Redevelopment Project July 2019
The Golf Club is looking forward to the final push over the coming 12 months on the much anticipated development project.
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 expected to be completed by the end of 2019 with further grow in and finishing during 2020. We are targeting July 2020 for our opening.
11th Green (Currently played as hole No 2) Opened in 2010
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 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 four lakes located in natural valleys built into the course layout. The 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. 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 and will be familiar to most Basingstoke golfers. It provides an attractive and shorter challenge at par 35 of 2852 yards from the back tees and 2553 yards from the red tees.
Our course, based on chalk, drains exceptionally well: temporary greens are never used and the course is very rarely closed, even in the wettest winters.
New 9 Holes Under Construction
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.