Top 10 Golf Courses – Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Channel Isles
This top 10 was chosen by County champion: Martin Young (Brokenhurst Manor). Handicap:+3
Accuracy is paramount on my home course, a very attractive tree-lined Harry Colt design, typified by the signature par-3 12th across a valley to a heavily bunkered postage stamp green. Green fees: £65 midweek, £75 weekends. Tel: 01590 623332.
Parkland with narrow fairways and fairly small, very fast sloping greens.
Green fees: £72 midweek, £90 weekends. Tel: 01428 723271.
This undulating parkland rewards an accurate long game. The uphill par-5 18th nishes in front of the clubhouse at the high point of the course.
Green fees: £60 Mon-Thur, £70 Fri- Sun. Tel: 023 8076 9272.
A proper links with generous fairways but exacting greens with run-offs and the wind for defence.
Green fees: £72. Tel: 02392 464446.
A Colt parkland requiring your best approach shots. You’ll use every club in your bag. Probably the best test of iron play in the county.
Green fees: £70. Tel: 01420 472775.
Not as well known as it should be, boasting some quirky holes which make the course fun and ideal for match play.
Green fees: From £45. Tel: 01252 337272.
Home course of Justin Rose, its mix of tight par 5s and strong par 3s make this parkland course a great test.
Green fees: £80 Mon-Thu, £90 Fri-Sun. Tel: 01252 616443.
On the northern end of Guernsey, this classic links has almost a triangular layout meaning you will have to play shots with and against any wind as well as across.
Green fees: £65 a day. Tel: 01481 242634.
On top of the chalk downs on the outskirts of Winchester this course is quite different from the others in my list and is where I won the county championship.
Green fees: £52 midweek, £60 weekends. Tel: 01962 713165.
This Jersey Championship clifftop links has some stunning sea views and with rolling airways and funnels of gorse, controlling your ball ight is imperative.
Green fees: £75. Tel: 01534 743401.