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The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa

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A group of friends won a charity golf completion the prize being a round at the famous Woodhall Spa... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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It has the WOW factor. A fantastic course

Upon arrival at Woodhall Spa Golf Club we had a fantastic lunch consisting of freshly made... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

I had the misfortune to play the "new improved" Hotchkin Course that was in the Top 5 courses in England. We had been looking forwards to this trip for many months and have to say we were both deeply dissapointed. Hundreds of trees have been...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

A group of friends won a charity golf completion the prize being a round at the famous Woodhall Spa golf club and we chose to play the Hotchkins course. What a challenging and delightful course it is. Today the fairways were lush and green and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

Upon arrival at Woodhall Spa Golf Club we had a fantastic lunch consisting of freshly made sandwiches with so much choice and delightful staff. We met the starter on the first tee of the Hotchkin Course who was friendly knowledgeable and informative regarding the course....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rumbellis
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Have just played the 2 courses at Woodhall Spa and would highly recommend a visit. The main course, the Hotchkin, is a fantastic layout, with lots of heather and some cavernous bunkers. The variety of tee locations provide a challenge for all levels of golfers,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I've been playing golf 4 years and I am glad I never played this course at the beginning of my golf journey. It's very difficult. From most tees, you have massive carries over heather / bracken and lots of very big bunkers. In saying that,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This review relates solely to the Hotchkin Course which provides a fair but occasionally fierce test of a golfer's skill. Fairways were fast and the bunkers penal, but even a handicap golfer can get round with a reasonable score it they hit straight and avoid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I convinced my group to extend our annual golf trip to the UK beyond our normal length in order to play 2 great inland courses. The first was Notts Hollinwell, previously reviewed, and it was great. The last was Woodhall Spa, generally regarded as the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michael f
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We played both courses over the weekend. The Hodgkin is tough and I would say if you're an average golfer be prepared to be beaten up. The Bracken is a fairer course for the average golfer, great greens. The staff at the course were friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fearthemac
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Played The Bracken Course in a syndicate competition, what a fabulous course to play. Yes itโ€™s challenging but very fair too. The fairways are springy and beautifully kept. I found the greens the biggest challenge, a lot of very subtle breaks that are quite difficult...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank n55ffc
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We played both courses recently. The Hodgkin is quite simply far too hard unless you are a single figure handicapper. Huge carries on many holes to reach the fairway and the bunkers are just too deep for most 14-28 handicappers to get out of. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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