PORTSMOUTH GOLF COURSE
The Portsmouth Golf Centre situated at Great Salterns between The Airport Service Road and Tangier Road has an 18 hole course, driving range, golf shop and an academy which offers lessons. This inland links, parkland course is 5620 long yards and is a Par 69 course, Portsmouth Golf Course is owned by Portsmouth City Council.
Southsea Golf Club was formed after the 1st World War for golfers playing over the Pitch and Putt course at Eastern Parade, Southsea. In 1972 Portsmouth Golf Club decided to move to the new course on the slopes of Portsdown Hill, so Southsea Golf Club was re established at the Great Salterns course and in time built its own clubhouse at Burrfields Road.
As you can see from the map below the Portsmouth Golf Course is split into 2 sections north and south of Burrfields Road, with two holes playing across Great Salterns Lake.
The golf centre has a well stocked shop, the 22 bay floodlit driving range is equipped with Powertee systems and there is also a practice bunker and green. You can book ahead for 2,3 and 4 ball matches, up to 31 days in advance click here to book a tee time. To book by phone, up to 1 week in advance telephone 02392 664549.
There is ample free parking at Portsmouth Golf Centre and the nearby Farmhouse Pub serves excellent food and refreshments.
PORTSMOUTH GOLF COURSE HISTORY
Great Salterns, previously a lake known as Gatcombe Haven, was reclaimed from nearby Langstone harbour in around 1705 and was used for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt , which is where the name Great Salterns was derived, by Dr. William Quatremaine and Richard Alchorne.
In 1830 the Crown sold the Great Salterns Estate which then became a farm. The Estate was bought by Portsmouth Corporation around 1920, and was used to provide the golf course, allotments, playing fields and grazing.
On July 26th 1926 the Portsmouth Municipal Golf Course at Great Salterns was opened.
During the Second World War, anti aircraft batteries were set up in this area and there are rumours that some unexploded bombs may still exist.
PORTSMOUTH GOLF CENTRE DETAILS:
Address: Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HH.
Telephone: 02392 664549
Book a tee time: Portsmouth Golf Centre