Woodhall Spa Golf Club

World class golf courses together with golfing break packages in Lincolnshire.

World class golf courses together with golfing break packages in Lincolnshire.


Woodhall Spa Golf Club was formally instituted in 1891 and has enjoyed a long and successful history.
The Club originally played golf over two different nine hole courses located elsewhere in the village before a permanent home was secured on the present site in 1905.
The land was made available by prominent member Stafford Vere Hotchkin, who developed and nurtured the course until his death in 1953.

The Club has flourished through the good and bad times of the 20th century and in 1995 the Hotchkin family passed ownership onto the English Golf Union (now England Golf) along with additional land to create the National Golf Centre.

Another course, the Bracken, was built in 1998 adding a second and different golfing challenge to the complex. Today, the National Golf Centre is a vibrant place, with visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the courses and extensive practice facilities.
The Club’s activities fit harmoniously with the other demands on the site and the two courses comfortably cater for all golfing requirements.

The club presents a friendly and welcoming environment to new members, and provides the opportunity to belong to a traditional club operating in a modern environment.

All enquiries for Golf Membership at Woodhall Spa Golf Club and obtain application forms contact

Glyn Roddy 01526 351857

Member Benefits

There are a limited number of memberships available at the current time and the benefits of joining the Club are:

To be part of a well-managed traditional golf club, steeped in history but with a modern outlook.

To be able to play two championship golf courses, one of which is consistently rated in the top 100 golf courses in the world.

The opportunity to take part in an extensive list of club stroke play/match play events including matches against other premier clubs.

The opportunity to take advantage of extensive coaching programmes which can be designed specifically to address your requirements.

Extensive facilities for private practice including two putting greens,  a pitch and putt course, a practice ground and an 18 bay coin-operated driving range.

Various family golf initiatives  available along with ‘short course’ tees on the first nine holes of the Bracken Course.

An active structured junior section which resulted in the Club being awarded the Golf Mark Gold High Achiever Award.

A fully stocked golf shop with club fitting opportunities at the nation performance centre based here at Woodhall Spa.

 A club repair service is also available.

A discounted (12.5%) F&B service.

The opportunity to bring guests at a substantially reduced rate at all times throughout the year.

The opportunity to book the conference suite (maximum capacity 150) for private functions.

Discounted subscriptions for juniors, intermediates (until their 28th birthday).

The joining fee can be spread over 5 years if required, please enquire for more information.

The opportunity to watch many of the leading men and women amateurs in the country through the various local and national events hosted throughout the year.

FULL  Membership


Fees 2020 FEES

COUNTRY Membership 

Country members are welcome to play in all competititions at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.

The details of the country membership category of Woodhall Spa Golf Club are as follows.

Country Members must:

• Permanently reside outside a 50 miles radius of Woodhall Spa. (Driving licence address must be provided)

• Be a member of another golf club.

• Provide a letter of introduction from your present club as a reference.

• Be afforded the same privileges as full members (apart from guests).

• Agree to adhere to the rules and regulations of Woodhall Spa Golf Club.

Subscription for 2019        £600 inc VAT plus National and County affiliation fees. No joining fee is payable.



54th Best course in the World.

Woodhall Spa's Hotchkin course was described as "one of golf's supreme shotmaking tests" as it was named the 54th best course in the world in Golf magazine's benchmark ranking.

The Hotchkin rose 12 places from its position two years ago in the American publication's 2020-21 list of the greatest courses in the world.

The headline rise is vindication of the club's decision to engage feted architect Tom Doak to renovate the heathland masterpiece over the course of three years.

The Lincolnshire course's significant jump placed it ahead of some of the most iconic and alluring names in the game; Ballyneal, Kiawah Island (Ocean), Cape Wickham, Royal Lytham, Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links, Bandon Trails, Barnbougle (Lost Farm) and Royal Melbourne (East) were all ranked below the Hotchkin.

The Hotchkin was one of 30 courses from Britain and Ireland, with only 15 rated better than it. There was one additional entry from mainland Europe, making the Hotchkin the 16th best course in the whole of the continent.

In ranking the course at No.54, Golf's new architecture editor - the highly-respected Ran Morrisset - said: "Harry Vardon left us much more than six Open wins and a grip. Woodhall Spa is his design legacy, an intriguing heathland/inland links blend, an oasis of tumbling terrain amid the surrounding flat fenland of Lincolnshire.

"Deep bunkers are its defining trait, along with plentiful gorse and a stellar set of par 3s. Credit architects HS Colt and SV Hotchkin for enhancing Vardon's work and turning the course into one of golf's supreme shotmaking tests." Doak's work at Woodhall Spa centred around hundreds of trees removed, bunkers restored, created and filled in, and the encouragement of heather.

In addition to creating a greater heathland feel that has significant environmental benefits, the more open course now enjoys expansive views and is already improving further its already renowned turf. "We are naturally delighted with this ranking," said Richard Latham, general manager. "To be so high in such a respected list is very pleasing and credit must go to Tom and his team - as well as our in-house staff who carried out so much of the renovation work - for improving the course to such a degree that this esteemed panel view us so highly.

"To be rated among the stellar names in world golf illustrates what I hope anyone who has visited us recently knows; the Hotchkin is a world-class golf course."

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