If you love nothing better than a round of golf, why not consider booking a golfing break or day out to the New Forest?
Now we may not be the first place you think of when it comes to golf however, we have several courses to test out all abilities. Discover more about golfing in the New Forest…
Paultons Golf Centre
Set near Ower, and within easy access of the M27, Paultons Golf Centre offers both membership and pay-and-play opportunities. The centre has a beautiful 18-hole Championship course and a 6-hole Academy course which is perfect for juniors taking their first steps into the game.
The Centre’s Championship course measures 6,238 yards off the back tees and features sweeping, open fairways and woodland scenery. All 18 greens have been built to United States Golf Association specification, with optimum drainage, meaning you’ll never be forced to putt on temporary greens on this course.
Tuition is available and there’s a pro-shop on site too for all your golfing needs.
A handy addition to the Centre is the Topracer powered driving range. It features 18 bays that have been equipped with the same ball-tracking technology that traces the shots of the game’s best players on TV. Bookings for the bays should be made in advance and can be arranged for 30-minute or one-hour slots.
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Bramshaw Golf Club
Sister-club to Paultons Golf Centre, Bramshaw Golf Club is the oldest club in Hampshire. It is home to two contrasting 18-hole courses; The Manor Course and The Forest Course.
The Forest Course is the oldest course in Hampshire and dates from around 1865. Its open aspects and rolling heathland, added to an ever-changing scenery offers a unique appeal. You may find some New Forest wildlife appear along the way!
By contrast, The Manor Course is gentle and undulating with excellent fairways and greens.
The Club sits alongside The Bell Inn, an 18th century coaching inn which oozes charm. Relax over a pre- or post-golf game or stay overnight in one of the inn’s 26 cosy bedrooms.
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Chewton Glen Hotel
When you book a stay at luxury five-star Chewton Glen Hotel, you can enjoy the hotel’s 9-hole par 3 course as part of the facilities on offer. Clubs and equipment are available to borrow from the hotel’s reception. Facilities also include a driving range so you can practice your swing before teeing off.
Golfing lessons are available upon request and start from £70 per hour.
Also at the hotel, you will find a relaxing spa, a cookery school and both indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
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Other golf courses across the New Forest
There are other golf courses to explore across the area. Head to the clifftops at Barton on Sea for their 27-hole course which offers views across towards Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight (with visitors welcome).
Near to Cadnam is 18-hole Hamptworth Golf & Country Club.
With views across the Southampton waters, Dibden Golf Centre has two courses; one 18 hole and one 9 hole course.
Book your golfing break
Plan your 2022 golfing break now and browse our places to stay. You’ll find a range of accommodation options nearby to many of our golf courses. So whether you fancy a cosy B&B or a home-from-home holiday cottage, take a look at what’s available.
We’d also recommend you purchasing a Go New Forest Card. The card offers savings off a range of businesses across the New Forest including cafes, activities (including golf), accommodation and more.