West Sussex Golf Club

Blackmoor Golf Club

England, SE England, Hampshire
Designer: Harry S. Colt
Course Opened: 1913

Established in 1913, Blackmoor Golf Club has matured over the past 100 years into one of the best courses in Hampshire.

It was originally laid out by renowned golf architect Harry Colt, whose maxim was: ‘The real test of a course: is it going to live?’ Blackmoor certainly has and is one of the 43 courses featured in the 2008 book ‘Creating Classics – The Golf Courses of Harry Colt’.

The course consists of two loops of nine holes created from heathland, with fairways surrounded by heather, pine, birch and oak trees. Colt’s design principles have stood the test of time as golf is still played over sixteen holes designed by him.

A traditional heathland course, with heather lined fairways interspersed with pine, birch and oak trees. It features many subtle dog-legs which add to its interest. At 6,164 yards, Blackmoor may not be the longest of courses but accuracy of drive is all-important. It is only too easy to be blocked out on the second shot!

The par 3’s all have the stamp of Harry Colt – namely, elevated greens well guarded by bunkers.

From 1998 until 2003, Blackmoor was a regional qualifying course for the Open Championship where golfers from the UK, Europe, America and Africa began their quest for ‘The Claret Jug’.

The course is a delight to play… so why not try it for yourself.


From the golf club website


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