Hockley Golf Club

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Hockley Golf Club is a chalk downland James Braid design near Winchester, Hampshire dating from 1914 as a 9 hole course. Uniquely, Hockley Golf Club was busy during the war years and it was extended to 18 holes between 1918-1920. It would be James Braid who would make the club what it is today when he remodelled and lengthened the layout.

The course itself is located within the South Downs National Park. 28 species of plant species have been identified on the course in need of conservation. The whole golf course has been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation or SINC.

Historic hallmarks of times past litter the course. In fact, 40% of the course is covered by two Scheduled Ancient Monuments or SAM's. Holes 15 through 18 once contained a Bronze Age Village. Evidence of Celtic fields and their banks can be seen on holes 2, 4, 7, 13 and 18. Below the 9th green are the remains of a wealthy Roman's villa including a mosaic floor. The perimeter of the former residence is also seen on the 7th and 11th holes. Sheep tracks from the Medieval Period can be found in front of the 6th green as well as the 7th, 12th and 13th tees.


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