What we say
Blackmoor won’t feature in many golfers’ top five heathland courses in the south, but it should. This Harry Colt classic is short but tough. There are five par 3s – all raised greens – and any can wreck a card. Toughest of all is the 15th – normally into the wind and just shy of 200 yards.
Since its original design and formation by Harry Colt in 1913 Blackmoor has matured into a most beautiful heathland course which adheres to the modern tradition of the game. Stands of birch and fir abound, while fine sandy soil, firm natural turf and the heath 'rough' virtually guarantee the quality of the golf played throughout the year. The course is designed in the traditional two loops, the front nine being the outer loop and the back nine the inner loop.
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- Address Firgrove Road, Whitehill, BORDON
- Tel 01420 472775
- Website www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk
|Green Fees||£39 Mon-Fri (£49 for 36 holes)|
|Course Length||5,943 yards (5,434 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
Fairly short and probably why it lost Open qualifying status, but requires accuracy and judgement to position yourself correctly. Greens are some of the best I've played on, even through the poor weather we have had. I can only imagine them in the heat of summer. Personally I would prefer slightly larger greens to give more variety of pins but still a tough test to hit them. If you can get yourself thru the first four holes without messing up then you need to keep your nerves to hold together a good round. Short hitters will be fine, but accurate hitters will fair the best and will feel pretty smug putting the ball into the correct areas for the best approaches. Facilities are standard for many clubs now. The pro shop is stocked well, and the clubhouse is cosy and welcoming. The course is one of the premier courses in Hampshire and with so many good course around this area it holds its head proud above many of the them.always worth a visit.
Had a 2 night golf break at Old Thorns and we played Blackmoor on day 2. Greenfee £45 midweek. Very friendly greeting. Excellent bar food with stunning view over 18th green and surrounds. This was a different class to Old Thorns. Not as spectacular but still very picturesque and as a golfing test, top notch. Tees, Fairways and Greens in excellent shape. Not a long course but demanding. Plenty of heather to catch errant drives, also heather in some bunkers which left me miffed at an unplayable lie in a greenside trap. Best course I've played this year.