Woodhall Spa Golf

The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa, also the home of England Golf, invites you to experience our world-class golf courses and Academy.

We offer two magnificent courses – the Hotchkin and the Bracken. The Hotchkin is currently ranked number 54 best in the world (by Golf.com) and has recently been extensively refurbished by leading golf course architect Tom Doak. See below for more information on both of our courses.

We pride ourselves on looking after the needs of all our guests. We will give you the warmest of welcomes and fine hospitality, whether you are enjoying a break with your friends, visiting in a society/corporate golf day or playing in a championship. A fantastic selection of golf and local accommodation packages are available.

We also offer attractive coaching packages on some of the finest and most expansive coaching facilities in Europe.

Finally, our conference and dining facilities can be hired for any celebrations – weddings, anniversary parties or corporate meetings/functions.

Hotchkin Course – A classic British heathland experience

Take a look at our hole by hole course tour here.

For more than a century, golf travellers have been welcomed to this exquisite heathland course, famous for it’s natural, dramatic bunkering and distinct tactical challenge.

The course was built on a sandy tract of land to the north of the village and has classic heathland characteristics. Such is the importance of the surroundings, Natural England declared the course a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is a wonderful example of how golf and nature can benefit each other.

The Hotchkin course has seen various development phases over the last 115 years culminating in an 18 hole renovation project, which was completed in April 2020. Tom Doak, arguably the leading golf course architect in the world today, led the renovation project and re-introduced so many of the original features that had been lost through time. Also, a particular effort was made to return to a more rustic look by creating rough edges around bunkers and leaving many areas untouched as we believe that a heathland course should not be over-manicured.

The course is a fair test of strategic golf. The firm heathland fairways are generous in width and the greens have only subtle borrows. However, the 143 dramatic, cavernous bunkers and scrub, gorse and heather await errant shots!

Being rated so highly in the world rankings for the last 50 years, is an indication to the courses’ quality and architecture.

Woodhall Spa’s Hotchkin course was described as “one of golf’s supreme shotmaking tests” as it was named the 54th best course in the world in Golf magazine’s benchmark ranking.

Bracken Course

Your golf break to Woodhall Spa Golf Club and The National Golf Centre would be incomplete without a round on The Bracken Course, a contemporary classic and the perfect complement to The Hotchkin Course.

Created by Donald Steel, one of Britain’s foremost golf course architects of the modern era, The Bracken Course, which opened in 1998, has evolved into a course of exceptional finesse that is appreciated and enjoyed every day by golfers of all abilities.

Hewn from a contrasting landscape of woodland and arable farmland, the fairways and greenside bunkers are more generous than those of The Hotchkin Course, while the large, welcoming greens are more approachable, yet require thought and touch to master the true-rolling putting surfaces.