Hexham Golf Club

Tom Doak calls it a simple but attractive parkland course.

Hexham Golf Club

Northumberland, England

Overview

Hexham Golf Club sprang from humble beginnings in 1892. A 9 hole course along the River Tyne. Found on common land, the course was shared by cattle and townsfolk alike.

In 1907, the new 5470 yard 18 hole course was laid out by Harry Vardon and fully opened for play by 1908. A very compact routing on just 80 acres, it served the club well for more than 40 years.

In 1951, an additional 70 acres of adjacent land was purchased along with the current clubhouse. CK Cotton was called upon to lay out 7 new holes on the recently acquired land to accent 11 that were found from the Vardon course.

Inland parkland golf will always be a harder sell in the British Isles especially with quality links not too far away. However, this is one of the better options if you find yourself in the area. Even Tom Doak calls Hexham Golf Club simple but attractive parkland golf.

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Featured Architect: Frank Pennink

Frank Pennink was known for: Simple yet effective greens & green complexes. Limited use of fairway bunkers. Greens frequently on plateaux with severe run-offs on all sides.

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Northumberland, NE46 3RZ, England

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A photo of the book Golfer's Companion by Frank Pennink.Evalu18

Featured Architect: Frank Pennink

Frank Pennink was known for: Simple yet effective greens & green complexes. Limited use of fairway bunkers. Greens frequently on plateaux with severe run-offs on all sides.

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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