Sandown & Shanklin Golf Club
Visitors are welcome to play at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club, a fabulous golf course with available tee times.
Situated just 20 minutes from either Red Funnel’s East Cowes ferry terminal or Wightlink’s Fishbourne ferry terminal, Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club is very accessible. It is also possible to travel on foot via Wightlink’s Fastcat service and catch a train to Sandown leaving a 10 minute walk (or a short taxi ride) to the Golf Club.
The course measures 6,044 yards (from the white tees), par 70 for men and 5,495 yards, par 72 for ladies and is a challenging and enjoyable test for any level of golfer. The superb drainage makes play possible for 52 weeks of the year.
Experienced Pro Shop staff, first class caterers, and the Club’s administration team will ensure a warm welcome to Shanklin & Sandown, and that your day is always one to remember.
The Club House
Shanklin & Sandown offers a well-appointed lounge and restaurant with lovely views overlooking the golf course, particularly the par 3 9th. We can cater for both large (up to 150 people) or small functions, our management and staff ensuring a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere, in comfortable surroundings.
Our Bar offers an extensive range of beers, wines and spirits, and you will always find members and guests relaxing over their selected beverage after a round of golf. We also have a Spikes Bar with a full-size snooker table, available for use by Members and Visitors alike.
Hole by Hole Tour:
Hole 1: A tough opening tee shot played into the prevailing wind. once on the fairway the second shot requires a medium to long iron avoiding a well-positioned bunker guarding the right side of this flat green.
Hole 2: The green on this short par 3 is well above the tee and generally requires an extra club, to this well bunkered slopping green. This hole usually plays straight into the prevailing wind.
Hole 3: Rated the second hardest hole on the course, position from the tee is a premium. the second shot here should favour the left, avoiding the deep right side bunker. Par here keeps the round on track!
Hole 4: An accurate tee shot at the marker post, or slightly left, will find the downslope on this short par 4, leaving a short pitch to a relatively flat green. The green is driveable for long hitters but it is well protected to the right of the green.
Hole 6: The marker post or slightly right is the ideal line for this blind tee shot. A fairway wood will leave a short iron to a green that is well below you. The approach requires caution as an unplayable lie awaits you beyond the green.
Hole 7: Hitting back up the hill a driver or fairway wood for the long hitters will leave a semi-blind second shot. There are bunkers to avoid on the right of this fairway which is not visible from the tee. If the flag is not in view, there is a marker post at the back of the green. Always remember to take at least one more club to one of the trickiest greens on the course.
Hole 8: A great chance to let rip with the driver! Although the fairway slopes severely from left to right, this hole is downhill and after a good drive, there will be a chance to get home in two. This hole offers one of the best birdie opportunities on the front nine.
Hole 9: The shortest hole on the course, but not necessarily the easiest. This well guarded 3 tiered green in front of the clubhouse requires a well-struck shot.
Hole 10: Ranked the third most difficult hole on the course. A well-positioned tee shot here is crucial to have a clear line to the well guarded green. Stay up the left-hand side and you will be able to hit your approach without having to carry any of the three greenside bunkers. A par here is a good score
Hole 11: The second toughest par 3 on the course. This hole is always a test, hitting a long iron to a green that slopes away from you. Once on the green, a testing 2 putt awaits on this tricky green.
Hole 12: The 12th runs parallel with the 7th but at 44 yards longer plays much harder and, like the 7th being uphill, it requires more club (golfers are rarely seen through the back of this green) and the main hazard is a greenside left sand trap. Once on the green putting is fairly straightforward.
Hole 13: Ranked as the hardest hole on the course, the tee shot is the key to a par or better. Aim your tee to the left half of the fairway and the slope will feed the ball right. The left side of the green is the safe line to this green and, like the tee shot, the ball will feed to the centre of the green.
Hole 14: A short par 4 with all the trouble down the right side of the fairway, keeping to the left is a must. A chance to make par or birdie will be the reward for good course management.
Hole 15: A well struck shot down the left side of the fairway will leave a clear sight of the green. This hole generally plays longer than its yardage so club selection for the second shot is important to this long green.
Hole 16: Place your drive down the left side of the fairway to maximise length as your ball will kick on. The left-hand fairway bunker, 64 yards from the green, is the main hazard to avoid on this long par 5.
Hole 17: The toughest par 3 on the course with a lateral water hazard and OOB to the right. With the green sloping from front to back, landing the ball short right will leave you nicely on the putting surface.
Hole 18: Although short by modern standards, this par 5 is a tough finishing hole. The tee shot is guarded by a ditch and OOB to the right. Also be careful if your drive is too straight as you can run out of the fairway. A carefully played second shot will leave an easy approach to a green that slopes severely from left to right.
Visitors are welcome to Shanklin & Sandown and can look forward to an excellent round, followed by some of our renowned catering. For your information, our Ladies Day is Tuesday (9am to 12 Noon) and our Men’s competitions are generally Wednesdays and Saturdays. For general availability please check our Club Diary. For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
On arrival please check in with our Pro Shop team – they will advise you when and where you can start and show you where you can change your shoes or have a bite to eat before you play.
Please read our rules on dress and handicap certificates (below) to ensure your visit runs smoothly.
After your round of golf, sit back and enjoy a drink in the welcoming atmosphere of the spacious clubhouse, looking out from your elevated view of the par 3 ninth hole. The clubhouse has full catering and dining facilities. Whatever your requirements, our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to serve you.
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Dress Code and Mobile Phones
All members and visitors are requested to comply at all times with the Club’s dress code both on the course and in the Club House.
On the Course
Recognised and conventional golf clothing and footwear only must be worn.
Men’s shirts should be tucked into trousers. Shorts must be tailored and of reasonable length and worn with predominantly white sports socks, or long socks.
In the Clubhouse
Smart casual dress is required. Recognised and conventional golf clothing may be worn providing it is dry and clean, as well as:
Clean Smart Denim Trousers
Clean Spikeless Golf Shoes (April to October)
Deck Shoes or Open Toed Sandals without socks
Members and visitors are reminded that both on the course and in the Clubhouse, in all cases, football, rugby or hockey type shirts, singlets, cargo trousers, cargo shorts and trainers are inappropriate and should not be worn.
Mobile phones may be carried on the course but should only be used in an emergency. They may not be used inside the Club House but may be used outside.
The Captains Committee and staff will politely remind both Members and Guests who do not adhere to the above code and it is hoped that the membership will assist in self-management of this code.
Visitors may be required to show a valid handicap certificate before playing at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club. If you are in any doubt please talk to our golf professional at the time of making your booking.