Redevelopment Project February 2018
The Golf Club are looking forward to the final push in 2018 on the much anticipated development project. This year the Club, intend to construct the final four greens on the re-development of the original front nine holes and complete a series of construction projects which originally started in 2007. The projects have been carried out in three phases, firstly in 2007 a driving range and practice area was constructed on land in front of the clubhouse and then in 2008 construction of New Nine holes was started on farmland on the northwest side of the golf course. The third and final phase is the redevelopment of original front nine holes which was started in 2016.
11th Green (Currently played as hole No 2) Opened in 2010
The first three of the New Nine holes were opened in 2010 with the remaining 6 holes opening in 2016, allowing work to immediately commence on the upgrade of the Front nine holes. The main construction works are planned to be complete in 2018 with grow in and finishing during 2019. The holes could be open for limited play in 2019, but spring 2020 for full opening is a more realistic date.
On completion the Golf Club will have 27 golf holes with the main course "The Weybrook" formed by the upgraded front nine holes and New Nine holes. The current back nine holes will form a separate nine holes course called "The Rooksdown". The site, based on free draining chalk the course drains exceptionally well, temporary greens are never used and the course is only ever closed for snow, even in the wettest winters.
The Weybrook course, designed by Sandy Burrell with Ken Moodie of Creative Golf Design will be par 72 measuring 6862 yards from the black tees, 6592 for the white medal tees and 6207 from the yellow tees. The ladies course will be par 73 measuring 5686 yards.
The downland style course, located on an attractive undulating site, with magnificent external views, features open grassland interspersed by newly planted clumps of indigenous woodland. Although a dry, fast running course, water will be a significant feature on The Weybrook with a series of five lakes located in natural valleys built into the course layout. Four of these lakes are linked by a natural looking chalk stream which meanders through a valley, crossing the 14th hole fairway twice, before running into the small lake which wraps around the left hand side and rear of the green. All in all no less than seven of the holes on The Weybrook will have water features directly in play.
14th Green (Currently played as 5th Hole) with pond feature directly in play
The Rooksdown Course will be formed by the former back nine holes will be familiar to most Basingstoke golfers, it provides an attractive and shorter challenge at par 35 2852yards from the back and 2553 yards from the red tees.
Upon completion the redeveloped Weybrook Course will offer a top quality golfing experience with 18 individually sculpted holes, each providing a unique challenge within the balanced and attractive layout.
New 9 Holes Under Construction
The revamped front 9 is currently under construction, but is already seeing impressive progress. While there is still a good amount of work to be done, our flyover footage in the above video showcases the layout and features of our new holes as they begin taking shape. A feature of particular note is the new 8th green and the lake as inspired by the iconic 10th hole at The Belfry which should provide an excellent challenge for members and visitors alike.