4 reviews of Hockley Golf Club
Played here February , 2011 .
Enjoyable under the radar course .
Elevated & exposed downland ,with some links characteristics, & views.
Nicely laid out & good mix of holes (most of which are interesting) .Plays along & up a valley , then around the top of it.It didn't feel tiring .
The majority of the holes are up on the high area so the course dries out well & feels well maintained .Greens had nice contours & ran true.
Loved the clever, excellent bunkering .All in the right places & visually good .I liked that the fairways weren't overloaded with them (probably because the wind acts as a big defence)& that you'd get 3 small pot type bunkers instead of 1 large american style one .
Also ,some nice little quirks (the double green 6th /13th ,the hidden ditch in front of the 15th green ,the short par 3 12th).
Clubhouse is functional but lacks a bit of character .
Simple access from the M3 as it is literally 1 minute off it hence you do get a bit of noise on a couple of the clubhouse holes but mainly you don't notice .
Green fees a bit on the high side retrospectively but the course is well worth playing.
Anyone describing the course as easy is a fool!
The wry grins on the members faces will be testament to this.
Respect this course and you will score well.
In our golf societies opinion this is one of the best courses you will ever get to play in the area; maybe not as immaculate as some courses, but as scenic as you can get with some of the best greens I've played. There is not a boring hole and most are relatively easy (but tough when the wind gets up). The 18th is a par 5 (SI 18) which slopes all the way downhill that makes you believe that eagles are not uncommon, but you could also take a 8 if you misread the bumps/humps and the green. Also, check out the 9th green.
We enjoyed a lovely days golf in late April. The course was in fine condition with excellent greens. The holes were always different and interesting. The course starts with 4 or 5 holes winding up this beautiful little valley, then winds around the perimeter and back downhill to the clubhouse. The motorway is quite close but is soon forgotten and well hidden from the moment you step on the first tee.
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