Hampshire is located on the south east coastline of the UK. It’s categorised as South East England, but the county is actually pretty equally between the west and east coast of England.
Just an hour away from London by car, Hampshire offers an escape from the big city. It has one of the most varied geographies of any county, from two national parks that cover nearly 50% of the county in New Forest and South Downs, alongside large areas of downland and marsh.
The varied terrain, in conjunction with the English Channel coastline, means there’s also an immense variety of golf to choose from in Hampshire.
There are high class examples of all different types of golf courses in the area. Hayling Golf Club is Hampshire’s finest links course and one of the best on the south coast. It weaves between the undulating sand dunes offering panoramic views over the Isle of Wight.
Further inland towards Surrey are some excellent heathland courses. Liphook is a fine heathland and widely regarded as the best course in the county. It’s the only course in Hampshire to feature in the top 100 in the UK and Ireland.
Blackmoor and North Hants are two more fine examples of heathland courses in the area, with both designs being influenced by legendary golf architect Harry Colt.
Finally, Hampshire’s offering is capped up by some fine traditional parkland courses. Stoneham Golf Club would be our top pick. A hidden gem, reminiscent of some of the top courses in Surrey, it wouldn’t look out of place amongst some of the best in the neighbouring county.
You can view all of the 61 golf courses in Hampshire below.