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Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Alton Down
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9TZ
Tel: +44 (0)1983 752955

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"Just where the Downs begin to dip towards Freshwater Gate there is a Golf Course. I saw a man mowing a green: he looked so remote up there he might have been mowing a patch of sky. It's a grand Golf Course; it would be worth walking there even if one had the trouble of hitting a ball.

The swellings, humps and circular mounds in the cropped turf - are they ancient tombs or just bunkers? Perhaps they are both. One can fancy the surprise of some old warrior's ghost if he saw a gentleman swiping at his grave with a niblick. But I don't suppose he'd care." The above is a quote from a publication on the Isle of Wight by Aubrey de Selincourt in the early 1920s. He is right in his supposition about the 'swellings, humps and circular mounds'. Some are bunkers developed over the years since the formation of the Course in 1894 and others are indeed burial sites dating back to the Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.

If you like a leisurely game of golf in the midst of beautiful coastal scenery, then you will really enjoy the 18-hole course at Freshwater Bay Golf Club; it is an ideal venue for society and corporate golf days. Located on Afton Down and Compton Down above Freshwater Bay with sensational views of the Solent and English Channel, this seaside links style course on natural open downland is 5,725 yards long, par 68 and provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities. We are a private club with full bar and catering facilities. We believe that our combination of expertise and friendly hospitality will add to the enjoyment of your game creating a memorable day for your members.

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