Blackmoor - Hampshire - England

Blackmoor Golf Club,
Firgrove Road,
Whitehill,
Bordon,
Hampshire,
GU35 9EH,
England


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Blackmoor Golf Club is sandwiched between the North and South Downs at the western end of the glorious sand belt, which cuts swathe through Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. The course lies on a picturesque tract of purple heathland, from which the club takes its name.

Harry Colt originally laid out Blackmoor as a 12-hole course and it opened for play in 1913. The outbreak of the Great War prevented the expansion to 18 holes until 1924. "I am told on good authority and fully believe that I ought to bracket with Liphook and Pulborough another course," wrote Bernard Darwin in Golf Between Two Wars, "a creation of Mr Colt’s, at Blackmoor, not far from Bordon, in Hampshire, but here is one of the sad gaps in my education. I have always been going to see Blackmoor but never have." Darwin had nothing to be ashamed about, because even today, Blackmoor is not as well known as it should be.

Charles Swann started his round dramatically at Blackmoor Golf Club in October 1929 when his opening drive landed in the chimney pot of an adjacent house. The owners were somewhat surprised when the ball rattled down the chimney stack before plopping onto their burning fire.

The layout is configured in two loops, with the outward nine being the outer loop. Five par threes and only two par fives against a par of 69, ensures that Blackmoor belies its modest 6,164 yards. Blackmoor is regularly used for Regional Open Championship Qualifying and the flagship annual amateur event, the Selborne Salver, has produced some notable winners, including Peter McEvoy, Gary Wolstenholme and Ross Fisher.

Blackmoor is a truly delightful course, with spinneys of birch and fir and wonderfully sandy ground. It’s a secret jewel for the golf course cognoscenti if ever there was one.

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Description: Blackmoor Golf Club is sandwiched between the North and South Downs at the western end of the glorious sand belt, which cuts swathe through Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. Rating: 7.6 out of 10 Reviews: 32
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Carl Statham
This is a lovely wooded heathland course. I have played it for some years and have never been disappointed. Some of the recent tree clearing has reduced its's character but it is still a great course. Also for once this is a course that often favours a fade, especially the 3rd and 9th.
October 22, 2005
8 / 10
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Paul Nash
I played Blackmoor on 19 Nov 04 and was very impressed with the course, the staff, the food and the value for money. £29 winter warmer package for unlimited golf and a 2-course lunch. The course was in good condition and the greens were still true despite recently being hollow tined. It is a very enjoyable traditional heathland course, very much in the same mould as neighbouring high-quality courses in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. Several holes stand out - 1, 10, 16 and 18 amongst the par 4's, and all the par 3's are enjoyable. This course is not much inferior to the best heathland layouts and was a joy to play. I will certainly be back for more.
November 20, 2004
8 / 10
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