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9 Top Golf Breaks in South West England

/ 26/07/2020 / 0

9 Top Golf Tour Regions in the South West

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It’s summer 2020 and the staycation is fashionable. This trend has translated to the golf industry as the dreaded CV has put a holt on many groups boarding a plan to European hot spots in the likes of Spain & Portugal.

Knowing many of you will be looking for UK based travel this year, we thought it would be helpful to share some of the golfing hotspots housed within England’s holiday corner, the South West… Somerset, Dorset, Devon & Cornwall.

We have complied a list of some of our client’s favourite and most popular tours to act as inspiration for your next golfing staycay!

North Somerset Coastline

Home to one of the top links courses in England in Burnham & Berrow, North Somerset is a leading location for a golf tour.

The courses and hotels we use are easily accessible from the M5 and the region blessed with beautiful scenery, both on and off the course.

The vibrant city of Bristol borders the area, making for great nearby nightlife. Weston, Brean and Burnham all offer great beaches if you are looking to tie in golf with sand & sea.

With the exception of Burnham, the cost of the golf in this region remain relatively low, meaning you can put together a quality golf break, without breaking the bank. That said, if you are in the area and looking to play the best, Burnham really is a spectacular treat! 

 

  • Burnham & Berrow
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Clevedon
  • Worlebury
  • Worlebury
  • Mendip Spring
  • Brean

Mid Somerset

3 of the best parkland courses in the Somerset are situated around the Taunton, with nearby Minehead providing a links twist.

The region is perfect if you are looking to play a great variety of quality courses without the need to drive too far from your hotel base.

The courses in this area offer golf to visitors as a collective called the Somerset Passport Tour.

  • Enmore Park
  • Oake Manor
  • Taunton & Pickeridge
  • Minehead & West Somerset

Bath

One of the most beautiful cities in the country, Bath is known for its long history and sightseeing opportunities. That said, it’s on the course where we have our eyes set.

There are 5 fantastic courses all within easy reach of the city, actually covering 3 counties! When you couple these with some fantastic hotels across the region, Bath really is a fantastic location for a golf tour.

Our pick is EuroPro host Cumberwell Park. The complex boasts a hotel and 36 holes of modern golf, truly worth a visit!

  • Saltford
  • Bath
  • Lansdown
  • Cumberwell Park
  • Kingsdown

Bournemouth

  • Broadstone
  • Parkstone
  • Ferndown
  • Ashley Wood
  • Isle of Purbeck
  • The Dorset

North Devon

  • Saunton East
  • Saunton West
  • Royal North Devon
  • Ilfracombe

East Devon

  • Exeter
  • Sidmouth
  • East Devon
  • Woodbury Park
  • Teignmouth

Plymouth & South Devon

  • Thurlestone
  • Bigbury
  • St Mellion
  • China Fleet
  • Dartmouth
  • Churston
  • Bovey Castle

North Cornwall Atlantic Coastline

  • St Enodoc
  • Point at Polzeath
  • Bowood Park
  • Trevose
  • Lanhydrock
  • Newquay
  • Perranporth

South West Cornwall

  • Tehidy Park
  • Truro
  • West Cornwall
  • Cape Cornwall
  • Mullion

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Top 10 Must Play Golf Courses in Dorset

/ 20/06/2020 / -

Top 10 Courses Dorset

The Top 10 Must Visit Courses for Your Golf Break in Dorset

Dorset is best known as one of the most beautiful counties in all of the UK, boasting numerous areas of outstanding natural beauty, offering visitors stunning views of the lush green countryside and the historic Jurassic Coast.  Fewer people know of Dorset as one of the UK’s premier golfing destinations, a county that offers the highest quality in golf, from championship Parkland golf and unique Heathland courses, through to fantastic Links that run along the dramatic coastline.

The quality of golf in Dorset means there is no shortage of courses you should add to your bucket list, it is our job as the South West Golf Travel Specialists to inform and inspire about all the best that the South West has to offer.

So leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life, load up the car with your clubs, and venture down to Dorset for a memorable golfing trip with Golf South West.

This is our guide to the top 10, must play courses in Dorset, in no particular order!

 

Ferndown Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Heathland

Par: 71

Length: 6453 yards

 

 

Ferndown Golf Club is a must-visit venue in Dorset, a premier golfing destination that offers 27-holes of fantastic Heathland golf and is known as one of Bournemouth’s “Big 3”. When you visit Ferndown, you follow in the steps of golfing legends such as Faldo, Jacklin, Langer & Norman. The club is a pine and heathland heaven set in beautiful Dorset countryside just a few miles from the seaside town of Bournemouth. The main event at Ferndown is the fantastic Old Course, an intricately designed 18-hole heathland course designed by open champion Harold Hilton and will challenge and delight players of all skill levels.

The course always looks stunning and is playable all year, enjoying pristine grooming from tee to green that earns it comparisons to the world-famous Augusta. Full of subtle hazards, well-positioned bunkers and beautiful heathland settings, the old course at Ferndown will stimulate your golfing senses while hitting the sweet spot of peace and tranquility.

If all of this wasn’t enough for visitors there is also the Alliss course, a challenging 9-hole course with a variety of tee positions and starting points and is a fantastic course enjoyed by members and visitors alike. If you want an introduction to the top quality golf on offer in Dorset then look no further than Ferndown Golf Club

 

 

Broadstone Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Heathland

Par: 70

Length: 6393 yards

Continuing with Dorset’s theme of being home to some of the countries leading heathland courses, the next course to take a look at is Broadstone Golf Club.

An unspoiled heathland course that lies within the glorious Dorset countryside. The course is nestled within 250 acres of rolling hills covered in gorse, pines and rhododendron. This 18-holes of unique and challenging golf ranks #1 in Dorset making it a must-visit course when in the county. The beautiful heathland course is laid out upon glorious rolling hills and stretches 6,315 yards through stunning surroundings. The front nine winds its way through rich heathland, while the elevated back 9 offers golfers panoramic views of the Dorset countryside, from Purbeck Hills to Poole Harbour.

The second of the big 3 courses in the Bournemouth area, Broadstone is a must-visit venue for those golfers wanting to indulge in a unique heathland experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the South West. Combine a visit here with rounds at both Parkstone and Ferndown to enjoy a true Dorset golfing experience.

 

 

Parkstone Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Heathland

Par: 72

Length: 6282 yards

The last of Bournemouths “Big Three”, the beautiful Parkstone Golf Club has gained a reputation in recent years of being one of the finest courses in Dorset and ranks inside the Golf Months top 100. Like its neighbours in Broadstone and Ferndown, Parkstone is also a delightful heathland course that takes advantage of the natural heather and pines. The current layout of the course has been in place since modifications were made in 1937 by legendary course designer James Braid and offers a unique and varied golfing experience, taking advantage of all the natural contours. The heathland countryside creates a challenging and memorable round of golf.

The layout at Parkstone Golf Club ensures a varied and challenging round of golf, with five excellent short holes being accompanied by five varied par 5’s. All this in meticulously kept surroundings of the beautiful Dorset countryside and playable all year round. If you are looking for a unique and memorable golfing break, then look no further than Parkstone.

 

 

Remedy Oak Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Parkland

Par: 72

Length: 7025 yards

Those who have visited Remedy Oak in the past will vouch for the fact that this exclusive course has to be considered as one of the finest in the south of England, with immaculate tee to green grooming and playability all year round. This parkland course stretches 7100 yards through beautiful Dorset countryside and should be on the bucket list of any keen golfer. The course was designed by former Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs and opened for play in 2005. In that time it has developed a reputation as one of the finest inland courses in Britain and is regularly ranked within the top 100 courses in the UK.

Remedy Oak is a stunning 18 hole par-72 course, set amongst 256 acres of ancient woodland in the heart of Dorset. This majestic parkland course is set in stunning countryside filled with hardwood trees, rhododendrons, heather, wild grasses and water features that come into play on eight of the holes.

 

 

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Heathland

Par: 70

Length: 6297 yards

A visit to this traditional golf course is a popular choice for any golfers who are planning a golf break in the Dorset area, the course is full of uniquely designed holes that offer a variety of challenges throughout the round, all while offering visitors stunning views of the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty.

The course is built upon a high heathland plateau, a spectacular location that offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Solent and out to the east across Poole Bay. The course runs through a nature reserve full of rare plants and birds and although it runs quite short, the exposed location means that wind often comes into play and the fairways and greens are lightning quick.

The course is located near the coastal town of Swanage, a quiet little town nestled in the middle of the Durlston Country Park and only a stone’s throw from the coast. This idyllic location makes it the ideal location for a tranquil golfing getaway.

 


Recommended Tour:

The Dorset Golf Tour

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

Hotel: The Dorset Golf & Country Club

1 Round: The Dorset

1 Round: Isle of Purbeck

1 Round: Broadstone


 

Lyme Regis Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Parkland with coastal views

Par: 71

Length: 6264 yards

 

 

Lyme Regis Golf Club is a challenging par-71 that occupies a beautiful cliff-top location. The course boasts coastal views overlooking the historical town, world heritage site of Lyme Regis and Portland Bill.

The course runs 6200 yards along the cliff tops and offers up some of the most intimidating holes in the region. There are multiple hazards dotted throughout, requiring concentration to avoid ruining your scorecard!

The town of Lyme Regis, located in West Dorset, is well known for its dramatic coastlines, beaches and fossil-filled cliffs. Beaches on the Heritage Coast snd Jurassic Coast offer a host of history, something we highly recommended checking out whilst visiting.

 

 

The Dorset Golf & Country Club

Course Stats

Type: Parkland

Par: 72

Length: 7027 yards

 

The Dorset Golf & Country Club is an award-winning golf resort that offers a real escape from the everyday bustle, nestled between two areas of outstanding natural beauty. The resort boasts comfortable spacious rooms in 5-star log cabins and 27-holes of championship golf. 

Golf at the resort comes in the shape of 3 championship 9-hole courses designed by the legendary designer Martin Hawtree. The Parkland, Lakeland and Woodland courses are all free to play for guests at the resort and each offers an unforgettable golfing experience and unique challenge. Combining the Parkland and Lakeland courses creates a lengthy 18-holes that stretch 7027 yards, challenging even the keenest golfers.

Away from the golf the venue also has fantastic accommodation options. There are 16 rooms in the 4* golf hotel and a collection of 5* rated log homes and luxury cottages that come complete with log burner and private sauna.

Fine dining can be enjoyed in the resorts signature restaurant, The Fairways, where visitors can enjoy exquisite dishes that are put together with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Alternatively, a more casual dining experience can be enjoyed at The Clubhouse & Bar, where you can enjoy a Sunday roast and sample a range of local beers and ales.

 


Recommended Tour

Corfe Castle Golf Tour

1 Night, 2 Rounds

Hotel: Kingston County Courtyard

1 Round: The Dorset Golf & Country Club

1 Round: Isle of Purbeck Golf Club


 

Ashley Wood Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Downland

Par: 71

Length: 6307 yards

 

Founded in 1896, Ashley Wood Golf Club offers a warm and friendly welcome, boasting magnificent views of Salisbury Plain and the surrounding Dorset Countryside. The 18-holes at Ashley Wood are built upon natural downland, due to this the chalk which it has been built upon guarantees that the course remains playable all year round.  The course runs 6300 yards, but despite its relatively short length it offers a real challenge to all golfers. The varied holes and particularly the final 5 approaching the clubhouse would challenge even the most proficient golfers. Four of the holes wind their way through Ashley Wood itself, a beautiful ancient woodland that is teeming with bluebells and birdlife, giving golfers a moment of tranquility on their visit.

Ashley Wood is situated on the edge of the Cranborne Chase area of outstanding natural beauty, with views of Salisbury Plain to the north and the Purbeck Hills to the south, the perfect location to take in some of the finest countryside Dorset has to offer. It is highly recommended that visitors take advantage of this while in the area.

 

Weymouth Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Parkland

Par: 70

Length: 6072 yards

 

Another jewel in the crown of legendary course designer James Braid, Weymouth Golf Club is one of Dorset’s premier golfing destinations, offering magnificent views and 18 holes of stunning parkland golf.

The course at Weymouth is a well kept 18-hole parkland course that combines an idyllic location with challenging golf. The course is characterised by strategically placed bunkers and subtle doglegs throughout that epitomises James Braids’ focus on shot strategy. The course at Weymouth has received a regional award for being one of the friendliest private members clubs, so you can expect a warm welcome as well as the idyllic scenery and fantastic golf.

If you are looking for high-quality parkland golf in stunning Dorset surroundings, while still being close to the local culture, then the nearby town of Weymouth is dotted with sandy beaches and Georgian houses, all while enjoying views of the surrounding Jurassic Coast. A visit to Weymouth offers the perfect combination of idyllic location,  fantastic golf and a thriving evening scene. With plenty on offer, A break in Weymouth should suit many golfing groups.


Recommended Tour

Jurassic Coast Tour

2 Nights 3 Rounds

Hotel: Buckland Tout-Sains Hotel

1 Round: Dartmouth Golf Club

1 Round: Thurlestone Golf Club

1 Round: Bigbury Golf Club


 

Bridport Golf Club

Course Stats

Type: Links

Par: 71

Length: 6213 yards

The only links course on the list, Bridport Golf Club is a Dorset favourite and features in many a golf tour. Offering a warm welcome and 18 holes of stunning links golf, the course is beautifully nestled in the Dorset AONB and just a stone’s throw from the dramatic coastline of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The course has been open since 1911, offering visitors an outstandingly beautiful vista across the dramatic coastline, and an 18-hole course that winds it’s way across the clifftops, featuring the signature 6th a hole, a par-3 with a 90 foot drop. Holes wind their way along the clifftops and follow all the natural undulations created by the land.

If you are looking for a  golf break that allows you take to take in stunning views out towards the English Channel, then a visit to Bridport Golf Club may be a perfect addition to your next golf tour.

 

 

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How Covid-19 May Effect the Golfing World.

/ 11/05/2020 / -
Covid-19 Blog

How Covid-19 May Effect the Golfing World

There is no subject more relevant in the world right now than that of Covid-19, and we are all part of the global effort to fight against the virus. Therefore we think it is important to look ahead and discuss how Covid-19 may affect where and how we play our golf in the future, so that we know what to expect and can be prepared for any changes that will need to be made to ensure everybody remains safe while playing.

There are numerous ways that Covid-19 will effect the world of golf, mostly involving our behaviour on the course and where people choose to travel for their annual golf tour. There will be numerous ways that Covid will change the way we conduct ourselves in and around our favourite courses, from pulling up in the car park to finishing on the 18th. For the purpose of the blog I have broken down things down into three different areas, The Clubhouse & Proshop, On the Course, Golf Travel. Many of the possible changes have been discussed at recent Q&As with course directors and a framework has been laid out by England Golf.

The Clubhouse & Proshop

There are likely to be significant changes when using the facilities at any golfing venue in the wake of the Covid pandemic. One likely change that is expected to be implemented is that only one member of any golfing group will be allowed to enter the clubhouse and sign a group in, with no cash being accepted as payment. Clubhouses including any bar area will most likely be closed until further notice with limited essential access to bathrooms. As we are aware of the importance of hand hygiene in stopping the transmission of the virus,  then any guests that do enter the clubhouse should be expected to sanitize their hands before entering, with hand sanitizer that will be supplied by the venue.

There will also be significant changes in the way we enjoy a bite to eat from any onsite restaurant, it is likely that many venues keep their restaurants shut to those who want to sit and enjoy a meal after enjoying their round, although this could vary depending on the size of the eatery. It’s possible however that venues who offer food suitable for takeaway may offer a grab-and-go option if guests are hungry.

There are also likely to be changes to buggy rental, with a maximum of one golfer per buggy although there could be leniency around this depending on whether the individuals live together. It goes without saying that the cleaning process in place in clubhouses will change dramatically with any places that are touched being sanitized frequently

On the Course

St Enodoc Golf Club

Due to the nature of the wonderful game, implementing and maintaining sensible social distancing measures when out on the course may actually be quite easy. When playing we naturally enjoy wide spaces and are most of the time at least a shot or a hole ahead of the following group, while within groups the size of fairways and greens can easily accommodate a distance of 2m between players when taking shots. One measure likely to be put in place is the limiting of tee times, or at least longer gaps between groups as to avoid groups catching up with each other, while as mentioned earlier cart use may be restricted to 1 person per cart, although this could be relaxed if the players cohabit.

Further measures being put in place will be to remove rakes from the golf course, ball washers and drinking fountains to be covered and bins and benches to be removed or covered, all measures to avoid hand to hand transmission. Similar measures to reduce hand to hand transmission have already been seen on the green, with the pictured ball retrieval measure allowing players to pick up their ball without the need to insert the whole hand into the cup.

Other golfing facilities such as driving ranges and practice areas will need to be closed unless the venue can guarantee safe sanitizing practices, meanwhile further sanitising practices will be put in place with staff wearing the correct cleaning equipment and regularly cleaning any high risk surfaces. At the end of a round players will be expected to leave the venue immediately as to avoid any social gatherings around the clubhouse area.

Golf Travel

Currently the entire golf travel industry is on pause, courses are closed, planes are grounded and nobody is travelling to play. As we look forward to how the UK and other European countries plan to ease their lockdown, it may be safe to assume that golf courses will be some of the first leisure facilities to re-open, with the open spaces making sensible social distancing easy to enforce. This is fantastic news for the industry as courses are being hit at what would normally be a busy time of year, and the opportunity to recoup some of those losses will be welcome. However, there will likely still be travel restrictions in place and it is likely that for a while courses will be members only, as it can be assumed that they will be travelling from somewhere quite local.

Looking further into the future, airlines are already predicting between 20-30% capacity on flights for the next few years, meaning that far fewer golfers will be travelling outside of their own country for their golfing holidays. When you combine this with the fact that Spain is one of Europe’s major golfing destination and one of the countries hardest hit by Covid-19 it’s safe to assume that many European countries will be seeing an increase in domestic holidays over the coming years. This is amazing news as it will give a much needed injection of money into the sector but will also encourage people to explore and play courses in their own country that they may not have thought about visiting before.

At GSW we are very excited for golfing venues to re-open and to see players back on the course, however with the continued closure of hotels and courses only welcoming members,  it is unlikely that that our customers will be embarking on any golf tours until at least July. We are sure many of you are still yearning to take in a golfing holiday with your friends this year and if you are considering it, then we encourage you to book a tour for late summer or early autumn, so that you can enjoy the sport you love and give a much needed boost to the UK economy.

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Top 10 Must Play Golf Courses in Somerset

/ 04/05/2020 / -

The Top 10 Must Visit Courses for Your Golf Break in Somerset

Somerset is one of the premier golfing destinations in the UK, boasting a number of top-rated courses spanning from Bath all the way across to Minehead.

Outside of the golf courses Somerset is a luscious green county that contains numerous areas of natural beauty, including the Mendip Hills in the north and Exmoor National Park in the west. The northern coastline offers fantastic views as it stretches along the Bristol Channel, with fantastic links courses like Burnham & Berrow and Weston-super-Mare positioned to take advantage of the views on offer.

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club is a 27-hole members club that has hosted leading amateur tournaments The Brabazon Trophy and The English Amateur. This traditional links course is ranked as the #1 course in Somerset and 26th in the country. Part of the Atlantic links network, Burnham houses 27 holes of golf across the par 71 (6925 yard) Championship course and 9 hole, 18 tee Channel Course. The layout of Burnham tracks 9 holes along the coastline and 9 back to the clubhouse, winds blowing in from the coast can make for a challenging round of golf and ensures that no two rounds are the same. From the moment you arrive at the clubhouse in the shadow of the Burnham lighthouse its evident you are stepping into a club littered with a vast history of amateur golf. Winners around this great course include famous names such as a Mr J Rose.

Somerset has a reputation for the quality of its courses and Burnham and Berrow is widely regarded as head and shoulders above the rest, a good indication of the quality of this course.With many fairways and greens overlooked by sand dunes, Burnham and Berrow is the south west’s answer to Royal Birkdale and is now widely thought to be one of England’s finest links courses.

Recommended GSW Tour: 3 Night Somerset Special

Clevedon Golf Club

Golf has been played at this stunning parkland course since 1898 and in that time it has built up a reputation as one of the finest courses in the county. The course is situated upon an old castle farm and boasts a fantastically well kept course that enjoys  views of the rolling  Somerset Hills and out across the Bristol Channel. The course underwent some considerable changes during the early 90s, with the introduction of 5 new holes and the installation of 18 USGA specification greens, extending this par-72 course to a challenging  6557yrds. Clevedon is one of Somersets’ hidden gems and if you are planning on visiting the area then we highly recommend adding this wonderful course to your Somerset tour.

Recommended GSW Tour: Somerset Coastline Golf Tour 

 

 

Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare is one of Somerset’s premier links courses, designed by Alistair MacKenzie & Tom Dunne in 1892, the course runs 6245 yards and offers a true test of links golf with rolling fairways and constantly changing winds that make the course a different challenge each time you visit. Playable all year round, the course is an attractive links course situated on Weston Bay, enjoying superb views across the Bristol Channel, past Brean Down, Steep Holm and Flat Holm towards Cardiff. The course has plenty of natural undulations but is an easy walk for those that enjoy taking in the surroundings while enjoying a round, visitors are blessed with a view of horizons and masses of sky, during the summer the greens run fast and true with tight fairways and punishing rough that should be avoided at all costs, while in the winter the course is rarely closed and is always played off real tees.

Weston’s 15th is known as it’s signature hole, a 458 yard par 4 modelled on the 17th at St Andrew Old Course. Starting with a blind tee shot and out of bounds hugging the right side, followed by a green set treacherously behind the dangerous bunker on the front corner, even the most proficient golfers are satisfied if they walk off the green with a par! Following this memorable hole is the tough finish, the par-3 16th with an approach into the prevailing wind, a tricky par 5 17th with a difficult dog leg and the final hole presenting a par 4 with out of bounds on the right and heavy bunkers on the left. This challenging and beautiful course is a must visit for those heading to Somerset,  offering a satisfying day taking in the surroundings and further satisfaction if you are able to step into the clubhouse having scored a decent round.

Recommended GSW Tour: Pride of Somerset Tour

 

Weston BLog

Mendip Spring Golf Club

Mendip Spring has quickly become a favourite of ours at GSW, Lying in the Wrington Valley and overlooked by the Mendip Hills, this course is nestled away in one of the most beautiful parts of North Somerset, just a stones throw away from the Mendip Hills area of outstanding natural beauty and a few miles from the coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, this course is ideally located for a relaxing weekend away. This fantastic venue boasts two golf courses to enjoy, the par 71 Brinsea championship course and the 9-hole Lakeside course. The Lakeside course is a well designed 9-hole course suited to those that may not have the confidence to tackle the championship course, full of par 3s and 4s that are the perfect challenge for the more inexperienced golfer, or a perfect warm up for golfers who are soon to challenge the Brinsea. With the comfortable accommodation available at Mendip Spring this course can be a perfect addition to a stay and play visit, creating a memorable 27-hole package in conjunction with the championship course.

Now for the Binsea Championship Course, a beautiful and meticulously designed course full of water hazards, long par 5’s, tricky par 3’s and an interesting mix of par 4’s, finished with immaculately kept greens that stay true throughout the season, combine all of these characteristics and you get a challenging course that is an absolute delight to play and presents a thorough challenge to golfers of any skill level.  After your round is finished head to the clubhouse,  centred around an original 16th-century farmhouse tastefully developed to be welcoming and full of character, the clubhouse offers a comprehensive bar stocking local ales, restaurant serving fresh pub classics and comfortable accommodation facilities.

Recommended GSW Tour: Mendip Springs Stay & Play

 

Mendip Spring Blog

 

Enmore Park Golf Club

Enmore Park Golf Club is a Somerset gem considered to be one of the counties finest parkland courses, formed in 1906 in the nearby village of Cannington, the club was moved in 1932 to it’s current location in Enmore and in 1969 was further developed by famous course architects Hawtree & Co to design and create this fabulous 18-hole championship course nestled within the lower slopes of the beautiful Quantock Hills. Two loops of nine holes start and finish at the course clubhouse, creating a par-71 course that stretches 6,434 yards, with ponds in play on five holes, par 3’s which are set up to test even the most accurate of hitters and the daunting par 4 10th, this course offers an immensely entertaining and challenging round of golf for all golfers. Enmore Park is perfectly located in the heart of Somerset, making it the perfect addition to any tour taking in the surrounding courses.

Recommended GSW Tour: Mid Somerset Tour

 

Enmore Park Blog

 

Orchardleigh Golf Club

Orchardleigh Golf Club is idyllically situated within the beautiful Somerset countryside, the stunning country estate includes a large Victorian estate, an island church, boathouse and numerous other listed buildings, creating an incredible location for a golfing getaway. The course is set within established parkland settings and offers picturesque views throughout the 6824 yard par 72, winding its way through mature trees with water hazards regularly coming into play. The course is located in serene surroundings and is considered to be one of the finest layouts in all of the South West. The front nine are laid on quite flat easy going terrain and includes the tough 6th hole, a 414-yard par 4 with out of bounds down the left of the fairway that leads to a tough two-tiered green, while the back nine is quite different with undulating fairways and some uphill climbs. Orchardleigh Park Golf Club also has fantastic practice facilities, including a full length covered practice range and everything you need in the pro shop.

Recommended GSW Tour: The Bradford-on-Avon Golf Tour

 

Orchardleigh Blog

 

Bath Golf Club

Bath Golf Club is one of the oldest courses in all of England and has earned a reputation as one of the counties finest parkland courses, with its beautiful hilltop location offering serene panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and natural contours throughout the course. Established in 1880, this 18 hole par-71 parkland course was designed to take full advantage of the natural contours of it’s hilltop location to create a unique and challenging round. The course boasts a good variety of different holes, laid out over some of the most luscious countryside the region has to offer, shallow soil and limestone ensure quick draining, allowing the course to remain playable all year round. Baths’ uniquely small greens , filled with contours and borrows that make approaching and holing out a tough and unique challenge.

Bath is located at the gates of the South West and makes the perfect starting or finishing location for your Somerset golf tour, or as a home base to take in rounds at surrounding venues.

Recommended GSW Tour: The Bath Golf Tour

 

 

 

Taunton & Pickeridge

The original design for Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club was put together in 1892 by the legendary Mr Henry Fowler, set in the beautiful surroundings of the Blackdown Hills. This 18-hole parkland stretches 6109-yards and is a course full of undulating fairways that wind their way through terrain full of valleys and tiny hills, rewarding those who can be accurate from the tee, while those who hit a wayward shot will often find themselves facing a unique and challenging shot towards the green. The course is well kept all year round, boasting immaculately kept greens and beautifully maintained surroundings, allowing you to enjoy a relaxing and invigorating round of golf, where those who want to post a good score will need to be brave, especially if the wind is blowing. The venue also has a fantastic clubhouse where you can unwind after your round and enjoy a number of locally sourced ales or a bite to eat from the extensive menu on offer.

Recommended GSW Tour: Perfect Parkland Tour

 

 

Oake Manor Golf Club

Oake Manor Golf Club is a delightful 18-hole parkland course set in the beautiful surroundings of the Quantock, Brendon and Blackdown Hills.  The course stretches 6149 yards and features water hazards on 10 of the 18 holes and a variety of challenging holes throughout the course, all while enjoying the tranquil surroundings. Oake Manor always offers a warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere for visitors, as well as first rate facilities that include a covered driving range, 9 hole par-3 course and both a short game practice area and putting green.

Recommended GSW Tour: Somerset Golf & Spa Break

 

 

 

Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club

Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club is an 18-hole par 72 that was founded in 1882 by Dr. Clark and is known as Somersets’ oldest course, boasting stunning sea views and fantastic links golf, all set against the rugged landscapes of the Brendon Hills, so if you enjoy great golf in a beautiful location this venue is a must visit on your Somerset golf tour. The course is a par-72 links course that runs at a length of 6200 yrds and features all the best characteristics of links golf while offering some Parkland features, creating a varied golfing experience. The course is always kept in excellent condition and is a delight to play all year round, visit Minehead & West Somerset to take in the beautiful sea views, while being challenged by the varied conditions and enjoying an invigorating day of golf.

Recommended GSW Tour: Somerset Coastline Golf Tour

 

 

 

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Availability Update

September 2020 Weekends - Full

October 2020 Weekends of the 2nd, 9th, 16th - Near capacity, small groups only