Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5QE
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and open downland.
John Henry "J.H." Taylor.
1.5 mi W of Winchester centre / 12 mi N of Southampton.
Royal Winchester Golf Club is home to a pleasantly challenging and undulating 18-hole course, designed by J.H. Taylor, a member of the legendary Great Triumvirate (with James Braid and Harry Vardon).
The layout is built on typical Hampshire downland, partly open and partly tree-lined, and offers lovely views over north east Hampshire. This easy-draining course plays well throughout the year, even on the wettest of days. The layout includes several attractive holes and features that will test most facets of your game. Worth visiting if you are in the area.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; only members and their invited guests on weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
George V conferred the Royal prefix on Winchester GC in 1913. By royal prerogative, 19 English golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Ascot, Ashdown Forest, Birkdale, Blackheath, Cinque Ports, Cromer, Eastbourne, Epping Forest, Household (Windsor Castle), Liverpool (Hoylake), Lytham & St Annes, Mid-Surrey, North Devon (Westward Ho!), Norwich, St George's, West Norfolk (Brancaster), Wimbledon, Winchester, Worlington & Newmarket.
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