Leckford Old Course

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At A Glance

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

Leckford Old Course Videos

Watch a drone flyover of all 9-holes here

Leckford Old Course Reviews

Sean Arble's tour can be found here


Full Course Review

Leckford 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.

Found on free-draining flint subsoil, the famous trout fishing River Test runs nearby. The 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 New Course, was designed by Donald Steel in 1989.


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The Essentials

Everything you need to know before you go!