High Post Golf Club

A firm favourite of Peter Alliss, this is one of the better courses in the area if you find yourself nearby.

High Post Golf Club

Wiltshire, England

Overview

Known to be a favourite of Peter Alliss, the 9th hole is so good - it makes his Dream 18.

Not heavily bunkered, High Post Golf Club uses the rare grassed depression or hollow to add strategic value.


Golf Course Review

High Post Golf Club is located between the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury and Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. The course is found between the Cranborne Chase AONB, North Wessex Downs AONB and the New Forest National Park. Built in 1922, it is the handiwork of Fred Hawtree and JH Taylor.

Free draining chalk downland make it a good bet for dry winter golf or firm and fast summer golf. The outward holes run clockwise along the external boundaries of the site itself with six of the first seven holes bordered by the boundary left.

The inward nine contrasts slightly being more compact, having more back and forth parallel holes. The two three-shot holes are found in the first six holes. The back nine consists of 7 two-shot holes and two one-shot holes.

The 18 hole course measures just over 6300 yards and plays to a Par of 70. The club boasts of 72 bunkers but it is the grassed hollows that will leave the biggest impression. One can only imagine how incredible this course could be with limited cuts and short grass surrounds...

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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  • Taylor, JH
  • Hawtree, Fred
  • Hawtree & Sons

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Wiltshire, SP4 6AT, England

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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