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The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa

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Address: Lincoln, England
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Golfing
Description: The home of golf in England and the headquarters of the English Golf Union...
The home of golf in England and the headquarters of the English Golf Union offers two championship courses, The Hotchkin and The Bracken.
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golf and stay

Excellent golf as ever combined with a lovely hotel. I went in a group of 8 to celebrate my 50th birthday. We all enjoyed the golf, even the cavernous bunkers on the hotchkin and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent golf as ever combined with a lovely hotel. I went in a group of 8 to celebrate my 50th birthday. We all enjoyed the golf, even the cavernous bunkers on the hotchkin and upturned saucer green on the bracken!

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I do not understand what the last reviewer is talking about we have just had 59 people at the golf Union for a Charter Lunch and what a splendid lunch it consisted of three high quality, tasty ,well presented food. Glutton free people were also catered for by this professional team. The girls serving were quick, polite and very accommodating.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Food here very poor when one considers it is the home of the English Golf Union - really, they should do better than this!

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United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Hotchkin course is a real test of golf - the course is beautifully maintained but make sure you don't forget your sand wedge. Many of the bunkers are cavernous and capable of ruining a score. You are guaranteed to enjoy your round even if the course wins!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Booked a Sunday Driver package through Golfbreaks which included both courses and B&B at The Inn Hotel. Great value at £159.00 The Hotchkin is a truly wonderful Heathland courses and a great test of Golf, the starter let us play off the White tees which made for a memorable day and a few nerve racking drives. The Bracken is a... More 

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Lancs, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Played both courses as part of an annual golf tour,with a day elsewhere in between. Had a group chipping/bunker lesson at the Academy first, which proved very useful especially getting out of a monstrous bunker on the Hotchkin 5th hole to scramble my par. Our group ranged from 10-26 handicaps and all managed to get round playing off yellow tees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of playing the Hotchkin course twice now and it is a truest incredible golf course! The one thing I have stopped doing is trying to put a value on the golf courses every time I go over to England and Scotland. Because you can't!! It is we're is started , just look at the original... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Two golf courses, both first class , vastly different in design and concept and a joy to play although tough. On the Hodgkin you have the length, the heather and the gigantic bunkers to contend with. On our trip on a cold April day we had the biting wind as well. There is always one hole you want to play... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

I have been lucky enough to play golf at Woodhall Spa a few times. The Hotchkin course is without question a very special place to play golf. Every hole on the course is interesting and a real test. You can understand why it is in the top 10 in Britain. It is worth saying it is not for a high... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have played both courses many times in open competitions. They are both fantastic, such good value for money if playing in a comp. Although this weekend the snow, cold and very strong easterly wind took the edge of it, it was still an enjoyable three days of golf. This golf venue is rated very highly in the golfing world,... More 

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