Lansdown Golf Club

A Harry Colt design offering panoramic views

Lansdown Golf Club is a hilltop golf course situated on the northern side of Bath. The club was established in 1904 and provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is known for its challenging tight design with lots of out of bounds across the course. Largely in part to its shared grounds with that of the famed Bath Racecourse.

The course itself is a par 71, 6,501-yard course that has been carefully designed to incorporate the natural contours of the land. The first nine holes of the course are set in parkland, while the back nine are perhaps better described as woodland, offering a contrasting and enjoyable playing experience.

Perhaps one of the most memorable holes on the course would be the short 130 yard 5th. This particular par three at Lansdown Golf Club presents a unique challenge as it requires players to tee off from Somerset and hit into Gloucestershire. The first 80 yards of the shot are played over undulating terrain with a sunken track and steep banks, and the green is partially obscured by a wall. Additionally, the green is bordered by out of bounds fields to the left, right, and rear, which adds to the difficulty of the shot. However, successfully hitting the green offers a beautiful view down the valley to the left, making it a rewarding experience.

One of the most notable features of Lansdown Golf Club is the quality of the greens. Being set high up, the seasons vary slightly from a greenkeeping perspective and therefore means that Lansdown is often quicker into top condition than other local courses.  The course is also well-maintained, fast draining and kept in great condition throughout the playing season.

Away from the course itself, Lansdown Golf Club offers a range of facilities for its members and guests. There is a fully equipped pro shop, a driving range and putting green. The club also has a bar and restaurant, providing a place to relax and socialise after a round of golf.

The club is known for its strong membership so play here over a weekend is restricted for non-members to afternoon tee times. Being located so close to Bath, it does however mean that a Friday or Saturday afternoon tee time is possible and perfect for a day 1 or 2 position in a weekend Bath golf tour.

Lansdown Golf Club is a fantastic place to play golf. It is a great value, well-maintained and welcoming local club, which regularly plays host to local events. Its challenging course, stunning scenery, and excellent facilities make it a popular choice for golfers of all levels and a perfect addition to any Bath golf break.

Course Information

  • Parkland course
  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • icon-free-parking
    Free Parking
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • icons8-walking-skin-type-1-96 (1)-svg
    Easy walking
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    Fast draining

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,394

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,153

  • Red

    Par: 73

    Yards: 5,733

Course location

Lansdown, Bath BA1 9BT

The local area

Accessing Lansdown Golf Club from major UK cities is relatively easy by both road and rail. Located on Lansdown Hill on the northern side of Bath, if you are traveling by car from London, take the M4 west towards Bristol and then exit at junction 18 towards Bath. From there, follow the signs to Lansdown Golf Club. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on traffic.

If you are traveling by train, there are regular services from London Paddington to Bath Spa station, with a journey time of approximately 1.5 hours. From Bath Spa station, Lansdown Golf Club is a short taxi or bus ride away.

If you are traveling from other major UK cities such as Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow, you can take a direct train to Bristol Temple Meads station and then transfer to a local train to Bath Spa station. Alternatively, you can drive to Bath via major motorways and then follow the directions to Lansdown Golf Club as described above.

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  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

    Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

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    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

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    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
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    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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