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A LOVED COURSE THAT’S OPEN TO ALL

Beautiful sweeping fairways where ponies roam free. Our par-69 golf course blends wild New Forest scenery with skillfully maintained greens. You won’t find another course like it.

New Forest Golf Club is a golfer’s gem nestled in national parkland. Not to be underestimated – this relatively flat course offers a challenge to any golfer and is open year round.

Visitors and new members will always receive a friendly welcome. You can book a tee time here or download a new member’s pack here. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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1st Hole

RedHill

279 yards

Par 4

A nice (and reasonably) straightforward start to your round with a relatively short par 4.

The green is well protected by 3 bunkers, and a big slope at the back of the green.

2nd

The Needle

147 yards

Par 3 

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.

3rd

Racecourse

564 yards

Par 5

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.

4th

Fawley View

410 yards

Par 4

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.

5th

Pikes Hill

364 yards

Par 4

A dog-leg left with a really well-positioned bunker on the corner that gathers up many a loose tee shot.

The green is banked on the left with 2 bunkers off to the right.

6th

Cadnam Road

194 yards

Par 3

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.

7th

Fox Hill

449 yards

Par 4

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!

8th

Foldgate

236 yards

Par 3

Our 3rd par 3 of the front nine – and like the ones before –  it’s a tough one!

Slightly downhill it still takes a good hit to reach a very slopey green, any tee shots leaking off to the right will either find sand or ditch!

9th

Busketts Way

455 yards

Par 5

A par 5 to end the front nine.

Big hitters can go for this in two, but beware of the stream that runs the entire way across the front of the green.

10th

Tween Bridges

470 yards

Par 5

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.

11th

Old Clubhouse

142 yards

Par 3

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

12th

Rushpole

265 yards

Par 4

A nice drive-able (for the big hitters) par 4, out of bounds in the practice area to the right and a couple of well positioned fairways bunkers.

A tough green to read once you do make it there!

13th

Dunces Arch

139 yards

Par 3

Par 3 number 5 (I hope your iron has been good so far).

Devilish little hole, protected by 2 small bunkers on each side of the ridiculously undulating green.

14th

Lone Birch

198 yards

Par 3

The longest of the back nine par 3`s, more green side bunkers on the right and a large mound protecting the left hand side.

A large bunker short of the green takes many more tee shots than it possibly should.

15th

Red Bridge

262 yards

Par 4

Another drive-able par 4 for the bigger hitters.

Most need to be more worried about the large bog half way that seems to attract golf balls like metal to a magnet.

16th

Frankie Dello

168 yards

Par 3

The 7th and final par 3 of the day, and another that is very well protected by bunkers and trees.

The bunker short of the green is the designated captains bunker so anyone who finds this one is encouraged to add a pound to the captains charity.

17th

Kismet

493 yards

Par 5

Par 5 number 4 and a good opportunity to add a birdie to your scorecard.

A nice open tee shot should leave you with a blind second over the fairway bunkers and down the hill towards the green. 2 more green-side bunkers are here to protect a wayward shot.

18th

Swann Song

301 yards

Par 4

Named after our previous owner and saviour of the club back in 1959. An uphill tee shot should leave a short approach to a nice well guarded green.

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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

COURSE MAINTENANCE

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.

COURSE STATUS

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)