Home of the English Golf Union, Woodhall Spa Golf Club offers two superb inland golf courses - the Bracken Course and the Hotchkin Course, the latter being recognised as the championship layout at Woodhall Spa. Stafford Hotchkin redesigned the original course in the 1920's and since then, the Hotchkin Course has hosted most of the top national and international amateur events. As regards quality, Woodhall Spa vies with Ganton for the position of best inland course in Britain, while Golf Magazine recently ranked it among the world's 30 best golf courses.
Hotchkin Course - One of Britain�s finest courses, The Hotchkin, is built on sandy soil which allows for year round play. Set amongst banks of gorse and broom, backed up with layered canopies of oak, fir and towering silver birch and encapsulated all upon a glorious carpet of heather, the natural beauty of this Lincolnshire oasis serves only to emphasise the majesty of this famous course. Renowned for its formidable bunkers and narrow fairways, most visitors will remember the panoramic views of the 11th and the charm of the short 12th hole. It has often been stated by the golfing press and top players alike that there are 18 great holes on the Hotchkin. A golfers� course rewarding of good shots, considerate to the moderate, punitive to the bad � but always presented in pristine condition amidst wonderful natural surroundings.
Bracken Course - Created from commercial woodland, scrub and arable farmland, Donald Steel�s vision for The Bracken Course has materialised into a course of exceptional finesse and imaginative design. Although it is situated alongside The Hotchkin, the design and terrain are quite different. Many of the holes are in a parkland setting and the remainder make good use of Bracken Wood at the far end of the estate. The fairway and greenside bunkers, together with the large undulating greens, provide a resemblance to an American style course. Much emphasis has been placed on ecology with many species of wild flowers encouraged to grow whilst, at the same time, securing the habitat of local wildlife. This subject is high on the list of priorities of the English Golf Union who, amongst its many roles, provide an advisory service on how to build golf courses in harmony with nature.
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Recommended hotels near Woodhall Spa Golf Club
The Golf Hotel & Aqua Sante Spa
Built in 1880 and set in 7 acres of well kept gardens, lawns and woodlands, the hotel�s idyllic setting provides a perfect backdrop to a truly relaxing holiday or business visit.
Ideally situated for the golf course, village and surrounding tourist sights, The Golf Hotel is situated in the heart of Lincolnshire, only 20 miles from Lincoln itself. It is also adjacent to the world famous Woodhall Spa Golf Course, where Jacklin and Cotton learned their craft.
Amidst tranquil surroundings, The Golf Hotel is well equipped to host the most important business meetings and seminars, as well as providing the perfect atmosphere for every social occasion.