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.
A great par four that needs your full concentration. If the pin is on the right of this green then it may be worth taking on the fairway bunkers as you need to be on the left of the fairway for the best line to the pin. Otherwise play more conservatively down the middle right. The second is usually into the prevailing wind and careful club selection is essential if you are going to make a stress free par - as a general rule better a little too long than short here as chipping down onto the green is very testing.