. Gary Peddie, General Manager at the Club describes Parkstone as “almost ‘Surrey Heathland’ in its design and presentation with rolling fescue fairways framed by heathland and mature pines.” The course was designed by Willie Park Junior (Open Champion of 1887 and 1889 from Musselburgh in Scotland) in 1909 and later extended and remodelled in 1935 by James Braid who was by then the professional at Walton Heath. It is great testament to Braid that over 70 years later his design continues to challenge and excite members and visitors alike. The course is now recognised as one of the most attractive and enjoyable heathland

courses in the country. The holes are set into gently undulating land with many of the greens or tees raised which always adds to the fun and challenge of the game. The course is not long, ranging from 5,550 yards for the ladies to 6,300 yards from the men’s medal tees. However, only a fool would underestimate the course as the fairways are fairly tight and a wayward shot can leave you with the challenge of recovering from the heather and gorse which lay in abundance. Each hole has its own character and is acknowledged by Donald Steel, the renowned course Architect, as a masterpiece that entices golfers. The emphasis today is on maintaining the true heathland character of the course; firm fast running surfaces of the highest quality.


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Contact Details Parkstone Golf Club 49a Links Road Poole Dorset BH14 9QS Telephone: O1202 707138 admin@parkstonegolfclub.co.uk www.parkstonegolfclub.co.uk 05. How to Find A31 to Ringwood. Follow A338 to Bournemouth. Continue on this road through Bournemouth until you reach the gyratory system around the ‘Liverpool Victoria’ building. Take 3rd exit, Lindsay Road (past the back of Tesco’s). Continue along until you reach the T junction with Leicester Road, turn right. Turn left at traffic lights into Canford Cliffs Road, 4th right is Links Road (letter box at junction). The Golf Club is on the left hand side. Facilities Driving Range / Custom Fitting Suite, Restaurant / Terrace, Practice Nets, Pro Shop, Practice Putting Green, Short Game Area, Handicap Certificates Required, Dress Code – See Website Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6241 • 5910 • 5534

Steve Richardson joined the Club as Course Manager, from Sunningdale, in 2011. He immediately saw the potential to transform this beautiful canvas into the finished article. The Dorset County Championship was played at the Club this year and competitors waxed lyrical about the playing conditions. If you are serious about the game, then you would not want to miss out on this meandering delight. The Club itself is simply steeped in history. Not many Golf Clubs can boast an Open Champion as their Professional. However, it does not stop there; Peter Alliss was the Professional at Parkstone for 13 years during the time that he was at the peak of his golfing career. The Club has also had a number of outstanding amateur golfers including Maureen Garrett

and Jean Bisgood, both of whom represented GB&I in the Curtis Cup. In more recent years the Club has produced many Dorset County players and indeed County Champions. Wrapped in history and tradition, Parkstone Golf Club is a friendly and most welcoming Golf Club, with the emphasis on a high level of customer service. Gary Peddie continues; “our objective is to match Reg Whitcombe’s words and to do that we have to meet the modern golfer’s expectations, an excellent course both in design and presentation, a level of quality service in every department of the Club whether that relates to a glass of chilled Chablis on our fabulous terrace or a custom fit session with Head Professional Martyn Thompson at our ‘Centre of Excellence’ on the range. Golfers will simply want to return.


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Remedy Oak Remedy Oak is located near Horton in Dorset and nestles within 256 acres of ancient woodland, which lends a sense of maturity and stature. It was the brainchild of Bill Riddle, and laid out on his own land, designed by a team which included John Jacobs.

The name Remedy Oak was originated from an oak tree on the estate, which has long been associated with healing powers. Here King Edward VI healed people, and in those days the King was believed to have a divine touch. In Remedy Oak we see a unique opportunity for you to be one of the 400 exclusive members playing this magnificent golf course, which has the potential to become one of the finest in southern England. The Creeping Bent greens are large and undulating and have been built to USGA specification. We also have superb practice facilities which include a putting green, a chipping green and a driving range. Imagine a classic championship golf course, now in the top 100 in both Golf World and Golf Monthly, and host to brands such as Sure Investment, Bentley, ADA and BMW.


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Contact Details Remedy Oak Horton Road, Woodlands Dorset, BH21 8ND

“A delightful golf course in a marvellous setting with some very interesting and challenging holes. One of the most superbly constructed new golf courses in the South of England.”

Telephone: 01202 812 070 info@remedyoak.com www.remedyoak.com 06. How to Find

Life President Remedy Oak ~ Peter Alliss

Although exclusive we do have opportunities for non members to play at restricted times. We also have a day each week on which we host corporate events which can be tailored to your individual requirements.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7010 • 6466 • 6053 • 5395 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3

Within the club house we have a large dining area which can seat up to 100 guests.

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

408 524 395 224 503 292 445 272 168

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 4

424 180 350 163 413 480 378 509 338

Life President of Remedy Oak, Peter Alliss says “A delightful golf course in a marvellous setting with some very interesting and challenging holes. One of the most superbly constructed new golf courses in the South of England.” For further information on membership and playing opportunities please contact Remedy Oak on 01202 812070. (We do request that all visitors have an official handicap certificate)


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The Dorset Golf & Country Club Bere Regis, Nr. Poole Dorset, BH20 7NT Telephone: 01929 472244 Email enquiries via website www.dorsetgolfresort.com

07. How to Find

THE DORSET

From London: Take A25, M3 West onto M27, A31, then A35 for Dorchester, turning off for Bere Regis and follow signs for “East Dorset Golf Club” (previous name) From South West: M5 to Taunton, follow signs for Yeovil, A35 Dorchester, turning off for Bere Regis and follow signs for “East Dorset Golf Club”

Facilities

The Lakeland, Parkland and Woodland Courses were designed by Martin Hawtree and have been chosen to host many Championship Events - including the South West PGA Championship, West of England Amateur, The Master Card Tour and numerous County Tournaments. The Lakeland/Parkland 18 holes offer the ultimate challenge at over 7000 yards off the Championship Tees. However, with four sets of Tees, Golfers of all standards can enjoy playing the courses - are extremely well maintained, presenting excellent playing conditions for all levels of golfers. The Lakeland Course, as its name suggests,

boasts many lakes and water hazards. The Parkland Course is built in some stunning countryside and is alive with wildlife. The Woodland Course is equally outstanding with its rhododendron and tree-lined fairways and is said by some to be the prettiest 9 holes they have ever played. The whole 27 holes boasts USGA specification Greens with fantastic drainage throughout allowing golf all year round with no temporary tees or mats. Our team of Teaching Professionals will help you hone your game at the covered 16 Bay Floodlit Driving Range or in the computerised Teaching Zone.

Hotel, Cottages, Fishing Lakes, Bars, Restaurants, Putting Green, Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Swing Analysis, Lessons. We are also a Ping - Titleist Custom Fit Centre for made to measure Clubs. Our well-stocked Professional Shop offers a full range of quality clubs, clothing, accessories and souvenirs.

Course Information Lakeland Course (1-9) 9 holes, Par 36 • 3306 • 3100 • 2721 Parkland Course (10-18) 9 holes, Par 36 • 3309 • 3065 • 2748 Woodland Course (19-27) 9 holes, Par 33 • 2601 • 2512 • 2244

Dorset’s premier golfing venue - not to be missed! Please visit our new website: www.dorsetgolfresort.com or call us now on: 01929 472244


Stay in our Dormy Golf Lodge or 5 Star Luxury Log Homes • FREE GOLF • Air-conditioned clubhouse facilities • Restaurant offering an extensive menu • On site accommodation in the Dormy Golf Lodge - 16 Twin Rooms Ensuite

FROM £69.50pppn including Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and FREE GOLF SOCIETY OFFER • Coffee & Bacon Baguettes on arrival • 18 Holes of Championship Golf • Was £36.00pp Now £29.75pp (minimum 4 players)

SOCIETY TWILIGHT OFFER £25.00pp (minimum 4 players, after 3pm)


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Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club Telephone: 01308 421095 www.bridportgolfclub.org.uk

Ferndown Golf Club Telephone: 01202 874602 www.ferndowngolfclub.co.uk

Queens Park Golf Club Telephone: 01202 302611 www.queensparkgolf.co.uk

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club Telephone: 01202 692595 www.broadstonegolfclub.com

Ferndown Forest Golf Club Telephone: 01202 876096 www.ferndownforestgolf.co.uk

Remedy Oak Telephone: 01202 812 070 www.remedyoak.com

Bulbury Woods Golf Club Telephone: 01929 459574 www.bulbury-woods.co.uk

Folke Golf Club Telephone: 01963 23330 www.folkegolfcentre.co.uk

Sherborne Golf Club Telephone: 01935 814431 www.sherbornegolfclub.co.uk

Bullpits Golf Club Telephone: 01747 840091 www.bullpitsgolfcourse.co.uk

Highcliffe Castle Golf Club Telephone: 01425 272210 www.highcliffecastlegc.co.uk

Solent Meads Golf Club Telephone: 01202 420795 www.solentmeads.co.uk

Came Down Golf Club Telephone: 01305 813494 www.camedowngolfclub.co.uk

Iford Golf Club Telephone: 01202 436436 www.ifordgolfcentre.co.uk

Sturminster Marshall Golf Club Telephone: 01258 858444 www.smgc.eu

Canford Magna Golf Club Telephone: 01202 592552 www.canfordmagnagc.co.uk

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Telephone: 01929 450361 www.purbeckgolf.co.uk

The Ashley Wood Golf Club Telephone: 01258 452253 www.ashleywoodgolfclub.com

Canford School Golf Club Telephone: 01202 881009 www.canford.com/golf

Knighton Heath Golf Club Telephone: 01202 572633 www.khgc.co.uk

The Dorset Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01929 472244 www.dorsetgolfresort.com

Charminster Golf Club Telephone: 01305 260186 www.charminstergolfclub.org

Lyme Regis Golf Club Telephone: 01297 442043 www.lymeregisgolfclub.co.uk

Wareham Golf Club Telephone: 01929 554147 www.warehamgolfclub.co.uk

Chedington Court Golf Club Telephone: 01935 891413 www.chedingtoncourtgolfclub.com

Meyrick Park Golf Club Telephone: 01202 786040 www.meyrickpark.com

Wessex Golf Club Telephone: 01305 784737 www.wessexgolfcentre.co.uk

Crane Valley Golf Club Telephone: 01202 814088 www.crane-valley.co.uk

Parkstone Golf Club Telephone: 01202 707138 www.parkstonegolfclub.com

Weymouth Golf Club Telephone: 01305 750831 www.weymouthgolfclub.co.uk

Dudmoor Golf Club Telephone: 01202 480207 www.dudmoorfarm.co.uk

Parley Court Golf Club Telephone: 01202 591600 www.parleygolf.co.uk

Dudsbury Golf Club Telephone: 01202 593499 www.dudsburygolfclub.co.uk

Port Regis Golf Club Telephone: 01747 852566 www.portregis.com


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Hampshire Introduction

Photo courtesy VisitBritain

Hampshire As a tourist destination, Hampshire has so much to offer: a diversity of landscapes, stunning coastline, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the magnificent New Forest; superb walking and cycling territory, the Hamble Valley with its unspoilt countryside and ‘olde worlde’ villages; the vibrant and historic cities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester… and all this within easy reach of London by road or rail! Portsmouth is a large city with several different identities. The older parts are the Historic Waterfront where you can still find the sea defences that have protected Portsmouth for centuries. Southsea makes up the south of the city and is the focus for family seaside holidays and fun fairs. For more historical attractions there’s the Royal Naval Dockyard which although still in operation also has the Historic Dockyard Attractions on the premises.

Between the Historic Dockyard and Waterfront is Portsmouth’s most modern addition, Gunwharf Quays and the iconic Spinnaker Tower. This is the place for shopping, eating and drinking and of course climbing up the tower for unprecedented views of the city and beyond. Southampton or ‘The City of Kings’ lies on the South East Coast of Britain, at the Northern most point of Southampton Water. A population of over 230,000 makes Southampton the biggest city in Hampshire. Southampton has strong links all over the globe, with its trade, cultural and social exchanges positive aspects for this thriving city. With it’s coastal location, Hampshire offers pleanty of opportunities to sample some excellent links golf, and is complemented by some fantastic inland courses to interest, excite and amaze any golfing fanatic.


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Portsmouth

01. Basingtoke 02. Bishopswood 03. Brokenhurst Manor 04. Cams Hall

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Basingstoke Golf Club Kempshott Park Basingstoke, RG23 7LL Telephone: 01256 465 990 office@basingstokegolfclub.co.uk www.basingstokegolfclub.co.uk

01. How to Find

Basingstoke

From the M3: Exit at junction 7 and take the A30 towards Basingstoke. The entrance to the Club is approximately 1 mile from the M3 on the right hand side (sign posted) soon after the road narrows to single carriageway. There is a right hand filter lane for the turning. Mott’s Motorcycles is next door as a reference. If you happen to miss the turn, proceed through the next set of traffic lights up to the roundabout and head back towards the M3. The entrance is then approximately 400 yards from the roundabout on the left hand side.

Basingstoke moved to its present location in 1928 and was officially opened on March 29th by the legendary six time Open champion, Harry Vardon and the famous course designer James Braid. The club is a regular host to a number of County amateur and professional events including all the major County Championships. The course is set in 110 acres of Deer Park and features many mature native British trees. The 6289 yard, par 70, course is synonymous of a ‘Braid’ parkland design, with rolling, undulating tree lined fairways,

excellent bunkering and subtly contoured greens. In the summer months, the greens are regarded as some of the finest in Hampshire Signature Hole Hole 18, Par 5, 491 Yards The second par 5 to finish the round. Avoid all the bunkers and a birdie opportunity awaits. Longer hitters will need to feed their drive right of the bunkers, shorter will not reach. The green awaits the big hitter in two but the entranceway is very narrow. Shorter hitters will lay up by the next set of bunkers to leave a pitch into the green.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6289 • 6056 • 5485 (72) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

499 364 160 466 175 378 419 245 331

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5

414 427 205 411 430 350 362 162 491

Basingstoke Golf Club Pay a visit to Basingstoke’s most established members golf club Excellent James Braid Parkland Golf Course Great Hospitality Societies and Visitors Welcome Call: 01256 465990 - Email: office@basingstokegolfclub.co.uk - www.basingstokegolfclub.co.uk


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Bishopswood Golf Course Bishopswood Lane, Tadley Hampshire, RG26 4AT Telephone: 01189 408 600 info@bishopswoodgc.co.uk www.bishopswoodgc.co.uk

02. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conference Rooms, Putting Green, 12 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 9 holes, Par 36 • 3237 • 3095 • 2852 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 4

• YDS

Bishopswood

Exit the M3 Motorway at Junction 6 and exit toward Basingstoke A339/ Alton A30/ Reading A33.At Black Dam roundabout take 2nd exit onto A339 heading Newbury and Reading. Take the exit to Tadley and at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A340 to Aldermaston/Tadley. Continue for 5 miles. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto New Rd. Follow this road for 1 mile and then turn right onto Bishopswood Lane. Bishopswood is on the right.

Set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside Bishopswood is one of the finest 9 hole golf courses in the country. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or a single figure golfer our parkland course carved through natural woodland and meandering water hazards will provide a true test that will keep you concentrating from the first tee. The nine hole course played twice offers a significant challenge over 6,474 yards with a par of 72. Rated by Today’s Golfer as ‘The best nine hole course in the South’. The golf course, though, is just one of the many facilities that await you. We also provide

a 12 bay floodlit driving range to develop your game, fine quality food and beverages and for the non golfer we can provide the perfect ambience for your wedding, celebration party or business meeting. Our wonderful clubhouse facility is the perfect destination for a relaxing drink and a splendid meal. Our menus range from tasty bar snacks served in our Balcony bar overlooking the 1st tee to delightful dinners than can be served in our ‘Sands Restaurant’. We can cater for parties and weddings whilst working to your budget, and our friendly staff will ensure that your visit is a wonderful experience.

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10 x 9-hole rounds of golf prepaid for only £119.99! Available anytime Monday - Friday and after 12 noon at weekends (a saving of over £30)

Subject to a Tee reservation. Terms & Conditions apply. Non transferable. Valid until 31st December 2012


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Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club Sway Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SG

Brokenhurst Manor

Telephone: 01590 623 332 secretary@brokenhurst-manor.org.uk www.brokenhurst-manor.org.uk

03. How to Find From Southampton: Proceed along the M27 towards Ringwood, take the turning off for Lyndhurst. Through Lyndhurst take the A337 Lymington Road to Brockenhurst. On entering Brockenhurst, take the right hand turn B3055 to Sway and New Milton. Straight over the staggered crossroads and into Sway Road for approximately 1 mile, the Golf Club will be on the right hand side.

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, designed by Harry Colt, recognised as one of the best in the beautiful New Forest area is a fine test for golfers of all handicaps. A mixture of woodland and heath are the background to the course with a stream featuring on nine of the holes.

Bird life also abounds with a buzzard’s nest in the central woodlands and egrets in the stream. If you are less mobile, single seater buggies are available so that you can still enjoy playing this magnificent course. We also now have a fleet of four normal 2 seater buggies.

The three loops of six holes make it a good course to navigate and walk.

With all year play, a welcoming bar and restaurant with quality menu, Brokenhurst Manor is a friendly club.

Wildlife is abundant with a magnificent herd of Red deer stags, shy Roe deer and successive generations of “White Buck”.

We pride ourselves on the welcome we give to our members and guests. Ideal for families, gentlemen, ladies and juniors.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Single Seat Buggies, 4 x 2 seater buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6222 • 6020 • 5584 (72) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

316 504 173 376 163 324 377 446 459

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4

213 401 171 420 295 316 516 421 331

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Cams Hall Estate Golf Club Portchester Road, Fareham Hampshire, PO16 8UP Telephone: 01329 827 222 camshall-manager@crown-golf.co.uk www.camshallgolf.co.uk

Cams Hall ESTATE

04. How to Find Leave the M27 at Junction 11 and take the Fareham turning off the roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane and leave the dual-carriageway towards Porchester. Take the first exit off the roundabout and go under the viaduct. Turn right at the first set of lights into Cams Hall Estate.

Facilities In addition to the fantastic golf course we have an excellent range of amenities including, practice facilities, golf tuition from our Head Professional Sam Pleshette, Buggies and Trolleys available for hire, a fully equipped professional shop, the bar and restaurant and our two Function Rooms, the Avocet and the Harbour Rooms, ideal for Private Functions, Weddings, and Conferences.

The 18 hole, Creek Course complimented with the 9 hole Park Course means that you can play the course set up in 3 different ways which provides a great variety of golf.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6201 • 5861 • 5267 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4

Built in 1993 the golf course was designed by the legendary Peter Allis to be a test of golf that caters for every standard of golfer. Due to the unique location of the course on the coast, we have excellent drainage meaning the course remains in superb condition all year round and we are the envy of local courses.

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

363 424 345 209 375 505 133 346 256

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 4

372 168 370 332 392 476 571 198 366

Offering breathtaking views across the marina and Portsmouth harbour the Creek Course is a

Take advantage of our fantastic 27 hole green fee rates (Park 9 holes AM - Creek 18 holes PM) Monday - Thursday £40, Fridays £42, Weekends £44

stern test where many a golfer has remarked that you can never play the course the same way twice. Being in such close proximity to the sea, the wind can and usually does play a determining factor in your round. The Park Course is a full length 9 holes, measuring 3202 yards and was built in the grounds of the old hall, a lovely course that compliments the Creek course well. A tree lined course that features lush fairways and tricky greens and pin positions, this course is an excellent compliment to the Creek as well as being a great course to just play 9 in the summer evenings.


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Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Golf & Spa Winchester Road , Boorley Green Southampton, SO32 2UA

Macdonald Botley Park

Telephone: 0844 879 9034 Email enquiries via website www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

05. How to Find From M27: Exit M27 at jct 7 and follow signs to Botley. Turn left onto B3554. From M3 jct 11 follow straight road for 8 miles.

Macdonald Botley Park Hotel Golf & Spa is set in idyllic Hampshire countryside on the outskirts of Southampton, and home to an 18-hole, par 70 championship course. Sky Sports’ Ewen Murray is not only famed for his golf commentary, but also has a penchant for course design and is responsible for creating the superb layout within the resort’s 176 acre estate. With free-draining soil, USGA greens and attractive water features this fine example of his work is a pleasure to play all-year round. The 130-bedroom 4-star hotel also offers a Vital Health & Wellbeing experience and modern Spa, complete with 15-metre pool and a range of indulgent treatments.

Designed with the golfer’s enjoyment in mind, Macdonald Botley Park has a modern buggy fleet, 12-bay covered range, golf shop and the Swing & Divot Sports Bar overlooking the 18th green. Society golf is particularly popular at Macdonald Botley Park - the resort’s extensive facilities provide flexible accommodation for groups of any size. Outings packages start at just £23 per person, plus a range of upgrades are available to customise your day. Signature Holes: Conquer the difficult 7th hole, tee off behind the trees and carry the water from the par 3 11th hole and enjoy spectacular views of the lake and fountain from the 18th.

Facilities 4 Star Hotel, Spa, Tennis, Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, 12 Bay Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6389 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

461 391 359 545 176 392 187 474 514

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 4

377 169 391 196 337 162 355 486 417


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Oak Park Golf Club Heath Lane, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5PB Telephone: 01252 850 850 oakpark-manager@crown-golf.co.uk www.oakparkgolf.co.uk

07. How to Find

OAK PARK

From M3: Leave the M3 at Junction 5 and follow the A287 towards Odiham and Farnham. After the village of Crondall turn right into Heath Lane. Down the hill, after about a mile, Oak Park is located on the right. From A31: Leave the A31 at Farnham and follow the A3016 towards Crondall. Just after the roundabout, turn left into Heath Lane. Down the hill, after about a mile, Oak Park is located on the right.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 13 Bay Covered Range, Putting Green, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information Woodland Course: 18 holes, Par 70 • 6065 • 5842 • 5338 (71) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

425 369 165 425 375 386 366 157 318

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4

543 386 372 208 325 184 232 529 300

Oak Park Golf Club is a proprietary operated Members’ Club boasting 27 holes of challenging golf from the 9 hole Village course that skirts round the edge of the picturesque village of Crondall to the Woodland 18 hole course that truly lives up to its name featuring tree lined fairways from the 1st tee to the 18th green. Our signature holes, the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th offer some truly unique views over Hampshire. Located in the village of Crondall, the club is easily accessible from the A3, M3 and A31. With a relaxed clubhouse atmosphere, the Club has a thriving membership with a fantastic social section to compliment

Golf Days available from as little as £28 per person. For more information call 01252 850850 or email oakpark-events@crown-golf.co.uk

the various golfing activities, throughout the year. Oak Park has something to offer everyone with it’s fantastic facilities, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. Golf Academy: With our highly-ranked golf course we have excellent facilities to welcome those new to golf. The friendly, open approach of our staff helps to relax new golfers who might otherwise perceive golf as an old institution. More than 15 million people watch The Open and The Masters on television but with only 4 million active golfers in the country there is an awful lot of untapped talent out there that we want to encourage.


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Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Sandy Lane, Shedfield Southampton, SO32 2HQ Telephone: 01329 833 455 Email enquiries via website www.MarriottMeonValley.co.uk

06. How to Find

MEON VALLEY

From Southampton airport: Join M27 East towards Portsmouth, exit at Junction 7 follow A334 signposted to Botley. Continue through Botley following signs for Wickham, Sandy Lane is to be found two miles after Botley on your left after Wickham Vineyard.

With a commitment to superior service and amenities this 4-star Marriott Hotel & Country Club set in 225 wooded acres of rolling countryside on England’s south coast enjoys a secluded environment near the motorway and just over 1 hour from London. The Meon Course features 18 championship holes located on the beautiful and undulating Hampshire countryside. The par 71 course cuts through an ancient English oak forest, offering many tight, tree-lined fairways, large bunkers and natural water hazards. Every hole on the Meon Course offers a challenging test of golf. “The Meon Course has everything...

the front nine tests your long game and courage, while the back nine requires careful planning and a strong will.” Neal Grist – Meon Valley PGA Professional 2012. The 9-hole Valley Course can be played as an 18-hole course at 5,758 yards and a par 70. The fairways are a bit wider than the Meon Course. But the beauty is just as spectacular - it is built around the ruins of an ancient Roman village. “The Valley Course is one of the most picturesque and challenging courses in Hampshire. I never tire of playing it and I’m sure that golfers of all standards will feel the same.” John Stirling – PGA Captain 1989.

Facilities Hotel, Spa, Driving Range, Tuition Centre, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop, Leisure Club, AA rosette awarded Broadstreet Restaurant Course Information Meon Course: 18 holes, Par 71 • 6520 • 6097 • 5624 (73) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

496 448 412 167 446 366 157 550 392

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4

544 362 153 311 236 313 467 386 294


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Hampshire Directory

Alresford Golf Club Telephone: 01962 733746 www.alresfordgolf.co.uk

Burley Golf Club Telephone: 01425 402431 www.burleygolfclub.co.uk

Great Salterns Golf Club Telephone: 023 9269 9110 www.portsmouthgolfcentre.co.uk

Ampfield Golf Club Telephone: 01794 368750 www.ampfieldgolf.com

Cams Hall Estate Golf Club Telephone: 01329 827732 www.camshallgolf.co.uk

Hartley Wintney Golf Club Telephone: 01252 844211 www.hartleywintneygolfclub.com

Andover Golf Club Telephone: 01264 358040 www.andovergolfclub.co.uk

Chilworth Golf Club Telephone: 023 8074 0544 www.chilworthgolfclub.com

Hockley Golf Club Telephone: 01962 713165 www.hockleygolfclub.com

Army Golf Club Telephone: 01252 337272 www.armygolfclub.com

Corhampton Golf Club Telephone: 01489 877279 www.corhamptongc.co.uk

Kingsley Golf Club Telephone: 01420 489478 Website n/a

Barton-On-Sea Golf Club Telephone: 01425 615308 www.bosgc.co.uk

Dibden Golf Club Telephone: 023 8020 7508 www.newforest.gov.uk/golf

Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club Telephone: 023 9255 1170 www.leegolf.co.uk

Basingstoke Golf Club Telephone: 01256 465990 www.basingstokegolfclub.co.uk

Dummer Golf Club Telephone: 01256 397888 www.dummergolfclub.com

Liphook Golf Club Telephone: 01428 723785 www.liphookgolfclub.com

Bishopswood Golf Club Telephone: 01189 408 600 www.bishopswoodgc.co.uk

Dunwood Manor Golf Club Telephone: 01794 340549 www.dunwoodgolf.co.uk

Macdonal Botley Park Golf Club Telephone: 01489 796000 www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Blackmoor Golf Club Telephone: 01420 472775 www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

Fleetlands Golf Club Telephone: 023 9254 4903 Website n/a

Blacknest Golf Club Telephone: 01420 22888 www.blacknestgolf.co.uk

Four Marks Golf Club Telephone: 01420 587214 www.fourmarksgolfcourse.co.uk

Meon Valley (Marriott) Telephone: 01329 833455 www.marriott.co.uk/meon-valley Moors Valley Golf Club Telephone: 01425 479776 www.moors-valley.co.uk

Bramshaw Golf Club Telephone: 023 8081 3433 www.bramshaw.co.uk

Furzeley Golf Club Telephone: 023 9223 1180 www.furzeleygolfcourse.co.uk

New Forest Golf Club Telephone: 023 8028 2484 www.newforestgolfclub.co.uk

Bokenhurst Manor Golf Club Telephone: 01590 623332 www.brokenhurst-manor.org.uk

Gosport and Stokes Golf Club Telephone: 023 9252 7941 www.gosportandstokesgolfclub.co.uk

North Hants Golf Club Telephone: 01252 616443 www.northhantsgolf.co.uk


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Hampshire Directory

Oak Park Golf Club Telephone: 01252 850850 www.oakparkgolf.co.uk

Sherfield Oaks Golf Club Telephone: 01256 884100 www.sherfieldoaksgolf.co.uk

Wellow Golf Club Telephone: 01794 322872 www.wellowgolfclub.co.uk

Old Thorns Golf Club Telephone: 01428 724555 www.oldthorns.com

South Winchester Golf Club Telephone: 01962 877800 www.southwinchestergolf.co.uk

Weybrook Park Golf Club Telephone: 01256 320347 www.weybrookpark.co.uk

Otterbourne Golf Club Telephone: 01962 775225 Website n/a

Southampton Golf Club Telephone: 023 8047 6582 www.southamptongolfclub.co.uk

Wickham Park Golf Club Telephone: 01329 833342 www.wickhamparkgolf.co.uk

Paultons Golf Centre Telephone: 023 8081 3992 www.paultonsgolf.co.uk

Stoneham Golf Club Telephone: 023 8076 9272 www.stonehamgolfclub.org.uk

Worldham Golf Club Telephone: 01420 544606 www.worldhamgolfclub.co.uk

Petersfield Golf Club Telephone: 01730 261675 www.petersfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Test Valley Golf Club Telephone: 01256 771737 www.testvalleygolf.com

Petersfield Pay and Play Golf Club Telephone: 01730 267732 www.petersfieldgolfclub.co.uk

The Alton Golf Club Telephone: 01420 82042 www.altongolfclub.com

Portsmouth Golf Club Telephone: 023 9220 1827 www.portsmouthgc.com

The Hampshire Golf Club Telephone: 01264 356462 www.thehampshiregolfclub.co.uk

Romsey Golf Club Telephone: 023 8074 1036 www.romseygolfclub.com

The Hayling Golf Club Telephone: 023 9246 4446 www.haylinggolf.co.uk

Rowlands Castle Golf Club Telephone: 023 9241 2784 www.rowlandscastlegolfclub.co.uk

The Park Golf Course Telephone: 01962 779945 www.avingtongolf.co.uk

Royal Winchester Golf Club Telephone: 01962 852462 www.royalwinchestergolfclub.com

Tylney Park Golf Club Telephone: 01256 762079 www.tylneypark.co.uk

Sandford Springs Golf Club Telephone: 01635 296800 www.sandfordsprings.co.uk

Waterlooville Golf Club Telephone: 023 9226 3388 www.waterloovillegolfclub.co.uk

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Oxfordshire Introduction

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Oxfordshire Few regions can boast Oxfordshire’s variety, beauty, heritage and luxury. Discover towns and villages surrounded by the greenest of Oxfordshire countryside. Here you can enjoy extra long walks and play on some of the finest golf courses. Head west to the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, with scattered grey stone villages, nestling in secluded valleys. Blenheim Palace and Cotswold Wildlife Park are among the treats in store.

Tew and great houses like Broughton Castle and Chastleton House near Adelstrop transport you to another era. Head South where the River Thames dominates, and towns such as Abingdon, Wallingford, and Henley grew up along its banks. Visit Didcot Railway Centre, with Britain’s only 7ft gauge, and the replica GWR locomotive, Fire Fly.

Head east: the wooded Chiltern Hills, once a focus of industrial activity, now shelter quiet country pubs and flint houses, dating back hundreds of years.

The county town of Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do.

Head north: the Ironstone Hills’ gently undulating landscape is ideal for walking, cycling and golf followed by a relaxing spa treatment. Thatched villages such as Great

Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all.


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A44

A421 Chipping Norton

A41

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A420

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Carswell Golf & Country Club Carswell, Faringdon Oxfordshire, SN7 8PU Telephone: 013367 870422 Pro Shop: 01367 870505 Email enquiries via website www.carswellgolfandcountryclub.co.uk

01. How to Find

The Course covers 156 acres of naturally landscaped, undulating countryside. Professionally designed and constructed to the highest specification by J and E Ely who have 30 years experience building courses, it provides an enjoyable and challenging 6183 yard (Par 72) eighteen holes for both the low handicap and less experienced golfer alike.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, B&B Rooms, Putting Green, Driving Range, Trolleys, Swing Analysis, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6592 • 6068 • 5561 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 5

CARSWELL

From M40 Southbound: At junction 9, take the A41/A34 exit to Bicester/Aylesbury/Oxford/ Newbury. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A34. Take the A420 exit toward Oxford/Bristol/ Swindon. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A420. Go through 2 roundabouts. Turn left, arrive at Carswell Golf And Country Club.

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

429 364 403 171 488 182 352 159 498

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 5 4 3 5 4 5 3 4

423 486 430 185 554 371 518 175 404

Carswell are celebrating the launch of their new exciting course layout following the construction of two new greens and multiple new tee’s on the golf course, whilst four lakes and strategically placed bunkers add to the interest.

For many golfers the 19th hole is at times the most important hole on the course, and at Carswell the Mecca for hungry, thirsty Golfers never disappoints. Signature Hole: 8th, Par 3, 159 yards A pretty par three. This green is set in the trees at the top of a little hill. Any shot hit left will kick away and a bunker waits over the back for a shot that is too strong. The green is highest in the centre and slopes away on both sides. Not many putts are conceded. Pat yourself on the back for any three that you make here. Evening golfers can get to see a lot of wildlife in this part of course with deer being regular visitors.


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Frilford Heath Frilford Heath is Oxfordshire’s finest golf club, and one of the best in the south of England. Its three 18 hole championship standard golf courses offer a range of delights. With almost a hundred years of golf design heritage, players can choose a classic or a modern challenge as they see fit.

Situated on over 500 acres of glorious undulating heathland, just south of Oxford city, Frilford Heath present the courses to the finest playing standards all year round. The club’s land is, in part, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a programme of heather regeneration has seen a revival of the indigenous heathland flora and fauna. The club has a thriving membership and welcomes visitors who come to enjoy warm hospitality, excellent catering and some of the best golf around.

Oxfordshire’s most prestigious golf club will achieve a number of exciting ‘firsts’ in 2012. Frilford Heath Golf Club is proud to be hosting some top level events in the golfing calendar and will be featuring on national television for the first time. Thanks to an extensive list of improvements at the club in recent years which has seen over £500,000 invested in the clubhouse and its three beautiful courses, Frilford has attracted the attention of the top golfing associations and societies.

England Golf has recently staged its English Golf Captain’s Final at the club for the first time. So impressed were the organisers and players that they have pledged to hold the English Amateur Championship at Frilford in August 2013. The club will also welcome the EWGA Brenda King Foursomes Tournament this September. In April Frilford had its debut appearance on Sky TV when the final qualifying school for the PGA Europro Tour was played out at the club. The cameras will be rolling again in July when the Buildbase Open comes to Frilford.

2012 Summer Package - £80 Includes: Unlimited Golf, Coffee & Bacon rolls on arrival and two course lunch of the day. Conditions: Maximum number of 20. Booking must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


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Frilford Heath Golf Club Limited Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5NW Telephone: 01865 390864 Email enquiries via website www.frilfordheath.co.uk

02. How to Find

Red Course

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conference Facilities, 3 x 18 Hole Courses, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Red Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6912 • 6775 • 6486 • 5757 (73) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 3

Frilford Heath

From the South/London: Take the M40 and exit at junction 8. Take the south A40 ringroad around Oxford heading for the A34 and Newbury. Take the A34 and exit at the Marcham Road Interchange at Abingdon, onto the A415 heading for Witney. Carry on through the village of Marcham and at the traffic lights take the right turn onto the A338 heading towards Oxford. The club is approx ½ mile down on the left. From the North: Take exit 9 onto the A34, stay on the A34 past Oxford until you reach the Marcham Road Interchange at Abingdon. Then follow above directions.

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

384 534 375 197 425 500 406 469 186

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

551 155 474 355 328 421 324 386 305

Frilford’s oldest and most prestigious course, the Red was laid out in 1908 by JH Taylor, the five times Open Champion. Taylor may be less well known as a course designer than his fellow member of the Great Triumvirate, James Braid, but his track record is impressive. He was among the first course designers to build substantial artifical features on a course, at Royal Mid-Surrey, and along with his design partner Fred Hawtree, he played an important role in the creation of Royal Birkdale, often voted Britain’s top course. The Red was later tweaked by long-time club professional JH Turner, but in essence, it remains Taylor’s course, one of only a small number still remaining designed by one of golf’s legendary figures. The Red was described by Bernard Darwin as ‘both good and difficult’, and it still lives up to this description. An authentic championship challenge at 6,912 yards, it offers a traditional heathland golfing

experience with pushed-up greens that run fast and true and fairways that demand accurate driving if golfers are to score well. The stretch between holes five and nine is especially strong, with four hefty two shot holes and a par three that many will vote the most memorable on the course. The tee shot must carry a pond, and the elevated green is further protected by out of bounds to the rear. Seven consecutive par fours to close the round are a testing finishing stretch matched by very few courses.


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Blue Course Frilford’s most recent addition, the Blue course, was opened in 1994 to great acclaim. Oxfordshire architect Simon Gidman, whose training in the long-established firm of Hawtree makes him a design descendent of JH Taylor, Frilford’s first architect, took 169 acres of adjoining farmland, and sculpted a course every bit the equal of the older tracks. The new land had fewer natural features than that occupied by the Red and Green, but it still had the precious sandy soil that makes Frilford what Bernard Darwin called

‘a wonderful oasis in the sea of mud’. Gidman used this sandy soil to build sweeping features that give the course a more modern feel than Frilford’s others, with hollows, swales and depressions adding to the interest. The layout explores every feature of the site and the par fives and par threes in particular all face different directions and set different tests. There are birdies to be had, even though, at 6,728 yards, the course is a considerable challenge. Equally there are two par fives - and the 600 yard monster that is the seventeenth hole is prime among them - that, without pinpoint accuracy on drive and second shot, a par will be almost impossible. The Blue’s greens are more severely undulating than those of the Red or Green, and thus put a premium on putting. The bunkering too is bold and challenging. A different course it may be, but no-one who plays the Blue at Frilford will feel hard done by.

Blue Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6750 • 6657 • 6305 • 5328 (71) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

396 327 176 521 316 196 390 496 427

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4

361 409 349 166 436 467 198 597 429


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Green Course Good Things come in small packages. As well as making alterations to the Red course, JH Turner, Frilford’s first professional, added a new nine holes to the club’s portfolio before World War Two. Together with nine more, built after the war by the respected British architect CK Cotton - whose other credits include courses of the stature of Ganton in Yorkshire, and Pennard in Wales, both of which he redesigned - Turner’s holes form the Green course.

Green Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6015 • 5937 • 5662 • 5182 (70) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

495 199 342 357 334 152 443 336 271

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4

176 358 324 376 441 410 437 195 291

Short the Green may be by modern standards, at only 6,015 yards. But its par of 69 - the first hole is the only par five - makes playing to one’s handicap much harder than a golfer might expect. Four outstanding par threes include the picturesque second and sixth, and the seventeenth, which at 206 yards is the longest ‘short’ hole on any of the Frilford courses. The loop formed by holes five to thirteen is separate from the rest of the property and has a lively peaceful feel, with gorse and birch prominent. Several strong par fours make the homeward stretch tough, but the 298 yard closing hole offers the chance of a smile-inducing finish.

“The club has a thriving membership and welcomes visitors who come to enjoy warm hospitality, excellent catering and some of the best golf around.”


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Hinksey Heights Golf Club South Hinksey Oxford, OX1 5AB Telephone: 01865 327775 sec@oxford-golf.co.uk www.oxford-golf.co.uk

03. How to Find

Hinksey Heights

From the South take the A34 North. Take the South Hinksey turning between Hinksey Hill and Botley. After you take this turning follow the road round to the right and our entrance is on the left hand side. From the North take the A34 South. Take the South Hinksey turning between Botley and the Boars Hill / Ring Road turning. At the round about bear left, go over the fly-over and our entrance is on the right hand side.

At Hinksey Heights you will find an 18 hole Championship Course, The Spires Course (9 hole course) and The Par 3 Course (9 hole course). Set just on the edge of the city, visitors, business people and residents can enjoy their game in one of the most outstanding areas of beauty in the Thames Valley. The 18 hole Championship Course can be described as ‘an inland links course’ with the most remarkable views of Oxford’s dreaming spires and the beautiful Thames Valley. There are a variety of holes which reward the thinking golfer, tempting boldness with the option of playing safe. Full of character,

it is testing yet fair to all standards of golfer. Fairways and greens encourage golfers to employ their ‘Course Management’ skills. The Spires Golf Course, opened by Sir Bobby Robson in July 2006, is a nine hole course and is ideal for the golfer with limited time to spare as the whole course can be played in under 2 hours. Every hole on the 9-hole Par 3 Course is a different length and favours the use of a full range of irons. It is ideal for the more experienced and newer golfers to hone their skills.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Driving Range, Chipping Green, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Swing Analysis, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information Championship Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 6547 • 6163 • 5479 (75) Spires Course 9 holes, Par 35 • 2555 • 2434 Par 3 Pitch and Putt 9 holes, Par 27 • 939

‘The Dean Davis Golf Show’ is an experience not to be missed! The show is an impressive demonstration of what you can do with a little white ball and anything that vaguely looks like a golf club. Dean performs some of his most astonishing acts of golfing genius ever to be seen using clubs made from Hoses, Piping, Hammers, Fishing Rods to everyday household items. Visiting a number of countries around the world, Dean’s show has proved a great success and guests have been left in amazement as he performs some of the most astonishing tricks. For further information visit: www.golftrickshotshow.com


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Kirtlington Golf Club Oxfordshire OX5 3JY Telephone: 01869 351133 info@kirtlingtongolfclub.com www.kirtlingtongolfclub.com

04. How to Find

Kirtlington

Kirtlington Golf Club is situated on the A4095 Witney/Bicester road approximately quarter of a mile before Kirtlington on the left coming from the Witney side. Easy access from the M40, leave the M40 at Junction 9, take the A34 south. Exit at the Bletchingdon junction, go through Bletchingdon village and when you get to the A4095 junction turn right, follow the road to Kirtlington/Bicester.

Facilities Clubhouse, Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Pro shop, Golf Foundation Starter Centre, Driving Range with Covered and Grass Bays, Practice Chipping Area Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6107 • 5872 • 5548 (71) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

508 393 404 168 398 404 320 355 199

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4

484 219 326 403 300 341 173 310 402

Kirtlington is something of a jewel amongst new golf clubs in the South East of England. Firstly, although it is located just a few miles out of Oxford, you can survey the landscape from the first tee and barely find a house on the horizon. Secondly, it has been designed on an inland links basis, so instead of narrow fairways enclosed by towering trees you get a relatively forgiving flat open expanse littered with deep, testing bunkers and pristine, undulating greens. One of the things that appeals most about Kirtlington is that it caters to all levels of golfer, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned pro. The par-70, 18-hole course

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has matured magnificently since it opened in 1995,and is now one of the best examples of a parkland course in the county. Alongside the tranquillity of its setting, the course’s slick greens provide something of a feature and are all built to exacting USGA specifications. It also boasts no less than 102 bunkers, each providing its individual challenge. Kirtlington also offers “The Blenheim”, a 1,535 yard, nine-hole course – the ideal place for a beginning or novice to make the transition from the driving range to the fairways. All nine greens are built to the same standards as on the 18-hole course.


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Studley Wood Golf Club The Straight Mile, Horton-Cum-Studley Oxford, OX33 1BF Telephone: 01865 351122 admin@studleywoodgolfclub.co.uk www.studleywoodgolfclub.co.uk

05. How to Find

Studley Wood

From M40 (Northbound): At junction 8, exit onto A40 toward Oxford/Cheltenham. Turn right onto Headington Roundabout. Take the 1st left onto Bayswater Rd. Go through 1 roundabout.Turn right onto B4027. Take the 1st left onto Horton Rd. Continue onto Woodpery Hill. Continue onto Straight Mile Rd. Turn right, arrive at golf club.

As our name suggests, woods play an important part in the topography of the course. Designed by Simon Gidman, the par 73 course is set in 170 undulating acres of what was once an extensive woodland. 
History tells us that some 480 years ago, no less a person than Henry VIII used to enjoy his sporting afternoons here, hunting deer and wild boar. Two loops of nine holes play in opposite directions around a 30 acre wood, which lies at the centre of the course.
Testing natural hazards come courtesy of 13 lakes, some impressive ground vegetation and a richness of fine, mature trees, most of which are specimen oaks.

Great care has been taken to set out the 18 holes in such a way that each fairway and green has its own distinctive character and offers its own particular challenge. All the tees and greens meet USGA specifications and the irrigation system is fully computerised. The result is a course which, framed by an ancient and beautiful landscape, combines a feeling of maturity with the prospect of a rewarding round of golf. Signature Hole: 15th, Par 4, 373 yards The ideal tee shot is a draw to a fairway that is notoriously difficult to hold. Uphill second to probably the trickiest green on the course.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conference & Meeting Rooms, Putting Green, 15 Bay Fllodlit Range, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6709 • 6402 (73) • 5676 (73) H ole

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Oxfordshire Directory

“Few regions can boast Oxfordshire’s variety, beauty, heritage and luxury. Here you can enjoy extra long walks and play on some of the finest golf courses.”

Badgemore Park Golf Club Telephone: 01491 637300 www.badgemorepark.com

Frilford Heath Golf Club Telephone: 01865 390864 www.frilfordheath.co.uk

Southfield Golf Club Telephone: 01865 242158 www.oxfordgolfclub.net

Banbury Golf Club Telephone: 01295 812880 www.banburygolfclub.co.uk

Greys Green Golf Club Telephone: 01491 629967 www.greysgreengolf.co.uk

Studley Wood Golf Club Telephone: 01865 351144 www.studleywoodgolfclub.co.uk

Bicester Golf Club Telephone: 01869 241204 www.bicesterhotelgolfandspa.com

Hadden Hill Golf Club Telephone: 01235 510410 www.haddenhillgolf.co.uk

Tadmarton Heath Golf Club Telephone: 01608 737278 www.tadmartongolf.com

Brailes Golf Club Telephone: 01608 685336 www.feldonvalleygolf.co.uk

Henley Golf Club Telephone: 01491 575742 www.henleygc.com

The Oxfordshire Golf Club Telephone: 01844 278 300 www.theoxfordshiregolfclub.com

Burford Golf Club Telephone: 01993 822583 www.burfordgolfclub.co.uk

Heythrop Park Golf Club Telephone: 01608 673488 www.heythropparkgolf.co.uk

The Springs Golf Club Telephone: 01491 836687 www.thespringshotel.com

Carswell Golf Club Telephone: 01367 870422 www.carswellgolfandcountryclub.co.uk

Hinksey Heights Golf Club Telephone: 01865 327775 www.oxford-golf.co.uk

The Wychwood Golf Club Telephone: 01993 831841 www.thewychwood.com

Cherwell Edge Golf Club Telephone: 01295 711591 www.cherwelledgegolfclub.co.uk

Huntercombe Golf Club Telephone: 01491 641207 www.huntercombegolfclub.co.uk

Waterstock Golf Club Telephone: 01844 338093 www.waterstockgolf.co.uk

Chipping Norton Golf Club Telephone: 01608 642383 www.chippingnortongolfclub.com

Kirtlington Golf Club Telephone: 01869 351133 www.kirtlingtongolfclub.com

Witney Lakes Golf Club Telephone: 01993 893000 www.witney-lakes.co.uk

Drayton Park Golf Club Telephone: 01235 528989 www.draytonparkgolfclubabingdon.co.uk

North Oxford Golf Club Telephone: 01865 554924 www.nogc.co.uk

Faringdon Golf Course Telephone: 01367 243944 www.faringdongolfcourse.co.uk

Rye Hill Golf Club Telephone: 01295 721818 www.ryehill.co.uk

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Wiltshire

More than half of Wiltshire is occupied by the chalky Salisbury Plain and by the Marlborough Downs. Primarily an agricultural county, Wiltshire is rich and fertile with large areas for sheep grazing in the uplands and fertile valleys in the Lower Avon. Swindon is a leading industrial centre known for its locomotive works. Now known as Old Town, the original Swindon is a pleasing place to while away the hours. Wander through its quiet courtyards and alleyways, or enjoy a vibrant mix of traditional shops and inns alongside modern outlets and stylish cafes and bars Salisbury is the only city in Wiltshire and is home to some of the most historic landmarks in England. This is still a very lively city, with regular markets being staged in the city twice a week for more than 600 years.

For the visitor, all of Wiltshire is awash with historical sites, unique ruins and attractions to suit everyone. The distinctive silhouette of Stonehenge is known the world over, exuding a mystery that has enthralled successive generations. Protected as a world heritage site, it is arguably Britain’s greatest prehistoric monument - the substantial remains of a sequence of monuments erected between around 3050 and 1600 BC. Golf in Wiltshire offers courses that are a great challenge for all levels of players from the low handicappers to the fair weather players. Wiltshire is truly an enchanting area to play the game of golf. Blending into the environment it is often difficult to detect where the countryside ends and the golf courses begin with facilities contributing to and enhancing this ‘rural’ feel.


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Bath Golf Club Sham Castle, Golf Course Rd Bath, BA2 6JG Telephone: 01225 463 834 Pro Shop: 01225 466 953 clubmanager@bathgolfclub.org.uk www.bathgolfclub.org.uk

01. How to Find

BATH

Bath Golf Club is ideally situated just a mile from the centre of the City. If leaving the City on the A36 towards Warminster, North Road rises to the right alongside The Bath Spa Hotel. Climb the hill and after approximately 600 yd the driveway to the golf club is on your left.

Bath Golf Club, established in 1880, has one of England’s finest and oldest inland courses. The 18 hole, 6505 yard, par 71 course may not be the length that today’s course designers favour, but in the 1880s they knew how to create a challenge using the natural contours of a hilltop location. The course is full of variety and is laid out over fine “golfing country”. Springy downland turf over shallow soil and limestone ensures rapid draining and the course is usually found to be in superb condition. Facilities include a club house, restaurant and bar; well stocked pro shop with trolley hire; driving range, practice green & bunker; locker

rooms, changing and shower facilities. The club also caters for conferences, business meetings, seminars, award dinners, weddings etc. There is always a comfortable atmosphere in which to unwind after the game courtesy of our friendly and efficient staff. Also, most of the social events staged at the club are well attended and a real joy. Signature Hole: 17th, Par 4, 305 Yards The out of bounds wall on the right is 25 yards from the centre of the fairway. The two tier green has a large slope in the middle and care must be taken to judge your approach precisely.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Swing Analysis, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6505 • 6070 • 5826 (74) H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Come and enjoy an introductory round of golf at Bath Golf Club for only £10 Sunday 23rd September 2012 & Sunday 14th October 2012 Also available will be our exclusive 17 months for the price of 12 membership offer. Memberships are limited. Subject to availability and entry requirements. Terms and conditions apply.

To reserve a tee time please call the office on 01225 463834 or email clubmanager@bathgolfclub.org.uk

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Broome Manor Golf Complex Piper’s Way Swindon, SN3 1RG Telephone: 01793 495761 BroomeGS@swindon.gov.uk www.swindon.gov.uk/broome

Broome Manor

02. How to Find From M4 Junction 15 – head northeast on A419, take the B4192 exit towards A4259 Swindon, turn left onto Marlborough Road (A4259) continue to follow Marlborough Road by taking the second exit at Coate Water roundabout (B4006) continue down Marlborough Road, continue straight over 3 roundabouts, turn left at the 3rd roundabout onto Pipers Way, continue past 1 set of traffic lights at the second set turn left into Broome Manor Golf Complex, following the road ahead.

Facilities Driving Range, Pro shop, Putting Green, Trolley and buggie hire, Changing Rooms

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6311 • 6061 • 5557 (73) H ole

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The extensive golf and leisure facilities at Broome Manor are managed by Swindon Borough Council and include the best practice facilities to be found in Wiltshire.

In addition, there is a great 9 hole, par 33 course, (Yellow: 2690, Red: 2378) without water hazards, ideal for those who do not have the time for 18 holes.

The well-designed championship-standard par-71 18-hole course is set in parkland with views of the wonderful Wiltshire countryside. It features water hazards and provides a challenge for all standards of golfer.

Broome Manor Golf Complex also has one of the best floodlit driving ranges in the area, with 26 covered, floodlit bays, and 7 open air bays. All have high quality mats, golf balls and are carpeted. The range is ideal for improving your game, with a number of different targets to keep your session interesting, including spin greens for short game practice and a large synthetic green in the Centre for iron practice. Club hire is available if needed.

Off the white tees, the superb parkland 18 hole course offers a challenging round of golf, especially down the final stretch with its tough six finishing holes.

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Cumberwell Park Bradford-on-Avon Wiltshire, BA15 2PQ Telephone: 01225 863322 Email enquiries via website www.cumberwellpark.com

cumberwell park

03. How to Find We are located on the A363 on the outskirts of Bradford-on-Avon, the town centre is just over 1 mile away. The nearest motorway is the M4, junction 17 or 18.

Welcome to Cumberwell Park. Wiltshire’s only 36 hole golf course, where our clubhouse is the starting points for all four 9 hole courses. Within this elegant, tranquil setting you will find a venue that provides the ideal location for an enjoyable golfing experience. Since opening in 1994 Cumberwell Park is now established as one of the best courses in the South West and has been awarded four stars in Golf World’s Top Courses in Britain. The Club is also an accredited Golf Mark and Club Mark facility, and our team of dedicated green staff take tremendous pride in their work.

The 36 hole course designed by Adrian Stiff provides different challenges for golfers of every ability. The course encompasses a wonderful blend of rolling countryside, lakes, streams, natural copse and woodland. The natural contours of the landscape have shaped the design of the course, which covers 400 acres. The beauty and interest of the course is further enhanced by nine lakes, thirty-four acres of woodland and free flowing streams. All greens have been constructed and maintained to the highest specification, and the tees are built with a sandbased root zone mix.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 36 Holes, Driving Range, Short Game Area, Putting Greens, Trolleys, Custom Fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information Red: 9 holes, Par 35 • 3296 • 3128 • 2787 Yellow: 9 holes, Par 36 • 3139 • 2995 • 2716 Blue: 9 holes, Par 36 • 3291 • 3080 • 2786 Orange: 9 holes, Par 35 • 3061 • 2869 • 2524

36 holes provide the perfect setting for your golf society Society packages and 4 ball rates available all year round (Play is on regular Greens and Tees)

Cumberwell Park offers a spectacular blend of rolling countryside, lakes and natural woodland. An all round quality experience. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Telephone: 01225 863322. www.cumberwellpark.com


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Rushmore Golf Club Tollard Royal, Salisbury Wiltshire, SP5 5QB Telephone: 01725 516391 golfmanager@rushmoreuk.com www.rushmoregolfclub.co.uk

04. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Driving Rang including Covered Bays, Putting Green, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6167 • 5804 • 5483 (72) H ole

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RUSHMORE

From Salisbury: Leave Salisbury on the A354 heading towards Blandford Forum. After about 11 miles you reach a large roundabout. Take the 3rd exit onto the B3081 towards Sixpenny Handley. Pass through Sixpenny Handley village heading towards Tollard Royal. The golf club entrance is about a mile further on the right hand side. The drive takes you through the Rushmore Park. When the road divides, take the right hand fork (signed Golf Club). You will cross a cattle grid into the golf course, the clubhouse is ahead, with the car park behind it.

Set within one of the most stunning landscape settings of Southern England, high on the chalk of the Cranborne Chase in Wiltshire, Rushmore Golf Club provides year-round golf on free-draining turf. It combines the best of both worlds; a thoroughly modern golf course set in beautiful, ancient parkland which is now forging a reputation as one of the best golf courses in the region. The course begins in the designated parkland of the old deer park before you cross the ‘Shire Rack’ into Dorset, with incredible views towards the south coast & as far as the Isle of Wight. A haven for wildlife, you will see ducks

& moorhens near the ponds & if you get a little closer, frogs, toads & newts. Away from the waters’ edge, the course provides a habitat for butterflies, birds & small mammals. Other visitors include the deer that roam free in the surrounding woods & on a sunny day you might even see the macaws that sometimes fly over from the neighbouring Larmer Tree Gardens. The Rushmore Restaurant, Spikes Bar & TV Lounge are open to all. The clubhouse has stunning views over the historic parkland & golf course, with a restaurant that seats up to 80 people & with further seating on a fabulous decking, when the weather is fine.

5 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN A “ little corner of Heaven”

1 months FREE membership 2 FREE lessons from a PGA Professional 3 FREE guest passes A FREE meal for 4 in our Restaurant 5 FREE Driving range tokens


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Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club Netherhampton Road, Netherhampton Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PR

Salisbury & South Wilts

Telephone: 01722 742645 mail@salisburygolf.co.uk www.salisburygolf.co.uk

05. How to Find From M3: At junction 8, exit onto A303 toward Andover/Salisbury. Take ramp to Hungerford/Salisbury/A338/Marlborough/ A346. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Salisbury Rd/A338. At roundabout, take 2nd exit and stay on A338. At roundabout, take 1st exit. Stay on A338. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto London Rd/A30. Go through 2 roundabouts. At roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Churchill Way E/A36. Go through 1 roundabout. At roundabout, take 1st exit onto New Bridge Rd/A338. Turn right toward A338. Turn right onto A338. Slight left onto A3094. Turn left to golf club. Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club has 27 holes available comprising the 18 hole Cathedral Course and the 9 hole Bibury Course. Both these mature courses are maintained to a very high standard and are in excellent condition. The greens are recognised to be some of the best, and have been highly praised by visiting Professional Golfers including those from the European Tour. Being Wiltshire’s premier golf course, The Cathedral Course is a must for any visiting golfer. Set in beautiful rolling countryside with stunning views, it is a challenge for all golfers no matter what the standard. South West Counties

Championships and County Championships are regularly played here, with the Annual Pro-am Event also held on this course.



Facilities

The Bibury Course (9 holes, 2738 yards, Par 34)
has been developed from the Old Course and provides a good quality golf course for all golfers, as it is well established with mature greens. It is an easy walk for many, even though the course is at the top of a hill next door to Salisbury Race Course and has some of the best views on the course across the Wiltshire landscape towards Salisbury City. Whether you are just a novice, an improver, or regular golfer you will enjoy this golfing experience.

Bar, Restaurant, 27 Holes, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information Cathedral Course: 18 holes, Par 71 • 6485 • 6185 • 5838 (73) H ole

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Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club Twilight Golf

Societies Welcome

Available on both courses After 4pm, after 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Weekdays only Excellent value in the summer with Winter Packages available October to the end of March, starting price of £22.

Cathedral - £20 weekdays £25 weekends Bibury - £12 weekdays, £15 weekends

Look at the website or contact the club for the latest offers.


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Basset Down Golf Course Telephone: 01793 812336 www.bassettdowngolfcourse.com

High Post Golf Club Telephone: 01722 782356 www.highpostgolf.co.uk

Shrivenham Park Golf Club Telephone: 01793 783853 www.shrivenhampark.com

Bath Golf Club Telephone: 01225 463834 www.bathgolfclub.org.uk

Highworth Golf Club Telephone: 01793 766014 www.swindon.gov.uk

South Cerney Golf Course & Driving Range Telephone: 01285 861001 www.southcerneygolfcourse.co.uk

Bowood Gold Club Telephone: 01249 822228 www.bowood-golf.co.uk

Kingsdown Golf Club Telephone: 01225 743472 www.kingsdowngolfclub.co.uk

Stinchcombehill Golf Club Telephone: 01453 542015 www.stinchcombehillgolfclub.com

Broome Manor Golf Club Telephone: 01793 495761 www.bmgc.co.uk

Manor House Golf Club Telephone: 01249 782982 www.manorhousegolf.co.uk

The Players Golf Club Telephone: 01454 313029 www.theplayersgolfclub.com

Carswell Golf Club Telephone: 01367 870422 www.carswellgolfandcountryclub.co.uk

Marlborough Golf Club Telephone: 01672 512147 www.marlboroughgolfclub.co.uk

The Wiltshire Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01793 849999 www.the-wiltshire.co.uk

Chippenham Golf Club Telephone: 01249 652040 www.chippenhamgolfclub.com

Minchinhampton Golf Club Telephone: 01453 833866 www.minchinhamptongolfclub.co.uk

Tidworth Golf Club Telephone: 01980 842301 www.tidworthgolfclub.co.uk

Cotswold Edge Golf Club Telephone: 01453 844167 www.thecotswoldgateway.co.uk

Monkton Park Golf Club Telephone: 01249 653928 www.pitchandputtgolf.com

Upavon Golf Club Telephone: 01980 630787 www.upavongolfclub.co.uk

Cricklade Golf Club Telephone: 01793 750751 www.crickladehotel.co.uk

North Wilts Golf Club Telephone: 01380 860627 www.northwiltsgolf.com

Wellow Golf Club Telephone: 01794 323833 www.wellowgolfclub.co.uk

Cumberwell Park Golf Club Telephone: 01225 863322 www.cumberwellpark.com

Oaksey Park Golf Club Telephone: 01666 577995 www.oakseypark.co.uk

West Wilts Golf Club Telephone: 01985 213133 www.westwiltsgolfclub.co.uk

Entry Hill Golf Course Telephone: 01225 834248 www.aquaterra.org/entry-hill-golf-course

Ogbourne Downs Golf Club Telephone: 01672 841327 www.ogdgc.co.uk

Westonbirt Golf Course Telephone: 01666 881404 www.westonbirtleisure.com

Erlestoke Golf Club Telephone: 01380 831069 www.erlestokegolfclub.co.uk

Orchardleigh Golf Club Telephone: 01373 454200 www.orchardleighgolf.co.uk

Whitley Golf Club Telephone: 01225 790099 www.whitleygolfclub.com

Frome Golf Club Telephone: 01373 453410 www.fromegolfclub.co.uk

Rushmore Golf Club Telephone: 01725 516326 www.rushmoregolfclub.co.uk

Woodbridge Park Golf Club Telephone: 01666 510277 www.woodbridgeparkgolfclub.co.uk

Hamptworth Golf Club Telephone: 01794 390155 www.hamptworthgolf.co.uk

Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club Telephone: 01722 742645 www.salisburygolf.co.uk

Wrag Barn Golf Club Telephone: 01793 861327 www.wragbarn.com

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Travel Spain > Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Spain

The Costa del Sol lies in the province of Andalucia in the south of Spain. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This ‘Sun Coast’ runs for 150 km from Malaga to Estepona, with skies predominantly blue all year round and brilliant sunshine. Costa del Sol offers a series of large beaches, coves hidden amongst cliffs, famous leisure marinas such as ‘Puerto Banus’ and tranquil fishing ports.

In the provincial capital, Malaga, stands the military fortress of the Alcazaba, built by the Moors in the 11th century. At the far end of the Costa del Sol is the geographical & political oddity Gibraltar, with visits to see the Barbary Apes and abundant military history. This great diversity means that it has something to offer just about everyone, with enough entertainment and variety to please all types of visitor.

The Mediterranean sea is warm and safe and the hills and high mountains shelter the coastline, these elements allow for an all year micro climate making it the perfect location for golf. Known to many as the ‘Costa del Golf’ due to the outstanding choice of luxury golf courses set along this coastline, with over 50 to choose from you will have to keep returning to experience them all.


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Hotel Tamisa Golf

Incredible Offer Hotel & Golf Package for 3 days stay Bed & Breakfast sharing twin or double room with terrace and golf views. 2 rounds of golf at the following courses: Mijas Golf, Los Lagos, Los Olivos or Calanova Golf. All with free transfers from Airport and Golf Courses included free of charge.

Amazing Price

â‚Ź249

Per person Including all taxes (min 4 persons)

Extra nights on request.

Hotel Tamisa Golf Camino Viejo de Coin, km 3.3, 29649 Mijas Costa (Malaga), Spain Tel.: (+34) 952 585 988 Fax: (+34) 952 663 893 Email: reservas@hoteltamisagolf.com

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Marbella Club Golf Resort Leading Golf and leisure worldwide

Think of the three most amazing golf courses you ever played, the best hotels you stayed in and the most luxurious restaurants you have visited. Locate this fantastic blend in Marbella’s Golden Mile and service it with excellence. All that is just a flash of what Marbella Club Golf Resort is about.


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Marbella Club Golf Resort is not only a hotel with a golf course. It is in fact the two best hotels in Marbella, The Marbella Club Hotel & Thalasso Spa and The Puente Romano Hotel plus their two privately owned golf courses, The Marbella Club Golf Resort and El Higueral Golf. As a result of the best location and a very exclusive design by Dave Thomas, the Marbella Club Golf is a world class golf course that exceeds even the highest expectations. With a total length of 6.247 meters, the course is enhanced by carefully contoured fairways, beautiful waterfalls, lakes and strategically placed bunkers, as well as undulating and protected greens, maintained to perfection The Club House is awesome in its simplicity, style and pedigree. Only Marbella Club and

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Puente Romano Hotels, both members of The Leading Hotels of the World, can ensure such high level of service, excellence, devotion, quality and elegance. Marbella Club Golf is only available to residents, guests staying at Marbella Club and Puente Romano Hotels and a limited number of visitors, ensuring this way a glorious and relaxed golfing day. El Higueral Golf is a surprising course with a very fresh and modern design which is captivating every single golfer who plays it. Located in between Marbella and Benahavis, it is just the perfect mix between challenge, beauty, fairness, nature and location. It can be easily walked and the best thing is that they offer a full day green fee.

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At the moment only 9 holes are open but make it a priority!! All services provided, from accommodation to SPA, tennis club, conference rooms, restaurants or boutiques, feature excellence, professionalism and a very personal treatment to all its customers. For further information on facilities and especial packages, please visit our sites: www.puenteromano.com www.marbellaclub.com www.marbellaclubgolf.com www.elhigueralgolf.com Or to have your booking personally attended, please contact Marbella Club Golf Resort via e-mail: reserv.golf@marbellaclub.com or telephone: 0034 952 88 06 08

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APARTMENT FOR RENT La Cala Hills

Villa (La Familia) 2 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM LOUNGE & KITCHEN SLEEPS 4

Luxury villas and apartments overlooking the golf courses of Los Olivos and Los Lagos with private pools and gardens. 5 MINUTES FROM SANTANA GOLF, MIJAS GOLF, CALANOVA GOLF, ALHAURIN GOLF. ALL AMENITIES NEAR BY. IDEAL FOR SHORT GOLF BREAKS! 60 EURO PER NIGHT, MINIMUM 2 NIGHTS STAY. (120 EURO IN TOTAL) AFTER 2 NIGHTS ONLY 40 EURO PER NIGHT.

We also have properties outside the Mijas Golf and all of a very high standard. For more information on accommodation, car hire and golf deals contact us at Telephone :- Tom (0034 639426115) mijasgolfproperty@gmail.com

CONTACT JOHN 07740511118 OR E-MAIL johndwalker@o2email.co.uk FOR AVAILABILITY OR VISITS CONTACT Telephone :- Tom (0034 639426115) mijasgolfproperty@gmail.com

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Costaloc.com Golf Holidays, Packages & Rentals on the Costa del Sol


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Winter Golf packages On a 4 people basis sharing a 2 bed / 2 bath Apartment in Estepona near the marina. Accommodation Car hire for one week in Malaga Unlimited Golf Estepona or Doña Julia Starting at 260€ per player

Welcome to Costaloc for your ideal Costa del Sol holidays. We offer our holiday accommodation on the Costa del Sol to the highest standard.

Costaloc - Costa del Sol holiday villas rentals We specialize in Costa del Sol short term holiday rentals. We have a wide choice of holiday villas on the Costa del Sol and we have a large choice of Holiday Apartments on the Costa del Sol in the best areas like Mijas, Marbella, Estepona, Puerto la Duquesa, Sotogrande and Alcaidesa. We have a special page for Holiday villas in Marbella in the heart of the Costa del Sol. We know how important your holiday time is and our aim is to make your holiday booking process as easy as possible. We can arrange airport transfer, car hire from Malaga airport or wireless internet solutions in Estepona, Puerto la Duquesa or Sotogrande. Costa del Sol - Costa del Golf - Sports activities For the Golfers and enthusiasts of this game, the Costa del Sol is the right place - it’s also called the “Costa del Golf” - 63 courses in a circle of 70 kilometres, and no place in Europe can offer you such a choice! Take advantage of our Costa del Sol green-fees reservation service, where we can make everything much easier. As you can see, in this part of the Southern Spain the climate is good all the year round, and we have many different activities: diving, horse riding, tennis, golf, nautical activities and more..

Andalucia and the surroundings Our geographic position is perfect, you will have the possibility to visit in one day, places known all over the world - Gibraltar, Cadiz, Jerez, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Malaga or even Grenada - Go there early in the morning and you will be back to your accommodation by the evening. We can suggest some short trips (one day), and you can visit the white villages of Andalusia ( Pueblos Blancos), Tarifa and the white beaches (A Paradise for the wind surfers), and also Morocco, because Gibraltar is only 40 kilometres from Estepona. For people who thinks that night life is a must, jet-set Puerto Banus, the super luxury yachts, Marbella old town with a host of restaurants, incredible nights, early mornings in the fresh Andalucian summer, will be something you remember all your life. Costaloc - Costa del Sol Real Estate If you’re considering buying a Spanish property for the first time on the Costa del Sol or as an investment then let us help in this very competitive and complex market, please visit our Real Estate Pages in Marbella, Estepona, Puerto la Duquesa and Sotogrande on the Western Costa del Sol in the Southern Spain. Visit: www.costaloc.com Telephone: (+34) 628 133 548 Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm. Sat: 9am-6pm

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