English Golf Union acquired Woodhall Spa Golf Club in 1995 with
a vision of creating a centre of excellence second to none, to
be enjoyed by players of all standards; The National Golf Centre.
Hotchkin Course, regarded as one of the finest inland courses
in the world was formally opened for play on the 24th of April
1905, on land owned by Colonel SV Hotchkin. A ceremony took place
on the first tee followed by a competition for club members.
The course was originally designed by Harry Vardon, re-modelled
by Harry Colt in 1911 and, once again, by Colonel SV Hotchkin
in the 1920's and 1930's
was voted the best inland course in England by Golf World in November
2002 and recently voted 43rd best golf course in the world by Golf
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