Ten golf driving ranges in Southampton

Want to know where to smash a few balls near Southampton? We've compiled this list of the 10 best driving ranges in Southampton.

Alex Dawkins's picture
Wed, 15 May 2013

Don't let living in a city stop you practising your golf. We have compiled a list of ten driving ranges in Southampton and the surrounding area in Hampshire.

We have included the key details about each one, such as the price for a basket of balls and the opening hours.

1. Hedge End Golf Centre

This state-of-the-art floodlit range has 50 bays on two tiers, with the lower 25 having automated tees. All 50 bays are heated and covered, and there are 11 greens with bunkers to aim for, as well as yardage markers, which are illuminated by spotlights after dark.

Postcode: SO30 4EA
Closest station: Hedge End
Opening hours: 8am-10pm (10am-10pm on Mondays)
Cost: £4.20 for 50 balls
Website: Hedge End Golf Centre

2. Chandlers Ford Golf Academy

There are 30 covered bays at this range, 19 of which have automated tees. You can give all aspects of your game a workout on the putting green, chipping green, pitching green and the practice bunker.

Postcode: SO50 9PF
Closest station: Southampton Airport Parkway
Opening hours: 9am-9pm (Mon-Fri), 8.30am-6.30pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3.50 for 54 balls
Website: Chandlers Ford Golf Academy

3. Botley Park Golf & Leisure Club

Botley Park has 13 bays in addition to two putting greens. Situated just a few miles from J7 of the M27 and right next to Hedge End station, it's also really easy to get to.

Postcode: SO32 2UA
Closest station: Hedge End
Opening hours: 8am-8pm
Cost: £2.50 for 50 balls
Website: Botley Park Golf & Leisure Club

4. Chilworth Golf Club

Chilworth is located just north of J4 of the M27, about five miles from Soputhampton city centre. There are 36 covered, floodlit bays, and the range features target greens, yardage markers and a practice bunker.

Postcode: SO16 7JP
Closest station: Swaythling
Opening hours: 7.30am-9pm (Mon-Fri), 7.30am-6pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: Chilworth Golf Club

5. Meon Valley Golf & Country Club

The 11 bays at Meon Valley are covered and floodlit, and there is video analysis equipment and private tuition available too. Perhaps more suited to those looking for lessons rather than hitting a few balls to let off some steam.

Postcode: SO32 2HQ
Closest station: Botley
Opening hours: 7.30am-6.30pm
Cost: £3.50 for 50 balls
Website: Meon Valley Golf

6. Paultons Golf Centre

Paultons is well equiped with floodlights, 24 bays, high quality mats and balls, yardage markers and targets, as well as a practice chipping and putting green. And why not take advantage of the happy hour - 100 balls for the price of 60 from 4pm-6pm seven days a week?

Postcode: SO51 6AN
Closest station: Romsey
Opening hours: 8am-9pm
Cost: £4.50 for 60 balls
Website: Paultons Golf Centre

7. Otterbourne Golf Centre

Otterbourne, just north of Chandlers Ford, has 12 bays but none of the frills. Nothing too fancy, but does the job and fairly inexpensive.

Postcode: SO21 2EL
Closest station: Shawford
Opening hours: 8am-9pm (Mon-Fri), 8am-8pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £2.50 for 50 balls
Website: Otterbourne Golf Centre

8. East Horton Golf Club

East horton has nine floodlit bays and a putting green just next to it. There is also food available to order, so you needn't go hungry while you practise.

Postcode: SO50 7EA
Closest station: Hedge End
Opening hours: 8am-8pm
Cost: £2.50 for 50 balls
Website: East Horton Golf Club

9. Swanmore Golf Centre

Swanmore can be found east of Southampton towards Portsmouth, just north of Wickham. There are ten bays to go with the practice bunker and putting green. Drinks and snacks are also available.

Postcode: PO17 5AT
Closest station: Botley
Opening hours: 8am-10pm
Cost: £2.30 for 50 balls
Website: Swanmore Golf Centre

10. Dibden Golf Centre

Dibden Golf Centre is just the other side of the River Test from Southampton city centre. It has 18 bays - ten with automated tees - and there are targets and distance markers on the floodlit range.

Postcode: SO45 5TB
Closest station: Totton
Opening hours: 8am-8pm
Cost: £2.20 for 30 balls
Website: Dibden Golf Centre



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