- Moodie, Ken
Holes of Merit:11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Project 2020 will restore Stoneham Golf Club to its former glory. Plans include:
- Removing several thousand trees!
- Re-generation of native heather
- Modernisation in keeping with the original design
- Improving the bunkers & playing surfaces
- Enhancing the course drainage
Clubs with potential could learn from the calculated approach to improvement at Stoneham Golf Club!
Stoneham Golf Club Reviews
Sean Arble's tour can be found here
Golf Course Review
Stoneham Golf Club is a heathland golf course located on an old deer park on the northern boundary of Southampton. It is a golf course that we should be hearing more and more about.
Founded in 1908, the course is a design of Sunningdale Old architect, Willie Park Jr. Said to challenge one's brain as much as one's brawn, the undulating heathland of just 6375 yards is located on the northern boundary of Southampton, Hampshire.
Five Par 5's and five Par 3's make for a varied round of which the string of holes from 11 to 16 is the most celebrated. Stretched to the limit, the course barely reaches 6400 yards. Played from the Yellow Tees, the course is under 6000 yards long and at that length, is probably one of the best courses going.
The routing is unique in that it leaves the clubhouse and returns only on the 18th. The front nine follows the boundary line of the property while the back nine is routed inside of it, much in the same vein as Muirfield.
Location is important and nowhere is that more the case than Stoneham. As Tom Doak wrote, 'if it were closer to London it would be much better known.' While its not located in Surrey nor Berkshire, it wouldn't look out of place if it were!
Golf Course Photography
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Everything you need to know before you go!
Address:Hampshire, SO16 3TT, England