Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DD
18 holes. Heathland course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Open heathland and woodland.
James Braid, with later revisions by Harry Colt.
10 miles SE of Guildford
Hankley Common GC is located 1 mi south of the village of Tilford, just off the Tilford Road. Heading south on the Tilford Road from Tilford, turn left at the Duke of Cambridge pub, and follow road to golf.
Hankley Common Golf Club: There is arguably no more beautiful a heathland golf course in the south of England than Hankley Common. Here, perhaps more than anywhere, you can experience what golfing in an environment of wild expansive Surrey heathland is all about. Trees do make their presence felt on some stretches of the course, but much less so than on most Surrey-Berkshire heathland layouts, where woodland has slowly but surely replaced the open heath.
In July and August, with the heather in bloom, Hankley Common is an absolute treat. In terms of presentation, the greens, fairways and bunkering are up there with the best. The fairways are relatively flat, without too much undulation except on a few holes. The opening four-hole loop, containing three excellent par-4s, sets the scene with a characteristic mix of open heathland and other more tree-lined areas.
Where the heather is not predominant, indigenous trees such as rowan, oak and birch stand shoulder to shoulder with their Caledonian cousin - the Scots pine. By the time you reach the exquisite par-3 7th you’ll be captivated by Hankley's charms, and after the superb 18th you’ll probably be reaching for your diary to find the next opportunity to go round again.
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after 2pm on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Not far from Hankley Common is the historic town of Guildford. With its famous High Street, castle ruins, modern hill-top cathedral and picturesque river (the River Wey), Guildford is often described as the "county town" of Surrey. However, Surrey County Council is still headquartered in Kingston upon Thames, which now lies outside of Surrey in Greater London.
GB&I: 59th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
England: 26th best course in England (Golf World, 2021).
Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3BQ
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Old and new combine to form a charming hamlet of distinctive buildings. Set in thirty acres of tranquil Surrey countryside, the small luxury Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa offers the perfect retreat for the discerning guest.
West Surrey; Milford; Hankley Common; Liphook; Old Thorns; Blackmoor; West Sussex .
Bacon Lane, Churt, Surrey GU10 2QB
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The Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel is set in one of Surrey's most picturesque and peaceful locations, overlooking Frensham Great Pond (which is a good size lake in fact). Although built as a private residence in the 15th century, the hotel has been a source of hospitality since the 1700's, combining country house charms with 21st century convenience.
Hankley Common; Hindhead
Liphook; Old Thorns; Blackmoor; Milford; West Surrey; North Hants; Woking; West Hill; Worplesdon; Camberley Heath.
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