Weybrook Park Golf Club in Hampshire has been a progressive golf club straight from the beginning when in 1996 members of the club where determined to keep the club alive after the original land that their 9 hole course was built on was sold by the owners for development.
The members relocated to the adjacent farm land where they worked meticulously to form a new 9 holes with capital they had drawn together. The hard work of the members that devoted their spare time to the cause was inspirational and they continued their efforts to create 18 holes that are play today.
The downland course has a traditional feel to it with small contoured greens. The free draining course provides superior playability all year round far beyond that of some more expensive venues and during winter months golfers can continue to use trolleys and buggies.
Today Weybrook Park Golf Club continues to progress with the addition of a further 9 holes. These holes are not just another 9 holes to add to the existing 18, they are quite different and every hole is unique. The thought process has been to not just extend to 27 holes but to produce 9 individual and exceptional golf holes.
The project has been carved through natural chalk, which provides free draining conditions and a perfect home for the desirable fescues that densely cover the subtle contoured design. The Greens are built to a USGA standard and seeded with a new grass variety known as True Putt (Poa Reptans) and Bent supplied by Countrywide. The support from David Smart at Countrywide has been excellent. Weybrook Park is one of the first clubs in the country to use this seed mixture and early results have been extremely positive.
Three holes are already in play and currently form the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Two further holes have been constructed this year while the remaining 4 holes will be completed 2014. The project is on schedule for completion for 2015.
Weybrook Park Golf Club will not stop there. The progression will continue with redevelopment of the existing front nine which will be in keeping with the new nine to create a course ready to cement its place as one of Hampshire’s finest golfing venues.
The project is to be completed in-house lead by Course Manager Jamie Sheeran who was appointed in March 2013. He said he is extremely excited to be part of Weybrook Park’s progression and the opportunity to take on this unique challenge. The experience he has gained through out the years working on the renovations at Bearwood Lakes and Queenwood will ensure that the highest standards are achieved. The vision of the Golf Club for the future and the direct approach the General Manager Martin Hucklesby has to ensure Weybrook Park succeeds means that the complete team are all working together to not only finish this project but to build a Club offering customers an amazing experience.
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