You know how difficult it can be to put a piece of thread through the eye of a needle? Well that’s easier than hitting this very long thin two tiered green! There can be as many as 5 clubs difference between a front or back pin placement.
Stroke index 1! A proper par 5! Out of bounds down the left off the tee and all manners of trouble down the right for your second shot. After 3 good shots (hopefully) you`ll arrive at a well guarded green with a nice view up into Lyndhurst high street.
A good length par 4, not too much trouble off the tee, however with bushes short left and behind the green and then 3 sneaky little pot bunkers short right – you have to make sure your approach play is spot on.
The second par 3 of the round and equally as tough. A beautiful hole on a nice sunny afternoon, 3 bunkers on the left of the green, trees on the right and a ditch just short means that you need to be hitting it well to hit this one.
A.Long.Slog! What you see is what you get, a very long and straight par 4 all up hill, with ditches left and right to grab any errant tee shots and then bushes left and right closer to the green mean that this is a tough old hole!
A tough start to the back 9, out of bounds the entire way down the right of this hole results in a fair few reloads! Once off the tee it’s a couple of goods strikes to get to the corner where the hole dog legs right to a small well guarded green.
Gets its name as this was the site of the original clubhouse when we moved over from the other side of the A35. It might be a short hole, but you have to get your club selection spot on as the forest behind will grab up any slightly long efforts
CHANGES TO OUT OF BOUNDS – HOLES 3 & 10 Effective from June 2017
Hole 3 – The O.O.B marker behind the large Holly bush has now been removed, the final white post in line with the Holly bush now formally marks the end of O.O.B
Hole 10 – The first O.O.B marker after the hazard has now been removed so O.O.B now commences further up the slope
Our green-keepers are continually striving to improve the golf course and any planned works or alterations will appear here first.
Ian Hatch (Course manager) & John Mather (Head green-keeper) have a wealth of knowledge and experience and have done an amazing job in ensuring that our greens are some of the best in the region. As a team they work along with Paul Williams, the elected Head of Greens, to ensure that when you visit the course it will be in as good condition as possible.
As the golf club is situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park and with New Forest ponies free to roam, our green-keepers face slightly different problems to their counterparts at other courses. All works undertaken at the club are done alongside the need to preserve the “special” feel of the course, which is sympathetic to both the wildlife and surrounding countryside. We work closely with Natural England and local forest organisations to ensure that the course is not only in superb condition all year round but also keeps the natural and special feel of the New Forest.
We endeavor to keep the course open and playable as much as possible. Due to the current changeable weather please contact the club office on 023 8028 2484 for the latest information.
The Course is officially open 7 days a week 7am- 8pm (daylight hours permitting)