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Take in the wnoderful views

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"Smell the roses"

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Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay Golf Club is set on the chalk downs overlooking the English Channel on one side and the Solent on the other. The scenery is spectacular, with uninterrupted views to Swanage in the west, the Salisbury plains in the south to the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth in the east. This is a beautiful part of the Isle of Wight. The Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson made his home within ½ mile of the golf course and wrote;

“Take it and come to the Isle of Wight:

Where, far from the noise and smoke of town I watch the twilight falling brown All round a careless-order’d garden Close to the ridge of a noble down…

His monument is visible from the golf course and the feeling of tranquillity that he wrote about  in the 1800s is still very much in evidence to this day, with the hustle and bustle of “normal” life soon forgotten whilst you take in the views and take time to “smell the roses.”

The site, owned by the National Trust, is a Special Site of Scientific Interest and also a European Special Area of Conservation, as it is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The course is blessed with ancient monuments which provide a special kind of hazard to the visiting golfer - the seventh fairway threads itself through two bronze age burial mounds hence the name Tumuli.

The course itself is a downland course, par 69 off the white tees, and is a challenge to golfers of all abilities. There are 6 par 3’s of varying length and difficulty, with the signature hole being our 14th. It has a stroke index rating of 18, but none of the members know why!!

Ourclubhouseis friendly and relaxed and members are always available to provide advice on weather and playing conditions. We believe that our friendly hospitality will add to the enjoyment of your game,

Enjoy your game on Freshwater Bay Golf Course and delight in the views. However, do not be lulled into a false sense of security - the holes rarely play as serenely as they look!