Golf as it was originally played. The Old Course is an experience worth having if playing in the area.
The Old Course at Minchinhampton GC was established back in 1889 and was one of the first clubs to be formed in the West of England. You could almost be tempted to categorise this as a links couse, but this is technically not true as you find yourself very much inland. It does however have that feel to it as you play across the common land. The land is still in public use, closing on Sunday afternoons to allow for public right of way. Animals graze the land which gives a unique feel to the whole experience.
The natural contours of the land have been used to great effect, creating numerous humps and hollows around the greens that will test the short game of golfers of all levels, while the absence of bunkers throughout the course gives it a special character that is rarely seen. There are some great holes on this course, particularly the par 3 8th which tends to stick in the mind. Set in the natural undulations of the land it is a picturesque and challenging hole.