Top 10 Golf Courses - Gloucestershire
This top 10 has been chosen by County champion: Nick Day (Henbury). Handicap: +3
A fantastic parkland course in the Wye Valley with very good greens. Every hole is tree-lined meaning accuracy is key. The well-manicured fairways are extremely inviting from the tee! Green fees: £49. Tel: 01989 720267.
A real favourite of mine with firm, fast greens. Though the course isn’t that old, it is growing into a quality track.
Green fees: From £26 Mon, £41 Tue-Thu, £50 Fri-Sun. Tel: 0117 956 7007.
It’s parkland and though not long, is tight off the tee which provides its challenges every time you play it.
Green fees: £36 midweek, £40 weekends. Tel: 0117 9500 044.
Bristol and Clifton
Parkland with fast greens and a tough front nine. With holes protected by fairway sand
and trees, accuracy is key.
Green fees: £55 midweek, £65 weekends. Tel: 01275 393474.
I find it a good strategy course as it tests all parts of your game. It’s heavily tree-lined and has good greens.
Green fees: £32 Sun-Fri, £45 Sat. Tel: 0117 9770 660.
The back nine is fantastic and the recently refurbished greens are great to putt on. A tight course in places you have to carefully plot your way round.
Green fees: £40 midweek, £55 weekends. Tel: 01275 392229.
This was used for Open Regional qualifying in recent years. A long course with great greens and always well presented.
Green fees: £50 midweek, £60 weekends. Tel: 01453 833866.
This has just found its way onto our County Order of Merit list of courses and it’s a great addition, long with plenty of testing holes.
Green fees: £38 midweek, £45 weekends. Tel: 01242 515264
Probably the longest course in the county, with numerous ditches you need to consider laying up or carrying. The greens are upturned saucers and difficult to hold.
Green fees: £42 Sun-Fri, £52 Sat. Tel: 01454 319042.
The Players Club (Codrington)
Well manicured and definitely getting better with age as it’s not that old. It can be extended well beyond 7,200 yards with so many long testing holes though my favourite hole is the par-3 16th drop hole over a lake.
Green fees: £48 Mon-Thurs, £52 Fri-Sun. Tel: 01454 313029.