What we say
Painswick Golf Club's golf course is short, quirky and great fun: about as much fun as you can have without actually laughing. It's also in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds and 900ft above sea level, so the views are pretty spectacular. Just scraped into our top 100 2-FORE!-1 Courses awards, occupying 100th spot.
Painswick Golf Club's golf course was laid out in 1891 by David Brown of the Malvern Club, whose original nine hole golf course was played in the opposite direction to the present layout. The present 9th was probably the original 1st and the last hole was near the "Royal William" which served as a clubhouse until 1915.
The early committee meetings were held at Kimsbury House, the home of Sir John Percival, which can be seen from the 6th tee towards Upon St. Leonards.
Stay & Play: The Falcon Inn, Painswick, The Painswick Hotel & Restaurant, The Amberley Inn and the Coach House.
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Golf Course Road, Painswick, STROUD
- Tel 01452 812180
- Website www.painswickgolf.com
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £19 (round). Sat: £22 (round).|
|Course Length||4,559 yards (4,169 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
I was a member here for a few years and absolutely loved the course. There is certainly plenty of variety, with some amazing views, as the course plays around Painswick Beacon and over an Iron Age fort. The only couple of negative ponts being the course has public rights of way through it and the walkers don't always adhere to the paths. Also, there are a few shared fairways that can slow you down a bit. The course calls for controlled and accurate play, where any long, wild tee shots are not rewarded. Highly recommended though.
This is a wonderful course. The undulations of the land are used perfectly (although questions have to be asked about who looked at the landscape and thought 'yep. Golf Course!'). The condition of the course was superb and it was a wonderful round. Absolutally loved this!