Built around 1865, the Forest Course is the oldest course in Hampshire and with its open aspects and rolling heathland, is in complete contrast to the Manor Course. The ever-changing scenery of humps, hollows and meandering streams test golfing skills and judgement within an idyllic setting. The prospect of a deer emerging from the trees or a mare chivvying her foal across the fairway gives the Forest Course a special and unique appeal. The Forest Course is sited on open "common" land and as such, local commoners can graze their livestock on the golf course. Don't be suprised to see New Forest ponies, donkeys, cows and pigs at certain times of the year.