South of England's Remarkable Heath-land Links
Day Two: Arrive Gatwick/Heathrow, London, drive to beautiful part of Hampshire to play North Hants Golf Club a
classical heath land course with heather and woods. After golf transfer to nearby Lythe Hill Hotel in Haslemere,
Day Three: Start the day with at Liphook Golf Club, a gem of a course where you need to play carefully to avoid he
heather. After golf perhaps visit the Military Museum in Aldershot.
Day Four: Today play one of Harry Colt's classics, Blackmoor Golf Club known for it's well placed bunkers. Jane
Austin's 17th Century red-brick home, where she wrote six of her great works, including 'Pride and Prejudice,' is
nearby and well worth a visit after golf.
Day Five: This morning travel to across the county line to West Sussex to play one of England's best known heath
land links, the West Sussex Golf Club and plan for 36-holes with foursome golf after lunch. Stay over at the club for
Day Six: After an early breakfast check-out Lythe-Hill and head south to the Hampshire coast and the tip of Hayling
Island to play the Hayling Golf Club's championship links. The course has hosted many English Ladies
Championships. After golf drive over the border to Poole in Dorset and check-in RNLI College accommodations.
Day Seven: Nearby Broadstone Golf Club, one of Harry Colt's finest courses is scheduled today. It's a monumental
course with hillsides of heather and magnificent views. It's possible to freshen-up at the hotel for a late afternoon
visit to Winchester Cathedral and have dinner Bugle Inn.
Day Eight: The tour's final round is played high above the Solent on the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club situated beside a
natural reserve for plant and bird lovers and with views of Poole, Bournemouth and of the Isle of Wight.
Day Nine: Prepare for an early morning start back to Gatwick or Heathrow for flights back to the USA.
This part of England is often overlooked by the golfing tourist. Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex have been
outstanding heath-land courses built in the late 1800's by renowned architects of the period; such as Harry Colt,
James Braid, Harold Hilton and Arthur Croome. We start off in a beautiful part of the Hampshire with Braid's North
Hants Golf Club, Colts Blackmoor Club and Croome's Liphook Club, all three are typical of the area with tree-line
fairways, gorse, broom and lots of heather. The courses are not demanding in distance, nevertheless, they need
care from the tee. The renowned West Sussex Golf Club, just across the Hampshire County line, is perhaps the
highlight of the tour and is worthy of a full day's play. Bernard Darwin called it a little sandy jewel set in Sussex clay.
Then the tour moves west past Southhampton into Dorset, with a stop on the way to play Hayling on the Hampshire
coast, a delightful, testy links with the views across to the Isle of Wight. From a base in the sea coast town of Poole,
you play Broadstone by Colt and Dunn and finally, Colts, Isle of Purbeck, a broom covered links on the edge of a
Solent nature preserve.
Lodging is at two hotels, starting at the four-star Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa, Haslemere, close to the Hampshire trio of
courses and West Sussex links, is a luxurious country-house hotel set in a tranquil twenty-two acres of Hampshire
countryside with a double rosette restaurant on the premises. The RNLI College9 The Royal Navy LIfeboat Institute)
on Poole Harbor is an interesting educational institution and comes highly recommended. RNLI is a life boat
training college with excellent accommodations, restaurant and bar. RNLI is ideally located for the latter part of our
The estimated cost per person is $3459 and includes(single occupancy - add $659):
beverages other than breakfast, service charges and any other personal expenses.
Price is subject to availability and exchange rates at the time of booking. This tour can be arranged on any date
for two to sixteen individuals wishing to travel independently with friends.
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