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High Post Course Planner

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High Post provides an enjoyable and challenging test for golfers of every level, requiring strategic thinking as well as some power and finesse

Named after the site of an ancient gallows

Founded in 1922 the course is located on free-draining Chalk Downland which means the course is playable all year round on full greens with few closure days.

High Post Golf Club

Course Overview

Described in Today’s Golfer: Owing to the chalk Downland and free draining terrain, it is playable all year round – winter tees and greens just don’t exist at High Post which has a reputation for being one of the finest Downland layouts in the land.

The Course provides an enjoyable and challenging test for golfers of every level, requiring strategic thinking as well as some power and finesse.

Many of the original features of the Hawtree and Taylor design, most notably the bunkers, the disguised grassy hollows and subtle greens to die for, are still evident today.

The opening 3 holes, usually played with the wind, get you off to a flying start, the 9th was Peter Alliss’ favourite hole, the closing 3 holes, including 16th, a par 4, Stroke Index 2, provide a tough finish.

Course Scorecard

High Post Golf Course Scorecard

High Post Course Rating and Slope Rating

TeesParYardageRatingSlope
White (Male)70630570.7124
Yellow (Male)70603169.1126
Red (Ladies)72568375.6138

High Post Course Planner: Individual Hole Analysis

Hole 1 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 1

WHITE 392 YARDS | YELLOW 384 YARDS | RED 376 YARDS

A gentle opening hole to get you started.

Keep to the fairway and the second shot should not cause too many problems.

The green is a small well bunkered target with the approach well guarded by trees on the left.


Hole 2 Par 5

High Post Golf Course Hole 2

WHITE 487 YARDS | YELLOW 484 YARDS | RED 447 YARDS

Keep out of the bunkers on this par 5 and a birdie could be yours.


Hole 3 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 3

WHITE 425 YARDS | YELLOW 413 YARDS | RED 404 YARDS

The first testing par four that often plays into the breeze.

A good drive here is paramount. 


Hole 4 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 4

WHITE 342 YARDS | YELLOW 327 YARDS | RED 277 YARDS

Be aware of the two bunkers not visible from the tee. If you avoid these a short approach awaits to a small green. 


Hole 5 Par 3

High Post Golf Course Hole 5

WHITE 165 YARDS | YELLOW 155 YARDS | RED 139 YARDS

A par three that is heavily guarded by deep hollows.

Avoid them at your peril! 


Hole 6 Par 5

High Post Golf Course Hole 6

WHITE 522 YARDS | YELLOW 468 YARDS | RED 432 YARDS

The longest hole on the course at over 500 yards.

Three well struck shots needed to reach the green here. 


Hole 7 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 7

WHITE 410 YARDS | YELLOW 402 YARDS | RED 376 YARDS

The 7th is one of the toughest holes on the course.

Drive to the top of the hill for the best sight of the green. 


Hole 8 Par 3

High Post Golf Course Hole 8

WHITE 141 YARDS | YELLOW 124 YARDS | RED 120 YARDS

A little par three that can cause a world of problems.

The green is surrounded by bunkers which makes the tee shot difficult.  


Hole 9 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 9

WHITE 384 YARDS | YELLOW 377 YARDS | RED 344 YARDS

One of Peter Allis’ favourite holes.

There are no bunkers to contend with but a very tricky green awaits which slopes from back to front. 


Hole 10 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 10

WHITE 358 YARDS | YELLOW 332 YARDS | RED 322 YARDS

The tenth suits a fade off the tee with the hole winding from left to right.

The second shot requires precision as the green is two tiered.


Hole 11 Par 3

High Post Golf Course Hole 11

WHITE 152 YARDS | YELLOW 145 YARDS | RED 139 YARDS

The par 3 eleventh has one of the most undulating greens at High Post.

If the flag is at the front . . . Good Luck!


Hole 12 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 12

WHITE 432 YARDS | YELLOW 412 YARDS | RED 405 YARDS PAR 5

The 12th has a sloping fairway and so staying on it can be difficult.

It’s a tricky par four that not many conquer with ease


Hole 13 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 13

WHITE 360 YARDS | YELLOW 309 YARDS | RED 270 YARDS

A relatively straight par four that can yield a birdie.

The green is treacherous and staying below the hole is key.


Hole 14 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 14

WHITE 359 YARDS | YELLOW 358 YARDS | RED 346 YARDS

Hit the fairway at the 14th and there’s a good chance you will be putting for a birdie.


Hole 15 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 15

WHITE 343 YARDS | YELLOW 337 YARDS | RED 332 YARDS

This is the start of High Post’s tough finishing stretch.

A tight par four off the tee where accuracy is a must. 


Hole 16 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 16

WHITE 439 YARDS | YELLOW 435 YARDS | RED 414 YARDS PAR 5

Another hole which Peter Allis quotes as one of ‘his favourites.’

It is a long par four that plays to a raised green.

Make sure you take plenty of club with your approach. 


Hole 17 Par 3

High Post Golf Course Hole 17

WHITE 183 YARDS | YELLOW 165 YARDS | RED 143 YARDS

The longest par three here at High Post which requires a good long iron to hit the green.

Par here is a good score. 


Hole 18 Par 4

High Post Golf Course Hole 18

WHITE 411 YARDS | YELLOW 404 YARDS | RED 397 YARDS PAR 5

The longest par three here at High Post which requires a good long iron to hit the green.

Par here is a good score.