Welcome to the Ladies Section of Avington Park Golf Club. A true gem of a course nestled in the Hampshire countryside.
My name is Lee Faulkner and I am Canadian. Whilst living overseas I met and married my husband David, who took me on the most extraordinary expat journey which did not end when we bought our house in Winchester but took us from the Middle East to America, Austria and Switzerland…..with the UK sprinkled in amongst those moves along the way. And everywhere we lived……I played golf!!
Avington has always held a special place in my heart, and I have frequented this course on many occasions over the past 12 years. Never did I think that at some stage I would become Ladies Captain….but here I am!
I will admit I have played at some beautiful courses along the way, but none compare to the quaintness and charm that Avington holds. Where in the world can you stand on the 3rd tee, looking over the immense beauty of the Hampshire countryside, whilst spying in the distance the fisherman silently casting their nets into the River Itchen or seeing the lambs rounded up and marshalled into a neighbouring field with a quick word and a whistle to the sheepdog. Or seeing the multitude of walkers that abound the lanes around the course, with their dogs and children or the cyclists who also frequent these winding roads. Indeed, there have been times when I must cast my eye around for the local television crew because no one at home in Canada would believe this idyllic setting.
If you are looking for something more relaxed and charming with a clubhouse full of welcoming faces who are always around to give you a smile, some tips or indeed a game…..then Avington is for you. The ladies meet every Tuesday morning at 8:30. No need to sign up. Just show up and we will ensure you are well looked after. We have all levels playing! I look forward to welcoming you!