Golf Course open. Winter Rules. No Buggies unless you have a medical exemption. Please carry if you can. Updated: 27th Nov 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.
Another tough hole especially into the prevailing wind. Ideally play your drive down the left side of the fairway with a fade - this will avoid the bunkers on the right and hold you on the sloping fairway. With the long approach shot, if you are not able to fly it all the way, you should aim at the right edge of the green and the natural contours will bring your ball onto the putting surface. If in doubt with your second, lay-up, just left of centre and this line will give you the best chance of getting close to the pin with your third.