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. A private, heathland golf course.

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01526 352511 | Fax: 01526 352778

Website: http://www.woodhallspagolf.com

Golf Pro: Neil Harvey | Tel: 01526 351837

Contact/Secretary: Lisa Brown - Golf Op Mgr

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: Hotchkin: £60.00 per round £132.00 per day; Bracken: £60.00 per round £90.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: Hotchkin: £60.00 per round £132.00 per day; Bracken: £60.00 per round £90.00 per day *

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

Facilities & Visitor Information

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

Facilities: Driving range, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Location: http://www.woodhallspagolf.com/how_to_find_us

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
The Bracken courseBlue72746666
The Bracken courseWhite72736558
The Bracken courseYellow72696141
The Bracken courseRed72735428
The Hotchkin CourseChamp73757080
The Hotchkin CourseWhite73756921
The Hotchkin CourseYellow71736519
The Hotchkin CourseGreen70705943
The Hotchkin CourseRed73755772

Woodhall Spa Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.63

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 69
Breakdown Averages

4.36 ... Overall Rating
4.50 ... The Course
4.40 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.97 ... VFM
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69 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 110 out of 1971.

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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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A really great golf course, wonderful condition. You need to be long and straight off the tee, otherwise there are massive deep bunkers and lots of heather waiting for you! The range, shop and bar are all top notch. Its a bit more expensive than some, and Woodhall Spa is in the middle of nowhere, but well worth the trip. We will be back.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 16.9)
- Sep 6 2015


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Mark A rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 2 2018

Superb condition - great society course
The Bracken is an open and inviting parkland course, not without it's challenges but much more forgiving of mid and higher handicap golfers than the adjacent Hotchkin Course.

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Martyn S rated 5 out of 5 - May 27 2018

Heartbreaker
What a fantastic course not for the faint hearted or 'challenged' player



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Terry G rated 3 out of 5 - May 17 2018

Good course
A number of us play one of the courses each year, as Clubs receive invites for Captains and Secretary. To be honest I wouldn't pay what they ask for a green fee otherwise. this year we played the Hotchkin (for some reason most of our Captains prefer this course, but I think that is purely down to reputation, so they can say they've played it). Personally I'd have preferred to play the Bracken - at my age I prefer the putting challenge rather than a long driving challenge!
A lot of work has been done on the course, removing steps down into bunkers (I saw at least one which stills needs to be done). No-one seems to rake the bunkers, and at least one which I was in was full of stones - some quite large. The greens were slower this year than I have ever experienced them, but at least they were consistent. Fairways were in very good order, as were the tees.
The starter told us some changes are being made to bring the course back to more of a heathland course, and this seemed to be reflected in the removal of some quite large trees, which seemed to allow the wind to swirl around more than usual. He also warned us that all the trouble is at the front of the greens, and this usually involved slopes taking the ball into greenside bunkers - i.e. impossible to run the ball up to the green unless you were arrow straight. The heather doesn't usually come into play unless you are short off the tee or particularly wayward.
The staff in the bar/restaurant were excellent, and we all enjoyed the breakfast, and the guys who weren't driving enjoyed the beers afterwards, and the bar prices were reasonable. Prices in the pro-shop seemed a little expensive, and for a change there was very little 'on sale'. One of our guys was hoping to get a buggy, but these were all out, so bear this in mind and pre-order if someone in your group needs one.
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Shane D rated 5 out of 5 - May 14 2018

Fantastic course and venue
What a course! Often overshadowed by its more famous hotchkin layout, the bracken is a must play. Very different challenge that yeasts every aspect of your game, especially around the greens which are large and contoured. Sorry game and putting need to be on song to score well.
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Rob F rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 9 2018

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Malcolm C rated 2 out of 5 - Mar 30 2018

A lot of work going on so some temp holes. Weather has been bad but greens & fairways were not good at all. Shame as played this time last year & was in perfect condition.

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Stephen H rated 5 out of 5 - Jan 12 2018

stands with the Hotchkin
A great test of golf, totally different to the Hotchkin but just as challenging. Tree lined fairways, some requiring accurate tee shot, are a feature of this course. The undulating greens require an accurate second shot, or play safe with a lay-up and rely on a good chip. Never second best to the Hotchkin and well worth the weekend package for DBB and 2 courses.

(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 82 Handicap: 9.9)
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David S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 22 2017

A Quality course
Play here and you will discover why it is top 5 in UK. Awesome challenge and great condition.
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Calvin M rated 3 out of 5 - Jul 13 2017

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Phil H rated 5 out of 5 - May 21 2017

Woodhall Spa, the 'oasis' of East Lincolnshire. My old home course. I love the Hotchkin. This inland links as a must for any golfer to play before they die. Check out the Dower House Hotel which backs on to the Bracken Course if you need a place to stay.
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Terry G rated 4 out of 5 - May 5 2017

Unfortunate to play this on a seriously windy day - if this had been a medal, I think CSS would have made it non-qualifying. The course itself is very good, but there are considerable changes going on with lots of areas of new turf (mostly in play so no problem there). The starter told us the very deep bunkers with steps into them have got to be changed (steps removed for health and safety reasons), so slopes are being put in instead of steps. Overall, the tees, fairways, greens and bunkers were all in good condition, although it seems most players don't rake the bunkers after visiting them!
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Matthew W rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 27 2017

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Malcolm C rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 21 2017

Lovely course fairway like plying off of putting green (felt guiltily taking divot). Some scary high bunkers with so much clean stone free sand. Lots of gorse for wayward shots but still possible to find your ball. Was good value for me as playing as part of a society day not sure what prices are like outside of this.
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Adrian F rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 18 2017


First time I've played the Bracken course and it was in tremendous condition. Totally different to the Hotchin course but equally as challenging. the fairways were incredibly lush and the greens were huge, a real test to putt on. great course in it's own right.
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John L rated 3 out of 5 - Mar 20 2017

Played the Hotchkin course on a windy day yesterday. The course is a real test of your golfing prowess and a lot of thought is needed to plot your way round successfully. Bunkers are penal and need to be avoided if you are to score well.
The course was in great condition and really dry underfoot however I must say that the greens were a major disappointment as I expected them to be a lot quicker and less bobbly than they were.
Overall a good day but would like to return when the greens are in a better condition.
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Paul H rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 13 2017



(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 12.5)
Course was in excellent condition for the time of year. Staff really friendly and helpful.
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Ryan B rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 12 2016

course was the best ive ever played, amazing. slightly let down by facilities such as bar and changing facilities. didn't ruin a fantastic day though.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.3)
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Callum D rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 7 2016

Hotchkin course in great condition. Course fantastic, clubhouse and showers average

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12.4)
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Steve/ Warrington rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 14 2016

Absolutely stunning course and in perfect condition. The scenery around some of the holes was amazing. Some really testing Par4's and very picturesque par3's. Greens very fast and true and the bunkers extremely punishing. One of our group went in a bunker on 12 holes! and managed to get out of 11 at the first attempt.
This is one of the best courses, if not the best, I have ever played. It is truly amazing, It is also a very beautiful course, you'll love it. Clubhouse a bit of a letdown considering the excellent practice facilities at the club.
Score 85, Handicap 11
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Alistair W rated 5 out of 5 - May 26 2016


Stunning course, played in a monsoon so course was very wet. Brilliant course, very enjoyable. Clubhouse wasn't the best but the practice facilities the best I have ever seen.

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 89 Handicap: 13)
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