In complete contrast and for a tougher test of skill, the par 69, 5,272 yard course ‘The Forest Course’ is quite literally ‘golf as it should be’ and is the oldest golf course in Hampshire.
Dating back to the late 1800’s the course stretches across the undulating, rolling heathland of the New Forest National Park. In complete contrast to its younger sibling, the course offers golf holes of great interest with an ever-changing scenery of humps, hollows and meandering streams to truly test golfing skills and judgement within this idyllic, unique setting. The roaming ponies and cattle add to the charm of the course and many prefer to play it because of its unique beauty and old-fashioned test of golfing skills. As a site of Special Interest and fairways that are only permitted to be cut twice per year, it’s worth overlooking the odd hoof print because this 100 year old course is, quite simply, golf as it should be.