Overview of golf course named Woodhall Spa Golf Club

Woodhall Spa Golf Club

Woodhall Spa (Lincolnshire), England

Details

Holes

18

Par

73

Built

1905

Type

Inland

Architect

Harry Vardon, H. S. Colt

Access

Visitors welcomed

The Woodhall Spa Golf Club is a kind of neo-Victorian/Edwardian resort that features residences set amid stands of evergreens and birch. Here in the early 1900s Harry S. Colt designed a superb layout, in which Harry Vardon and J. H. Taylor also had a hand. Colt's influence is especially evident in the numerous excellent short holes, one of the standouts being the 12th, which is essentially just a wedge. The Hotchkin family, from whom the course takes its name, owned the grounds for generations before they were bequeathed to the English Golf Union to serve as an administrative and educational center, with the result that Woodhall Spa is today a true golf preserve. In contrast with many of the other courses in the region, the Hotchkin is an authentic heathland location, with sufficient space for competitive play, and the constrained fairways and diminutive greens add considerably to the challenge.

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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 11 94 courses played
Fabulous
4 October
A heathland classic up there with the absolute best in the UK. Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin) is a thinking mans golf course that needs to be plotted around to avoid the numerous and often cavernous bunkers, which is by no means easy with firm, fast running fairways and the wind direction from day to day making the course play so so differently. Think well, hit it well and it’s very playable. If you don’t then sand and heather torment awaits! How such a masterpiece could have been designed and laid out in such a flat part of the country so long ago is beyond me. It’s hard to pick out ‘best’ or favourite holes as all 18 are fabulous but I would say all three of the short holes are magnificent posing different challenges of varying lengths, whilst the run in is tough, with the 18th being a brutally long but utterly fabulous finishing hole. An absolute delight and I say that having just finished 4 days of Mixed Foursomes here! A course I could happily do battle with every day.
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Espiche Golf
Hcp 7 124 courses played
Fabulous
October 14, 2017
Watch out for the thick heather and deep bunkers. A pure heathland course. As good as they come!!
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