Hankley was first opened for play over nine holes in 1897. In 1922 James Braid advised on the addition of a further nine holes. Bobby Locke described the course as the closest resemblance to a seaside links and the famous course architect, Charles Lawrie, once described the course as “one of the best inland layouts in Britain”. The 7th hole is looked upon as being one of the finest par 3s in the country and the magnificent 18th a superb but challenging finishing hole. The course and surrounding area are classified as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ which includes a number of indigenous trees such as Rowan, Oak and Silver Birch, together with the invading Scots Pine. The course is also home to many birds and animals, including the rare Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Night Jar, Adder, Deer, Badger and the Sand Lizard. The clubhouse, originally built in 1982, was refurbished and extended in 1999 and now features excellent facilities, including a dining room offering the finest cuisine, a relaxing lounge bar and good quality changing rooms. This being said the fine asset of the club is surely the course itself. This beautiful high quality heathland course is used as an Open Regional Qualifying course and was recently voted number 41 in Golf Monthly Top 100 courses and number 46 in Golf World Top 100 list. This is a course that will never disappoint the visitor.
No changing facilities are available so, apart from a shoe change, we will remain in golf attire for the lunch and prize giving.
The Clubhouse will be open from 0845 with coffee and a bacon roll will be available. Play will start at 0900 from the 1st tee for an 18-hole Handicap Stableford played in fours. Cost includes tea/coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf, a 3 course lunch with wine and competition prizes
BACS payments can be made to CILT (UK) Golf Society Sort Code: 30:94:28 Account # 00844954 or by cheque to Peter Wood, The Event Organiser
Golf trolleys and buggies
Golf trolleys and buggies are available for hire. Please book these directly with the club.
The rules of our host club
It is permitted to wear tailored shorts with either single colour knee length socks or short white sport socks that cover the ankle.
Pull and electric trolleys re to be kept out of the heather
Mobile phones are forbidden on the golf course and in the Clubhouse and should only be used on the course for a medical or security incident.