Our website describes Highcliffe Castle golf club as ‘located on the edge of the New Forest with sea glimpses through the beautiful tree canopy surrounding the course. The eighteen hole parkland course is beautifully kept and provides a challenge to golfers of all abilities. ‘
You may be surprised to note that it is now over a hundred years since the course has had a forward looking tree management plan, with repairs and some minor new planting being done in a more as required ad-hoc way. As you will all recognise many of the trees across the course are now coming very close to beyond their ‘sell by date’ and as such the Greens Committee has taken professional tree advice to produce a new tree management/strategy plan for the next 100 years!
This includes new more colourful trees that also grow best in our environment replacing the very old conifer types to not only retain but enhance our course.
This strategy is being converted into a phased plan for planting and removal which hopefully will be completed over the next 2/3 years.
You will see a visual depiction of the planned overall plan together with a comparable list of proposed tree types as replacements for your information.
This has now created an opportunity for members to ‘LEAVE YOUR LEGACY’ by sponsoring one or more of the trees, dependent on the tree type chosen these will cost between £250 and £350 each which will include the protection and irrigation required per tree.
The intention is to create a record of the trees and their sponsors inside the clubhouse as opposed to the individual marking of each and every tree.