Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club Course Review

Brokenhurst Manor is an excellent Harry Colt design in the heart of the beautiful New Forest

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Brokenhurst Manor 1st Green
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Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club Course Review

GF From £40 to £90
Par 70, 6,328 yards
Slope 127
GM Verdict – Excellent Harry Colt design in the heart of the New Forest – visitors receive a warm welcome.
Favourite Hole – 2nd. A cracking par-5 of just over 500 yards. Reachable in two but a stream and tree short of the green protect the putting surface.

Brokenhurst Manor

The 5th green

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Set in the heart of the beautiful New Forest, Brokenhurst Manor is a Harry Colt course dating from 1919 and, although perhaps not one of his most famous creations, it doesn’t disappoint in terms of design and layout. It’s a fine woodland track where three six-hole loops set out from, and return to, the clubhouse. Brokenhurst Manor is one of the best courses in Hampshire.

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9th green

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The 1st is a short par-4 offering a relatively gentle introduction, although the sloping green demands due care and attention; the 2nd is a great par-5 where the temptation is to go for the green in two, but a stream short and a large tree on the right make it a dangerous option; the 3rd is a tricky par-3 with a testing green and trouble to the right, missing on that side leaves a devilish up-and-down.

The back nine delivers good holes too. The sweeping 13th demands an excellent drive and a strong second. The par-5 16th offers the chance to pick up a late shot, although a well-placed stream crossing the fairway gives pause for thought. The final hole is a clever one. Just over 330 yards, it looks straightforward on paper, but the drive must be well placed to the left allowing for a shot to attack the narrow green, well protected by bunkers.

Brokenhurst Manor

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Situated in the middle of the New Forest, there’s extensive wildlife to be seen out on, and around the course – There are roe, fallow and red deer to be seen, together with a wide array of birds and even the odd adder – watch where you step in the rough! Overall, Brokenhurst Manor is an extremely fun and welcoming course with a challenging and interesting selection of holes. The setting is gorgeous and the food and drink in the clubhouse of high quality. It’s one to put on the must-visit list.

Fergus Bisset
Fergus Bisset

Fergus is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and it was concentrated by his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin (also of Golf Monthly)... Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?