Leckford Golf Club

A private Colt 9-holer owned and operated by Waitrose!

Leckford Golf Club

Hampshire, England

Overview

Clyde Johnson of Cunnin' Golf encourages a visit to see untouched Harry Colt green complexes.

Leckford Old Course Videos

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Leckford Old Course Reviews

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Golf Course Review

Leckford Golf Club has two golf courses located on the Leckford Estate, also known as the Waitrose & Partners Farm. The site overlooks the famous trout fishing River Test in Stockbridge, Hampshire, south of Andover and north of Southampton.

Old Course History

The Leckford Golf Club Old Course was designed by Harry Colt & John Morrison in 1929. The private 9 hole golf course was established by Mr John Spedan Lewis, the man behind the John Lewis Partnership (JLP). The club was originally known as the Leckford and Longstock Golf Club and was made available to employees, spouses and dependents after 3 months of employment in 1931. From the outset, the club flourished no doubt due to the twice-yearly visits from John Morrison of Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd to report and assess the course. During WW2, the course was turned over for agricultural use to support the war effort.

Old Course Synopsis

Found on free-draining flint subsoil, the Old Course itself is located in a tree-lined valley which offers fine views over Hampshire from the higher points on the course. The Old Course has three distinct sections:

  • Valley - Holes 1, 2 & 9
  • Transition - Holes 3, 4 & 8
  • High - Holes - 5, 6 & 7

The routing is a traditional out and back. Back to back Par 5's open the round before a classic uphill Colt Par 3 is presented on the 3rd. After five Par 4's in a row the round ends with another fine downhill Colt Par 3.

A second 9 holes, known as the Leckford Golf Club New Course, was designed by Donald Steel in 1989.

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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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Hampshire, SO20 6JG, 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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