Golf on the Isle of Wight
Golf on the Isle of Wight
A milder than average UK climate, plus more golf courses than there are days in the week, makes the Isle of Wight the perfect destination for a short golfing break. Golfers of all abilities are catered for, from the low handicap, weekend golfer to the occasional rusty swinger. Home to exhilarating downland courses with breathtaking views and bracing sea air, as well as peaceful parkland courses there's something on the Island for everyone.
With so many fabulous courses to try out why not take a short break? You could even choose to stay at the Priory Bay Hotel in St. Helens and enjoy a quick round of golf on your doorstep, as both hotels boast 9 hole courses in their grounds.
Browns Family Golf Course
Yaverland Road, Sandown, PO36 8QA
Tel. 01983 401011
Situated on Sandown Seafront, Browns Family Golf Course was designed and opened in 1932 by professional golfers Henry Cotton and Joe Kirkwood, and is home to one of the most loved pitch and putt courses in the South of England.
Comprising of 3 different pitch and putt courses with some more challenging than others, they cater for all abilities from beginner to regular golfer looking to improve the short game.
At the heart of the course is the family run Clubhouse Cafe which serves great homemade food daily and has an indoor play area for the kids! Click for more
Cowes Golf Club
- Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8HN
- Tel. 01983 292303
- Email N/A
Located within the centre of the town, Cowes Golf Club is a pleasant flat parkland course. The Club is within 5 min taxi ride of Red Funnel’s Hi-Speed terminal and is quickly accessible from the vehicle ferry terminal in East Cowes via the floating bridge.
Founded in 1909 and patronised by local aristocrats including Princess Beatrice, the 5,878 yd, 9-hole (x2) course (PAR 70) offers stunning views of the Solent as well as plenty of challenges to entertain the experienced golfer.
Bar, light refreshments, equipment hire, group booking essential. Click for more
Freshwater Bay Golf Club
- Afton Down, Freshwater, PO40 9TZ
- Tel. 01983 752955
One of only two 18-hole courses on the Island, Freshwater Bay is 5,725 yds long and is situated on Afton Down offering sensational panoramic views of the Solent and the English Channel.
A virtually unique downland links course on which Neolithic and Bronze Age Burial mounds form “natural” hazards on most holes. The site, owned by the National Trust, is a SSSI and a European Special Area of Conservation, home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, offering a unique opportunity to see birdies of all types! PAR 69, tuition available, catering, equipment hire, booking recommended. Click for more
Newport Golf Club
- St George's Down, Shide, Newport, PO30 3BA
- Tel. 01983 525076
Founded in 1896, Newport Golf Club offers a delightfully scenic downland 5,579 yd course (PAR 68) with views over to Southampton on a clear day. Newport Golf course has 9 testing holes plus a challenging back nine to entertain golfers of all abilities. The 5th hole followed by the 6th is thought to be one of the best two back to back holes in Golf.
There is a modern club house for refreshing post-round pint or meal. Offers tuition, small shop, full catering, Club hire (limited), booking essential. Click for more
Osborne Golf Club
- Osborne House Estate, East Cowes, PO32 6JX
- Tel. 01983 295421
Situated in the grounds of Queen Victoria's much loved holiday residence Osborne House, just one mile from the Red Funnel vehicle ferry terminal. Osborne Golf Club is renowned for it's Red Squirrels which can be spotted at various points along the nine hole course.
Osborne Golf Club is a pleasant 6,070 yd, 9 (x2) parkland course, PAR 70 with several woods and copses and fabulous views out across the Solent. Club shop, full catering equipment hire, group booking essential. Click for more
Ryde Golf Club
- Ryde Golf Club, Binstead Road, Ryde, PO33 3NF
- Tel. 01983 614809
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Designed in 1895, Ryde Golf Club offers a delightful 5,772 yd, 9 hole (x2) undulating landscaped parkland course adjacent to the coastal path. Recently extended in length the course now has an 18 hole PAR of 70.
Full catering, shop, equipment hire, group booking recommended. Click for more
Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
- The Fairway Lake, Sandown, PO36 9PR
- Tel. 01983 403217
A welcoming and hospitable Club boasting excellent facilities for members and visitors alike. The course is 6,063 yds, 18 hole, PAR 70. The club, founded in 1900 is recognised for its natural beauty and challenging qualities. The 5th and 13th holes are two of the best you will enjoy anywhere in the South of England. There are some strong slopes and gradients, with gorse, tree and shrub lined fairways making accurate driving and careful club selection essential for successful scores.
After your round, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the spacious clubhouse, looking out from your elevated viewing point over the 9th, whilst sampling the renowned catering of Jan Boulter. Tuition, shop, equipment hire, booking recommended. Click for more
Ventnor Golf Club
- Steephill Down Road, Ventnor, PO38 1BP
- Tel. 01983 853326
Situated on the side and ridge of the down, Ventnor Golf Club offers an energetic 12 hole, 5,669 yd course with bracing air and the fantastic panoramic views of the Island. It is also the oldest club on the Isle of Wight.
PAR 68, light refreshments, equipment hire, booking recommended. Click for more
Westridge Golf Centre
- Brading Road, Ryde, PO33 1QS
- Tel. 01983 613131
Westridge Golf Centre incorporates everything the golfer could hope for in one place. With extensive practice facilities, including the only floodlit driving range on the Island, a putting green, on hand expert advice from P.G.A. professionals, the largest golf shop on the Island, plus a challenging nine hole golf course, everyone from the beginner to the expert will find something to challenge and excite themsleves here.
Course length is 3,734 yds, 9 holes, PAR 60. Offers tuition, extensive shop, light refreshments, equipment hire. Click for more