Bristol and Clifton Golf Club

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What we say

Bristol and Clifton Golf Club has been the home of men's, ladies' and junior county championships which underlines the pedigree of this fine parkland golf course which occupies a great location just to the south of the city across the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

It's a tight parkland test and has been improved with the addition of a new irrigation system and bunkers. A natural quarry and the fact that most of the holes have doglegs add to the fun.

Widely regarded as the West region’s top Golf Course, Bristol and Clifton is the venue of choice for many regional and national amateur events and in 2013 stages the English senior men’s amateur championship. At the same time, this beautifully maintained parkland course  offers a memorable and rewarding challenge to those of us with more modest skills, the variety of tees being one reason it has such thriving senior and ladies sections.

 

As always, it’s the attention to detail that sets the best apart from the ordinary. Recent Investment in fairway watering, high tech bunker linings and upgraded drainage means you are likely to find the course in tip top condition and  gives a further clue to B&C’s pedigree.

 

Sometimes described as the epitome of an English members club, a  recent survey shows those who played here rated it highly for the quality  of the course, its  uncrowded fairways and the upholding of traditional values.

Until recently only accessible to members and their guests, Bristol and Clifton now welcomes visitors on most days, and you can book online at www.bristolandcliftongolfclub.co.uk or by calling 01275 393031. Green fees vary by day and for little more than you might pay for an ordinary day’s golf, you will find what has hitherto been one of  the region’s best kept secrets is a real hidden gem. When you can remember every hole, you know you've played somewhere that bit special. Chances are you’ll want to come back again, and again, and again.

Nearby Golf Courses:
The Bristol Golf Club
The Players Club
Thornbury Golf Center

  • Course Summary

  • Costs -
  • TG Rating 3.5 out of 5
  • Players Rating 2.9 out of 5
  • Address
    Bristol And Clifton Golf Club, Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, BRISTOL
  • Tel 01275 393474
  • Website www.bristolandcliftongolfclub.co.uk

Course Information

Course 70 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Mon-Fri: £50. Sat-Sun: £60
Course Length 6,049 yards (5,531 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Private

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course has: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 1 out of 5 Total disappointment

    By Anonymous

     What an over rated, far too expensive and generally disappointing course. we played in April 2013 after a few days of nice weather. We spent £38 for the round. The course was really bland with only 4 holes really making it to a level I would class as decent. The greens were really woolly and the slowest I have played all winter. The fairways were not cut in and it looked untidy. The members we saw were stoned faced and clearly do not like visitors, we asked a member of staff was it a friendly members club and received the response 'No'.  Club house facilities were ordinary and not impressive.  

  • 3.5 out of 5 Old school club, Old school tie but dont let that put you off

    By hybridmaster

    Played B and C a few times on my travels. Its advisable to make sure you know course times etiquette. Depending on the day and time, you start on the first tee or the 10th. As a travelling golfer, its a hazard you have to accept. Sooner or later you will come across problem or unwelcoming members. At the end of the day it is just a golf club, closeted maybe ( I dont like the word posh).  Just remember you can walk away from it at the end of the day!!!  I would like to point out I have been signed in by a member (not a doctor/banker or retired colonel). The club house could be a set from the old TV programme," A Country Practice", quaint but well turned out. Club shop staff and bar staff are very friendly and down to earth. As for the course, its a nice parkland adventure not overtly difficult but the15th you drive blind over trees. Hole 16, "The Quarry" has an awkward Tee Shot, narrow and the old stone wall can cause psychogical nightmares and thats before you even get to the Quarry part. Hole 7 par 3, you tee over tall hedges onto a undulating table top green. Would I recommend it? Certainly. Just take it with a pinch of salt and you should have an enjoyable game of golf.  But remember to polish your golf shoes!!

  • 2.5 out of 5 The epitome of an English member golf club

    By hampsteadhacker

    "Millionaire’s golf" and "the epitome of an English members' golf club" is how this places styles itself, and this is true in both the positive and the negative senses. The course is well maintained and in places picturesque; the club house if comfortable, if a little staid; and there are good practice facilities. Where the club falls down, however, is the nature and attitudes of its members. I was warned about the unwelcoming, snobbish atmosphere before I first played at the course, but I was determined to approach it with an open mind. The reality was even worse than I had expected. The predominantly elderly membership had no time for strangers; "are you a new member?" was a term of abuse, and being a mere guest put me beyond the pale. The slightest infraction of local etiquette was met with cold hostility at best or bellowing rebukes across the green at worst. My honest mistake over the arcane alternating starting system earned the wrath of a bearded gent in plus-fours and tweed. Play here if you belong to the doctor / banker / retired colonel set (or want to suck up to them); but go to the course down the road if you'd rather spend your leisure time with normal human beings.     

  • 2.5 out of 5 The epitome of an English members' golf club

    By hampsteadhacker

    "Millionaire’s golf" and "the epitome of an English members' golf club" is how this places styles itself, and this is true in both the positive and the negative senses. The course is well maintained and in places picturesque; the club house if comfortable, if a little staid; and there are good practice facilities. Where the club falls down, however, is the nature and attitudes of its members. I was warned about the unwelcoming, snobbish atmosphere before I first played at the course, but I was determined to approach it with an open mind. The reality was even worse than I had been led to expect. The predominantly elderly membership had no time for strangers; "are you a new member?" was a term of abuse, and being a mere guest put me beyond the pale. The slightest infraction of local etiquette was met with cold hostility at best or bellowing rebukes across the green at worst. My honest mistake over the arcane alternating starting system earned the wrath of a bearded gent in plus-fours and tweed. Play here if you belong to the doctor / banker / retired colonel set (or want to suck up to them); but go to the course down the road if you'd rather spend your leisure time with normal human beings.  

  • 3.5 out of 5 Park Land Course

    By gslack

    Being a member I'd like to try and be as un-biased as possible (!) The course is of an older style with 4 par 3s and 2 par 5s. 3 of the par 3s are less than 180 yds off the whites. The par 5s are quite short and reachable in 2 on a good day. There is no water. The course is a good test of golf. Practice facilities are good with putting green, nets, driving range, practice field (about 7 short holes 120 - 150 yds with cut grass 'greens') and a short game chipping/pitching/bunker area. The Pro is an enthusiastic and competent coach. The club-house has been extended and extended and is probably the weakest link. All in all you should enjoy your day here.

  • 4.5 out of 5 A jewel in the crown of Bristol golf

    By Anonymous

    B&C golf club is a pleasure to play and has a great golfing tradition. It has had over a century to mature, which is reflected by the quality of the greens, size of the trees and layout of the course. That's not to say that it isn't being continually maintained, improved and updated, with new bunkers being put in as well as new changing rooms. The course may look simple enough on the scorecard, but the reality is a series of interesting and quite demanding holes. It might be considered an old fashioned establishment by some, but all I want from a golfing day out is a friendly pro shop, a quality course that isn't too busy, and a good restaurant and bar. B&C scores full marks on all these counts and is hard beaten for miles around.

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