Hockley Golf Club

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Hockley Golf Club

Hockley Golf Club is a private members’ Club established in 1914 with a deserved reputation for providing some of the best year-round playing conditions in the South of England.

History

Hockley Golf Club is situated on a wonderful piece of land – within the western boundary of the South Downs National Park – and the whole course is designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC)Hockley as a Golf Club was founded in 1914, so will have its Centenary year in 2014. The design of the course traces its heritage James Braid who re-modelled and lengthened the course in 1920.However, the land that Hockley is situated on has links going back to the early settlement of Winchester itself when Winchester was a tribal centre of the Britons under the name Caer Gwent – and traces from before 500 BC can be found on the course. Subsequent Roman settlement – when Winchester was known as Venta Belgarum are also represented on various areas of the course – particularly the areas surrounding – and under – the current 9th green.

More details relating to “Hockley Heritage”, the history of “The Club” and the Club logo – “The Trusty Servant” can be found by using the sidebar. There is also a link to information relating to “James Braid”.

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The Course

Hockley is a James Braid designed golf course set on 240 acres of historic chalk downland overlooking the City of Winchester. Interestingly, although the first impression (from the M3 cutting) is of a hilly course, it is in fact the least hilly of all of the local courses. The course starts with a gentle climb up the first four holes, then is flat for most of the rest of the round, losing all of the height that has been gained down the 18th hole – which is the view that you see.

Our course flows naturally through the landscape. It has great views, stretching as far as the Isle of Wight on a clear day.

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Visitors are made very welcome at Hockley, enjoying both the challenge of our superb course and the friendly service in our clubhouse. Weekdays offer more opportunities for visiting golfers as the course is normally busy at the weekends with members’ competitions.

Societies

Hockley Golf Club welcomes societies and corporate groups on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year. We can guarantee your group a great day out.A wide choice of menu, excellent facilities and a top quality chalk downland course ensure everyone has a memorable day.Our clubhouse and pro shop staff are on hand to assist and look after your every need.

For information about organising a Society Day at Hockley please download and read the Society Information Pack from the link found on the menu bar at the right, or you can find information regarding the Packages and Booking process from the appropriate links at the right.

If you have any unanswered questions then please contact the Administration Staff at the Golf Club on 01962 713165 – Option 4.

To make a booking please complete the Society Booking form from the link at the right, or download the Society Information Pack.

Once completed either e-mail it to the Club at admin@hockleygolfclub.com, or contact the Administration Staff at the Golf Club on 01962 713165 – Option 4. It will speed the process if you have your completed form to hand when you call the Club.

 

It is considered enjoyable for both high and low handicap golfers alike and when the breeze is up Hockley is a great challenge.

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