Top 10 Golf Courses - Wiltshire
This top 10 was chosen by county champion: Ben Amor (Marlborough GC). Handicap: +3.2
One of the few courses in England to start and nish both nines with a par 5. In all, it has a handful of par 5s so there are plenty of birdie opportunities.
Green fees: From £45 weekday, £55 weekends. Tel: 01672 512147.
Bowood (pictured above) was recently voted one of the UK's Top 50 stay-and-play resorts and is arguably one of renowned architect Dave Thomas' best creations.
Green fees: From £35. Tel: 01249 823881.
Home of four nine-hole layouts which allows you to mix and match different playing experiences ranging from parkland to inland links.
Green fees: £35 weekday, £45 weekends. Tel: 01225 863322.
The downland course is renowned for its beautiful scenery, luscious fairways and superb greens. The excellent drainage makes play possible year round.
Green fees: £40. Tel: 01225 743472.
A wonderfully undulating parkland course with an awesome set of par 3s with the dramatic 17th – played from a tee perched on high to a green way down below – being the pick
Green fees: From £30 weekday, £35 weekends. Tel: 01249 782206.
Very highly regarded and among its many admirers is Peter Alliss, who placed the par-4 9th in the list of his dream 18 holes.
Green fees: £60 weekday, £75 weekends. Tel: 01722 782356.
Salisbury & South Wilts
Best known for its greens in the summer, with slick and subtle slopes catching many players out.
Green fees: £45 weekday, £60 weekends. Tel: 01722 742645.
Also boasts fast greens during the summer. But don't be put off by its lack of yardage because this short and strategic course is bound to catch you out at some time.
Green fees: From £26 weekday, £28 weekends. Tel: 01249 652040.
A fun and thrilling modern Simon Gidman- designed course plotted within 205 acres of delightful countryside. A good all round test.
Green fees: £30 weekday, £40 weekends. Tel: 01793 861327.
An 18-hole course set high on the chalk hills of the Cranborne Chase with the unusual distinction of having nine holes in Wiltshire and nine in Dorset.
Green fees: £30. Tel: 01725 516391.