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Woodhall Spa Golf Club

Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Lincolnshire is a 36 hole complex with the 18 hole, par 72 (6666 yard) Bracken course and 18 hole, par 73 (7080 yard) Hotchkin Course.

Contact Information

The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6PU United Kingdom

Tel: 01526 352511

Golf Pro: Neil Harvey | Tel: 01526 351837

Website: http://www.woodhallspagolf.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: Hotchkin: £95.00 per round £143.00 per day; Bracken: £57.00 per round £86.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: Hotchkin: £95.00 per round £143.00 per day; Bracken: £57.00 per round £86.00 per day *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
36 holes | Par Hotchkin Course 73: Bracken Course72 | Hotchkin Course 7080: Bracken Course 6666 yards | Private | Heathland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Clubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Woodhall Spa Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.7

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 95
Average Ratings
4.45 ... Overall Rating
4.56 ... The Course
4.48 ... Course Cond.
4.45 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.02 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.26 ... Pace of play
4.45 ... Hospitality.
4.57 ... Prac. Facil.
4.46 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

95 ratings & 73 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 137 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2019Highly Recommended 2020

What the club says: 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.
The National Golf Centre coaching facilities include a driving range and four-acre short game coaching area.

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Reviewed Dec 26 2020 by Jack B - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Dec 2020 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 29 2020 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

Hotchkin - Fabulous course

It is a fabulous course. We did a 4 ball end of Sept and took advantage of a twilight at 3pm and for £65 each managed to complete by 7pm nightfall - just. It was magnificent! Some of the bunkers were the scariest I've ever seen. I had to pick up out of 2 of them and take a blob! But they do look amazing. Some wonderful holes. Beautiful heather and gorse - really remind me of Formby at times and also NorthHants in places. Can't wait to return! They do a society rate (8 golfers minimum) of £85 including bangers and mash and the Lincolnshire sausages in the clubhouse are amazing!!

Driving range is top quality too!

2.5 hours from the midlands if you go A46, A17 bypassing Newark - still just shorter than North Devon - just!

Will go back and stay and try Bracken too - fairways looked absolutey lush!


I organised all my trip through the fantastic Brian Kettleborough
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Reviewed Sep 27 2020 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 8 2020 by Peter N - rated 5 out of 5
What a wonderful course. Bunkering and heather is superb and always makes you think off the tee. Some of the best par 3's and 5's in the country too. Real risk/reward holes. Thoroughly enjoyed playing here.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 80 Handicap: 14.7)
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Reviewed Jul 19 2020 by Pepi B - rated 2 out of 5

Decent Second Course

This is the back up course to the Hotchkin. It is supposed to be designed by Donald Steel but it is difficult to pinpoint his involvement as the course lacks identity and has he ever been back? This is a perfectly fair second course but only that. There are no signs on any hole - not even a perfunctory wooden slab with a number on it - it cannot be that expensive. The greens are the clear standout on this course with a number of swales that make approach shots important to which side of the green you hit. If there was some money spent on the course it would be a decent track but at the moment it is definitely second fiddle to the Hotchkin.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 89 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Jun 26 2020 by Kevin H - rated 5 out of 5

Hotchkin is worth the trip

Played both on one of the hottest days of the year

Hotchkin is a brilliant heathland course, you can see why it features in so many top course listings. Tough but fair, you've got to avoid those bunkers to score well

Bracken is a parkland track, much more open but protected by tricky greens and clever hole designs, and still worth playing despite not quite being as memorable as Hotchkin.

Value for money is awesome, considering the fact that if hotchkin was in Surrey you'd be paying 2/3 times the cost
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Reviewed Jun 26 2020 by Kevin H - rated 5 out of 5

Hotchkin is worth the trip

Played both on one of the hottest days of the year

Hotchkin is a brilliant heathland course, you can see why it features in so many top course listings. Tough but fair, you've got to avoid those bunkers to score well

Bracken is a parkland track, much more open but protected by tricky greens and clever hole designs, and still worth playing despite not quite being as memorable as Hotchkin.

Value for money is awesome, considering the fact that if hotchkin was in Surrey you'd be paying 2/3 times the cost
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Reviewed Jun 18 2020 by James J - rated 5 out of 5

Absolutely Top Notch !

We played both courses for the ?133 package and wow what an experience. The Bracken is immaculate and the layout is really appealing for a decent golfer. Top quality fairways and greens and a really interesting course. We had fish and chips takeaway from the club house and then played the Hotchkin ... wow, this is a serious course and serious challenge. Bunkers everywhere, beautiful landscapes, hidden hazards which are sometimes behind other hazards and par 3's to make your eyes water. The Hotchkin could destroy some golfers and needs careful thought and an ability to be able to do good bunkers shots. Would certainly pay the same again as getting both courses for that price means they work out at ?65 each which for the quality is a good deal. Unfortunately we were hit by hail and a storm halfway through but it didn't stop us enjoying the reasons why its ranked in the world top 100 courses (54 i think).
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Reviewed Jun 14 2020 by Michael W - rated 4 out of 5
Great course and you can see why it’s rated so highly. Difficult but challenging and enjoyable and hopefully will be easier next time !

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: 18.8)
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Reviewed Mar 24 2020 by Peter M - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 18 2019 by Derek M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 4 2019 by Brian Fischer / Chesterfield - rated 5 out of 5
Great course, but not for high handicappers (unless you play from the forward tees). Many holes need a 200yard carry to reach the fairway, and you could spend many happy hours trying to escape from the many cavernous bunkers. A great golfing challenge, a step up from most of the courses I have played.
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Reviewed Oct 24 2019 by Neil H - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

It had rained all day and we teed off at 2.00 pm. Would have expected the course to be really wet with water lying on the surface, however the course showed no signs of a heavy downpour and only 1 green had water on it.
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Reviewed Oct 6 2019 by Michael W - rated 5 out of 5

A must play

The Home of English Golf and a real Treat to play. Excellent all Round.
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Reviewed Aug 1 2019 by Matthew S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 26 2019 by Simon T - rated 5 out of 5

Wow!!

What an amazing course, lucky enough to play here with a tour pro through a friend who?d won a competition and it will be the best Monday I?ve booked off in a long while. Great parkland course with so many challenges, true honest greens and everyone we spoke to there was so friendly, would love to go back
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Reviewed Jul 26 2019 by Chris R - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 24 2019 by Tony M - rated 5 out of 5

One of the best in England

Fantastic course, in the top five in England. Superb condition, 284 bunkers and a course you need to plot your way around. Highly recommended

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Jul 15 2019 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning

Played both courses.

Hotchkin
Wow. What a stunning golf course. From tee to green you can't fault it.
It is difficult, the heather and rough can be very punishing. There are bunkers in places where you can see and the greens perfect with such subtle breaks.
Each hole leaves you wanting more, so many you might play differently the next time round.
If you can play 18 holes here and avoid bunkers you've done REALLY well.
Its the kind of course that score goes out the window and you should just really enjoy it for what it is.

Bracken
I loved the fact the 2 courses were such a contrast. The Bracken felt wider from the tee and a little more forgiving, that said the thick rough was still very penal. Most holes are tree lined giving a different feel playing a parkland.

The greens were a lot more undulating but still challenging and the bunkers will still need to be avoided but you can open your shoulders and let a little loser with the driver if you wanted.
Again tee to green the condition was superb and a credit to the greenstaff.
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Reviewed Jun 24 2019 by Sam R - rated 5 out of 5

Incredible golf course and test of golf

Played 36 holes at Woodhall this weekend in their annual mens open. This is the 2nd year I've played it and it's reminded me how much I loved the course last time.
The course was in absolutely faultless condition, with greens firm but holding well struck shots and a very good pace. There have been a large number of new bunkers put in since last year and the 18th has now been made a par 5. All the changes have been fully bedded in and apart from some of the grass around the new bunkers looking a little greener than that next to it, you'd never know they were new bunkers.
Well worth making the trip up to the home of England Golf if you've not yet played it.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 82 Handicap: 6)
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