Hartley Wintney G.C.

The 2nd hole at the Hartley Wintney G.C. had a number of deficiencies not the least of which was the lack of pin positions and a green that was often unplayable in the winter. One of the clubs’ conditions for the new hole was that  the existing  hole had to remain in play throughout any reconstruction.  The design involved three phases 1] the construction and bunkering of the new hole, undertaken by Abbotts Ltd. 2] additional mounding over the former green and 3] the planting of trees from their existing woodland . These were large specimen trees which gave the hole an instant  The green was “sown out” by the greenkeeping staff using  hollowtine plugs from the other greens on the course. The green was ready for play  by the following spring.