Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club Est. 1900

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Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club: Located behind the town of Sandown, and less than a mile from Sandown Bay, this partly open, partly wooded course provides the toughest golfing challenge on the Isle of Wight. With the majority of the course constructed on well draining heathland, it is playable all year round. At just over 6000 yards, Shanklin & Sandown is not renowned for its length, but does enjoy a reputation for the picturesque countryside views seen from the course. There are some strong slopes and gradients here, with gorse, trees and shrubs lining many of the tightish fairways, making accurate driving and careful club selection essential for successful scoring. The tight, elevated, short par-3 5th, together with the testing par-4 13th are two of the best known and potentially most dangerous holes. Overall a short, scenic and testing course. Tough going for the once-a-year holiday golfer, but a very enjoyable course for visiting handicap golfers.

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Making Contact

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
The Fairway, Lake,
Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 9PR
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Office   +44 (0)1983 403 217
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1983 404 424

  +44 (0)1983 403 007

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Golf Pro
Peter Hammond
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
Designer: James Braid
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6062 5803 5495
Par 70 70 72
SSS or Slope 69 68 72
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How2Get There?

25 miles S of Southampton (by ferry).
The Isle of Wight is accessed by ferry from Portsmouth or Southampton. From the Isle of Wight ferry terminals follow direction Ryde. In Ryde take the A3055 direction Sandown. After passing through Sandown, and just before Lake, turn right into The Fairway. Follow road for o.8 miles to golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes or day ticket: weekdays £36; weekends £40. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after midday on Sat; after 9:30am on Sun).  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Shanklin and Sandown are two very popular holiday destinations on the east coast of the much-loved Isle of Wight, a small diamond-shaped island, separated from the south coast of England by The Solent. The island measures some 13 miles north to south and 23 miles east to west, with around 130,000 people residing on the island. The island offers an abundance of visitor attractions and activities, including a former royal residence, splendid castles, the Cowes yatching centre, a 200 year old prison, fabulous sandy beaches, rock formations, and several holiday golf-courses.

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Latitude: (50.661065)
Longitude: (-1.169620)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Bourne Hall Country House Hotel & Restaurant 
Luccombe Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
+44 (0)1983 862 820

Bourne Hall Country House Hotel & Restaurant is a beautiful Victorian country house set in three acres of mature gardens. Built in the 1860’s for one of Queen Victoria’s Ladies In Waiting, the house still retains its sense of history whilst providing modern accommodation in comfortable country house style. NOTE : The hotel accommodates only adults; they do not take children under 16.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Shanklin & Sandown
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Golf within 20 miles No
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Rylstone Manor Hotel 
Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6RG
+44 (0)1983 862 806

Nestled in the heart of Shanklin's beautiful Rylstone Gardens stands the Rylstone Manor Hotel. Rylstone Manor was originally built as a gentleman's residence in 1863 and remained a private residence until 1923. The Manor is of Victorian proportion and incorporates a blend of Gothic, Tudor and Georgian influences which reflects its unique charms both externally and within.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Shanklin & Sandown
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Golf within 20 miles No
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