East Bristol Golf Tour

Overview

Without doubt one of the best value golf breaks in Bristol.

Your base for the tour is Hayward’s at the Grasmere in Keynsham. Located between Bristol & Bath, the hotel is within a short drive of each of the 3 courses and offers a fantastic menu for your group post round.

This is a perfect tour for those who want to keep driving to a minimum, visit some fantastic, but playable courses and be close to a choice of great evening entertainment.

The courses offer a warm welcome to visitors, excellent conditioning and an interesting round of parkland golf.

The tour is available midweek with limited availability on weekends for smaller groups. Enquire for a bespoke price.

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

B&B

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £214pp
    £198pp
  • High Season

    £224pp
    £208pp
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All bookings are fully insured and we are active members of Golf Tourism England, IAGTO and Protected Trust Services

  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Saltford Golf Club

  • Stockwood Vale Golf Club

  • Knowle Golf Club

Course overview

Nestled in a natural wooded setting and boasting stunning views over the Somerset countryside, the recently upgraded Saltford Golf Club offers a great test of golf for all levels. Founded over 100 years ago, Saltford Golf Club is a club that has recently benefited from a large scale face-lift and is fast building a reputation as one of Somerset’s best kept and enjoyable golf courses.

Located within a naturally wooded setting on Duchy owned land, this course offers stunning views of the Somerset countryside and large part of bath, especially from the 16th tee.

As well as the beautiful course, Saltford GC offers a range of facilities, including a fantastic pro shop, a large putting area, indoor & outdoor practice areas and a grass & all weather driving range. Once you are finished on the course you can retire to the newly refurbished bar, enjoy some fantastic good and on dry days, lounge on the new balcony with a full view of the 18th hole.

Course type

  • Parkland course
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Somerset Ranking

8th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course par 3 course
    Par 3 course
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,402

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,183

  • Red

    Par: 73

    Yards: 5,784

Course overview

Not the longest course in the area, but what it lacks in yards, it makes up for in design.

A unique course where you won’t find two holes the same. The first 6 holes include 3 par 3’s and 3 par 4’s before a par 5 enters the fold on the way to a par 71. The layout twists and winds though an undulating design, with a few notable feature holes including the drop hole par 3 4th, tight 5th to a elevated green and the most memorable, the 13th which is played from a very elevated tee to a sloping uphill fairway and elevated green.

A great value golf at a course which is a joy to play for all standards of golfer and offers something a little different than some of the other courses in the area.

The club has seen major investment on and off the course over the last few years. Fantastic drainage means the course rarely closes and off the course the club boasts a Costa cafe, restaurant, bar, fully stocked pro shop, driving range, practice facilities and the #1 18 hole adventure golf in Bristol, Congo Falls.

Course type

  • Parkland course

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • icon-parking
    Parking
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,034

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,794

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,228

Course overview

Knowle Golf Club is a well-established and members club set close to Bristol City Centre. The course is renowned for its great conditioning and provides an enjoyable experience with a mix of doglegs, treelined, undulating, cambering fairways and well-bunkered greens.

Off the course, the clubhouse restaurant/bar is contemporary in design and offers a mix of lunches, dinners and a well-stocked bar.

A great addition to a bristol tour, this course is available to play on weekdays and offers a competitive green fee price.

Visitor information

  • Visitors welcome Tuesdays & Thursday’s
  • Limited visitor times available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s
  • No visitor availability at weekends

Course type

  • Parkland course

Course facilities

  • 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
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,047

  • Yellow

    Par: 70

    Yards: 5,863

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,514

  • Haywards at the Grasmere (Keynsham)

Haywards at the Grasmere (Keynsham)

Hotel overview

Hayward’s At The Grasmere offers comfortable and contemporary bed & breakfast accommodation in Keynsham, a rural Somerset town just a short drive from both Bristol and Bath. This independent family-run venue offers a warm welcome to all, with traditional values and a focus on caring for their guests, they will guarantee that your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

At the Hayward’s at the Grasmere you will find a friendly family-run bed & breakfast, boasting comfortable contemporary bedrooms, a fully stocked bar and ala carte restaurant sourcing local ingredients to prepare delicious meals. The design of the rooms at the hotel create a relaxing environment, allowing you to restore yourself after a day in the city or on the course.

The location of The Grasmere, in the idyllic Somerset town of Keynsham, is ideal for exploring the nearby cities of Bristol and Bath, both are just a 20 minute drive away and have plenty of culture and history for you to enjoy during your visit. This ideally located hotel serves as a great base for a break in either the Bristol or Bath areas, with fantastic courses at Tall Pines Golf Club, Mendip Spring and Saltford Golf Club just a short drive away.

Hotel facilities

  • facilities hotel bar
    Bar
  • facilities breakfast
    Breakfast
  • facilities en suite
    En-Suite
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities freeview
    Sky/BT
  • tea coffee
    Tea/Coffee
  • facilities toiletries
    Toiletries
  • facilities tv
    TV

Hotel location

Grasmere Court Hotel
Bath Rd
Keynsham
Bristol
BS31 1SN

The local area

Located in the Somerset town of Keynsham the Hayward's At The Grasmere is in the heart of the countryside while only being a 20 minute drive from both Bristol and Bath. There is plenty on offer in the cultural and historical cities nearby, as well as beautiful Somerset countryside to explore. The hotel is easily accessible from the nearby A5, use the postcode BS35 1SN and your SatNav will bring you right to the door of the hotel.

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General FAQs

  • 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.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Dorset.

    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.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

  • What is Protected Trust Services?

    Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

    PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

    Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

    Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

    View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    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
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. Offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

    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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