On the cliffs between Highcliffe and Milford-on-Sea, Barton-on-Sea Golf Club enjoys spectacular views over the Solent to the Needles rock and the Isle of Wight. There are three loops of nine holes: Becton, Needles and Stroller. Becton and Needles make up the most commonly played 18.
Course lowdown: The wind is the big factor here. Take more club and play a punchy shot to keep it low. On most holes you can open your shoulders and go with driver off the tee but good course management is required to score well. The ground, and the greens in particular, are fast-running in summer.?
Stats: par 72, SSS 71, 6,521 yards
Green Fees: £44 wd, £55 we
Location: Milford Road, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 5PP
History: Founded 1897. The current 27 holes are a combination of original Harry Colt designs from 1932 and newer hole designs by J. Hamilton Stutt, which were completed in 1992.
T: 01425 611210