Play at one of the driest courses in the South of England

Our location

Please be aware that due to CarFest there are some traffic restrictions which may affect your journey to our club over the August Bank Holiday weekend – download the PDF map for more details.

Test Valley Golf Club is south west of Basingstoke, Hampshire, located 1.5 miles south of Overton village with easy access from the A303 and A33, just 1.5 miles away.

The club is a popular venue for golfers travelling from Andover, Winchester, Salisbury, Southampton, Reading, Oxford and Bath, using the nearby major routes, including the M3, M27 and A34.

For sat nav, our post code is RG25 3DS.

Our course

Located in idyllic north Hampshire countryside, the course was designed in 1991 by Don Wright and European Tour Veteran, Eamon Darcy.
The Par 71 course measures 6703 yards from the championship tees and 6053 yards from the tees of the day. The ladies course measures 5558 yards and has a par of 72. We also have a blue course ideal for juniors, beginners and seniors, measuring 5132. These teeing options make the course a challenging but fair test for all abilities.

When it first opened, the course quickly gained a reputation for its fine tight turf on the Rye grass fairways and its excellent drainage due to the chalk downland terrain. Test Valley is now a mature downland course and has been rewarded with a brilliant reputation for great playing surfaces all year round.

The course possesses some prominent riveted bunkers that players should pay particular attention to as they prove a tough challenge when playing out of.

The course also enjoys some water features, noticeably the 15th hole, and a fantastic mix of long and short holes. The two loops of nine return neatly to the clubhouse. For more details see Course description.

Course benefits

  • 18-hole course up to 6,703 yards in length
  • Excellent playable greens, all year round
  • Fantastic downland fairways
  • Dry course thanks to free draining sub-soil
  • Challenging but exciting bunker layout
  • Team of diligent greenkeepers who are constantly improving the course

Dress code

We do ask members, guest and visitors to respect our Golf Club Dress Code.

On the course, please do not wear:

  • blue denim
  • t-shirts
  • trainers or casual shoes
  • football or rugby shirts
  • tracksuit or combat-style trousers
  • beach or sport shorts

Smart coloured jeans are accepted. Shirts for men must have collars on, however, turtle neck and golf apparel shirts are accepted. Shorts must be tailored with belt loops and light short socks are preferred.

Golf shoes must be worn and each player must have their own set of clubs.

Please turn your mobile phone to vibrate only or silent when on the course.

Green fees

We offer great value green fees for visitors, as well as special rates for guests of members.

Our fees start from as little as £15 for a weekday afternoon twilight round from 5pm. Check our online booking service to pick the tee time and price that suits you.


 “Good course, whatever your handicap!”
– Russell Rowland