The Course at Hartley Wintney
The Original golf course was built in 1891 as a 9 hole parkland course in a traditional layout offering testing golf for all participants. In 2000 an additional 9 holes were added and it now offers a well laid out variation of both traditional and new designs. The new holes have now established themselves alongside the original course to offer a good test of golf in a relaxed environment.
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HOLE 1 A welcoming start with a short uphill Par 4. Play it in two ways; lay up with an iron or take on the slope part way up the fairway. The risk can yield good rewards with a short chip onto the green but beware of bunkers for shots that are not hit perfectly.
HOLE 2 This is a short par 4 that can show its teeth if the tee shot is not positioned well. The long narrow green is protected with two bunkers to the left and the right hand side of the green and a run off towards the trees. Get it right and you can walk off with a birdie.
HOLE 3 An attractive par 3 that plays slightly uphill. It has a bunker short left and another bunker to the right of the green. This hole generally plays into the wind and the out of bounds behind the green can also catch the over hit shot. Club selection will be key to making a par at this hole.
HOLE 4 The first of the longer Par 4’s is a gentle dog leg left. The Medal tee is a tough test for any golfer so length and accuracy off the tee is key for par. The large green slopes away from you so even a good second shot is tough to hold.
HOLE 5 A par 4 hole that is fraught with danger of the tee with water hazards on each side off the fairway. Some of the longer hitters will take on the carry to leave a much shorter approach shot to a slightly raised green. The golfers that lay up short of the water hazard will have to contend with the ditch that runs across the fairway fifty yards short of the green.
HOLE 6 Hitting the fairway is a must on this par 4 as there are trees to the right of the fairway and bunkers to the left, this will also give the player the a great chance of hitting the green with the second shot. The green has a water hazard to the left and a bunker to catch the shot to the right.
HOLE 7 A tee shot down the left hand side of the fairway will pay dividends on this par 4. Any tee shots straying to the right will be faced with a much more difficult shot. The green sits between two large oak trees and also has water hazards on each side of the green to catch the wayward approach shot.
HOLE 8 This Par 5 allows you to open your shoulders. Big hitters can cut the corner but large trees protect any shot that is not struck perfectly. If you can hit a high fade, this hole will suit you well.
HOLE 9 A downhill Par 3 with mature trees on either side to focus your attention. A large bunker around the front of the green protects it from any imperfect tee shots.
The front 9 is deemed to be the easier of the two. Try to make your score and then hang on through the back 9 holes.
HOLE 10 This long uphill Par 5 opens with a tee shot through a tunnel of trees which demands distance and accuracy. A ditch about 170 yards from the tee raises some questions before the hole opens up to a wide fairway. A hidden green means that you need to be very careful with your approach shot.
HOLE 11 This strong par 4 demands a good tee shot on the left hand side of the fairway, which will leave the best angle for the approach shot to a very well protected green with bunkers on each side. The green slopes from left to right and has witnessed many a three putt due to the undulation.
HOLE 12 The 12th has an oak tree situated at the midpoint of the dogleg left. Long hitters can drive past the oak for an opportunity to attack the elevated green. Higher handicappers score well playing their second shot to the level part of the fairway leaving a 100 yard shot to the green.
HOLE 13 Welcome to the most difficult hole on the course. The elevated tee offers an inviting drive but water on the left and right demands accuracy. The only way to reach the green in two is a great drive and an even better second shot, but beware the ditch behind the green.
HOLE 14 Little respite here with a longer Par 3 with water short and right of the green. Many will require a fairway iron but rewards are there if you make the green.
HOLE 15 A par 4 hole that is no push over as a wayward drive will be punished by the rough. The ideal drive will be to the left hand side of the fairway leaving a second shot between two mature oak trees to the green that has a bunker to the left.
HOLE 16 A short Par 5 with well positioned ditches. The brave can take a driver to give the opportunity of hitting the green in two, but water on the left and out of bounds on the right offers significant defence. The not so brave are left with a long iron third shot into a raised green with bunkers short and left. A highly sloped green ensures this is a hole not to be taken lightly.
HOLE 17 A lovely Par 3 protected by a channel of trees and bunkers front right and left around a small green.
HOLE 18 As tough a final hole as you’ll find anywhere. An elevated tee sights a dogleg right with trees on the right and a ditch on the left. Accuracy is a must, but length is required if you are going to take on the green which has bunkers to its right to offer extra protection. This hole can prove to be the sting in the tail of any good round of golf.