Hankley Common Golf Club

It is one of the best heathland courses in Britain.

Hankley Common Golf Club

Surrey, England

Overview

Tom Doak feels the club has the potential to be a "world-beater."

Charles Lawrie called Hankley Common 'one of the best inland layouts in Britain.'

Hankley Common Golf Club Videos

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Golf Course Review

Hankley Common Golf Club is located in the Surrey sandbelt south of the market town of Farnham near the Hampshire border. The 18 hole heathland golf course is surrounded by a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and lies within the South Downs National Park.

Hankley Common Golf Club History

The formation of Hankley Common Golf Club was first proposed on December 7, 1896. By February 10, 1897, the club had acquired its membership and by May 1, 1897, the first nine-hole course was opened for play.

In May 1920, the committee, persuaded by the Captain, agreed to invite James Braid to inspect and advise on an extension to 18 holes. After visiting the club, they received a course plan in a letter dates February 18, 1921. Five new holes under Braid's direction opened for play in October 1923, they being the modern-day 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th & 14th. The following summer, the holes from 11 to 14 opened for play on June 7, 1924.

In March 1933, the committee was asked to address the spacing of the one-shot holes and lengthen the course. Harry Colt designed three holes, the 10th, 11th & 12th. Construction took three months during 1934 after which they opened for play on November 1, 1935. By 1938, the club installed irrigation to all putting surfaces.

Summary

The Hankley Common Golf Club has expansive land holdings which include some of the countries best heathlands. The beauty of the site is perhaps one of the most gorgeous all of golf. It is often said the golf is only bettered by the site's and surrounding areas' natural beauty.

The course measures just under 7000 yards and features three par 5's and four Par 3's. Harry Colt is responsible for the three-hole loop from 10 through 12. Holes 2, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 can be ascribed to James Braid. The balance being from the bones of the original layout.

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Harry Colt felt courses should reside in the land as opposed to upon it. Courses should be a part of the natural landscape. Bunkering on Par 3's is usually odd-numbered. Artificiality and symmetrical hazards were avoided at all costs. Most greens are square or rectangular. Despite this inclination, variety...

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Surrey, GU10 2DD, England

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Featured Architect: Harry Colt

Harry Colt felt courses should reside in the land as opposed to upon it. Courses should be a part of the natural landscape. Bunkering on Par 3's is usually odd-numbered. Artificiality and symmetrical hazards were avoided at all costs. Most greens are square or rectangular. Despite this inclination, variety...

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