Golf Course Open. Carry only. Putting Green Closed. 1A starting hole. Updated: 21st Feb 2024
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.
The home hole can be made in two if you are a big hitter. A more normal line is to aim right side of the fairway, then play your second to favour the left side of the fairway to avoid the pod of bunkers out of view down the right. This will leave a downhill shot to the green.