Golf Course Open. Trolleys and Buggies are allowed. Please carry if you are able as this really helps protect the course Updated: 1st Feb 2023
Hockley is built on free draining chalk downland, which means it remains playable in all but the harshest of winter conditions. We rarely need to use temporary greens or tees and, as a result, members and visitors have the chance to play meaningful golf year-round.
We are naturally gifted with a James Braid course, on a beautiful piece of land set within the South Downs National Park. The course starts by meandering gently up a valley before reaching the top of the downland and the stunning views across the city of Winchester and south towards the coast. On a clear day you can make out the Isle of Wight in the distance. The walk is pretty much on the level from that point, except for some minor changes in elevation, as it horseshoes across the downs and then descends over the final hole back towards the clubhouse.
The course has benefited from significant recent improvements and more work is planned to ensure that it continues to provide the best possible playing surfaces.
A relatively simple tee shot up the valley to start - ideally your drive should finish just right of centre for the best line into the green. The key to this hole is hitting an accurate second to a long green and finishing on the same tier as the pin - when it is at the back take enough club.