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The Golf Courses

As golfers of ability, the new owners take great pride in the presentation of their courses. With 36 holes laid out among mature trees in an ‘easy to get to’ leafy location just outside Basingstoke in between the M3/ M4, each design offers its own unique challenge.

Enjoy the benefits of modern construction methods too and USGA specification greens, tees & approaches as well as a fully automated irrigation system.

Wellington Course – Par 72

On a naturally free draining site, the Wellington Course, a par 72 design, is more open and invites the big hitter to cut loose. Make sure though to avoid the strategically positioned lakes.

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  • PART A: LOCAL RULES ON SCORECARDS
    1. OUT OF BOUNDS
      1. Out of bounds is defined by the line between the course-side points at ground level of white stakes and course boundary fence posts.
    2. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES IDENTIFIED BY STAKES OR RIBBONS
      1. If a player’s ball in the General Area lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
    3. BUILDINGS AND SHELTERS
      1. All buildings and shelters within the bounds of the Course are integral parts of the Course. The Clubhouse is out of bounds.
    4. GROUND UNDER REPAIR
      1. Areas marked GUR or enclosed by a white line. Relief may be taken under Rule 16.
    5. POWERLINES AND POLES
      1. “If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line or any part of a tower or pole supporting a power line, during the play of the 3rd or the 4th hole of the Waterloo course, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6 for what to do).

    NOTE 1: Penalty for playing a ball from a wrong place in breach of local rule: incur general penalty under rule 14.7a

    NOTE 2: The previous local rule for “Stones in Bunkers”, which appears on pre and post-2019 SOGC scorecard is no longer in effect, as it has been ruled to be an un-authorised local rule, under the 2019 Rules of Golf.

  • PART B: ADDITIONAL PERMANENT LOCAL RULES
    1. ELECTRICITY POLE ON THE WATERLOO THIRD (3RD) FAIRWAY
      1. If a ball comes to rest at the base of the pole within the loose material or such that the pole or the loose material interferes with the swing or stance, the player may take relief, without penalty, subject to Rule 16.1(Immovable Obstruction).
    2. INTERFERENCE BY DRAINAGE LINE GROOVES
      1. Parallel drainage lines, running across approaches to the greens on the 6th, 10th, 11th and 14th holes, Waterloo may have grooves above them and some deeper holes along the grooves. If a ball comes to rest, in the General Area, in one of these grooves or holes, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. But interference does not exist if the groove only interferes with the players stance.
    3. AERATION HOLES ON THE PUTTING GREEN
      1. If a player’s ball on the putting green lies in or touches an aeration hole =, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1d. But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s line of play.
    4. OPPOSITE SIDE PENALTY RELIEF FROM DITCH ON 10TH HOLE, WATERLOO
      1.  If a player’s ball is in the ditch on the right of the 10th hole, Waterloo, the player may take relief using one of the option under Rule 17.1d. In addition, as an extra penalty relief option, the player may drop the original ball or another ball on the opposite side of the penalty area to that of which the player believes the ball to have last crossed the edge of the ditch.
        1. REFERENCE POINT: The estimated point on the opposite edge of the penalty area that is the same distance from the hole as the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area. Two club lengths no nearer the hole.
    5. PRACTICE ON THE COMPETITION COURSE
      1. Rule 5.2b in the Rules of Golf 2019, is modified in this way: A player may practice on the competition course before a competition or between rounds in a multi-round competition.
    6. PENALTY AREA AND NO PLAY ZONE TO LEFT OF 10TH, WATERLOO
      1. The deep ditch which runs along the left of the hole is now part of a Red Penalty Area. The right hand boundary is marked with red posts. This Penalty Area includes the ditch itself and all ground to the left of the ditch.
      2. This entire Penalty Area is also designated a “No Play Zone”. If a ball comes to rest in or to the left of the ditch, the player must NOT play it as it lies and MUST take one of the Penalty Area relief options (Rule 17).
  • PART C: TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES

    FOR TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES – PLEASE CHECK THE NOTICEBOARD AT THE GOLF CLUB OR THE COMMITTEE WEBSITE.

Golf at Sherfield Oaks

“Played The Waterloo last week and the presentation of the course and condition of the greens was superb so decided to come back this week for the Wellington - equally as good and commend the green keepers for their ability. ”
Rated 5 out of 5 by David Wokingham
“Sherfield Oaks has two 18 courses the Waterloo, which I played and the Wellington their flagship course. The Waterloo is a varied 5600 yard course in quiet Hampshire countryside with some challenging par 3s, tight par 4 10th and water hazards. True greens it is nice to be able to reach some greens in regulation being a retired golfer.”
Rated 4 out of 5 by Colin S
“The Wellington is a lovely challenging course and the fairways are in very good condition. Staff are very friendly and a good bar serving drinks and good quality food. Definitely recommend.”
Rated 5 out of 5 by GolfNow
“I have played this course a number of times in recent months and despite the very hot summer the course has been maintained in very good condition. In particular the greens play very well and are consistent throughout which is very welcome. I would recommend. Staff are friendly and the facilities are very good.”
Rated 4 out of 5 by GolfNow
“Played the Wellington course in a competition. Lovely condition. Greens nice and pacey. Sausage bap and coffee were wonderful to start the day”
Rated 5 out of 5 by eremy Woodford
“Had a late afternoon round with my son, greens are playing so well course is in the best condition I’ve seen. We will be back soon and highly recommend to anyone who is after fantastic value for money but bring extra balls the rough is the biggest test around”
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luke Shears